Magazine of Never-Ending Playboy (3.5e Equipment)
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No straight man can resist this artifact, and many have died in the quest to uncover one. A Magazine of Never-Ending Playboy is both an effective weapon and a dangerous curse depending on the gender and *preference* of the current possessor.
Heterosexual Females and Homosexual Males are unaffected by the magazine's powers, either being disgusted by its contents or simply not giving a crap. Heterosexual Men, Homosexual Women, and anyone who's Bisexual are almost instantly gravitated towards this item.
The initial cover of a Magazine of Never-Ending Playboy is usually an alluring young elf or half-elf female, although humans are not unheard of. Some even have Vampires or a Succubus on the cover. Upon seeing this cover, a character must make a DC 15 Will Save, or be affected by a Suggestion spell (CL 17) encouraging them to pick up the magazine and begin to browse through it.
A character who opens a Magazine of Never-Ending Playboy is treated as though they had been affected by a Hold Person spell (CL 17) unless they succeed on a DC 18 Will Save. They cannot take any actions other than flipping to the next page and "using their imagination".
A character who is no longer in contact with the Magazine of Never-Ending Playboy is free of the effects of its Hold Person ability. However, they take a -2 penalty on attack rolls and -4 penalty on Diplomacy checks for three rounds afterwards, but they receive a +2 Profane bonus to all Intimidate checks for the same amount of time. The time can be extended by making a DC 8 Constitution check for up to eight rounds.