Agreed, maggit. Plus, dropping something is different than having it show up in your inventory. Here's the rule on Silence: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/silence.htm It says that if the target is a person or an object in a person's possession, then there is a save which negates the effect. I take this to mean it just fizzles & has no effect at all. Pity; it was more effective before. At least you could count on it to screw up one enemy spell, and more if the target failed the save. My take on it was the old (but not a house) rule. Is there anything they made better?