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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    Thought I'd share a fun optimization thought experiment from a friendly drunk argument I had with some friends over the weekend.

    Each set below is it's own unique set exclusive of the others. Led to hours of meandering, fun discussion. Everyone had different interpretations on how to "optimize." Some guys optimized for stat boosts while others optimized for thematic roleplay flavor and character appropriateness.

    If you could choose one magic item from every rarity (uncommon, rare, very rare, legendary), what would you choose...

    1) For a melee fighter class?

    2) Picking only utility items with no combat bonuses?

    3) For the dwarfiest dwarf?

    4) For the elfiest elf?

    5) For a dragon hunter?

    Discuss! (And have fun with it!)

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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
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    How about something like these?

    Magic Item Sets

    The Championís Armament
    Common: Plate Armor of Gleaming
    Uncommon: Ring of Protection*
    Rare: +2 Shield
    Very Rare: +2 Plate Armor (and upgrade of the Plate Armor of Gleaming)
    Legendary: Holy Avenger*

    The Archmagiís Collection
    Common: Enduring Spellbook
    Uncommon: Broom of Flying
    Rare: Ring of Spell-Storing*
    Very Rare: Staff of Power*
    Legendary: Robe of the Archmagi*

    The Stormlordís Wargear
    Common: Cloak of Billowing
    Uncommon: Javelin of Lightning
    Rare: Wand of Lightning*
    Very Rare: Staff of Thunder and Lightning*
    Legendary: Belt of Storm Giantís Strength*

    Tools of the Far Traveler
    Common: Cloak of Many Fashions
    Uncommon: Necklace of Adaptation*
    Rare: Daern's Instant Fortress
    Very Rare: Amulet of the Planes*
    Legendary: Cubic Gate

    The CitySmasherís Arrangement
    Common: Dread Helm
    Uncommon: Gauntlets of Ogre Strength*
    Rare: +2 Shield
    Very Rare: Belt of the Fire Giant*
    Legendary: Hammer of Thunderbolts*

    Accessories of the DwarvenKing
    Common: Smoldering Plate Armor
    Uncommon: Gauntlets of Ogre Power*
    Rare: Belt of Dwarvenkind*
    Very Rare: Dwarven Thrower*
    Legendary: Horn of Valhalla

    Tools of the Mage-Master
    Common: Enduring Spellbook
    Uncommon: Wand of Magic Missiles
    Rare: Mantle of Spell Resistance*
    Very Rare: Spellguard Shield*
    Legendary: Ring of Spell Turning*

    The Grand Wizardís Things
    Common: Enduring Spellbook
    Uncommon: Circlet of Blasting
    Rare: Wand of Wonder*
    Very Rare: Robe of Stars*
    Legendary: Staff of the Magi*

    Equipment of the Supreme Grifter
    Common: Wand of Smiles
    Uncommon: Eyes of Charming*
    Rare: Staff of Charming*
    Very Rare: Tome of Leadership and Influence
    Legendary: Instrument of the Bards (Ollamp Harp)*
    Last edited by Zonugal; 2018-01-02 at 07:50 PM.

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    Those are great! So flavorful!

    We came up with a similar dwarf set, but there was much drunken arguing over whether a dwarf would actually wear his bling (rings, necklaces, baubles) or just hoard it.

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    The Apocalypse Raiment

    Common: Mystery Key
    Uncommon: Cloak of Protection
    Rare: Cube of Force
    Very Rare: Rod of the Pact Keeper
    Legendary: Robe of the Arch Magi... er Warlock

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    Articles of Abracadabra

    Uncommon: Dust of Disappearance
    Rare: Cape of the Mountebank
    Very Rare: Ring of Telekinesis
    Legendary: Crystal Ball of Mind Reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by warsawwombats View Post
    Articles of Abracadabra

    Uncommon: Dust of Disappearance
    Rare: Cape of the Mountebank
    Very Rare: Ring of Telekinesis
    Legendary: Crystal Ball of Mind Reading
    This needs the Common of the Hat of Vermin added to it.
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    Gambler's Delight

    Common: Charlatan's Die
    Uncommon: Deck of Illusions
    Rare: Wand of Wonder
    Very Rare: Bag of Devouring
    Legendary: Deck of Many Things


    Castle Crasher

    Common: Walloping Ammunition
    Uncommon: Slippers of Spider Climbing
    Rare: Daern's Instant Fortress
    Very Rare: Ring of Telekinesis
    Legendary: Apparatus of Kwalish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avonar View Post
    Gambler's Delight

    Common: Charlatan's Die
    Uncommon: Deck of Illusions
    Rare: Wand of Wonder
    Very Rare: Bag of Devouring
    Legendary: Deck of Many Things


    Castle Crasher

    Common: Walloping Ammunition
    Uncommon: Slippers of Spider Climbing
    Rare: Daern's Instant Fortress
    Very Rare: Ring of Telekinesis
    Legendary: Apparatus of Kwalish
    What's the Bag of Devouring for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_brazenburn View Post
    What's the Bag of Devouring for?
    I'll be honest I was struggling for Very Rare, though it is a hell of a gamble.

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    The Min Maxing Magician
    Legendary: Staff of the Magi
    Very Rare: +3 Wand of the War Mage
    Rare: Ring of Spell Storing
    Uncommon: Bag of Holding
    Common: Enduring Spellbook

    The Planeswalker
    Legendary: Well of Many Worlds
    Very Rare: Amulet of the Planes
    Rare: Helm of Teleportation
    Uncommon: Weapon of Warning
    Common: Clockwork Amulet

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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    It'd be fun to play a campaign built around acquiring some of these sets.

    Or shoot, you could probably take any of the published books and sprinkle these into the treasure lists to tailor a campaign to your PCs.

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    These are awesome! My contributions:

    Silent Death
    C: Perfume of Bewitching
    U: Boots of Elvenkind
    R: Wand of Paralysis*
    VR: Nine Lives Stealer Shortsword*
    L: Cloak of Invisibility*

    Planar Kidnapper
    C: Clockwork Amulet
    U: Necklace of Adaptation*
    R: Cube of Force*
    VR: Amulet of the Planes*
    L: Iron Flask

    Witchís Kit
    C: Hat of Wizardry
    U: Broom of Flying
    R: Ring of Spell Storing*
    VR: Staff of Power*
    L: Tome of the Stilled Tongue*

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonBH View Post
    The Min Maxing Magician
    Legendary: Staff of the Magi
    Very Rare: +3 Wand of the War Mage
    Rare: Ring of Spell Storing
    Uncommon: Bag of Holding
    Common: Enduring Spellbook

    The Planeswalker
    Legendary: Well of Many Worlds
    Very Rare: Amulet of the Planes
    Rare: Helm of Teleportation
    Uncommon: Weapon of Warning
    Common: Clockwork Amulet
    It's unbelievable how they rate the Helm of Teleportation in the same category as the Ring of Spell Storing, or the Clockwork Amulet with the Enduring Spellbook...

    The Sane Magic Item Price guide puts it much better...

    That said, very flavourful; well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CircleOfTheRock View Post
    It's unbelievable how they rate the Helm of Teleportation in the same category as the Ring of Spell Storing, or the Clockwork Amulet with the Enduring Spellbook...

    The Sane Magic Item Price guide puts it much better...

    That said, very flavourful; well done.
    Thanks. And yeah, some common or rare items are more powerful than others.

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    The Casanova
    Common: Perfume of Bewitching
    Uncommon: Philter of Love, Oil of slipperiness (presented without comment), Rope of Entanglement (yet again)
    Rare: Staff of Charming
    Very Rare: Tome of Leadership and Influence
    Legendary: Ring of Invisibility (sometimes you need to just get away and disappear).
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    Dual Wielding Warrior of the Sun, Moon and Stars
    Legendary: Ioun Stone, Mastery
    Very Rare: Ring of Shooting Stars
    Rare: Sun Blade
    Uncommon: Mithral Armor
    Common: Moon-Touched Sword

    Painter of a Thousand Worlds
    Legendary: Cubic Gate
    Very Rare: Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments
    Rare: Ring of X-Ray Vision
    Uncommon: Eyes of Minute Seeing
    Common: Staff of Adornment
    Last edited by LeonBH; 2018-01-05 at 07:45 PM.

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    Raiment of the Pied Piper
    Common: Cloak of Many Fashions
    Uncommon: Pipe of the Sewers
    Rare: Staff of Charming (and/or Ring of Animal Influence)
    Very Rare: Robe of Scintillating Colors (and/or Tome of Leadership and Influence)
    Legendary: Well of Many Worlds (I couldn't think of anything better).
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