Many of the backfire results cause various debilitating effects on the casting adept such as blindness, deafness or even total amnesia. This more or less makes sense for the adept who is channeling the energies of the flow of mana through his own body and mental abilities. The wielder of an item invested with spells however is merely uttering a trigger phrase and releasing energies stored there by the investing adept(s). The wielder isn't shaping or channeling the energies beyond selecting a target for the spell whether it is meant for harm or benefit. A recent event in a game session made me start thinking about having a separate backfire table for invested items and so here it is
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Thoughts? Too harsh or not harsh enough?