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Anna Jones explains extra-dimensional physics.

Max is gonna make a better title than I will anyway, and I’m sick, so I’m just gonna lean on him.

Max is gonna make a better title than I will anyway, and I’m sick, so I’m just gonna lean on him. published on 13 Comments on Max is gonna make a better title than I will anyway, and I’m sick, so I’m just gonna lean on him.

Max Killjoy is great, and a living Pun Machine, so if you haven’t said hi to him over on our subreddit, maybe do that.

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This comic is a direct result of my players criticizing the math in the background of the prior comic. I DM for a bunch of KU Math PhD candidates and it’s times like this when it shows. I don’t think I’m going to go back and fix the equation in the background of the last comic, but Zach and I definitely thought their using that math to fish for magic items was primo material. Hopefully their shenanigans entertain y’all as much as it entertained us.

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But I’ll bet you can put in a +3 shortsword and have it turn into a non-magical dagger. ^_^

There was an entire thread on the GITP 5e forums about whether the Pact of the Blade warlock’s ability to bind a magical weapon turns the magical weapon bound weapon into a non-magical pact weapon exactly like the summoned pact weapon… or whether the ability to choose the form of the destructor, er… the pact weapon means you can turn a Flametongue Longsword into a Flametongue dagger or longbow by binding it and them summoning it.

The entire thing was a dumpster fire of dueling rules-lawyering and micro-parsing snippets of the rules text.

(I may be stalling while the pun-gears grind…)

Your post made me realize that the micro-parsing is the thing I hate most about D&D.

And the thing is, I think both sides were wrong.

If I were going to rule on it, I’d just say that the bound magical weapon stays that specific magical weapon, and when it’s summoned, it’s always that magical weapon. If any other weapon is created with the class feature, it’s just a normal created pact weapon with no magic from the bound weapon.

To me, that seems the most balanced, the most equitable, and the most player-friendly.

It always made more sense to me that bags of holding used tesseract space, while portable holes used extradimensional space. That’s why bad things happen when you put them together. =)

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