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Old 06-06-2019, 07:48 PM   #27
Anaraxes
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Default Re: Powerstone historical names

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Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
come up with a Latin compound (or a Greek one) that translates "charm stone" or "magic stone."
Probably too familiar to modern players thanks to the many Latin and Greek roots in modern English. "Magicae lapis" or "magiki petra" aren't going to seem all exotic and cool and arcane -- more so if those are supposed to be terms from an in-setting language.

Naming individual stones is good. That always gives a magic item more character, even if it's just a "+1 sword". Also suggests that they're unusual, as opposed to routine dime-store supplies that mages buy by the dozen.
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