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Certainly, there’s no reason why you couldn’t describe a spiked chain this way. Disarming is a kind of niche tactic; it might simply never come up, at which point there’s no real need to mechanically “back up” the description. But ultimately disarming could happen and as a DM, I’d rather not feel like I “shouldn’t” disarm you even though mechanically you ...
It's an interesting bit of flavor. I like the weapon cord idea, though I'd add one small detail as a balance factor: dropping the weapon doesn't prevent you from being counter-tripped on a failed trip attempt (because it's still wrapped around your neck). I'd have no problem allowing this, with that compromise.
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