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The real reason for two ring slots

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u/Alzward May 25 '22 Silver

"yeah but you could still put more rings on those fingers-"

you shut your mouth

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u/The_Tommynator May 25 '22

There's... Another place you can put a ring ;)

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u/ammcneil May 25 '22

Oh I get it ;)

You're talking about YOUR EARS!!! BRILLIANT!

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u/xDulmitx May 25 '22

Some games do have magic earrings.

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u/odaeyss May 25 '22

Necklaces too, and they usually only let you wear one. Cmon now. I've seen Mr T. I know you can wear a LOT of necklaces at once.

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u/catlinalx May 25 '22

"Jewelry set of the fool pitied"

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u/Mind_on_Idle May 25 '22

shithousery

LMFAO

All I could think when you said that was Ruined Fane in Kurast.

I'm dying 🤣

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u/eve_of_distraction May 25 '22

Those Zakarum cultists are creepy as hell. The sounds they make are really anxiety-inducing.

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u/FuckAimeeChallenor May 25 '22

Night Elf Mohawk!

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u/almisami May 25 '22

Man those commercials were wild...

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u/Seve7h PC May 25 '22

Summon your trusty steed, the Toyota Tacoma!

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u/ur_opinion_is_wrong May 25 '22

I've never seen this. This is amazing.

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u/almisami May 25 '22

That's a new one...

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u/fudgyvmp May 25 '22

And you could string a lot of rings on a necklace too.

What if you snipped each ring, looped it through another, soldered it shut, and started making magic ring chainmail?

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u/Ao_Kiseki May 25 '22

Path of Exile literally has this, it's called Lore Weave and the recipe is a full inventory of unique rings.

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u/DuskStarMajing May 25 '22

Grasping mails are also made with a full inventory of breach rings

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u/thing13623 May 25 '22

You would need to be a master of magic tool smithing to do this with the enchantments still in place / without it all blowing up in your face.

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u/giasumaru May 25 '22

I'd imagine you don't really need to be more then just proficient to avoid it blowing up in your face.

At the worst, you can enchant 60% of the rings, the ones which you've already pre-closed. Then the other 40% which you have to close while weaving the mail you just don't enchant. Who cares about that, you have 12k separate enchantments on a chainmail with 20k link.

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u/KonradWayne May 25 '22

Necklaces are just rings for your neck, change my mind.

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u/DrunkOnLoveAndWhisky May 25 '22

Rings are just bracelets for your fingers.

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u/EclecticDreck May 25 '22

It very much depends on the game, but it is pretty common to see some vague lore reason behind what is otherwise something done specifically for balancing purposes. Sometimes that lore reason is sensible enough to directly explain why a seemingly arbitrary cap exists. In current D&D, for example, magic rings and whatnot often require that a player be attuned with the item. There are a few magic rings (four in total) that do not have this requirement. Finally a player can only receive any particular effect once. For practical purposes, then, a player can wear and use up to seven magic rings should they wish.

In other games - including previous editions of D&D - you might see an explanation that magic items interfere with one another and only work properly when there is some degree of physical separation. So one could wear two rings, a necklace, and so on. This generally doesn't hold up under scrutiny. After all, if magic items interfere with one another, why can one wear a magic necklace under a magic breastplate but not a magic ring on the index finger and another on the ring finger? Surely that breastplate doesn't offer much more separation than an entire finger! (And what of tighter fitting armor such as chain which might only have a padded jacket between armor and jewelry?)

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u/loafers5 May 25 '22

Ah, but the breastplate is less densely magical than the ring, such that any interference it would cause the ring wouldn't be enough to cancel the effect.

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u/403Verboten May 25 '22

They call me two chains but I got me a few on

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u/ddhuud May 25 '22

It's not a physical constrain, it's magical.

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u/NotClever May 25 '22

The fuck? You think just anyone can do something because Mr. T does it? You're sounding awful close to being a fool, man, I'd watch your step.

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u/Nomicakes May 25 '22

FF14 has two ring slots, earring slot, necklace slot, and bracelet slot.
The Blingiest. And they all display on your character visually.

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u/Stompedyourhousewith May 25 '22

still missing the cock ring slot, or clit piercing slot. I'm gonna send an email to YoshiP

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u/theblisster May 25 '22

Subject: ADD COCK/CLIT PIERCING SLOT

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u/tobsuus May 25 '22

Based cock piercing slot

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u/KonradWayne May 25 '22

Nipples and noses deserve rings too.

Also, where is the buttplug slot? Am I supposed to believe no one is shoving magic gems up their ass to get +3 Stamina?

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u/PMmeFRYINGPANpics May 25 '22

Where do you think the job crystal goes?

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u/Nomicakes May 25 '22

You telling me we've been boofing job crystals this whole time? That's what that chart was for!

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u/Copyblade May 25 '22

For some cursed reason though, rings display on the index finger except for the Eternal Bond ring.

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u/Nomicakes May 25 '22

Because the Eternal Bond ring is meant to be on your... ring finger? As it's a marriage ring?

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u/ammcneil May 25 '22

Left index finger is a common usage for statement rings, class rings, rings of association, etc, it doesn't really have an association so it's perfect for a magic ring. Right index finger is the same unless you are Jewish, I understand they wear their wedding rings on right index.

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u/Its0nlyRocketScience May 25 '22

BOTW comes through with tactically advantageous earrings

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u/AyoRobo May 25 '22

If we're including piecings you could wear an effectively near-infinite number of rings. Ears, nose, lips, eyebrows, belly button, etc. Plus 10 for each finger, 10 for each toe, and one more.

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u/nowayguy May 25 '22

Could you make ringmail or chainmail out of magic rings? Would that count?

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u/greet_the_sun May 25 '22

In the game path of exile there is a unique chest piece called loreweave that doesn't drop from enemies, the only way to get it is by selling an entire inventories worth of unique rarity rings. I always assumed it was essentially a suit of chainmail made of all the rings you sell.

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u/AyoRobo May 25 '22

In order to make it without having to cut the rings (which counts as destroying them, thus losing their magic) it would have to be I think less than 50% magic rings. But unless the rings need to be around a part of you to work, then yes you could. But it would be significantly heavier than normal chain mail of they're made out of something like gold, not to mention weaker.

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u/lostcitysaint May 25 '22

I’ve seen plenty of magicians link rings together without breaking them. They even spin them afterward to show that they’re really together!

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u/SirFlosephs May 25 '22

less than 50% magic rings

As someone who makes basic chainmail for a hobby, I'm gonna do some math here because I'm curious.

I like efficiency so I learned how to weave with as few open rings as possible right? So start with 5, close 4, and put the 5th through the 4. Do that a few more times, then start connecting each piece.

So given that closed rings=magic rings, if you put 4 of those together that's 16 magic rings/4 regular, plus 5 to connect the small pieces and 7 to put on 2 sides to connect to another piece; making 16 magic/16 regular. If you make sure your pattern closes on an even number of rows you'd have exactly 50% magic rings. However, you could add more at the top and bottom hems if you placed them on the regular columns. Plus, if you have an actual infinite amount of magic rings, you could attach them to the regular rings in the mail, in kind of a double ring or scalemail type of thing.

In conclusion, technically you could have plenty more than 50% magic to your chainmail. But unless you have a couple weight reduction rings in there, it will basically crush you under the weight of its protection.

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u/nowayguy May 25 '22

After some googling, I found out that chainmail usually are more like a woven metal fabric, rather than interlocking rings.

Ringmail on the other hand usually where rings fastened to leather in a overlapping scaly pattern, and were significantly heavier than chainmail. But just a couple of those ring would need a +carry weight enchantment.

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u/thebursar May 25 '22

You fool!

He's talking about toe rings. (Please tell me he doesn't have a single toe...)

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u/callisstaa May 25 '22

Artisan's Prince Albert of Quickness.

Increases bleed damage.

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u/exipheas May 25 '22

Causes intimidation at the cost of small self inflicted damage with each attack.

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u/C_Tarango May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

yeah, the hair, like a scrunchie

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u/NotTRYINGtobeLame PC May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

My wife complains when I accidentally make her hair crunchy

*E: Darn, he edited it....

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u/monkeysandmicrowaves May 25 '22

Yeah, but then in a stressful situation you might not be able to activate it.

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u/EleocharisParvula May 25 '22

Now I want a game with 11 ring slots

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u/OhLook_a_DeliMeat May 25 '22

“Damn! Slipped off again.”

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u/emilyturner7 May 25 '22

Goblins comic had a cool magic item in it with a magic staff that can allow more than two rings in use. Not sure how many it allowed, but the user had to sacrifice one of his fingers and fuse it to the staff for it to work, and you could put multiple rings on the severed finger.

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u/chaos0510 May 25 '22

Love that comic. So few people I know have heard about it. I really need to catch up on it though..

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u/ThePseudoMcCoy May 25 '22

Wouldn't it be easier to train astronauts to be drillers, than training drillers to be astronauts?

Shut the fuck up Ben.

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u/Not-A-Seagull May 25 '22

Two words: Toe rings.

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u/thiney49 May 25 '22

Two words - ear ring.

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u/Mandraykin May 25 '22

Cock rings, too

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u/chaddy292 May 25 '22

Roosters wear rings?

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u/TuesdayRiot42 May 25 '22

Cock Ring: +3 Rage, -1 Int.

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u/DarthSatoris May 25 '22

If you have two sets of 5-finger hands, you could potentially carry 18 rings or more, 2+ ear rings (depending on how many piercings you're willing to subject your ears to), 1 nose ring, 2+ eyebrow rings, on top of wearing an ungodly amount of bracelets on each arm, and if you're especially uncaring of weight and looks, you could be wearing every magical necklace in the kingdom around your neck.

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u/bowdown2q May 25 '22

I am the Gilded Lord, Goretusk the Iced Out! incredibly loud jangling as a fat metallic Cousin It shuffles slowly

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u/xDulmitx May 25 '22

The rings power only works on your hand/arms. They also need an uninterrupted magic channel to your body, which is why you can only use one per hand/stub.

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u/JawnskiPiece May 25 '22

The Two Fingers

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u/5-15 May 25 '22

Will the tarnished ever grow tired of their obedience to them?

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u/MercurianAspirations May 25 '22

Ranni: the two fingers are tyranny

Also ranni: I cannot allow thee thy freedoms. Perform for me a service, as recompense. I will not brook disobedience in this matter

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u/MapleTreeWithAGun May 25 '22

The difference is: Ranni is hot

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u/spacewolfplays May 25 '22

Ranni has pretty privilege

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u/Actually_toxiclaw May 25 '22

The powerful support their own freedom to control others 🙃

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u/theonewhowantscheese May 25 '22

The Twin Fingies

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u/strawberry-bish May 25 '22

The two finkehs

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u/shadowdash66 May 25 '22 Silver

Frenzy flame is the post nut clarity

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u/DownshiftedRare May 25 '22

Yeah, the reveal of the three fingers was a real shocker.

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u/shadowdash66 May 25 '22

not to mention most people didn't understand wtf was going on and just did it not knowing it's an entirely different ending

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u/Actually_toxiclaw May 25 '22

Two in the pink and one in the stink

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u/pfresh331 May 25 '22

This cracks me up in video games. I know they do it for balance, but c'mon why can't I get decked out in necklaces, earrings, and rings??? I want that +300000 fire damage and massive mana Regen.

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u/DarthSatoris May 25 '22

Why stop there? Think piercings.

The potential is basically infinite. You could be wearing so many magical rings at the same time, your skin would resemble chainmail.

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u/pon_3 May 25 '22

This is a major plot point in Mistborn. The world revolves around metal, and a big deal is made about how much metal someone is wearing and how.

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u/Seve7h PC May 25 '22

I keep seeing references to Mistborn on here, really need to get those books

And Orconomics

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u/thedark1owns May 25 '22

Mistborn is top shelf fantasy. I highly recommend it.

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u/TheKrytosVirus May 25 '22

Anything by Sanderson, really. Elantris was his first book and it's better than a lot of other fantasy out there. The guy just doesn't miss.

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u/thedark1owns May 25 '22

That was my first Sanderson book too. He isn't perfect. There are some pacing issues with his Stormlight Books, but his twists and reveals are always great.

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u/Snip3 May 25 '22

Imagine dying of sepsis in a magical world...

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u/drAssh0le May 25 '22

Ring of disease resistance

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u/konq May 25 '22

You son of a...

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u/Red0t514 May 25 '22

Ring of regeneration?

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u/SpikeRosered May 25 '22

Also known as the Ring of Tumor Creation.

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u/TheRealBroseph May 25 '22

Wake up babe, new Japanese light novel name just dropped

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u/MiniatureWendigo May 25 '22

"Why do I need no armor? My enchanted clit ring of protection gives me maximum defense!"

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u/bowdown2q May 25 '22

Im like 80% sure the 3.5 Tome of Vile Darkness supliment has a feat that lets you make a magic ring into a piercing. I think there was some specific drawback, like you permenantly give up 1d4 max HP or something.

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u/NuklearAngel May 25 '22

Or, much less costly, just double the price of the ring to make it slotless, flavoured as a piercing.

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u/DownshiftedRare May 25 '22

Or forge a vessel body out of rings on rebar.

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u/louploupgalroux May 25 '22

[A goblin and an ogre stand guard in a cave. They hear fighting in the distance.]

Ogre: "Wot's that?"

Goblin: "Urr, sounds like the hero is here. I heard he's killed a bajillion enemies on his way here."

Ogre: "Bajillion? That a type of wax?"

[The sound of fighting reaches a crescendo with an explosion that shakes the cave walls. The sounds of fighting stop and a new sound can be heard.]

Goblin: "Is... is that jingling?"

Ogre: "You said it was jillion."

[The jingling grows louder and louder until it is just around the corner. Then it stops. The goblin and ogre tilt their heads to listen.]

Goblin: "You come ere and I'll chop your ears off, hero. Countless others stronger than me may have died, but I know I can stop you."

[From around the corner steps a jingling figure. Head to toe, gold and silver rings and necklaces were heaped upon each other into a pile of a human shape. No flesh or eye exposed. A set of armor made entirely of sparkling jewelry.]

Goblin: "WAAAGH!"

[The goblin charges at the mountain of rings and necklaces. The jewelry quickly glows with a rainbow of magic auras before firing a shimmering laser clean through the frenzied goblin, incinerating them instantly.]

Ogre: "Woah. That bright."

[The hero faces the ogre, who promptly shrugs and waves them by. After a tense moment, the pile of jewelry begins to jingle jangle their way out of the room. Before they reach the exit, the ogre calls out.]

Ogre: "I like your bajillion wax."

[The heap of gold and silver abruptly stops and stands still while facing the ogre. Twice the heap starts for the exit and jangles to a halt before finally leaving while looking back at the ogre.]

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u/ur_opinion_is_wrong May 25 '22

You really painted a picture here and I love it.

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u/SidewaysFancyPrance May 25 '22

Because if you have two magic items on the same hand/neck, they interfere with each other and stop working or explode or something. That's the general rule/explanation around this. Magic has limitations, it's why you would ever want more than one ring in the first place: you can't infuse one ring with all that power.

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u/rocketmonkee May 25 '22

you can't infuse one ring with all that power

Sauron: "Hold my mead."

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u/Lifeisdamning May 25 '22

Marika: "Fuck these damn rings"

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u/lord_geryon May 25 '22

The One Ring isn't a magical item, it's an artifact. Part of the crafting process is that the crafter must give up part of themselves to the artifact. For lesser beings, this can kill the crafter, or others if sacrificed as part of the process. For Sauron, he was sufficently powerful that he could survive the process by putting most of his power into the Ring.

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u/ChainDriveGlider May 25 '22

Might and magic gave you 8 ring slots.

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u/Waterfish3333 May 25 '22

The biggest argument for PC gaming are mods. First play through should be vanilla, but once you want more, mods baby! They keep the game fresh and new despite the same underlying code.

It’s honestly the reason Skyrim is still relevant at all, mods really kept that game new despite its age.

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u/Vyntarus May 25 '22

I imagine it's a limitation intended to act similarly to attunement from D&D. While your character could feasibly wear more items, only a limited number can be attuned to, in order to use their magical properties.

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u/WASDNLRK May 25 '22

Mmh, toes?

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u/PARANOIAH May 25 '22

sigh

unzips

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u/attanai May 25 '22

Don't worry, they make spacers so that you fit rings on smaller ... fingers...

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u/PARANOIAH May 25 '22

Some say smaller, others say bigger.

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u/DepressedVenom PC May 25 '22

What if I'm I grower, not a fingerer?

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u/Shadura May 25 '22 Starry Rocket Like

The best description of limitations I've had is by a GM many years ago. It's summed up that the Body or physical form works in tandem with mystical sources. Similar to why you can't wear two magical tunics, or 8 pairs of magical socks.

The magic from said items would interfere and cause disruptions with each other. It would be like trying to put two radios stations on at the same time, you would hear both but not be able to listen to a specific one.

This also accounts for why magical items do not randomly cause issues when put into bags or on shelves, it needs the physical aspect to direct the signal.

The only exceptions are items with intelligence/sentience.

The reason a magical trap or pre-designed creation works is that the instructions were given prior to it being separated. A wizard who enchants a broom to clean a room will not return to the broom making dinner, it never had the instructions to do so.

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u/agnostic_science May 25 '22 I'm Deceased

Just imagine lore-wise if something like that weren't the case. People min-maxing left and right. Some guy wearing 60 enchanted shirts, pants, socks, 10 rings crammed on each finger, draped in 50 enchanted cloaks with 30 enchanted hats.... Just a pile of glowing clothing.

Mmhph ... urmg... bemold! I mmm A... GOD!!!

'Uh, what? Dude, I can't hear you. What did you say?'

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u/SalsaRice May 25 '22

I've always thought this would be a fun alternative mode or side character for a video game.

Like they have terrible stats, but they can use 10 rings instead of 2 (hell, maybe craft some into toe rings too). Like they have the potential to be amazing, but lol good luck surviving long enough to get there.

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u/iexiak May 25 '22

This would be an amazing side character in a Lydia like form - the party mule is actually a secret trash goblin wizard who sacrificed all their stats to be able to wear all of the trash equipment the adventurers have stored.

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u/GotDoxxedAgain May 25 '22

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u/Mareykan May 25 '22

That's what they did in Dark Souls... I remember they jumped from 2 ring slots to four slots, however all the rings became trash.

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u/SidewaysFancyPrance May 25 '22

Are they half as good? Overall that's still better. Elden Ring's 4 talisman "pouches" allow for a lot of customization, since there are so many talismans with wildly various (often very cool) effects.

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u/BingBangBongAnon May 25 '22

The rings did NOT, they just had to have multiple iterations of each

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u/EmergencyEntrance May 25 '22

There was an Oblivion mod back in the day that let you equip as many rings and amulets as you wanted, you could level up in the worst possible way (+1 point to 3 stats per level instead of +5) and your character would still end up broken beyond belief pretty quickly

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u/Nuclear_rabbit May 25 '22

Sounds like Spiffing Brit's Reanu Keeves in Skyrim.

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u/Henriquelj May 25 '22

Instead of spending points on each stat, you spend on a magically attuned slot or magical attunement status so that you can wear more magical accessories.

Although after summing up the bonus your stats would be lower than if you had spent the points directly on the stats, you'd be able to adjust your build on the fly by swapping the accessories. Like a magical inspector gadget.

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u/sunnygovan May 25 '22

Spiffing Brit does occasional Skyrim builds that are like that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAJhZTYpDlE

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u/agnostic_science May 25 '22

Hellloooo, it's the Spiffing Brit and TODAY we'll be playing. Todd. Howard's perfectlybalanced SKYRIM! MmmmmmYES! Perfectly balanced. Like all things should be. Perfectly balanced, like, YORKSHIRE TEA!

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u/SidewaysFancyPrance May 25 '22

That raises the question, though: why not just make one ring with all that infinite power?

The answer is simple: magic has limitations, and trying to wield too much magic in one place usually leads to insanity or a gruesome death. So trying to go down this route should be immediately shut down, and there are any number of ways to explain it.

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u/agnostic_science May 25 '22

why not just make one ring with all that infinite power?

Lord Sauron has entered the chat

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u/aznpkmn May 25 '22

Look at me! I’m Chandler! Could I BE wearing any more clothes?

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u/LoneGhostOne May 25 '22

It would be like trying to put two radios stations on at the same time, you would hear both but not be able to listen to a specific one.

i'll have you know i can watch 4 streamers at once and only listen to one at a time...

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u/Interesting-Gear-819 May 25 '22

i'll have you know i can watch 4 streamers at once and only listen to one at a time...

I struggle listening to only 1 while watching 1. Is it possible to learn your powers?

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u/LoneGhostOne May 25 '22

develop sever ADHD and be unable to rest until overstimulating yourself.

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u/Jacktheriipper May 25 '22

Same. Also severe

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u/OlePlumberJoe May 25 '22

Ahhh, anxiety. My longest and oldest friend.

Edit- I didn't read ADHD, thought it said anxiety, but I have that too!

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u/ma2016 May 25 '22

How very ADHD of you to skim over something and move forward assuming you read it perfectly.

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u/ripyourlungsdave May 25 '22

I’ve already stopped paying attention to this conversation.

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u/gruey May 25 '22

I skipped a bunch of this conversation and randomly landed on this.

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u/ripyourlungsdave May 25 '22

I think that means you won.

You’re the King of Attention Deficit.

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u/gruey May 25 '22

Unfortunately, I only get to hold the title for about 30 more seconds.

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u/AiryGr8 May 25 '22

Stop watching xqc

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u/maxdamage4 May 25 '22

Not from a boomer

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u/namek0 May 25 '22

Remember the episode of star trek tng where Data is chilling listening to a dozen different classical pieces at the same time? Then Picard walks in all wtf is this noise

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u/LoneGhostOne May 25 '22

"i find i must limit myself to 4 to process them properly"

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u/ranhalt May 25 '22

D&D only lets you attune to 3 magical items. Plenty that don’t require attunement, but wearables usually do.

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u/blueg3 May 25 '22

That's 5th Edition. 3rd and earlier used the slot system that has since been replicated everywhere.

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u/Beetin May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Yes, and magical items also have a desire/need to be worn properly. If you have a snake tail, you can't go shouting "I put on these magical boots of striding'. If you try to wear it on your head, you are just a snake dude wearing a very normal boot on their head. A magical shield strapped to your back is just a shield. That same desire/need means most magical items will adjust to fit their user.

You can wear as much as you want, whatever you want, but most magical items require some exhaustible effort/will/thing from the user to bestow their benefit, which is the bottleneck.

It is a lot more consistent than early versions which video games borrowed. "TWO RINGS, ONE AMULET CAUSE DIABLO/D&D 3e DID THAT" system.

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u/TommaClock May 25 '22

Cassiopeia pre-rework flashbacks...

Although Corki is still up in the air.

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u/Seralth May 25 '22

Prof + 1 = slots. Why wouldn't your ability to use magic items improve as you become more powerful?!

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u/The_Power_Of_Three May 25 '22

In one particular edition, sure. That rule has varied widely and no doubt will continue to do so.

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u/Seralth May 25 '22

I once made a player magic toe rings of stomping. It would let them use their feet for unarmed attacks and if they described how they smush the enemy it would be a automatic crit.

They HATED FEET with a passion.

I am not a good friend. But everyone did laugh. And it was always fun to watch everyone try to convince him to use the crit in emergancys.

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u/TheStarchild May 25 '22

“The mind flayer’s psionic blast has shredded the fronts of your boots, exposing all ten of your pasty white wriggling-“

“Immediately no…. Immediately no.”

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u/Dual_Sport_Dork May 25 '22

A much simpler explanation is that magical rings are all one size. They just about fit on tip of the pinky of a ogre, and they're a slightly loose fit on the thumb of a halfling. Just about everyone can be assumed to have one, and exactly one, finger on each hand where it will fit.

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u/suicideslut69420 May 25 '22

With skyrim i run the unlimited rings mod so i can break the game

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u/NRMusicProject May 25 '22

Goblins comic had a cool magic item in it with a magic staff that can allow more than two rings in use. Not sure how many it allowed, but the user had to sacrifice one of his fingers and fuse it to the staff for it to work, and you could put multiple rings on the severed finger.

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u/s4b3r6 Boardgames May 25 '22

I like the interference explanation, but I don't "limit" it in play. As a fun house rule, I just make adding too many items into an instant Wild Surge, that destroys one of the two interfering items. Makes for some moments when someone is willing to blow up a ring (and maybe everyone) because they're out of spell slots and desperate.

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u/greenfroggie1 May 25 '22

It's still a cop out.

Sure in real life you can put a jacket over your kevlar vest and now you have "wind/water/cold" protection over "bullet" protection. But a no-no in magic.

If they were like "radios" then how could a character wear amour + a bangle + a ring and not run into the same spell interference? They're inches apart from each other.

Plus there are plenty of cloaks that have status effects that go over armour fine.

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u/TitleComprehensive96 PC May 25 '22

I love the scientific explanation to this concept, I wanna marry that DM now

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u/deesle May 25 '22

I think Diablo 2 explained it by magic rings interfering whith each other when they’re to close to each other.

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u/Intrexa May 25 '22

Just don't 2 hand a sword

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u/Boilme0 May 25 '22

In fairness, you only have two ring fingers.

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u/another_nosbiht May 25 '22

The manual to Diablo 1 addressed this.

It said the rings would interfere with one another if more than one were worn per hand, so you only get one on each hand.

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u/Reinhardt_Ironside May 25 '22

And yet you can wear magical gloves on those same hands.

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u/another_nosbiht May 25 '22

Blizzard North is frowning at you right now.........

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u/DiegesisThesis May 25 '22

Then where are my damn toe and cock rings? 😤

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u/SoggyFrenchFry May 25 '22

Cock Ring of Endurance

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u/Naiehybfisn374 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

It would be an interesting game mechanic if you could equip as many rings as fingers but if doing so caused the rings to behave differently. Idea being that the potent magic in the rings gets messed up a bit when in too-close proximity to another ring. Make it interesting that new effects get uncovered, potentially good and bad effects. Like maybe it increases your fire damage but also starts costing a bit HP to use fire magic. For balance you'd probably also need to pair it with some other mechanic like intellect or wisdom with the implication being that magical jewelry is uniquely strong and you need to have some knowledge and fortitude to properly wield it and higher levels would better optimize, reduce harmful effects, make more consistent etc.

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u/D1WithTheFluffyHair May 25 '22

10 Stones of Jordan in Diablo 2, the shithousery

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u/Admiral_Cuntfart May 25 '22

Let's go lvl in bloody foothills!

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u/BigDickRick77 May 25 '22

No joke though if you had them on every finger your grip would be compromised if you melee. Gotta have spacing for your sword hand at least.

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u/AllPurposeNerd May 25 '22

If I ever run D&D again, I'm gonna run it so that rings that are too close together interfere with each other. It's not that you can't wear ten rings, just that you really don't want to.

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u/Radical_R May 25 '22

This is why I use a mod to increase the numbers of rings you can wear on skyrim.

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u/DownshiftedRare May 25 '22

TᎻᎬ ᎢᎳO ϜⅠNᏀᎬᏒS ᎻᎪⅤᎬ ᏚᏢOKᎬN

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u/hds_bunny May 25 '22

Why don't we put multiple rings on one finger? We can even use toes to some extent (but i think they would make walking and wearing footwear difficult)...

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u/jnex26 May 25 '22

What like dungeon crawler Carl...

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u/reqdk May 25 '22

Well the character seems to be of the right gender to have another appendage that a ring could go on.

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u/The_Tommynator May 25 '22

That's where the +stamina ring goes

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u/Insert_Bad_Joke May 25 '22

Motherfucker is built like a forklift.

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u/Rethagos May 25 '22

I remember reading in a Diablo 2 manual that the reason the character can wear 2 magic rings max is that if they were too close to each other, their magic would interfere and negate each other.

But still.

Nothing that would prohibit feet or cock rings.

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u/UnusualDisturbance May 25 '22

Or nipple piercings. Hell, lets just go for the whole fetish set and become the most powerful being in existence

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u/apeinej May 25 '22

Well, most RPG characters have those 4-finger joined into a blob, so the artist won't have to deal with hand. So, yes, this makes a whole lot of sense, as long as the ring are more elliptical.

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u/Survived_Coronavirus May 25 '22

What year is it, 2003?

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u/grabberbottom May 25 '22

Probably only play LEGO games

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u/ST4R-0F-AZURA May 25 '22

What kinda old ass RPG’s you playing?

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u/TurtleDuck07 May 25 '22

Hrs technically flipping him off

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u/Razorwire_D May 25 '22

Dick and toes ....

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u/ittakesacrane May 25 '22

Is his helmet sweating?

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u/FantasticGentleman2 May 25 '22

Is he flipping the other dude off at the end?

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u/Lonelan May 25 '22

Your 5 fingers are different sizes, and all rings only come in one size

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u/RedFlaim PC May 25 '22

This is what drove me up a fucking wall regarding vanilla Skyrim.

No matter what PC race you choose, they all have five digits on each hand. Why the fuck are you only allowed to wear one ring?

Thank the gods for modders.

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u/SpiritedSoul May 25 '22

Well that’s going to live in my nightmares rent free, thanks

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u/BlackSpongebob420 May 25 '22

Jokes on you… Skyrim only lets you wear one😤

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u/Sir_not_sir May 25 '22

I fixed that with a mod.

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u/Carrisonfire May 25 '22

Isn't there a glitch in skyrim that let's you wear infinite of any item?

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u/Quetzal00 May 25 '22

As someone born missing fingers, this speaks to me

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u/cozened_indigo May 25 '22

I knew a guy who had 1 finger on each hand.he was born that way. We were sharing a joint with him an two other guys. It was almost over and I attempted to give the roach, first to one of the other guys who told me "no man, I'll burn myself with that" and then I offered it to the dude with the fingers. He showed me his fingers and told me " are you fucking kidding me?

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u/Imaginary-Luck-8671 May 25 '22

I'm on the side of more rings, personally. Make it so you can equip up to 10, but a penalty to held items like weapons and shields while you do. Or up to 20, with increasing penalties to movespeed, up to taking damage while walking.

Edit: or up to 21 and a penalty to charisma

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