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My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply somatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require somatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

EDIT: option one is no longer relevant since spellcasters can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast from a scroll as ShadowKras stated

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply somatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require somatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

EDIT: option one is no longer relevant since spellcasters can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast a scroll as ShadowKras stated

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply somatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require somatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

EDIT: option one is no longer relevant since spellcasters can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast from a scroll as ShadowKras stated

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My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply stomaticsomatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require stomaticsomatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

EDIT: option one is no longer relevant since spellcasters can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast a scroll as ShadowKras stated

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply stomatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require stomatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply somatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require somatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

EDIT: option one is no longer relevant since spellcasters can't use a metamagic feat to alter a spell being cast a scroll as ShadowKras stated

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My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are threefour possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply stomatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require stomatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are three possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply stomatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require stomatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

My magus character was previously captured and with his hands shackled he had little possibilities of casting a spell and escaping. To prevent this in the future, I was thinking about a way i could escape while being bound, or grappled even. I was thinking that a spell like gaseous form would be suitable for escape, but this spell contains the S component, making casting while properly bound difficult/impossible. I sadly found no other third level or lower spells that did not use the S component that would allow me to escape the shackles. If I could use the still magic arcana, my problem would be solved if I had the spell memorized. Since gaseous form is more of an utility spell, I don't want to keep it memorized at all time, but rather make a spell scar, so that to can't be taken away. Here is what I want to find out: can I use the still spell arcana on a spell scar, and if so do I use it when I scribe the scar, or at casting. Also will this do anything for the spell level?

From the item creation chapter:

A material component is consumed when she begins writing, but a focus is not. (A focus used in scribing a scroll can be reused.)

Another part from the item creation states:

The act of writing triggers the prepared spell, making it unavailable for casting until the character has rested and regained spells.

There are four possibilities here.

  1. I can use the still magic arcana the moment I use the spell scar. The gaseous form spell is scribed as a normally with no special adjustments.
  2. I can scribe the gaseous form spell adjusted with the still magic arcana, and not need to supply stomatic components at the time when i cast the spell. The still spell arcana states that the spell level is not increased, so I'm left with a gaseous form spell scar with that does not require stomatic components to use.
  3. I can scribe the gaseous form spell with an increased spell level appropriate for the meta magic feat.
  4. Its not possible to combine metamagic arcanas with spell scars, since there is no adjustment for level for the spells, making this feature overpowered.

I would think option 2 is realistic, but it might create a power imbalance. option 3 would be more fair.

Any ideas? thoughts?

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