Recently, someone on this list suggested that the sidhe should have

"normal" amounts of magic items, while other races would have a reduced chance of

having them. I wondered what would keep the others from just taking the elves

weapons and evening out the odds? (Other than the skills of the elves,


Way back in Dragon 289, there was an article on "levelling" magic weapons

and armor, allowing a character to push xp into an item, raising its level.

I wonder if it might be workable to allow elves to do this, but not other

races, presuming the item in question is elf-made. That would make elf-made items

potentially more powerful in the hands of their makers.

A less complex solution is to have elf-made items lose their magic

qualities when handled by non-elves.