I have been busy creating a world for my DW group in my spare time, and I have hit an obstacle regarding custom item creation. What are the basic guidelines in creating custom items? What are all the factors that I need to take into consideration? Is it like creating a custom class’ abilities with its own ability or abilities? Do I place any specific restrictions on it as to who may use it or not?
I have, in the past, made one or two custom items, but those have only been used by the players once or not at all. I hope to make the items in my new world more permanent and useful, but still keep the players aware of the fact that unique items are available to them. (e.g.) I once created a “blink dagger”, but the players almost instantly forgot about it. I gave it to a Shadow Dancer (a dexterity based custom class my friend was play testing), a character that could truly take advantage of the extra mobility, but the player forgot about it almost instantly. I’m not saying he was a boring player at the table (he is actually very fun to play with), I just want to know what might have caused the lack of interest in an item that I thought could be very interesting.
I hope I made my question(s) and my problem clear. I would love to hear what you guys have to say. Thanks!