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Talk:Ring of Backup Plan (3.5e Equipment)

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Cost and Balance Issues[edit]

Don't you think this is a bit over-powered? Player A, "Should we search for traps?" Player B "Naa, I have a magic ring that says the DM isn't allowed to kill me with one." Also, magic items generally have a cost applied to them, and a caster level associated with them so they can be constructed(via craft ring). --Ganre 04:37, 30 March 2009 (MDT)

Yeah, the power of the item is rather high. Perhaps it should be moved to Major Artifacts. Of course, there are many silly problems that this ring creates, like if the wearer gets his hand stuck in something, triggering a trap that deals one damage. Suddenly, he's 5 feet away with 0 HP. Or, he gets his hand stuck in a trap that cuts off his hand, but since the ring can't be removed via trap, his hand doesn't get cut off, and once again, he's 5 feet away with 0 HP. Or, he triggers a trap that does anything, but the entire Plane that he's on is unsafe, and he gets whisked off somewhere unknown to the rest of the party. Anyways, it shouldn't have to rely so much on DM judgement to operate, the item should function impartially. Sigh, until it gets full ring rules (like creation cost and impartial rules and probably a few other things) or the author decides its better off as a Major Artifact (since a minor artifact doesn't match the power level here), it might just have to be deleted. --Ganteka 12:31, 30 March 2009 (MDT)
A trap that doesn't kill wouldn't trigger the ring, re-read the description. But that thing about hand removal is a good point. Safe, generally means not-in-immediate-danger. It was ment for those with the "Thirst for Knowledge" flaw, but that flaw appears to have been deleted, could anyone possibly link me to its location in the deleted log so i may copy it down for my own use? ( 20:46, 9 April 2009 (MDT))
Wow, how did I miss that? So yeah, my examples are bad then. I'd rewrite new ones and explain where I was going with some of the other stuff (the plane being unsafe was a bit of a nod to the Negative Energy Plane, in that, being anywhere there with 0 HP isn't safe and does put you in immediate danger of death, well, for a vast majority of creatures anyways) So, yeah, getting to the point, Roleplaying Flaws (DnD Other)#Thirst for Knowledge is what you want. --Ganteka 21:03, 9 April 2009 (MDT)
I think i'll get around to doing some editing on this soon. I've been busy with a project. It's really just to make the flaw a bit more playable. Thanks Ganteka and (Desu 21:14, 9 April 2009 (MDT))
Is this any better? I don't know about pricing items, so someone else will have to add that in. I really didn't intend for this ring to be bought or sold, just found by or given to the player with the flaw. (Desu 21:26, 9 April 2009 (MDT))
Should the effect be something like 'when it triggers, the ring teleports the character to the closes safe square, usable x times a day'? - GaaaaaH
Could be that when the effect is triggered the ring turns to dust or some such. As in, its only one usage like contingency is. Lyrad8791 13:32, 10 January 2011 (MST)


Could a mod or someone change the main title to "Ring of Backup Plan" for me? It's a better name for it but for some reason I'm not allowed to put it in thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Whatever desu (talkcontribs) 09:15, 15 February 2009 (MDT). Please sign your posts!

Hello there, I couldn't help but notice your placed a request for a page on the page itself, so, well, I had to come in and get things sorted out properly, first of all, please place all requests or comments on talk pages, such as this one, secondly, please sign any comment you may make with a simple (~~~~), and lastly, if you want to move the page, simply go to the page and click on the move tab at the top of the page, then simply type in the new name for the page and hit the "move page" button. I could move the page myself, but you know how the saying goes, "Catch a man a fish...". Also, welcome to D&D wiki. → Rith (talk) 02:37, 15 February 2009 (MST)
I personally prefer this quote “Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.” ( 20:49, 9 April 2009 (MDT))
Terry Pratchet, nice. (Desu 21:15, 9 April 2009 (MDT))
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