Last night we came up with two items I would have to include as a DM:
Boots of the Bored Mathematician: You can do math very fast in your head. I.E. you can calculate trajectories for an arrow quickly; you can estimate a bag of coins within 5% by pulling out the first ten. You can estimate the shortest distance on a map.
Perhaps not the most useful item, but strange.
The Ware Bridge: Either a bridge that gets hairy on a full moon, or a member, item, or animal who
[FONT=Garamond][SIZE=3]Some people come up with all their character's history immediately. I'm not quite like that. I like to play a character and develop a feel for him, for the world he's in and build a back story to fit as I get to know him.
Right now, I need to set down [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Garamond][SIZE=3]Hockerbrecht, but I think I know who he is. It's always harder for me to come into a formed character than to start with a bare skeleton.
But this is about another