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Item Tags

Dying light is a relatively tag-light system. Mundane items, such as swords or clubs, do not require tags. However, there are many magical and technological items that can be gained in-game. These items are tagged, and typically require appropriate physical representation.

Most Items may be used without a phys rep the game it is obtained, the obvious exception to this are boffers or dart blasters required for combat.

Items fall into the following categories: One Time Use, Low Tech, High Tech, Morpheus Tech, Arcane Grafts, Low Magic, High Magic and Artifacts. See table 7.1 for further descriptions. You character may only garner the benefit of each wearable item once, stacking additional duplicate items of the same type does not provider further benefit.

Table 7.1 – Item Types Lists

Name Abbreviation Description
One Time Use OTU These are items that are disposed of after a single use and are useable by anyone.
Low Tech LT These are items that are made with simple technology, and are useable by anyone.
High Tech HT These are items that are made from an advanced form of technology and are usable only by Terrans.
Morpheus Tech MT These are items that can be implanted into the body via the Medic skill and Advanced Identify Tech skill.
Arcane Grafts AG These are items that can be implanted into the body via the Medic skill and Advanced Identify Magic skill.
Low Magic LM These are items that are made from simple magic, and are usable by anyone.
High Magic HM These are items that are made from an advanced form of magic and are only usable by Fae.
Artifacts A These are items that are unique, and have special properties outside of standard items. These items are typically created by the plot team, and may have special rules applied to them.

 

Tags

Tags are laid out in a way that you should be able to determine, out of game, what the item does, how often it can be used, the duration of its use, and what category it falls into just by looking at it. However, please keep in mind that the skills Detect Magic, Advanced Detect Magic, Identify Tech, and Advanced Identify Tech may be needed in order to determine what an item is in-game. In order to promote this mechanism, tags will have a symbol depicting the category printed on the back, and may be handed out folded in half. The skills will allow the user to unfold the item to reveal what it is.

You will find these four Images adorning the back of tags to indicate what type of item they are.