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Old October 3, 2020, 11:21   #11
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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.
I don't think so. In terms of equipment we have alsmost everything. But you are welcome to propose more canonic stuff.
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Old October 3, 2020, 14:00   #12
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I don't think so. In terms of equipment we have alsmost everything. But you are welcome to propose more canonic stuff.
The woolen underpants of Gandalf, activates for stinking cloud every 50 turns.

The shimmering bikini of Eowyn, causes stunning
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We could think to this in terms of gameplay considerations first. What properties would make sens on a cloak and are difficult to find in the game as it is now?
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That dwarves have? CON and STR, with a DEX and STL penalty?
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Artifact with Balance Dragon Scale Mail resistance set, reasonably high AC bonus and +2 CON.
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Old October 3, 2020, 14:51   #16
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The trouble with this is it is imbalancing. The current best cloaks are Tuor, Luthien, and Colluin, of which only the latter is a remotely likely find. (A mage's cloak with ESP is a good alternative.) While all of these are nice, none are as imbalancing as turning the cloak slot into actual high-end armor.
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Old October 4, 2020, 11:54   #17
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Just replace the fur cloak base item with "a colourful hooded cloak" base item.

Flavour done, no gameplay changes required.
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Old October 4, 2020, 13:30   #18
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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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I don't think so. In terms of equipment we have alsmost everything. But you are welcome to propose more canonic stuff.
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The woolen underpants of Gandalf, activates for stinking cloud every 50 turns.

The shimmering bikini of Eowyn, causes stunning
It's funny, but not canonic at all. Tolkien does not mention anywhere woolen underpands and Eowyn bikini. While dwarven hooded cloaks mentioned at Hobbit pages a lot. It's kinda main characteristics of dwarves there in terms of equipment. It's pretty rare case - equipment which is canonic in Tolkien and it's not in V yet. So your first statement "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" is not correct, sorry.

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Just replace the fur cloak base item with "a colourful hooded cloak" base item.

Flavour done, no gameplay changes required.
Adding one more type of cloaks is not hard thing to do (I do such stuff for 3 minutes in my variant; including adding picture in tileset). Also it won't any significately incfluence game balance or item income. So having 5 types of cloaks is better than having 4. Especially if it's something canonic (as we had a lot of tolkienization recently).
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I think one sensible option for a Dwarven Cloak would be acid resistance, since a cloak covers your other armour and a tough Dwarven one would theoretically be even more resistant. Maybe shards as well? In D&D dwarves are innately resistant to poison. What about infravision or light, since they spend a lot of time in caves or tunnels? And also a bonus to digging.
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That is way too good, unless you are considering a rare restricted ego item (no elven or fur dwarven cloaks) or an artifact.
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