Friday, February 3, 2012
Just wanted to share with the blogosphere that I got called the stingiest DM that one of my players ever gamed with. Funny because I use the wealth charts in the books. Makes one wonder what's really out there eh? It is no secret that I am against monty haul games but I try to at least let the players have something. The intrinsic problem IMHO with dnd in general is the need to have all of these different magical items, weapons, gears and who dads to get anything done. Oh sure magic is cool and all. I mean what would The Seeker be without his Sword of Truth and where would Authur be without Excalibur or Harry without his wand. The thing is do they really need to have a magic item in every slot? If magic is that plentiful then why doesn't everyone have it? Shouldn't a housewife be able to use it to clean her house up? Shouldn't it be available to everyone? Why doesn't the priest use raise dead on his best parishioners? This is why I instituted the slotted weapon idea in the Dragonlance game. To keep the monty haul down to a minimum. Oh sure there is magic in the world but when it becomes so plentiful that you get something magical at every encounter is it really all that magical anymore?