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Greenbird's Cursed Inventory
Publisher: Dungeon Masters Guild
by Natalie S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/04/2021 06:37:31

Pretty fun, but a bit of a mixed bag. YMMV depending on your table style.

My main disappointment is that a lot of these are "gotcha" items. The PC finds it, thinks its a cool or at least useful item, grabs it, and suffers an ill effect, either immediately or when they try to use it. They then have to deal with the ill effect until they can get the curse removed, which usually takes more than a "remove curse" spell.

I don't find this kind of curse particularly fun, because all you've done, as a DM, is trick a player. Often lethally. Which is incredibly easy to do. If you run the kind of game where schadenfreude defines a lot of the comedy, then the non-cursed players will have a great time with this.

There are a handful of more interesting curses though. Some that a clever PC could even turn into a break-even benefit. And a bunch that are just funny.

[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hello and thank you for the review! It's always cool to get well thought-out feedback. I think it's definitely true that a lot of these items won't be a good fit for some tables. Looking back, we neglected to emphasize something that could add more value to the document - a lot of the items might be better used as quest hooks, as something that you find on an unfortunate NPC. Quite a few could be involved in a crime or a misfortune that the party could solve, perhaps as a part of a trial or just as a background flavor, something that makes an otherwise normal village more magical. It can add more preparation and the players might get around to being cursed anyway, but it's a change that could add the cursed flavor to the games without the players feeling like it's at their expense. All the best, Greenbird
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