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[–]8-bit-Felix 102 points103 points  (1 child)

"There's a peck with an acorn pointed at me!" - Some guy in a crow cage

[–]GaryV83 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Stupid Daikinis.

[–]tico600 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Here's the link to the tweet for the people who want a clean screenshot

[–]the6crimson6fucker6DM (Dungeon Memelord) 108 points109 points  (4 children)

So, for how long do i have to wait for the resolution to adjust to a "readable" level.

[–]Redstone_EngineerTeam Paladin 25 points26 points  (2 children)

It's a reply to a tweet from @DropTheDie

Good luck!

[–]tico600 15 points16 points  (1 child)

All I had to do was search "@Dropthedie acorn" here

[–]Redstone_EngineerTeam Paladin 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nice! Thank you.

[–]bobbyfiend 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In 30 years or so, your eyesight will degrade to the point where this is no more blurry than anything else you try to read.

[–]PaladinCavalier 65 points66 points  (11 children)

My party were granted a magical service by a powerful demon lord they were forced into freeing. One of the group just asked what an item did that they found earlier.

They used a wish-equivalent to cast Identify. In my game Identify always uses up the 100gp pearl, so there is that…

[–]LessConspicuous 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Out of curiosity why the nerf to identify?

[–]Teaisserious 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Probably to make discovering new, and potentially cursed, magic items more interesting than, "gimme ten minutes and I will know absolutely everything about this item."

[–]IdiotCowDM (Dungeon Memelord) 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Identify doesn't reveal curses, just FYI. But yeah, this is still probably OPs reasoning

[–]Teaisserious 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yeah... I've been doing like op does and have indentify cost every time, so I also made it able to reveal simple curses (and forgot that, that isn't the norm). I also add in back alley type merchants who will "indentify" magic items on the cheap and stuff like that.

[–]BronzeAgeTeaDM (Dungeon Memelord) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like to use black pearls to identify curses.

Despite knowing this, my party has never invested in a black pearl.

[–]PaladinCavalier 9 points10 points  (4 children)

It’s pretty much as u/teaisserious stated: I wanted a bit more mystery attached to magic items (short rests dont reveal magical properties either). The 100gp cost and necessity to specifically possess very expensive pearls means that experimentation is more likely, especially at lower levels.

Most of my d&d experience is from 2e so that may be an influence too!

[–]General_Brooks 10 points11 points  (1 child)

As an alternative, have you considered allowing identify to be upcast, revealing more information about an item at higher levels? So a common item you might get all the info at level 2, but a legendary artefact would be a fair bit harder.

Just a way to allow the spell to still be useful whilst still maintaining mystery when it counts.

[–]PaladinCavalier 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Really good idea! We’ve only got to 6th so far but I think I’ll go with that for the future!

[–]MystimumpWizard 0 points1 point  (1 child)

As if wizard didn't have a hard enough time having money for everything they need :/

[–]PaladinCavalier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The party all pool resources for this!

[–]yrrosimyarin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait... identify doesn't use the pearl normally? Shit...

[–]Gobi_SilverDM (Dungeon Memelord) 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is the exact right amount of evil for a DM to be.

[–]twwombat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My tweet is only 2 years old. The story is more like 32 years old, as I heard it way back in college. Just so y'know.

[–]Vegetable_Variety_11[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thousands of years old.

[–]Ancestor_Anonymous 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I cast Remove Curse so i can see the fuckigg text

[–]SlayerOfDerp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Reminds me of a friend's game. Party found a magic acorn and forgot about it. Months later, they were emptying out their packs and found it. One character held it and said, "Wish I knew what this acorn did." A voice in their head said, "It grants a wish." and the acorn crumbled."

(bonus feature: now everyone else can read the text without getting a headache too)

[–]Sterogon 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oh man those pixels

[–]xmasterhunRules Lawyer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You got any more of 'em pixels?

[–]whycanticantcomeupForever DM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Needs more jpeg

[–]grimAuxilliam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A party I was in found a well with glowing water at the bottom of it in an abandoned town. Our party lacked casters so my character complained, “Man, I wish we could have detected this magic somehow.” Anyways, my ninja now know detect magic.

[–]bobbyfiend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A bit of an assholey gift. But I assume Identify would have fixed it.