I do not like this idea...
If the artifacts deteriorate then it will be useless to go hunting for them.
You will be satisfied with just your suit if you can't count on the artifacts to cover your back when nothing will
I don't know maybe it's just me...
This artifact deterioration idea doesn't sound to bad. I could see it working with artifacts that only have positive characteristics, but what about artifacts that have both negative and positive characteristics? ---END QUOTATION---
Lets take the thorn for example.
The radiation protection would get weaker, and the bleeding worse cause maybe the thorny bits are poking deeper into you for being on your belt for so long
all would deteriorate that made sense. radioactivity would run out, but things like increased bleeding due to spikes would not. slugs and such would run outa slime eventually, so both positive and negative go with it... it's easy to imagine which would/ would not wear.
This artifact deterioration idea doesn't sound to bad. I could see it working with artifacts that only have positive characteristics, but what about artifacts that have both negative and positive characteristics?
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