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By the same author as Grand Line 3.5
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Phantomdemon




6th Feb 2020, 11:03 PM

You know, I got a thought.

Mechanically speaking, wouldn't the compass be considered some kind on magical item, so it could "not" break due to those kinds of maneuvers?

I mean, if a side effect of a maneuver can break the compass, I'd have to assume they'd all break.

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Otaku

Otaku




7th Feb 2020, 12:58 AM

In the setting of One Piece, I think they're non-magical technology.

In the setting of this comic, I don't know if they're magical or not. Besides needing to work with the visuals provided by One Piece, it could that Log Poses are still non-magical devices in Grandline 3.5. Or maybe Grandline 3.5 balances magic items by letting them be potent but breakable. Or a house rule for this group, to help keep them in line (that backfired due to GMPC).

I mean, not every RPG system has magic stuff be more durable. Often, it is case by case, and some might make magic items easier to break as part of balancing out their power.

Just some food for thought while you wait for a real answer. XD

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Phantomdemon




7th Feb 2020, 1:06 AM

I know the setting, I was talking within the confines of the comic.

See, my thing is, they need to bring the compass to each island, spend [x] amount of time there, then move on, meaning it needs to be on their person.

But, if a single maneuver can break it, by accident even, it seems...way too fragile given their opponents.

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Zomg




8th Feb 2020, 6:39 AM

This maneuver is explicitly designed to break objects. Presumable the intent was to let it kick people trough windows and pottery and such.

Also it's probable just a standard move, not a setting specific one.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




8th Feb 2020, 1:58 PM

It should be noted that there are probably replacements available for purchase on each island with any significant number of inhabitants. It just so happens their current location only has two residents, so the number is limited. Of course, that doesn't mean they'd be cheap elsewhere.

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Grrys




7th Feb 2020, 9:07 AM

Chances are, nobody realized that it should be a magical item, and so they treated as a mundane item, which is why it broke. They may comment on that, and end up having Nat give the no-longer-broken Log Pose back to it's proper owner.

Or it's considered a magical item for purposes of rarity, cost, and construction, but in fact lacks any magical properties.

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Silentgod




7th Feb 2020, 4:16 AM

Hrmm, I wonder now if this will tie into the epic climax of the next arc?

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Therazan

Therazan




8th Feb 2020, 1:36 AM

It's good GMing, giving a free replacement item.

You want to punish the comic relief character, because consequences just make his goofs funnier. On the other hand, you don't want to deliver an actual penalty for actions that entertain the players.

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Zomg




8th Feb 2020, 6:40 AM

Man after starting to play dnd 3.5 there's a lot i kind of get now that I didn't before.

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