Questions tagged [spells]

For questions about specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use the [magic] tag for more generic questions about magic, and [spellcasting] for questions specifically about the process of spellcasting.

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Do multiple Obvious Techniques reduce the AP of a spell multiple times?

In Barbarians of Lemuria, the Arcane Power [AP] cost of a spell can be reduced by adding requirements, such as a special item, line of sight, or obvious technique. On page 49 we have: Obvious ...
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Can conjured creatures act in the round they're conjured in?

Specifically, if someone casts the Create Homunculus (Creation 26) spell, could the homunculus created thusly act immediately? Taken to extremes, this could well set up a budget grey goo scenario: ...
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Is this spell/item interaction as infinite (and potentially deadly) as I think it is?

The 12th-level Path of Destruction spell, Sphere of Destruction, takes 30 Zeon to cast, for an effect that does 30 Base Damage (+5 per an Added Effect). The Prometheum Exxet introduces an effect, ...
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What is the casting time of an extended spell imbued into an item?

There is no restriction on the casting time of spells that you can imbue into an item with Prime 3. For permanently active effects this is not a problem, but in the case of conditional powers I am ...
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Adjusting power of Animate Dead in custom Dark Sun campaign with slower recovery mechanics (24-hour short rest, 1-week long rest)

tl;dr Because of slower recovery mechanics, my Wizard cannot raise or sustain as many undead as a RAW 5E Wizard. What would be a fair alteration to the spell to bring it back inline with the intended ...
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Are these homebrew attempts at recreating the Isaac's Missile Storm spells from NWN2 balanced for 5e? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Are these homebrew attempts at recreating the Isaac's Missile Storm spells from NWN2 balanced for 5e? In the Neverwinter Nights video game series (I'm ...
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Feedback on homebrew Sandstorm Blade spell similar to Shadow Blade

I'm trying to create a homebrew spell that fills a similar niche to the Shadow Blade spell. Goals: Add meaningful decisions with significant tradeoffs, rather than raw strength. Using blade ...
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Is there a way to create a demiplane in the astral plane and not break astral projection when entering the demiplane?

A wizard character wants to create a faux afterlife for a large group of other people. His plan to do so is as follows: Cast Astral Projection to travel to the astral plane with eight other people ...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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Temporal and spatial sympathy when casting Postcognition

The Time 2 spell Postcognition allows a mage to view the past. However there are some confusing factors (emphasis mine): She can review the past of her current location or any moment in her own ...
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How does the Fire Ball spell's damage work?

The text of the fire ball spell (p. 144 of the core rulebook) is: Fire balls automatically hit their target. If a fire ball is fired into a group, it will hit 1D3 creatures per level of the caster....
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How many spell-bearing items can you activate in a turn?

In the Prometheum Exxet, there are two means of creating an item that can cast a spell: Items with the Automatic Spells power, which require no Zeon and have to recharge, and items with the ...
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With Form Of A Beast, if you use Strength Of A Bear, what damage do your attacks do?

The 2D20 Conan spell Form Of A Beast says that you "gain a Natural attack of 4 dice", but in the various iterations of the spell (such as Strength Of A Bear and Body Of A Wolf), it says you "gain its ...
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Create a scroll with higher than default DC

When a scroll is crafted the DC for the effect is always set to the lowest possibly ability score. $$ \begin{array}{l|l|l} \text{Spell Level} & \text{Lowest Ability Score} & \text{Final DC} \\...
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Is mythic shield of faith’s deflection bonus maximum raised too?

Under the mythic rules, there are mythic spells. Mythic shield of faith adds your tier to the deflection bonus from the base spell, but does that mean you hit the cap bonus provided much sooner? Or is ...