Item:Platinum clockwork potato

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platinum clockwork potato
Look: A mess of little gears, levers, handles, dials and knobs stuck haphazardly onto a potato-shaped wooden frame, the clockwork potato looks like the product of a Gnomish nightmare. The perpetual odor of naphtha wafts from the contraption. Amid the confusing gears and levers is a small plaque engraved with the phase "I AM A POTATO" in bold letters.


You don't think the clockwork potato is activated right now. A big START button looks like you can TAP it.
The clockwork potato looks sad and unloved. You think you can HUG it to make it yours.

Weight: 20 stones
Appraised Cost: 11,101 Kronars
8,880.8 Lirums
8,010.482 Dokoras
11.101 LTBpoints
11.101 Tickets
11.101 Scrips
Special Properties:
Dimensions: 3 length x 2 width x 2 height
Sources: Source is Hollow Eve Festival 406/Auction

Playing Potato

The actions presented to the person with the hot potato vary. You will generally be presented with two choices (RAISE, PINCH, KICK, THROW, DROP, ETC). Success chances seem to vary widely.

The potato may set you on fire when you lose, which may result in death and wounds all over. It is possible to lose and still live.

Timer

The potato has unlimited uses (unlike the one-timers sold at the festival), but there is a timer between uses.

Auctioneer's Notes

[21:47] Auctioneer Cesiro asks, "Did anyone play hot potato?"
[21:47] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "This one is special!"
[21:47] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "It lasts forever!"
[21:48] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "And gives the winner random prizes!"
[21:48] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "Basically, you get people to play hot potato with you. They join the game and you all toss the potato around. Whoever has it when the timer runs out...uhm...loses!"
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro says, "It doesn't always kill you."
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "Then the rest of the players toss....until there's one person left!"
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "And they win!"
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "Plus, it's a potato! Made of platinum!"
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro says, "It does still blow up though. But you might get lucky and not die."
[21:49] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "Who knows? The next war could very well be settled by such a fine item!"
[21:50] Auctioneer Cesiro says, "I do believe it will bond to the owner, since it relies on passing it around to work."
[21:51] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "I can see it now!"
[21:51] Auctioneer Cesiro exclaims, "Raenilar exclaims to Morgane, "I challenge you to a game of hot potato!"