2010-10-02, 07:05 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: An economic idea [3.5 D&D]
Maybe not required, but it's definitely helpful. If you plan on doing something dangerous on a regular basis you want to minimize the risk however you can. Having a magic sword or armor might mean the difference between stealing a huge amount of loot and being killed by caravan guards.
Originally Posted by Lord Vukodlak
Also, some magic items can be looked at in a military context. A high ranking knight with a +5 sword is carrying the fantasy equivalent of a fighter jet. It's expensive but not overpriced for what you need it for (protection of the realm, defeating evil dragon, etc.)