I would suggest checking out the Midnight setting for a truly excellent

low-magic-item setting. Major magical items in Midnight are called COVENANT

items. What is special is that their power varies with character level. For

instance, a magical sword might be a +1 weapon at 4th level, +2 weapon at 8th

level, and also pick up other abilities as well. You do not have to spend any

XP to make the items better, the improvement is automatic with increase in

character level.


On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 08:42:04 EST

Lee Hanna <LeeHa1854@AOL.COM> wrote:

> 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


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

> obviously).

> 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


> 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.


> Opinions?

> Lee.