The “Codpiece of Prowess” is a nod to someone I used to play D&D with, a woman named Karen who played a male fighter called The Masked Marvel. The Masked Marvel had a Charisma of 3, which on a scale from 3 to 18 meant he was not just ugly, he brought the word “ugly” to whole new levels undreamt of in the English language. In order for him to go about his daily business, he wore a black hood over his head, thus the name. However, he had a Codpiece of Prowess (patent pending). No one was ever sure what the codpiece did, and knowing her sense of humor, none of us wanted to find out.