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 Post subject: Alignment of Aquil'iya in DcCC #51 - inconsistency
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:03 pm 
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On page 576 of DCC #51 (Castle Whiterock), in the limitations section describing the intelligent artifact Aquil'iya, it says that "any creature whose alignment is not lawful good gains two negative levels if he or she so much as picks up the item". However, on page 577, the alignment of Aquil'iya is listed as N. Additionally, on page 71, the listing for the creature who initially has Aquil'iya in her possession lists her alignment as N.

So, is it true that the ring's alignment is neutral, but only lawful good creatures can use it without level loss, or is the limitation supposed to be that only neutral creatures can use the ring?


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 Post subject: Re: Alignment of Aquil'iya in DcCC #51 - inconsistency
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:06 am 
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Skiz,

Welcome to the forums, and great question. Let me ping the authors.

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 Post subject: Re: Alignment of Aquil'iya in DcCC #51 - inconsistency
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:15 am 
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Skizac,

Again, welcome to the forums!

I wrote that section of CW back in 2006 and 2007, so I need to review the material and try to recall what my original thinking was. Off the top of my head, the LG entry is a mistake, and it should be N. Based on the nature of the magic item, the LG restriction doesn't really fit.

When I get a chance, I'll try to piece it together and post another reply.

I hope you are enjoying the boxed set. Feel free to post any summaries of your games (if you are playing it). We enjoy reading them!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Alignment of Aquil'iya in DcCC #51 - inconsistency
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:57 am 
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Hi, Chris! Thanks so much for taking the time to look into my question. I've been thoroughly enjoying Castle Whiterock. It's without a doubt the best written mega dungeon I've ever read.


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 Post subject: Re: Alignment of Aquil'iya in DcCC #51 - inconsistency
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:01 am 
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Skiz,

Glad to hear you are enjoying it. It was a blast to write and design, but did put my life on hold for almost a year.

Last night I got a chance to finally open the pdf and re-read the ring entry. I honestly have no idea where the LG restriction came from. The only thing that has anything to do with LG is in the history of the ring when it was wielded by a paladin. Since the ring is Neutral, and its personality is Neutral, I'd suggest dropping the LG negative level restriction. If you want, you could replace it with a Neutral Alignment restriction, as that seems to fit better. If you do this, you just need to tweak the history implying that the paladin overcame the negative levels, or switch it from a paladin to a figher or ranger. There is a good chance the PCs would never learn all of the details of the ring's backstory anyway.

I hope that clears things up. If you get a chance, post some of your group's exploits. I'd enjoy reading them.

Chris


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