Prosthetic Attunement


Over the course of supplementary rule books, Wizards of the Coast has supplied player characters with items that can serve as a stand-in for a lost body part.

The first such item was the Ersatz Eye, released in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. This common item replaces an eye that you lost or was removed. You can see through the Ersatz Eye as if it was your normal eye.

Then, we received a variety of prosthetic limbs in Keith Baker’s Eberron: Rising from the Last War. These provided all sorts of nifty features and magical abilities, in the spirit of Rockman’s Mega Buster. But, it also provided a plain base Prosthetic Limb for characters who need one.

The Problem

As originally printed, both of these items had the same issue: attunement.

Attunement is a mechanic in 5th Edition D&D that’s intended to limit power creep from item stacking. Each…

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