Candles in the Dark
Magic Item Identification
In general, I don’t like the entire “I get to learn everything this magic item does for free” bit. As such, I’ll be modifying the magic item identification rules.
- Some items must be learned via a skill check. It may depend on the kind of item it is – perhaps Arcana, or Religion. Or, I may allow you to use any skill(s) you wish in attempt to identify it. Appropriate DCs will be set. Arcana will be the most likely, but a holy magic item may require religion, for instance.
- Some magic items may be well renowned for their place in history. As such, since there is no longer bardic knowledge, a History check may allow you to recognize significant markings identifying the item by name, and thus allowing one to recall stories of its use in historical battles of the past.
- I will also be adapting an Identify Magic Item or Bardic Lore ritual or some such to allow you to gather information where skills fail you.
- Finally, there may be some magic items that cannot be identified except via some special effort, quest, solving a riddle, etc.