Stealth and Detection Jun 9, 2008 0:56:17 GMT -5
Post by EDM Entori on Jun 9, 2008 0:56:17 GMT -5
I've noticed that though spells that aid stealth have been mentioned on this thread lately, none of the items (cloak, boots, armor, hoods, staves, etc) have been... These items that add to your stealth skills are magical in nature, and so that should be taken into account, so it really does not matter what color clothing the person stealthing is wearing.
I also see the mundane stealth skills as the stealthy person being unnoticeable, blending into your surroundings, not calling attention to yourself, rather than being invisible... If you want to be able to see people in stealth, I suggest you put points into listen and spot, like I had to. If you have little, or no, points in those skills then you haven't trained yourself to be an observant person. *shrugs*
on the terms of roleplay and not so much DND, cause to me Roleplay is acting out which is in some casing making something believable, boots make you quieter, cloak makes you more concealed. if you think how a normal cloak works well it would be dark, so you do not have any reflection from metal, and really avoid the light, a dark cloak draped around a person at twilight may make you seem like a shadow in the dark or twilight.
while I get they are magical, to my mind this means absorbing some amount of light, (per enchantment) and making you very quiet, also making the cloak, 'flow' instead of flap, or make noise/movement to cause attention. May also be enchanted for others to avoid noticing.
While some spells do convert colors, which is 'beleivable' unless your thinking of the elven cloaks from LOTR which I thought were pretty cool on screen. I just consider most magical items like that an Aid to a persons abilities.
but no manner of 'blending' will make a black cloak look white.
though if you were sitting at your table top game, it would be at the call of the individual dm right? these were just food for thought for the individual making a sneak above. each Dm I beleive will call it as they see it, if your in black but using cover cool. I think we trust our friendly dms enough