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Old October 2, 2020, 14:48   #1
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Dwarven hooded cloak

I'm rereading Hobbit and got a though - why don't we have such item type as `Dwarven hooded cloak`? As it's pretty canonic
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Old October 2, 2020, 16:43   #2
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I'm rereading Hobbit and got a though - why don't we have such item type as `Dwarven hooded cloak`? As it's pretty canonic
For those not so steeped in Tolkien lore, what does the Dwarven Cloak do?
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Old October 2, 2020, 18:30   #3
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For those not so steeped in Tolkien lore, what does the Dwarven Cloak do?
Keeps you warm
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Helps identify the wearer through colour-coding if memory serves.
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Old October 2, 2020, 19:17   #5
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"A colourful hooded cloak" exists in nethack (assuming it still does, I havent touched that for decades now). It is the unidentified description of "a dwarven cloak" or similar. It does primarily nothing unless enchanted in which case it adds to AC. There are of course a gazillion secondary uses, nethack being what it is.

So they did what the OP suggested, in nethack, long ago.
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Old October 2, 2020, 19:55   #6
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Atm we have:

Cloak
armor:1:0

Fur Cloak
armor:3:0

Elven Cloak
armor:6:0
values:STEALTH[1] | SPEED[1]

Ethereal Cloak
armor:0:10
flags:IGNORE_ACID | IGNORE_ELEC | IGNORE_FIRE | IGNORE_COLD

Lets brainstorm! Write any ideas even if you think that they are silly - we could use them later.

I'll start:

Dwarves are knows in ability to make 'magic' things.. So plain dwarven cloaks could have one minor random property on them.. eg it could have IGNORE_X... or it could have SUST_X.. in very rare case STAT +1.. It could be very random item which always could surprize player. So when you find dwarven cloak (plain, not even magical) - you will never know which property you get this time.

Also what about adding some true artifacts cloaks from famous dwarves? Durin, Thrain, Thror, Thorin..
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For those not so steeped in Tolkien lore, what does the Dwarven Cloak do?
Accentuates your beard.
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Old October 2, 2020, 21:30   #8
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Lets brainstorm! Write any ideas even if you think that they are silly - we could use them later.
Is a boon to Saving Throw a thing?

Because Dwarvish toughness is legendary.

Maybe a Con bonus?
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Old October 3, 2020, 10:48   #10
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I don't really think the game is missing them but... wouldn't they just be better as artifacts?

For example the 'blue cloak of Kili' could increase searching skill +10 (because Kili was always scouting and finding things in the novel)

I mean there's so much canonic stuff that could be included from the novels that the developers would need to work 12 hours a day for the next year to include it all.
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