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(TFT) Pentagrams and arrows
Another silly Pentagram question.
Suppose I have a watchtower, protected by a Permanent
Pentagram. The elf on watch spies an intruder, snatches up his bow,
and fires an arrow at the intruder. So:
If no magic, I assume the pentagram doesn't get involved at all.
What if the Bow is enchanted to +DX? I think of +DX on a bow as just
meaning it helps the archer aim better - in which case the magic is
done with when the arrow leaves the bow, and the pentagram won't
What if the Bow is enchanted to +Damage? I think of +Damage on a bow
as just meaning it shoots harder, so again, it's just a plain arrow
crossing the pentagram, so the archer still gets the bonus.
What if the bow shoots Flaming arrows? I think it would go out as it
crossed the pentagram border, although this may be at variance with
my opinions above on Bow enchantment.
What if the Arrow is enchanted to either +DX or +Damage? I think of
these as little magic heat-seeking AIM-9 style fins on the arrow, or
little turbo-boosters on the arrow, and I think the pentagram would
shut those down as the arrow crossed its boundary, so it reverts to a
plain arrow and the archer would not get either DX or Damage bonus
from the arrow.
What if the Arrow came out of a Quiver of Replenishment? I assume it
just wouldn't work to try to return it, since one can't teleport
in/out of a pentagram.
What if the Intruder had a Reverse Missiles spell up? Does all that
magic take place at the Intruder himself, or does Reverse Missiles
actually have to guide the missile all the way back to its source? I
think of it as just being a corner-cube reflector for arrows, with a
little windage thrown in for gravity and drag, so that the Reversed
Arrow would cross the Pentagram with no trouble and no change (since
the pentagram stripped all magical effect from the arrow on the way
out) and hit the archer.
Comments? Better-informed opinions welcome as always.
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