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AdventureStik!

Obsessive safety and functionality!
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The AdventureStik! has all your basic trap detecting and disarming needs stuck inside a 3-inch diameter 5-foot steel pole coated in kevlar. Inside the body is a sensor that checks the air for common flammable and/or poisonous gases. Should you encounter a possibly trapped chest or other suspicous object of a vague description, simply wave the AdventureStik! over the entity in question, and a flashing red light will blink furiously if the item has the potential to kill you upon tampering with it. If you still need to interact wit the object, simply whack it with the AdventureStik! or throw the AdventureStik! at it from a safe distance to disarm the trap by setting it off. The AdventureStik! also doubles as a walking staff, and causes 2d4 bludgeoning damage.
notmarkflynn, Jan 20 2006

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       You're going to need to elaborate on the \\a flashing red light will blink furiously if the item has the potential to kill you upon tampering with it\\ will work to avoid a magic MFD.
hidden truths, Jan 20 2006
  

       I did put an MFD on it then re-read it and took it off again. It's a chemical sniffer attached to a flashing red light in a 'stick' form factor. There's more handwaving than I would like as to just how you calibrate the tolerances of an instrument that (last time I saw one) needed a human to interpret the display, but I'll let that pass for now.   

       Reading it a third time, there is an awful lot of handwaving.   

       "The AdventureStik! has all your basic trap detecting and disarming needs...". Er... no it doesn't. It has the ability to sniff out a few commonly used explosive components. If I rig a chest which fires a crossbow when you open the lid you and your stick will be going bye-bye.   

       "...throw the AdventureStik! at it from a safe distance to disarm the trap...". Yeah... that'd work. I'll tell the bomb sqaud they're doing it wrong. They should be throwing sticks at things.   

       I wish people would stop obscuring ideas with useless marketing waffle. [-]
st3f, Jan 20 2006
  

       //I wish people would stop obscuring ideas with useless marketing waffle//

What? You're saying there's an idea in there? :-)
hippo, Jan 20 2006
  

       what's a trapped chest? sounds painful
po, Jan 20 2006
  

       Probably less painful than a booby-trapped chest, though [po].

(reminded of actual office accident book entry - {{shudders}}})
coprocephalous, Jan 20 2006
  

       Have you ever tried to carry a 3 inch by 5 foot pole? It's too thick to comfortably grip with one hand for any length of time, and using both hands gets cumbersome quickly. (PVC pipe in said dimensions makes a handy, if slightly heavy fly-rod case, given a decent duct-tape handle.)
Freefall, Jan 21 2006
  

       Lol! The start of this sounded promising. Why just have a magic wand instead?
thepowerofone, May 10 2006
  

       I only have a wand of Magic Missles. I made this so I could have basic theif skills without having to multi-class.
notmarkflynn, May 14 2006
  

       If two or more people had these (the name of which you obviously have to shout, judging by the exclamation) there exists a possibility for a non contact sport resembling jousting, but arranged more like international hide and seek, but with all the audience excitement of orienteering.
Ian Tindale, May 14 2016
  
      
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