Tangent wrote:TorgHacker wrote:
No, there's more than just a +1 bonus. Many spells in the Aysle sourcebook have a Magic Axiom of 17 and up...magic items that are similar to those spells are Arcane too. It's also magic items that can do more than one thing.
So once you see what Arcane items do, and what Artifacts do...the fact that Artifacts are only one Magic Axiom higher will probably be more evident.
Okay, I think I get that much, even if the gap between 13 and 23 seems to be rather wide.
Next question: Is there any chance that +2 bonuses can be folded into the Enchanted category of Magic Axion 13 items? Because some of the items on the Magical Treasure table on page 239 definitely exceed the +1 limit for a Magic Axiom 13 items if this isn't the case.
Specifically, the following items:
That's almost half of the Magical Treasures listed in the Core Rules book! And only three of these are one use items that only provide temporary boosts.
- Potion of Strength: +3 Str for the rest of the scene.
- Potion of Protection: +3 Toughness for the rest of the scene.
- Scroll of Sharpness: grants one weapon AP 4 for the rest of the scene.
- Circlet of Protection: +2 Armor, counts as Full Body. Permanent item.
- Spellproofed Armor: Opposing spells suffer a -4 penalty when wearer is the target. Permanent item.
- Shield of Fire Resistance: +4 protection specifically against fire. Permanent item.
- Nimble Boots: +2 Move, plus stealth tests become favored. Permanent item.
- Climbing Gloves: Remove 6 points of penalties for climbing tests for stone walls and cliff faces. Permanent item.
Anyway, I'm fine if the ruling remains the same regardless - I'm mostly wondering what the reasoning for limiting the Enchanted level to just +1 bonuses.
The potions and scrolls are just delayed-effect spells...barely worthy of the name "magic item"
The circlet is just a permanent cast Mage Armor spell, the item is in no way enhanced and has no properties to enhance.
This also applies to the Boots and Gloves directly, and the Armor and Shield indirectly... the effects do not enhance the actual properties, only provide a spell-like (i am expecting actuall spell in the ASB) effect.