I quote: "There is a class of magic item - the really, really cool magic item - that we here at WotC HQ cannot publish. I'm going to talk about why that is and what we can do about it."
Here's the link: http://community.wizards.com/wotc_peters/blog/2009/12/08/magic_items_the_items_we_cant_publish
The summary: We designed "magic" items to be weak and have no plans to change that.
Why bother? No, seriously, why even bother including magic items?
Have these people no sense of joy, wonder, or excitement? Have they no desire to experiment with the warped creation of a probably unhinged and certainly obsessed mind?
Apparently fun is not mechanically sound...
[New Magic Item] The Eye of Darmanto - Eye of Darmanto The adventurers hovered over a map of the town. ‘Now the Chalice of Verin was last seen here,’ Chalk said, pointing to an area of the map. ...
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