On the fifth day of CRITmas my players got from me,
…five cursed things.
Items are super fun. A player often expects that there is the possibility that there could be a cursed magic item. They rarely suspect cursed trinkets. Maybe a doll that stands and stares at the character the same way cats do when they plan the demise of the human race (you know they are.)
You don’t went items to be punishments if you curse something have a way out.
The items may not be actually cursed but too many believe, granting it power.