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Apr. 29th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Weapon Runes
Why not offer both short and long term enhancements? And as far as enhancements, lets look outside just a bonus to hit/damage. 4e might give some inspiration here:

Allow a once per encounter power (or once per five minutes) that does things dwarves are known for.

A rune that when placed on a staff, provides a bonus against bull-rushes, tramples or other forced movement.
A rune that goes on a shield providing the ability to shield bash as a free action.
A rune that causes armor to active the fire shield spell for a very limited duration.
A rune that allows the wearer of a dwarven helm to improve their Spot/Listen/Perception when underground and/or grants darkvision for a short time.
A rune that empowers a gem to act as a "bouncing betty" explosive effect.
A rune that causes a pair of gauntlets to cast Move Earth.

All sorts of things come to mind.


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