marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

creating a cursed item

Was reading about and ran across a suggestion that the ring of contrariness -- making its victims unable to agree to, basically, anything, though clever enough to deal with reverse psychology -- in D&D was silly:  who would make it? 

Two obvious suggestions pop to mind.

The first is that it would be an excellent thing to pop on the finger of an opposing king or his general.  All sorts of forces could be thrown into disarray.

The other is that it was a problem with a ring meant only to let the wearer resist persuasive skills.  Either the wizard misjudged the effects, or the working went awry.  Either one would produce a spell that went too far.
Tags: motives and purposes, world-building: magic (objects)

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