Dear Devs, users,
I was very happy to see the stretchgoal regarding the intelligent, sentient weapon being reached, as I really loved the idea in the handful of other games that’ve done something like this in the past.
One thing I however did not like on these past occasions was the fact that more often than not, it was only ever “The talking Sword” and nothing else, i.e. only sword-wielding characters could ever really benefit from this cool item and potential backstory.
That said, I’d like to suggest giving this weapon the power to change its own shape (type) so that every single player could turn it into something actually usable for their build… spellcasters could get an actual magic staff (instead of just a piece of wood, like the useless quarterstaff), Rogues a dagger, and Warriors their ubiquitous talking sword.
This ability could be a one-time thing, it could be tied to a quest that would re-enable another one-time use of said shape/type shift, but the important thing either way is to ensure that all players and all their builds will be able to enjoy it, instead of only a very limited amount of possible classes/builds.