Talk:Coin of Mortality (3.5e Equipment)

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Questions Many[edit]

Who made this?

Why is it showing up in Wondrous Items when it's a cursed item?

And why is it into the epic price range? For such a pitiful effect given the price? What's going oooooooooon!? -- Eiji-kun 04:49, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

I made it long ago. I haven't the faintest idea why the author template isn't on it. It was priced using the formulae for wondrous items, because back then I had no idea what I was doing. --DanielDraco 08:13, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
Oooo ok. Where is Rigor Mortis from, so we can reference it. I want to refibbulate that price too, otherwise all is well. You want to, or may I? -- Eiji-kun 09:03, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
LM, IIRC. You can, if you'd like. I really don't much care for the fate of this article. --DanielDraco 19:25, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
It's showing up in the Wondrous Items section because we don't have a way of saying "Not from category X? with SMW. I heard Surgo was going to try to fix that though...but that was awhile ago. If you never touch it, and you know what it is, it's a good thing to sneak into someone's gold pile, but otherwise, I can't think of a legitimate price for this game-mechanic-wise. --Havvy 21:07, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
I figured just keeping it as a [Cursed] item and no other tag is enough. Cursed items can be mixed, be it swords, armor, or something else since their defining characteristic is their cursedness. As for price, I will price it according to the use as a trap, for those who want to, and it is "worthless" for those who was actually caught by the trap. -- Eiji-kun 23:53, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


RatedNeutral.png Havvy is neutral on this article and rated it 2 of 4.
I cannot see this item being fun in play. The idea that a coin killed your character feels sadistic and at the same time, pitiful. I'd like it if it didn't kill you outright.

RatedDislike.png MisterSinister dislikes this article and rated it 1 of 4.
I would really like to know who thinks that storing wealth to the value of twenty six pounds of gold with interest in an item that can kill whoever it is you may want to transfer it to was a good idea.
Eh, that sort of question can be leveled at any cursed item, really. I think the usual explanations are either A) The item was meant to do something else, but the magic became corrupted somhow, B) Evil gods or spirits or cobbler elves did it, or C) Some people are just dicks who like writing computer virusesmaking cursed items. --DanielDraco 03:18, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Two-hundred and sixty pounds, MisterSinister. It is pretty expensive for such a wimpy (one-ish use) kill item. --Foxwarrior 03:32, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but it's a cursed item. It's not actually meant to be made or purchased by a player. The creation and purchase rules are just there in case someone is crazy/stupid enough to want to. --DanielDraco 03:48, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Who'd want to buy it for half of its market value? --Foxwarrior 04:09, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
It's highly unlikely that anyone would want to buy it at all. I suppose I could see it being used in assassination attempts or something in lieu of poison. But its prime function is to be a cursed item. --DanielDraco 04:15, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
So the high price is just to ensure that nobody makes it for a laugh then. Cobbler elves can't be that obscenely rich. I know there are dozens of ways to wreak more indiscriminate havoc for less, and I don't think people who code viruses aren't cheapskates. --Foxwarrior 04:20, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Oh for the love of... It's a cursed item. The high price is because it's an instakill effect with no cooldown that will fire off passively and repeatedly. But the high price is ultimately inconsequential because it's a cursed item. In the vast majority of games, nobody is going to be buying or selling or crafting it. It will be placed among loot just like any other cursed item. Maybe it's magic that went wrong, and it was never meant to have this effect. Maybe somebody wants to punish whoever steals their gold. I don't know what causes cursed items end up in dungeon loot, but ultimately that is where they come from, and the PCs will be mostly concerned with getting rid of it, so the price is almost never going to matter whatsoever. --DanielDraco 04:28, 20 July 2012 (UTC)