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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:41 am
  

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True Fists of Flurry(Invocation)
Level: 9
Type: Invocation
Range: Self
Duration: 1 melee(15 seconds) per level of experience
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 400
Effects:
A reality warping spell that causes the caster’s limbs(including legs) and handheld weapons to appear in a flurry of multiple images, making it difficult to make out exactly where an attack is coming from out of a virtual cloud of onrushing fists/weapons/feet. Opponents in close combat are -2 to dodge and -3 to parry attacks. Unless they successfully block the real fist (causing the spell to trigger on empty air) then all of the "false" fists landing on their bodies exert the same amount of force as the real one! This acts as a damage multiplier of 3+1 per every 2 levels of the mage. This spell however does have some limitations, notably it primarily accounts for kinetic forces, any energy or magical weapons or effects have their multiplier cut in half (laser swords, magic swords, flaming firsts ect. all only get half multipliers under this spell).

I kinda stole your spell for this, too much anime in the world to pass it up though. Also it's not explicitely stated but can you use ranged weapons in yours? I'm assuming so because it accounts for handheld weapons, though i'm also assuming it doesn't effect ranged dodge because even if its pointing at a person they will still be dodging the action not one of the half dozen illusionary and one real hand aiming at them...


Yes. And I'll clarify that.

And True Fists of Flurry reminds me of my favorite spell: Spinning Blades, which I used as the basis of Whip of Hydra and SplinterCast.

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:51 am
  

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taalismn wrote:
Yes. And I'll clarify that.

And True Fists of Flurry reminds me of my favorite spell: Spinning Blades, which I used as the basis of Whip of Hydra and SplinterCast.


Alright I fiddled with true fists of fury to represent that it may function with guns and ranged attacks, as it is working on different principles than the fists of furry spell. And its mostly because how many shows have we seen a character do a "barrage" of punches and all we getta see is a blur? I was aiming to duplicate that look without the dozens of attack rolls


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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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Slime(Invocation)
“WWWAAAHHHH!!!!! I’LL NEVER BE CLEAN AGAIN!!!!”
Level: 3
Type: Invocation
Range: 50 ft per level of experience. Covers a 5 ft diameter area +1 ft per level of experience.
Duration: 5 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: None, but the target gets a Dodge roll to avoid getting spattered with goo.
PPE Cost: 7
Effects:
A Ludicrous Magic spell, Slime covers the target with a noxious slimy form of ectoplasm that looks like goopy mucus and smells like $#!+. It manages to both cling and run places stuff isn’t supposed to go, and the reek LINGERS. Those(the target and those coming within 5 ft of the area of effect) without respiratory protection, make a roll under ME or be nauseated(-1 to initiative, -1 dodge/parry, -5% to skill rolls) for the duration of the spell. The slime is also slippery, and those covered in the slime must roll under their P.P. every melee of the spell’s duration, to retain a firm grip on anything they’re holding(-1 to strike and parry with handheld weapons). Soap and water will not wash the slime off, but Telekinesis can be used to remove the slime(and throw it at other targets) and Cleanse and Summon Rain/Water spells clean it right up.

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 5:40 am
  

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taalismn wrote:
Slime


...how could you?

Now however at least we know what psychic/mage monkeys throw in the zoo....

Honestly i feel like this should be a spell found in magic items way more than it ever gets cast...magic items that cast it when you touch them or are used to fire it at people....people a long way away...

I'd say it's a spell that delivers on what it was made for, and so is good, but also bad from the point of view of a person who likes to be clean


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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 12:18 pm
  

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Nightmartree wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Slime


...how could you?

Now however at least we know what psychic/mage monkeys throw in the zoo....

Honestly i feel like this should be a spell found in magic items way more than it ever gets cast...magic items that cast it when you touch them or are used to fire it at people....people a long way away...

I'd say it's a spell that delivers on what it was made for, and so is good, but also bad from the point of view of a person who likes to be clean


it has a range. a rather decent one, as level 3 spells go, in fact. no need for it to be exclusively in items, you can slime someone from far away.

the one thing i dislike most is the area of 5 feet. that isn't an area, that's a line. do you mean a 5 foot radius per level? if so, that's getting exponentially bigger every time you gain a level. or perhaps it means 5 square feet, or a 5 foot square (as in a 5x5 square, or 25 square feet), or a square 5 feet long on each side for every level (so at level 2 10x10 or 100 square feet, at level 3 15x15 or 255 square feet, etc).

also, i would add that it could use some clarification in whether the whole thing needs to be connected; if there are two people standing 20 feet apart, do i need enough slime to hit everything in between, or just enough slime to hit the two people?


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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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Shark_Force wrote:
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the one thing i dislike most is the area of 5 feet. that isn't an area, that's a line. do you mean a 5 foot radius per level? if so, that's getting exponentially bigger every time you gain a level. or perhaps it means 5 square feet, or a 5 foot square (as in a 5x5 square, or 25 square feet), or a square 5 feet long on each side for every level (so at level 2 10x10 or 100 square feet, at level 3 15x15 or 255 square feet, etc).

also, i would add that it could use some clarification in whether the whole thing needs to be connected; if there are two people standing 20 feet apart, do i need enough slime to hit everything in between, or just enough slime to hit the two people?


Fixed it...it's a 5 ft diameter of effect....wide enough to nail a single person (or several bunched up together) at 1st level. Go up high enough, and you can foul a whole crowd.
Thanks for catching that flaw, SF.....I'll do better in the future.

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:50 pm
  

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Slime(Invocation)
“WWWAAAHHHH!!!!! I’LL NEVER BE CLEAN AGAIN!!!!”
Level: 3
Type: Invocation
Range: 50 ft per level of experience. Covers a 5 ft diameter area +1 ft per level of experience.
Duration: 5 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: None, but the target gets a Dodge roll to avoid getting spattered with goo.
PPE Cost: 7
Effects:
A Ludicrous Magic spell, Slime covers the target with a noxious slimy form of ectoplasm that looks like goopy mucus and smells like $#!+. It manages to both cling and run places stuff isn’t supposed to go, and the reek LINGERS. Those(the target and those coming within 5 ft of the area of effect) without respiratory protection, make a roll under ME or be nauseated(-1 to initiative, -1 dodge/parry, -5% to skill rolls) for the duration of the spell. The slime is also slippery, and those covered in the slime must roll under their P.P. every melee of the spell’s duration, to retain a firm grip on anything they’re holding(-1 to strike and parry with handheld weapons). Soap and water will not wash the slime off, but Telekinesis can be used to remove the slime(and throw it at other targets) and Cleanse and Summon Rain/Water spells clean it right up.


If this doesn't get used in a ghost hunting BTS game to comic effect the GM has wasted his potential and the players time.

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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I wonder if I should add some blindness penalties if the stuff gets in unprotected eyes...or just leave that and other side effects(like choking hazard) to the GM's perogative.

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:46 pm
  

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taalismn wrote:
I wonder if I should add some blindness penalties if the stuff gets in unprotected eyes...or just leave that and other side effects(like choking hazard) to the GM's perogative.


I feel like as of now neither of those apply, maybe an in built safety feature of the spell? since it seems to find its way places...

Maybe a higher level one would include the ability to suffocate/crawl to a persons eyes/throat and...well...scary stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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*Create Sponge Golem(Ritual)
Level: 11
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Exists until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 250 PPE to enchant natural sponges, 320 PPE to enchant artificial sponges
This ritual allows the mage to create an ambulatory servant made of absorbent sponge material. The mage needs to collect either 200 lbs of natural sponge, or 400 lbs of sponge-rubber/artificial sponge(sponge cake will NOT work), a pumice or soap stone carved into the shape of a heart, and several drops of his own blood. The sponges are assembled and stitched into a roughly humanoid shape, the blood dripped into the pumice stone, and then inserted into into the center of the inert golem, and the whole placed in the center of the ritual circle. When animated, the sponge golem comes to life, ready to take orders.


Sponge Golem
(aka ‘Foambot’)
“Like the bathing accessories, Lady Kitlin? Nothing like a nice bath to drain away the tensions of a day of plotting treason, no?”
“-mmmmffppphtttttt!!!------”
#merg#

A roughly humanoid pile of absorbent sponge. Sponge Golems are naturally mute and very simple-minded(can understand and carry out commands such as ‘Clean this’, ‘FIGHT!’, ‘Grab him!’, ‘Fetch this’, and ‘Put out the fire’.). While not the powerhouses that Stone or Metal Golems are, nor as quick and agile as Magic Manikins, or has all-out horrifying as zombies, Sponge Golems have a number of special properties that can make them very effective prowlers and ambushers. They are quite strong, their porous structure giving them the equivalent of hydraulic or pneumatic musculature. Their greatest abilities are based on their absorbent nature. They can also be modified to mystically drain and absorb various aspects of the world around them. Sponge Golems are arguably as terrifying in their own way as zombies, their misshapen appearances and quiet movements often leading them to be mistaken for bizarre alien beings or fungoid abominations.

Size: 7-9 ft tall
SDC/MDC
(Natural Sponges) 140 SDC
(Artificial Sponges) 180 SDC
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 5, P.S. 25, Speed: 9
Horror Factor: 10
Magic Abilities:
*Prowl---The golem’s spongy construction allows it to move virtually noiselessly. Effective Prowl ability of 80%.

*Absorb Water---Takes NO damage from water-based attacks, and can absorb twice its weight in water.
If soaked(50% saturation or more), the Sponge Golem takes HALF damage from fire-based attacks. DOUBLE hand to hand damage.
The golem can also squeeze itself out, spurt-spraying water up to 10 ft away(does 1d8 HP per gallon to vampires).
A fully saturated Sponge Golem weighs three times its normal weight, and is -25% to its Prowl skill(makes a lot of *squish*squish*squish noise).

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 10 SDC per hour; Natural Sponges regenerate at 18 SDC an hour if immersed in water.

*Takes HALF damage from physical impact and blunt-force attacks, and NO damage from falls and collisions.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

Vulnerabilities:
*Clumsy----Sponge Golems’ paws are large and thick and cannot do fine work, and are only capable of the most basic grasping and grappling.

*Takes DOUBLE damage from energy-based attacks.

*Dessicate the Supernatural does FULL SDC damage. Essentially reduces the sponge to crumbly fiber.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 3
+1 Initiative
+1 Entangle
Punch/Kick/Body Block does 2d4 SDC

Options:
These are abilities that be added at the time of creation of the golem. Multiple special abilities can be added, as long as the PPE is available.
Note: Drain abilities require contact with exposed flesh, so even heavy/covering clothing(let alone armor) will prevent the Sponge Golem from being able to use many of the following abilities.

*(Spell) Life Drain---Exactly as it sez: the victim feels ill and enfeebled after coming into contact with the golem. Save vs magic or lose HALF SDC and Hit Points, -1 APM, HALF Speed, and skills are -10% for 1 minute per strike. Victim regains 8 SDC per hour, 4 HP per hour, while Speed remains diminished for six hours. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Desiccate the Supernatural---Sucks the water out of supernatural opponents. Save vs magic(at -1) or be drained of 3d6x10 MDC/HP instantly. Water Elementals take DOUBLE damage. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Giant----Expands on the water absorption abilities of the Sponge Golem. If immersed in water, the golem can magically swell into a giant an additional 10 ft tall and an extra 1,000 lbs in weight(increase water absorption capability accordingly). +1 APM, +1 strike/parry. -3 to dodge, P.S. becomes 38, and -Supernatural-, SDC is TRIPLED and becomes MDC, and Speed drops to 7. Works only on golems made of natural sponge. 160 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Consciousness---Modified Sleep spell, only it uses contact to sap wakefulness and adrenaline. Save vs magic or fall asleep for 15 minutes. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Strength----With a touch, the golem can gradually rob an opponent of their strength. Save vs magic or lose 1d6 points of P.S.(1d4 if possessing Extraordinary P.S. and 1 point if Supernatural P.S.). At ZERO P.S.. points, the victim is limp as an overcooked noodle, unable to move. Once the drain ceases, the victim regains 1d4 points of P.S. every 30 minutes. 30 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Intelligence---With a touch, the golem can gradually erode the IQ of an opponent. With every point of lost IQ, reduce skill proficiencies by -5%. At ZERO IQ, the victim is reduced to blank-eyed, slack-mouthed incomprehension, unable to do anything. Once the drain ceases, the victim regains 1 point of IQ every 30 minutes. Save vs magic or 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Mobility---Essentially Paralysis: Lesser, with each sponge-to-flesh touch the golem can paralyze an opponent’s limbs. Save vs magic or lose the use of the affected limb for 2 minutes. This costs only PPE for golems made of natural sponge, since it may copy microscopic envenomation cells in the organic organism. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Focus---Befuddle, in other words. Save vs magic or become confused and disoriented; -2 to strike, parry, dodge, HALF APMs, , and -20% to skills for 2 minutes per strike. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Sound---The Sponge Golem can absorb sound from around itself, creating a Globe of Silence, 10 ft in radius. The Golem can also reverse the process, expelling absorbed sound in the equivalent of a Thunderclap spell. 60 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Whisper of Wind---This gives the Sponge Golem some basic speech abilities, though the effect is of a low wheezing or moaning whisper, as the golem speaks from hundreds of tiny cells inhaling and exhaling. Sponge Golems tend to be rather laconic, simple, conversationalists, speaking mostly in one- or two-syllable words, and only in basic concepts. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Absorb Light----This yellowish sponge somehow absorbs light from the area immediately around it, rendering the area dark, like a Cloak of Darkness(5 ft radius). Squeezing the sponge hard will cause a burst of luminescence similar to a Blinding Flash(10 ft radius), while squeezing it more slowly will release light in a more controlled manner(equivalent to Lantern Light). 22 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Sponge Trap----A variant of Magic Net, the sponge grows around a grappled opponent, trapping them in its grasp. Dodge at 16 or higher, or be trapped helpless in the golem’s spongy grasp; megadamage weapons will cut free of the sponge trap, but takes 2 melees to do so. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Cleanse----Allows the golem to clean up dirt and grime with ease. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain PPE---- Save vs magic or lose 1d6 PPE per touch-strike. PPE is regained naturally. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Brain Drain----The Sponge Golem can, by grabbing a target’s head, drain any ISP from psychic powers. Save vs magic or lose 1d8 ISP per touch or melee of entanglement. ISP is regained naturally. 30 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Spawn Sponge Sucker----The Sponge Golem can grow and detach smaller sponges, the size of hand sponges. If the Sponge Golem has any special spell-power options, a spawned sponge can have one of the powers, and can be stuck to a target. The smaller sponges each have 5 SDC, and require a combined PS of 15 to pry off. Each spawn-sponge costs the Sponge Golem 5 SDC and it lasts 1 hour before breaking down into dust. The Sponge Golem regenerates the lost SDC as normal. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Multiple Limbs----This is the equivalent of the Ocean Magic spell Grow Tentacles, and adds both extra limbs and extra attacks to the Sponge Golem. Can be taken up to three times for a total of six extra limbs. Each pair adds +1 APM, +1 initiative, +1 to strike, and +1 to parry. 60 PPE per added pair to add at the time of creation.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:34 pm
  

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Run! It’s the attack of the lufahs!


*Create Sponge Golem(Ritual)
Level: 11
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Exists until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 250 PPE to enchant natural sponges, 320 PPE to enchant artificial sponges
This ritual allows the mage to create an ambulatory servant made of absorbent sponge material. The mage needs to collect either 200 lbs of natural sponge, or 400 lbs of sponge-rubber/artificial sponge(sponge cake will NOT work), a pumice or soap stone carved into the shape of a heart, and several drops of his own blood. The sponges are assembled and stitched into a roughly humanoid shape, the blood dripped into the pumice stone, and then inserted into into the center of the inert golem, and the whole placed in the center of the ritual circle. When animated, the sponge golem comes to life, ready to take orders.


Sponge Golem
(aka ‘Foambot’)
“Like the bathing accessories, Lady Kitlin? Nothing like a nice bath to drain away the tensions of a day of plotting treason, no?”
“-mmmmffppphtttttt!!!------”
#merg#

A roughly humanoid pile of absorbent sponge. Sponge Golems are naturally mute and very simple-minded(can understand and carry out commands such as ‘Clean this’, ‘FIGHT!’, ‘Grab him!’, ‘Fetch this’, and ‘Put out the fire’.). While not the powerhouses that Stone or Metal Golems are, nor as quick and agile as Magic Manikins, or has all-out horrifying as zombies, Sponge Golems have a number of special properties that can make them very effective prowlers and ambushers. They are quite strong, their porous structure giving them the equivalent of hydraulic or pneumatic musculature. Their greatest abilities are based on their absorbent nature. They can also be modified to mystically drain and absorb various aspects of the world around them. Sponge Golems are arguably as terrifying in their own way as zombies, their misshapen appearances and quiet movements often leading them to be mistaken for bizarre alien beings or fungoid abominations.

Size: 7-9 ft tall
SDC/MDC
(Natural Sponges) 140 SDC
(Artificial Sponges) 180 SDC
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 5, P.S. 25, Speed: 9
Horror Factor: 10
Magic Abilities:
*Prowl---The golem’s spongy construction allows it to move virtually noiselessly. Effective Prowl ability of 80%.

*Absorb Water---Takes NO damage from water-based attacks, and can absorb twice its weight in water.
If soaked(50% saturation or more), the Sponge Golem takes HALF damage from fire-based attacks. DOUBLE hand to hand damage.
The golem can also squeeze itself out, spurt-spraying water up to 10 ft away(does 1d8 HP per gallon to vampires).
A fully saturated Sponge Golem weighs three times its normal weight, and is -25% to its Prowl skill(makes a lot of *squish*squish*squish noise).

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 10 SDC per hour; Natural Sponges regenerate at 18 SDC an hour if immersed in water.

*Takes HALF damage from physical impact and blunt-force attacks, and NO damage from falls and collisions.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

Vulnerabilities:
*Clumsy----Sponge Golems’ paws are large and thick and cannot do fine work, and are only capable of the most basic grasping and grappling.

*Takes DOUBLE damage from energy-based attacks.

*Dessicate the Supernatural does FULL SDC damage. Essentially reduces the sponge to crumbly fiber.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 3
+1 Initiative
+1 Entangle
Punch/Kick/Body Block does 2d4 SDC

Options:
These are abilities that be added at the time of creation of the golem. Multiple special abilities can be added, as long as the PPE is available.
Note: Drain abilities require contact with exposed flesh, so even heavy/covering clothing(let alone armor) will prevent the Sponge Golem from being able to use many of the following abilities.

*(Spell) Life Drain---Exactly as it sez: the victim feels ill and enfeebled after coming into contact with the golem. Save vs magic or lose HALF SDC and Hit Points, -1 APM, HALF Speed, and skills are -10% for 1 minute per strike. Victim regains 8 SDC per hour, 4 HP per hour, while Speed remains diminished for six hours. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Desiccate the Supernatural---Sucks the water out of supernatural opponents. Save vs magic(at -1) or be drained of 3d6x10 MDC/HP instantly. Water Elementals take DOUBLE damage. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Giant----Expands on the water absorption abilities of the Sponge Golem. If immersed in water, the golem can magically swell into a giant an additional 10 ft tall and an extra 1,000 lbs in weight(increase water absorption capability accordingly). +1 APM, +1 strike/parry. -3 to dodge, P.S. becomes 38, and -Supernatural-, SDC is TRIPLED and becomes MDC, and Speed drops to 7. Works only on golems made of natural sponge. 160 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Consciousness---Modified Sleep spell, only it uses contact to sap wakefulness and adrenaline. Save vs magic or fall asleep for 15 minutes. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Strength----With a touch, the golem can gradually rob an opponent of their strength. Save vs magic or lose 1d6 points of P.S.(1d4 if possessing Extraordinary P.S. and 1 point if Supernatural P.S.). At ZERO P.S.. points, the victim is limp as an overcooked noodle, unable to move. Once the drain ceases, the victim regains 1d4 points of P.S. every 30 minutes. 30 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Intelligence---With a touch, the golem can gradually erode the IQ of an opponent. With every point of lost IQ, reduce skill proficiencies by -5%. At ZERO IQ, the victim is reduced to blank-eyed, slack-mouthed incomprehension, unable to do anything. Once the drain ceases, the victim regains 1 point of IQ every 30 minutes. Save vs magic or 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Mobility---Essentially Paralysis: Lesser, with each sponge-to-flesh touch the golem can paralyze an opponent’s limbs. Save vs magic or lose the use of the affected limb for 2 minutes. This costs only PPE for golems made of natural sponge, since it may copy microscopic envenomation cells in the organic organism. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Focus---Befuddle, in other words. Save vs magic or become confused and disoriented; -2 to strike, parry, dodge, HALF APMs, , and -20% to skills for 2 minutes per strike. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain Sound---The Sponge Golem can absorb sound from around itself, creating a Globe of Silence, 10 ft in radius. The Golem can also reverse the process, expelling absorbed sound in the equivalent of a Thunderclap spell. 60 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Whisper of Wind---This gives the Sponge Golem some basic speech abilities, though the effect is of a low wheezing or moaning whisper, as the golem speaks from hundreds of tiny cells inhaling and exhaling. Sponge Golems tend to be rather laconic, simple, conversationalists, speaking mostly in one- or two-syllable words, and only in basic concepts. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Absorb Light----This yellowish sponge somehow absorbs light from the area immediately around it, rendering the area dark, like a Cloak of Darkness(5 ft radius). Squeezing the sponge hard will cause a burst of luminescence similar to a Blinding Flash(10 ft radius), while squeezing it more slowly will release light in a more controlled manner(equivalent to Lantern Light). 22 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Sponge Trap----A variant of Magic Net, the sponge grows around a grappled opponent, trapping them in its grasp. Dodge at 16 or higher, or be trapped helpless in the golem’s spongy grasp; megadamage weapons will cut free of the sponge trap, but takes 2 melees to do so. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Cleanse----Allows the golem to clean up dirt and grime with ease. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Drain PPE---- Save vs magic or lose 1d6 PPE per touch-strike. PPE is regained naturally. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Brain Drain----The Sponge Golem can, by grabbing a target’s head, drain any ISP from psychic powers. Save vs magic or lose 1d8 ISP per touch or melee of entanglement. ISP is regained naturally. 30 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Spawn Sponge Sucker----The Sponge Golem can grow and detach smaller sponges, the size of hand sponges. If the Sponge Golem has any special spell-power options, a spawned sponge can have one of the powers, and can be stuck to a target. The smaller sponges each have 5 SDC, and require a combined PS of 15 to pry off. Each spawn-sponge costs the Sponge Golem 5 SDC and it lasts 1 hour before breaking down into dust. The Sponge Golem regenerates the lost SDC as normal. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Multiple Limbs----This is the equivalent of the Ocean Magic spell Grow Tentacles, and adds both extra limbs and extra attacks to the Sponge Golem. Can be taken up to three times for a total of six extra limbs. Each pair adds +1 APM, +1 initiative, +1 to strike, and +1 to parry. 60 PPE per added pair to add at the time of creation.


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Run! It’s the attack of the lufahs!
*Create Sponge Golem(Ritual)
You, my friend, have way too much free time.

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Stone Gargoyle wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Run! It’s the attack of the lufahs!
*Create Sponge Golem(Ritual)
You, my friend, have way too much free time.



True, all too painfully true...I just found out that, thanks to the latest budget, they cut an hour off my weekly four-hour reference desk position...just when I needed to buy a new computer, and I was down to that one job. So I now have even more time to go mad by inches...


I never thought I'd hear myself say it...but I MISS working 30 hours a week... :(

So, yeah, 'Create Cardboard Golem' is probably next...

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taalismn wrote:
Stone Gargoyle wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Run! It’s the attack of the lufahs!
*Create Sponge Golem(Ritual)
You, my friend, have way too much free time.



True, all too painfully true...I just found out that, thanks to the latest budget, they cut an hour off my weekly four-hour reference desk position...just when I needed to buy a new computer, and I was down to that one job. So I now have even more time to go mad by inches...


I never thought I'd hear myself say it...but I MISS working 30 hours a week... :(

So, yeah, 'Create Cardboard Golem' is probably next...
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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As threatened....

Create Cardboard Golem(Ritual)
Level: 8
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Exists until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 190
Effects:
This spell allows the caster to create an animated servant made of cardboard.
To create, the caster first assembles a roughly humanoid form out of cardboard boxes, tubes, and sheets of cardboard. They then create a heart-shape of sheepskin, studded with garnets, and drip several drops of their own blood into it before putting it in an envelope, sealed and stamped again with their blood, and placed in the center of the golem, activating it and bringing it to psuedo-life.
Most Golemancers and serious mages do not consider this spell to be a proper golem creation spell, seeing it as little more than a different version of the Animate Clothing spell. Ludicrous Mages, however, insist that its permanence aspect firmly puts it up there with Doughboys and Action Figure Golems in the (admittedly low) tiers of golemancy.

Cardboard Golem
(aka ‘Box Golem’, ‘Paper’bot’)

“Got another report of somebody losing a package because somebody stole the mailing golem off their porch.”

A roughly humanoid construct of cardboard, animated by magic. Boxes, shipping envelopes and tubes, toilet paper cores, and egg cartons are all common elements in Cardboard Golem construction. Cardboard Golems are mute and very simple-minded; they can carry out simple, rote tasks, and can go to assigned locations, but they lack the intuition and initiative, as well as the strength and durability, to make effective combatants.
Cardboard Golems are arguably the weakest of golems(even the most liberal golemancers scoff at rumors of ‘pasta golems’). They aren’t considered good servants, because a swamped floor can easily turn their legs to mush, and encounters with tabletop candles can easily set them on fire. Still, they do have their uses and their adherents, who use them for such things as early warning and courier tasks(being hollow, they can be used to store and transport items inside their frames). And though most mages consider it a waste of time and creativity, there are those who research and implement upgrades to the golems, giving them some surprising capabilities. Ludicrous Mages and TechnoWizards make more use of them than any other mages because the materials to make them are fairly easy to come by, they’re easy to make, and are low investment(if they get destroyed, it’s easy to replace them). Many institute and company mailrooms and warehouses in Lazlo make extensive use of Cardboard Golems because of the ready availability of materials to make and repair them.

Size: 5-7 ft tall
Weight: Roughly 45-70 lbs
SDC: 60
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 3, P.S. 5, Speed: 12
Horror Factor: 8
Magic Abilities:
*Prowl---The light weight and corrugated cardboard construction of the golem give it quiet movement and a Prowl skill of 75%.

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 8 SDC per hour. 10 SDC per hour if in a paper-rich environment.

*Compactible---The Cardboard Golem can be compacted and folded flat for easy stiorage until needed, or can be squashed down to 1-2 inches high(as long as nothing is in it) to be slid through narrow openings(the golem cannot do this on its own).

*Takes HALF damage from physical impact and blunt-force attacks. Cardboard Golems can be pounded flat and can still bounce back the next melee round.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

*Cargo Space---The Cardboard Golem has hollow internal spaces inside its torso and head that can hold up to 40 lbs, in addition to what it can carry in its arms.

Vulnerabilities:
*Clumsy----Box Golems’ hands are poorly suited for dexterity and cannot do fine work, and are only capable of the most basic grasping and grappling.

*Takes DOUBLE damage from water- and fire-based attacks.

*Lightweight---A good stiff wind in excess of 25 MPH is enough to send the golem flying end over end.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 3
+1 Dodge
+2 Roll
Punch/Kick/Body Block/Slap does 1d4 SDC
Paper Cut does 1d6 SDC

Options:
These are abilities that be added at the time of creation of the golem. Multiple special abilities can be added, as long as the PPE is available.

*(Spell) Water-Seal---Proofs the golem against water damage by essentially magically laminating it. Water-based attacks do NO damage. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Magic Courier---The same as Magic Pigeon, only the Cardboard Golem can’t fly(unless the Overnight Delivery option is also taken). This allows the golem to be programmed to find and go to specific people. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Rush Delivery---Allows the golem to run faster(Spd 44, or 30 MPH, and +6 to dodge while going flat-out). 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Overnight Delivery---Allows the golem to -fly-(50 MPH, +2 to dodge). Cardboard wings are a typical feature of golems thus equipped. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Fireproofing---Fits the golem with the equivalent of fire-retardant linings. Supposedly inspired by pre-Rifts airliner containment bags meant for holding combusting personal electronics. Fire does NO damage to the golem. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Boxing---This gives the Golem the ability to create, out of thin air, multiple boxes that it can drop on objects and people. If put around a person, they can be used to temporarily restrain and confuse them(though the boxes only have 10 SDC each). Boxes last 12 hours. The golem can create as many boxes per melee as it has APMs. 60 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Paper Airplane Daggers---Probably one of the most elaborate and powerful augmentations available to the Cardboard Golem, and likely the result of a Ludicrous Mage wanting some payback for a snub paid his corrugated paper creations. This power-up requires a tube-limb or tube-finger, with a piece of thick paper inscribed with some hurtful, insulting, writing(pages from discarded insult dictionaries are a favorite) on it inserted within. When magically empowered, the tube can now generate and shoot paper airplane daggers, that unfold as they are propelled out of the tube by a modified Wind Rush sub-spell. Paper airplane daggers have a range of 75 ft, are +1 to strike and can do 3d6 SDC damage to a target. The golem can shoot as many airplane daggers as it has APMs. 46 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Scale Tipper---This spell add-on allows the lightweight golem to hunker down, by magically increasing its weight by as much 100 lbs for as long as two minutes at a time. 8 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Repel Animals---Added to some golems meant to act as couriers. Keeps dogs and other animals from attacking the courier. Keeps them at least 30 ft away. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Sense Traps---A handy spell add-on for mailroom golems, this spell allows the golem to touch a box, letter, or maling envelope, and determine if it is concealing an explosive device or other dangerous mechanism. CANNOT sense poisons or magic booby-traps. Typically will start shaking violently if it ‘alerts’. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) X-Ray Scan---Another mailroom golem option. It requires two clear quartz crystals of at least 50 credits value to be attached to the inside of one of the boxes(usually the headpiece)making up the golem, with pinholes on the outside surface. Can see through cardboard and wood up to 10 ft away in one melee, metal in two melee rounds. Typically will start shaking violently if it ‘sees’ pre-assigned proscribed objects. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Detect Poison---Another good mailroom golem option. This requires a hollow tube to act as an artificial ‘nose’ to hold near suspect objects. It will be set off if it detects signs of poisons(the template of what is poisonous is based on the caster’s physiology, so users of this option will typically have several mages take part in casting the poison-sensing protocol....at the same PPE cost for each...or make several different golems to scent for poisos). 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Hmmm, maybe there is a Tailor Mage spell to create a dirty sweatsock golem.

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The rumors of the Pasta Golem are generally attributed to two stories...one was of a humanoid construct of linguine that supposedly terrorized a bistro when a mage became upset with the service he got. This story is generally discredited as a misidentified application of TK(or possibly a Water Elemental Summoned out of a cauldron of boiling pasta noodles). The other tale generally has a evil high mage threatening a group of adventurers with a 'strangler golem' summoned from his magic cauldron...in reality, the mage had been surprised in his dining room and animated his lunch to attack the intruders, rather than order a pre-crafted golem from the shadows...and the construct's reign of terror only lasted until the ork member of the party ate it.

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A pasta golem using sheets of dried lasagna for scale armor.
inscribed them with marinara, alfredo, or pesto runes for an indestructible magic paper effect.
Man..given all the different shapes of pasta you could have so many special abilities just by switching things out!

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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
A pasta golem using sheets of dried lasagna for scale armor.
inscribed them with marinara, alfredo, or pesto runes for an indestructible magic paper effect.
Man..given all the different shapes of pasta you could have so many special abilities just by switching things out!



True, but I meant it as a joke...
However...
Since I seem to be on a golemancy jag(I'm toying with rubber golems...), several things occur to me:
1) The Age of a Thousand Magicks. So many spells and schools were presumed lost, destroyed...what if obscure texts came back to light? Or parallel research efforts? Yeah...maybe some things should -remain- forgotten...for the old school mages' sanity's sake.

2) Modernized Magery...Combining modern data recording and dissemination methods with traditional magery may encourage mages to pursue obscure, even silly, ideas. Thus, a suitably inspired Cooking Mage(and we know, thanks to the Rifter article on Megadamage Chefs, that they CAN exist) might try their hand at creating their own golems in the kitchen(where, face it, modern chemistry essentially started...and alchemy as well).

3) Revolution--Those old-school magick schools and orders who survived the slaughter of the fall of the Ao1KM are just so snooty and haughty, dictating what can and cannot be done. Time to take then down a notch. Time to drive those hidebound Golemancers crazy with a slew of new golem types, even if some of them don't last very long(Especially those made by the Kitchen Mages...between the Gingerbread Man Uprising and the Devils Food Cake Monster, it's just hard to take them seriously anymore...or keep the inches off the waistline)! Let's murder some sacred cows!

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Here's some more, of lighter content...


Buzzing Annoyance(Invocation)
Level: 1
Type: Invocation
Range: 60 ft +10 ft per level of experience
Duration: 1 minute(4 melees) per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 2
Effects:
This spell generates an intermittent buzzing sound, like that of a large fly, hornet, or mosquito, that persistently harries the target, varying in intensity and in direction, but just out of sight. On a failed save vs magic, the victim loses -1 initiative and -1 APM as they try to locate, slap, or avoid what sounds like the B-52 of bloodsucking or stinging insects trying to land in their ear. Because of its magic nature, this spell DOES affect those with augmented/baffled hearing and/or hearing protection, such as earmuffs and sealed helmets.

Hard Drip(Invocation)
Level: 2
Type: Invocation
Range: 60 ft +10 ft per level of experience
Duration: 3 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 3
Effects:
Developed as a variant of the Ludicrous Magic spell Water Dump, Hard Drip, instead of dumping a whole bucket of water on the victim at once, hits them with a large, cold, annoying drop from seemingly nowhere over a protracted period of time. The drop hits with the force of a hard finger poke or tap, and is sleet-cold. This can be, with a failed save, akin to slow water torture, as the sudden cold water quickly becomes distracting and annoying, as the water drips over the target’s eyes, gets into their ears, and dribbles down their neck. -1 to initiative per melee the spell is in effect. Even when not actively dripping, the -anticipation- of the next drop can prove just as annoying. Even if the target is wearing a helmet, the droplet will still hit, and if the person is upside down or facing up, the drops will hit them in the face. Sealed EBA -will- protect the person against the effects of this spell.
A successful save means that the drip is simply ignored, or, under the right circumstances(such as hot weather), might be pleasurable.
The water drops do no physical damage to most beings, but do 1d4 HP damage per melee to vampires.

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taalismn wrote:
True, but I meant it as a joke...
However...
Since I seem to be on a golemancy jag(I'm toying with rubber golems...), several things occur to me:


I think this would have to be for a modern game because ancient cultures didn't have the technology to make rubber. The best you could hope for (imho) is a golem made of cooled/hardened tree sap or tar.


taalismn wrote:
1) The Age of a Thousand Magicks. So many spells and schools were presumed lost, destroyed...what if obscure texts came back to light? Or parallel research efforts? Yeah...maybe some things should -remain- forgotten...for the old school mages' sanity's sake.


While I never play magic (or psi either really) based characters (because of the ppe/isp accounting ughh math) I do really enjoy reading about them. I've really gotten a kick out of these last couple Golem spells you posted and would be interested in a class of magic specializing in creating Golems out of any and everything regardless of how nonsensical it may be. ( grass clippings? leaves, sticks, bark? anything you can find enough of to assemble a humanoid shape? sure, why not!)

taalismn wrote:
2) Modernized Magery...Combining modern data recording and dissemination methods with traditional magery may encourage mages to pursue obscure, even silly, ideas. Thus, a suitably inspired Cooking Mage(and we know, thanks to the Rifter article on Megadamage Chefs, that they CAN exist) might try their hand at creating their own golems in the kitchen(where, face it, modern chemistry essentially started...and alchemy as well).

3) Revolution--Those old-school magick schools and orders who survived the slaughter of the fall of the Ao1KM are just so snooty and haughty, dictating what can and cannot be done. Time to take then down a notch. Time to drive those hidebound Golemancers crazy with a slew of new golem types, even if some of them don't last very long(Especially those made by the Kitchen Mages...between the Gingerbread Man Uprising and the Devils Food Cake Monster, it's just hard to take them seriously anymore...or keep the inches off the waistline)! Let's murder some sacred cows!


Cooking Magic and kitchen golems YYEESSSS!!!! Golems made of pots and pans, stale loaves of bread, vegetables (Like that one in The Tale of Despereaux), a wood burning stove with pipe for limbs!

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I believe the Rifters had an article on Golemancy and adding features to Golems...I don't remember if they made Golemancers a class unto themselves or just dealt with creating golems as a subset of other magic OCCs.

But my favorite is still High Cookery, though it's lacking in food/cooking specific spells...it's more like a potions master or mystic herbalist, only food is used as the focus, especially baked goods(seeing as we have Bakery Magic on this thread, it fits very well indeed).

Thing is, I imagine quite a few mage schools have attempted at least temporary animations of various substances...Though permanence(or at least longevity) and some degree of intelligence and semi-autonomous action makes the PROPER golem.

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
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Okay...here's the Bond Mage to go with my Bond Magic spells:
(as always, feedback and suggestions are welcome)

Bond Mage OCC(aka ‘Link-Mage’, ‘Dominizard’)

“ (*Awaken) I have use for you. No, don’t pretend to still be asleep. You know as I do how long recovery from the stasis-spell takes. (*Cleanse*Refresh*) Stand up. Humiliated? Feeling self-conscious? I see no reason to store you fully dressed. You know, Fhadiza, that had our little duel gone differently, you’d be doing the same to me. You were so fond of tormenting me with the harness you were going to make me wear when you won. It turns out it fits you so much better. Those of Greater Will Command. It is the way of our Order. As I said, I have use for you. I have visitors who need a guide to the city. I can’t spare the time to personally attend to them, so you will be my instrument and you will guide them. However, you are merely the extension of my will. Need I remind you not to try anything? You -know- I will be watching and listening. That -was- the first thing you taught me when we were Odivar’s students.”

The Bond Mage is a practitioner of magic who specializes in establishing mystic bonds between beings. They study the linking and manipulation of life force energies, including the paramechanics of Familiar linkages, possession, and similar magicks. Bond Mages can also discern the signs of magic links and even disrupt them with touch-contact.
Bond Mages tend to study magic that allows them to manipulate the life energies and mental attitudes of others at a distance. They rarely show interest in magicks that affect the inanimate, preferring to commune with and influence the living. Bond Mages focus more on contacting and manipulating the regular people and animals around them; they seldom exhibit any interest in making deals or links with extradimensional entities, or getting inside their heads. They frequently find employment conducting marriages(for those seeking more intimate association), communications(giving members of a party the ability to communicate through a bond), Familiar-bindings, punishment-bondings, and exorcisms.
Bond Mages typically build up ‘retinues’ of associates, servants, or slaves Bonded to them. This small network allows them to become, in many cases, surprisingly powerful.


Special Abilities of the Bond Mage:
*Bond Magic----Bond Mages can cast Bond Magic spells at 50% of listed PPE cost. The Bond Mage starts out with the Bond Magic spell Bond of Communication, and can learn/intuit one additional Bond Magic spell each level of experience. They can also learn spells in the usual fashion, provided opportunity and resources.

*Bond Affinity---Bond Mages are better able to handle the strain of multiple Bonds with different people. Can establish Bonds with a different person for every 3 points of M.E., plus one additional individual for every 2 levels of experience.

*Detect Magic Links---Bond Mages can sense the presence of active lifeforce linkages, including Bonds, possession, mind-control magic, and vampire thralls. 65%+5% per per level of experience, and range is line of sight.

*Disrupt Magic Links---With a touch, the Bond Mage can temporarily disrupt a Bond or a link, such as a Domination spell, and including a Shifter’s or Witch’s link to their supernatural patron. If the linkage is voluntary, the person will get a save versus the disrupting touch. If the save fails, the link-spell is disrupted for as many melee rounds as the Bond Mage’s M.E.
In the case of Possession, the possessing entity, not the host body, rolls against the Bond Mage.
This ability costs the Bond Mage NO PPE to perform.

Initial Spell Knowledge:
In addition to Bond Magic, Bond Mages tend to focus on spells that affect life energies or allow them to manipulate others’ biology, ideally at a distance. Unless otherwise noted, these cost PPE as normal.
Starts with:
Befuddle
Locate
Distant Voice
Ley Line Transmission
Fear
Charm
Familiar Link(costs only 22 PPE for the BondMage, and penalties are only HALF)

Each level of experience, the Bond Mage will be able to figure out a new spell equal to his or her level of achievement/experience. Of course, additional spells may be learned or purchased at at any time regardless of the character’s experience level.

Additional Spell Magic for Bond Mages:
Agony
Second Sight
Mental Shock
Life Drain
Memory Bank
Exorcism
Sickness
Aura of Doom
Mute
Words of Truth
Cloud Animal Mind
Tame Beast
Summon and Control Canines
Summon and Control Insects
Summon and Control Animals
Summon and Control Rodents
Summon and Control Sea Serpents
Summon Greater Familiar
Enemy Mind
Compulsion
Lifeblast
Instill Knowledge
Influence the Beast
Domination
Death Curse
Weight of Duty
Blind
Paralysis: Lesser
Life Source
Constrain Being

The Bond Mage can learn other spells outside this list/theme, but those will cost 50% MORE(round up) of their normal PPE to cast. Few Bond Mages bother learning spells of other disciplines.

Base PPE: 2d6x10 +P.E. . Add 2d6 PPE per level of experience
Supplemental Sources of PPE: Bond Mages can draw upon ambient PPE and that of sacrifices in the usual manner, but their ability to establish Bonds also allows them to potentially draw upon the PPE of Bond-members.

O.C.C. Bonuses: +3 save vs Horror Factor, +3 save vs possession, + 1 save vs magic and mind control at levels 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12. +1 to Spell Strength at levels 2, 4, 8, and 12.

Bond Mage O.C.C.
Alignment: Any. Good-aligned Bond Mages are often called upon to officiate marriages and other bonding rituals, and seek to improve the lives of people through bringing them closer together. Evil Bond Mages are prone to be slavers, leashing people mystically against their will.
Attribute Requirements: Minimum M.E. of 14.

O.C.C. Skills:
Language: Native tongue at 98%
Three of choice (+10%)
Literacy: Native language (+30%)
Two of choice (+15%)
Math: Basic(+10%)
Lore: Magic(+15%)
Psychology(+5%)
First Aid(+10%)
Hand to Hand: Basic (Can be upgraded to Expert at the cost of one ‘other’ skill, or Martial Arts or Assassin---if of Evil alignment---for the cost of two skills).
OCC Related Skills: Select 6 ‘other skills at Level One, plus an additional two at levels 3, 6, 9 and 12.
Communications: Any
Cowboy: None
Domestic: Any
Electrical: Basic only
Espionage: Intelligence only(+10%)
Horsemanship: General and Exotic Animals only(+10%)
Mechanical: Basic Mechanics only
Medical: Paramedic and Holistic only(+10%)
Military: None
Physical: Any, except boxing and acrobatics
Pilot: Any, except aircraft, robots, and power armor.
Pilot Related: Any
Rogue: Any
Science: Math, Astronomy and Biology only
Technical: Any
Wilderness: Wilderness Survival only(costs two skills)
Weapons Proficiencies(W.P.): Any, except Heavy Weapons

Secondary Skills: Select 6 secondary skills without bonuses.

Experience Tables: Use the Summoner Tables

Standard Equipment:
Set of ceremonial robes
Light Body Armor(seldom wears heavier armor)
Several sets of restraints/handcuffs or rope ties.
Several packs of chalk sticks, candles, portable brazier, small silver-bladed knife.
Pocket digital recorder/player
Several bags of food appropriate for any Familiars.
Weapons to suit any W.P.s taken(Bond Mages favor stun or incapacitation weapons, the better to bring down animals and opponents who can be spell-controlled or ritually dominated later).
Starting Money: 1d8x1,000 credits, plus 2d6x1,000 credits in barterable goods. Using their networks of contacts and Bonds, Bond Mages can easily increase their personal fortunes quite quickly.

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
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And the Turning of a Page"

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You double posted, T.


So I did...The Redundancy Hound has been unleashed on the case, and, by all accounts, fed well.

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Tar and Feathers(Ludicrous Magic)
Level: 4
Type: Invocation
Range: 60 ft per level of experience
Duration: 15 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 10
Effects: This casts a gummy black coating and a cloud of bright yellow or white feathers to settle on and stick to the target. The feathers magically adhere to the victim with the strength of a Carpet of Adhesion spell, making them nearly impossible to remove short of the spell being dismissed. Cast on bare skin, the tar is painful and distracting(-1 to initiative per melee until dispelled/removed). A Cleanse spell will scrub the gunk right off.
A successful save means the tar and feathers simply fall in a heap around the target, and then evaporate.

Bullseye(Ludicrous Magic)
Level: 3
Type: Invocation
Range: Touch or 50 ft per level of experience
Duration: 1 minute per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 7
Effects:
This spell paints the victim with a bright target(usually on the head, chest, or back) that facilitates anybody trying to hit them to land their shots more accurately(+1 to strike, +2 for called shots).
Attempting to cover the target with clothing or camouflage only causes the target to reappear on top of it.
The bull’s eye is also glow-in-the-dark, allowing the victim to be easily followed in the dark. It is thus very effective at ‘painting’ targets that attempt to hide in darkness. Works through invisibility, chameleon, and darkness spells if the target attempts to use them to cover the bull’s eye.

*Horde ‘o Fluffy(Ludicrous Magic)
Level: 6
Type: Invocation
Range: 50 ft +10 ft per level of experience
Duration: 3 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: Dodge, at -3, -1 for each additional 10 fluffies summoned/sicced.
PPE Cost: 25
Effects: Target will immediately be mobbed by a horde of pastel-furred puppies or bunnies, that will leap all over them attempting to cuddle. Normally, all they’re interested in is snuggling up to the target, but if attacked with intent to harm, they’ll bite back, doing 1 SDC each per melee. Each fluffy has 1 MDC(100 SDC), Spd 16, and P.S. 1. Those caught in a plushie-pile are -2 to initiative, -1 strike, parry, and dodge other attacks, per every 10 flufflies summoned, and must roll under their P.P. to avoid tripping and falling(lose initiative and 1 APM getting back up).
10 fluffies can be summoned per level of experience.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Invisible Chains(Invocation)
“Face it, lover, I’m chained to you for today, and there’s nothing you can do about it because nobody else can see how bound I am to you!”
Level: 10
Type:(Invocation)
Range: Touch
Duration: Low-powered mode lasts 60 minutes per level of experience, the higher-powered version 30 minutes per level of experience
Saving Throw: Special
PPE Cost: 18 for the lower-powered mode, 35 for high-powered.
Effects:
A derivation of ForceBonds, only the mystic bindings require no material component and are completely invisible, except to the caster, the prisoner, and anybody holding the other end of the chains. Also, anybody with See the Invisible or able to see magic energy will be able to discern the restraints.
Casting the spell twice can be used to create links between two individuals(with linking chain length being 5 ft +1 ft per level of experience). Invisible Chains can be cast in a ‘weak’ longer-duration mode, or a higher-end stronger mode more akin to the original ForceBonds spell.
Invisible Chains require a combined Supernatural P.S. of 25 to break in the lower-powered version, 45 for the higher end. 60 MD of damage breaks the low-powered mode, 100 MD the high-mode, though the damage must be energy-based. Dispel Magic and Negate Magic will break them, but the spell saves at +2. Anti-Mgic Cloud dispels them completely. Having no material component to it, the spell defeats the Escape skill, and magic metamorphosis will take 2d4 melees to get out of them.
Originally thought to have been conceived as a ‘dignified’ way of restraining important prisoners, it’s also crept into use by certain fetishists who like the idea of being chained in public without anybody else being the wiser.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Create Rubber Golem(Ritual)
Level: 11
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Exists until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 300 PPE for natural gum rubber golems, 450 PPE for modern vulcanized/synthetic scrap rubber golems.
Effects:
The Age of a Thousand Magics gave birth to many strange and exotic spell-creations, and the Rubber Golem was one of them, believed to have been spawned in the Yin-Sloth Jungles. possibly as a side-development of various ‘tar baby’ sorceries. The mystic formulae for creating Rubber Golems was believed for a long time to be mere rumor, until it began resurfacing in more recent ages.
In the megaversal setting, this spell has also begun to appear with increasing frequency, but with a more modern slant, especially with regards to the creation materials. This has necessitated some changes in the ritual and the attributes of the created golem, leading some mages to consider them a distinctly different form of golem from the original Yin-Sloth formulae rubber golems. However, enough similarities and attributes remain between the traditional rubber golems and their more modern cousins that golemancers do not officially distinguish between the two and group them under the same spell-listing. The end result of the spell is the same; the creation of an ambulatory artificial servant of rubber material.
Traditional Yin-Sloth formulae golem creation requires the collection of natural latex gum, which is melted down in a specially rune-inscribed cauldron. The melted mixture is poured into a humanoid-shaped mold, two onyx-eyes (of 1,000 credits each) and a copper-metal heart is pressed into the cooling rubber, and finally the mage drips a drop of his own blood into the rubber mixture as the final ritual lines are proclaimed.
More modern rubber golems can be created from scrap rubber, including old tires and gaskets, woven and glued together into a rough humanoid shape. The eyes, copper heart, and blood are added as usual, and the Golem comes to life.
Though traditional stone-and-iron golem creators scoff at the ‘weaker’ golem types, serious(or at least open-minded) golemancers have discovered that the more flexible nature of the media they’re using allows them to add a variety of features to their creations.
While not the powerhouses that the Stone and Iron Golems are, Rubber Golems have apparently found a niche as assassination and abduction constructs for their stealth and flexibility, though Ludicrous Mages have begun to use them more openly as
‘bouncey’bots’ or ‘michelin-mannequins’.

“Hubba-hubba-hubba, this golem’s made of rubba! What’s the matter, hero, too embarrassed to admit you got pwned by a pile of recycled tires? Ain’t it a great gag? Besides the rubber one stuck in your mouth, no?”
“-nnnghhhh-!”

Rubber Golem
Size: 5-7 ft tall
Weight: Roughly 45-70 lbs
SDC: (Natural Latex Golem) 200, A.R. 13.
MDC: (Synthetic Rubber Golems) 30+3d6
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 6, P.S. 27, Speed: 15
Horror Factor: 8
Magic Abilities:
*Prowl---The light weight and rubber padding construction of the golem give it quiet movement and a Prowl skill of 75%.

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 8 SDC/ 1d8 MDC per hour.

*Stretching----Natural Latex Golems can elastically reach out up to 15 ft, Synthetic Rubber Golems a mere 8 ft.

*Compaction---Rubber Golems can be squashed down to 3-6 inches high.

*Takes NO damage from falls, collisions, physical impact and blunt-force attacks.

*Kinetic Knock-back---If knocked over, the Rubber Golem does NOT lose initiative and 1 APM getting back up as would be normally the case. Also, if parrying a punch, kick, or blunt force attack, it can return HALF the damage of the strike in its follow-up kick or punch.

*Ball-Up---The Rubber Golem can roll up in a ball that is particularly resistant to damage. Effectively DOUBLES SDC/MDC, but all the Golem can do is sit there and be kicked around.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

Vulnerabilities:
*Heat Vulnerability---Both types take DOUBLE damage from fire-based attacks.
(Natural Latex Golem) Higher temperatures above 100 degrees cause the golem to become runny and limp; HALF normal strength and reduce Armor Rating to 10.

(Synthetic Rubber Golem) If hit with a Natural 20 with plasma or incendiary weaponry, will break into guttering flames that do 1 MD per melee and fill the air with thick toxic fumes(typically fills a 20 ft area with choking smoke)

*Susceptibility to Cold(Natural Latex Golem)-----Freezing temperatures cause natural rubber golems to dry out, crack, and abrade. HALF normal speed and reduce Armor Rating to 10.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 4
+1 Initiative
+2 Entangle
(Natural Latex Golem) Punch/Kick/Body Block does 2d6 SDC
(Synthetic Rubber Golem) Punch/Kick/Body Block does 3d6 SDC

Options:
*(Spell) Vulcanization---This is available only to natural latex golems and it removes their extreme heat and cold vulnerability through ‘cooking’ with a Fire Globe spell, but reduces their resistance to kinetic damage by HALF(the process stiffens them). 80 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Entangler---Believed to be a combination of Armor Bizarre and Forcebonds, the Golem can wrap itself around a target like a ball of rubberbands or a rubber restraint. Holds with a Supernatural P.S. of 45 . +4 to Entangle. 80 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Mute-Gagger---Designed initially to target spell-casters, this application of the Mute spell allows the Golem to throw a strand or band of its material across a target’s mouth or throat. Besides the physical obstacle, the attack magicaly paralyzes the vocal cords of the target for as long as they remain entangled with the Rubber Golem. Even if they manage to free themselves(or be freed by others) a clinging strand or entubated gag prevents them from speaking for 5 minutes afterward. The Golem can also THROW, up to 30 ft, small hoop-gags of its own substance that close over the target, that will shut down the target’s vocal cords for 5 minutes. This spell-modification is often combined with teh Entangler and Slingshot mods. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Slingshot----Application of the Mystic Pitching Throw spell; the Golem can use its elasticity or curved tire shapes to enhance its throwing ability, allowing it to throw small objects with beanball precision and power. Effectively DOUBLES the normal throwing range for the object being thrown, +30 ft per level of the giolemancer’s level of experience. +2 points of damage to the thrown object, and targets are -3 to dodge. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Wheeler ---Can form into a wheel shape and speed along at Superhuman Speed; 30 MPH, +6 to dodge. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Steel Belting---This is available to Synthetic Rubber Golems in the form of strands of wire and Armor of Ithan and Resist Fire spells embedded in the Golem. Removes the vulnerability to heat-based attacks(but not the Combust on Natural 20 vulnerability) and adds an additional 3d6 MD to the main body. 32 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Pneumatic Punch ----The Rubber Golem can use air bladders to compress air and give its punches and kicks extra power, equivalent to a Haymaker Strike(+2d6 SD to punch or kick).+1 to strike, and even on a successful parry, the target takes 1d4 points of damage. 8 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Mega-Wallop---Available to Synthetic Rubber Golems only, this adds even more power to the Golem’s punch in the form of added either chains/studs and a Mega-Damage Haymaker spell. Can perform a 2d6 MD punch or kick ONCE per melee(takes one attack), +1 to strike, and even on a successful parry, the target takes 1d4 points of damage. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Water Seal---Makes the golem waterproof and allows it to float. Anything concealed inside the Golem is thus protected from inundation. Some golemancers have been known to use this spell to fashion Rubber Golems into wetsuit-like constructs or semi-intelligent diving suits. Conversely, it can be used to allow the Golem to STORE water (up to 50 gallons for the average human-sized rubber golem), meaning that the golem can be used as a self-propelled water bladder. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Rubber Ducky---Requires the Water Seal modification as a prerequisite; this embeds a Swim as a Fish: Lesser, spell into the rubber material. The Golem looks more streamlined and has large fins for feet(reduce land speed by 50%), but can swim with a skill equal to 96%(and at x3 P.S. in meters/yards per melee), and is +1 to parry/dodge underwater. Note that if the Golem has anything alive inside it, they will still need a source of air, such as an air tank or snorkel incorporated into the golem's design; otherwise it will hold only about five minutes' worth of air inside it. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Squirt Gun---Requires the Water Seal modification; this Mystic Water Blast-based modification allows the Golem to accumulate and store water in internal bladders, then squirt it out under pressure. Besides being able to collect normal water or rain accumulation, this allows the golem to magically conjure up to 4 gallons of water per melee. Blast has a range of 100 ft +10 ft per golemancer’s level of experience, and does 2d6+6 H.P. to vampires, Fire Elementals, and other beings susceptible to water-based attacks. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Rubber Ninja---Available only to the Natural Latex Golem; this application of the Superhuman Agility spell gives the Golem catlike reflexes and an ability to contort and twist out of harm’s way in ways that are arguably eye-boggling. +1 on initiative, +1 parry, +5 dodge, +5 automatic dodge +5 roll, base climbing/balancing skill of 88%. 35 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Insulator----Reinforces the Golem against energy attacks, via way of an embedded Impervious to Energy spell. Ion and electrical attacks do NO damage, particle beams, lasers, and plasma/heat do HALF damage. However, plasma and heat will still do DOUBLE normal damage on a Natural 20. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:08 pm
  

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“Hubba-hubba-hubba, this golem’s made of rubba!”
“-nnnghhhh-!”


This is literally the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks for making me laugh. I needed it.

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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
taalismn wrote:
“Hubba-hubba-hubba, this golem’s made of rubba!”
“-nnnghhhh-!”


This is literally the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks for making me laugh. I needed it.



Glad to oblige. How you feeling?
Now I gotta work out spell mods for the traditional stone and iron golems to allow them to keep up with the upsurge in customized 'lesser' golems...because, let's see, we got sponge, we got cardboard, we got rubber...dough, clothing, plastic figurines(Ludicrous Magic)...we've got straw over in the Shemarrian Fan Creations thread(well, they're really bioplastic robots)...
Traditional golemancers might be looking uneasily over their shoulders thinking 'okay, what's next?'.

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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How you feeling?


Tired. I just don't have any energy. Which is something I find strange because I made 3 miles worth of laps while IN the hospital.
Stressed. Job hours were cut back from 40 - 24 because the Dr. said no more night shifts. So instead of switching my nights/days off for any of the 8 available afternoon shifts (A reasonable accommodation according to the ADA and EEOC) they take my hours away. Feels like I'm being penalized for standing up for my health concerns vs this BS job. Oh well, I've already started searching for employment lawyers.

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Nate, you sir win the internet for today! You've definitely earned the "oh so amazing" part of your name today. :lol:


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Tired. I just don't have any energy. Which is something I find strange because I made 3 miles worth of laps while IN the hospital.
Stressed. Job hours were cut back from 40 - 24 because the Dr. said no more night shifts. So instead of switching my nights/days off for any of the 8 available afternoon shifts (A reasonable accommodation according to the ADA and EEOC) they take my hours away. Feels like I'm being penalized for standing up for my health concerns vs this BS job. Oh well, I've already started searching for employment lawyers.[/quote]

Ouch. A curse upon their bb-stacking accountantcies!

Ahhhmmm...we seem rather short of creative curse spells in this thread...anybody want to help remedy that?

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And the Turning of a Page"

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'okay, what's next?'.


glue, obviously :D


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taalismn wrote:
'okay, what's next?'.


glue, obviously :D


You're reading my mind again.
Actually, I'm working on a ritual called 'Create Tar Baby' but that's close enough.

Larger golems, though? I'm thinking GLASS or ROPE/STEEL CABLE :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:12 pm
  

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Spell Enhancements for Stone and Iron Golems

“What the HADES?! Stone golems aren’t supposed to be able to do that! Guys, we might be dealing with an Earth El-(qwunch)

The revival of other types of golem creation has encouraged traditional golem fabricators to look at new ways of improving and enhancing the staid forms. However, aside from physically sculpting new features into the substance of the Golem(see ‘The Lost Art of Golemancy” Rifter #25), adding new magic features to the iconic Golem types has proven problematic. Best results were achieved by cooperative efforts with Elemental(especially Earth) Warlocks to ‘anchor’ some small mystic Elemental pressence inside a Golem, but finding a willing and cooperative Warlock is not always easy(or inexpensive) for those seekig golems modified in this fashion. Still, the fact that it is possible at all shows a promising trend for the future.
Arguably, many of these improvements skirt creating Automatons like Dweomer’s.

Options:

*(Spell)RockGarden(Stone Golems)---Gives the Stone Golem the ability to use Chameleon to imitate local rock and camouflage itself, only it’s not just surface coloration but surface texture as well. 24 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Throwing Stones(Stone Golems)--- The golem can conjure up and shoot small stones; 200 ft range+100 ft per level of experience of the assisting Earth Warlock, 1d6 MD +1 MD per level of experience of the assisting Earth Warlock, +2 to strike. Takes 2 APMs for the Golem to use this attack. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Planter(Stone Golems)---This spell mod requires the assistance of an Air -and- an Earth Warlock. Combines Create Wood, Plant Growth, and Circle of Rain to give the Golem the ability to magically grow plants on its body(typically in soil-filled concavities in its back, head, or chest). Once every 24 hours the Golem can create 100 lbs of hard wood, typically in the form of several thick staves. A favorite of Mystic Herbalists, who commission such Golems as assistants, growing various herbs in their cavities. 106 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Artesian Fountain(Stone Golems)---This gives the Golem the ability to spray water, ala Mystic Water Burst , and allows the golem to magically conjure up to 4 gallons of water per melee. Blast has a range of 100 ft +10 ft per golemancer’s level of experience, and does 2d6+6 H.P. to vampires, Fire Elementals, and other beings susceptible to water-based attacks. The Golem may have a sculpted spout for a mouth, or be holding a sculpted fish or frog in one hand, from which the water blast is fired. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Lodestone(Iron Golems)--- This requires the participation of an Air Warlock. Turns the metallic material of the Iron Golem into a giant magnet. 40 ft range and can pull metal objects weighing as much as 2,000 lbs toward itself. 80 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell)Wall of Iron (Iron Golems)---This spell mod requires the assistance of an Earth Warlock. It allows the Golem to change itself into a massive wall of metal, ideal for blocking a passageway or door. The wall is immobile and can cover an area of 8x8x4 ft per level of experience of the creating mage, and DOUBLES the Golem’s MDC. 110 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell)ForgeFist (Iron Golems)---Superheats the Iron Golem’s fist to do an additional 4d6 SDC or 1d6 MD. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) FurnaceHeart (Iron Golems)---This requires the cooperation of either an Earth or a Fire Warlock, and it implants a mystic fire inside a cavity in the Iron Golem, making it an ambulatory blast furnace. This gives the Golem the ability to Breath Fire(16 ft range, 1d6x10 MD per flame blast, +2 to strike, twice per melee). It can also be used to Meld Metals fed into it(up to 50 lbs at a time, and does 1d6x10 MD per melee to ingested metals). 290 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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Create Tar Baby(Ritual)
Level: 6
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: 3 days per level of experience.
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 100
Effects:
Create Tar Baby is a spell that creates a short-lived animated construct of sticky tar or bird-lime.
To create, the mage makes a small crudely humanoid shape out of tar or bird-lime(a process that takes considerable practice, given the adhesive properties of the construction media). Two garnet stones(each worth about 50 credits) are set into the head, and a small piece of parchment or tar paper transcribed with part of the spell, and sealed with wax and several drops of the mage’s blood, is pressed into the center of the tar baby to activate it.
At the end of the spell’s duration, the Tar Baby dries up and falls apart into a pile of dry asphalt or dust. The parchement is destroyed, but the garnets can be recovered and re-used.
Tar Babies are typically set as ‘smart’ traps to ambush intruders and burglars, pouncing on them and adhering to them.

Tar Baby
“GAH! IT STICKS!!!!! GET THIS THING -OFF- ME!!!!”

Tar Babies are small humanoid constructs made of putty-like substances that are sticky to the touch. They are mute, unskilled, and unsuited for any sort of work besides pouncing and sticking to things. Using them as messengers or assistants is problematic, as they aren’t very smart, and anything they carry will become sticky and gummed up.

Size: 1-3 ft tall. 2-4 lbs.
SDC: 15
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 1, P.S. 5, Speed: 6
Horror Factor: 10
Magic Abilities:
*Adhesion-----Tar Babies cling to targets like...well...tar, with a supernatural P.S. of 45. If they can reach two or more of a target’s limbs, they can act like a set of Force Bonds, entangling and hindering the victim. Even destroying the thing will leave the target covered in thick sticky goo that’s almost impossible to remove(Cleanse doesn’t touch the stuff, but a Negate Magic spell will). If the gunk hasn’t been removed magically or via really hard scrubbing and prying, the stuff dries up and flakes off at the end of the spell’s normal duration.
Against technology, if the Tar Baby can clog an air intake on an engine, there’s a 60% chance of being able to cause an engine overheat or flame-out. Covering sensors or windshields can also negate those instruments’ functions, until the tar is removed.

*Prowl---The Tar Baby’s light and soft construction allows it to move virtually noiselessly. Effective Prowl ability of 80%.

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 10 SDC per hour;.

*Takes HALF damage from physical impact and blunt-force attacks, and NO damage from falls and collisions.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

Vulnerabilities:
*Clumsy----Tar Babies’ paws are blunt and thick and cannot do fine work, and are only capable of the most basic grasping and grappling.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 3
+1 Initiative
+1 Strike
+1 Entangle
Punch/Kick/Body Block does 2d4 SDC

Options:
*(Spell) Shadow Meld----The Tar Baby can seemingly melt into shadows and hide in them. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Burning Touch---This is applicable only to Tar Babies made with coal tar. They generate an internal heat that makes them not only fluid, but scaldingly hot to the touch. Those entangled with them will subsequently take 2d4 SD of burn damage per melee of contact. However, the same modification makes the Tar Baby vulnerable to water-based attacks(do DOUBLE damage). 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Tar and Feathers----One shot use. The Tar Baby can be made to kamikaze into a gummy black coating and a cloud of bright yellow or white feathers that settle on and stick to the target. The feathers magically adhere to the victim with the strength of a Carpet of Adhesion spell, making them nearly impossible to remove short of the spell being dismissed. Cast on bare skin, the tar is painful and distracting(-1 to initiative per melee until dispelled/removed). A Cleanse spell will scrub the gunk right off. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Carpet of Adhesion----One shot use. The Tar Baby can be made to kamikaze into a patch of magically sticky goo that glues victims in place. Covers a 10 ft area and holds 10 mnutes. 18 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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Tar Baby... Me likee this.

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Stone Gargoyle wrote:
Tar Baby... Me likee this.


Kind of an ambulatory Sticky Note of Annoyance. :-D

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Create Glass Golem(Ritual)

“Oh, that’s more than a wizard-war construct, that’s a Chegall!”

“It looks like this man was thrown through a window....repeatedly!”

Level: 12
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 500 for regular glass, 600 for plexiglass, 700 for natural glass/obsidian, 900 for MDC glass.
Effects:
It is unknown whether this spell-ritual originated during the Age of a Thousand Magicks, or is a more recent development, possibly an intermediate step on the way to creating Automatons such as Dwoemer’s Infiltrator Automaton, but Create Glass Golem has begun appearing with greater frequency in magic spell markets.
Creating a Glass Golem requires assembly of a basic humanoid shape by soldering together shards and panes of glass(it can be argued that creating a Glass Golem requires finer skill than carving a Stone Golem or molding an Iron Golem). Some golemancers go to even greater trouble to assemble the Golem from obsidian(volcanic glass), adding even more expense and difficulty to the painstaking work of golem-creation. At the activation ritual, a pair of small rubies(worth about 1,000 credits each) and a small soldered silver heart, are worked into the structure, the golemancer cuts himself on a shard of the glass, and anoints the heart with several drops of blood, and the Glass Golem comes to life.
Glass Golems are notoriously fragile due to the materials used in their construction. While it is possible to manufacture them using modern megadamage glass, such constructs cost more and the materials aren’t always readily available(and Dwoemer has kept the spells transforming the glass of their Automatons into megadamage material a closely guarded secret). However, they are faster than many other kinds of golem, and their material construction makes them suitable for modification with optical manipulation and light-based magicks. Still, their fragility, lack of stealth, and difficulty of construction make Glass Golems uncommon; they are mainly found as servants and watchguards in mansions and art and Laser Mage communes, where they are considered objects de art as much as(if not more than) magic minions.

Glass Golem

“GGGGAAAHHHH!!! MAKEITSTOP!MAKEITSTOP!IT BLINNNDDDSSSS!!!ITBURNNNSSSS!!!””
“See, that’s one of the downsdes of striking a pact with forces of Darkness, Shadowli....low tolerance for bright light. Though it did suggest a way to get back at you for what you did. Like the Solarium Golem? You’ll be in it for a while!”

Glass Golems are multifaceted constructions of glass shards and panes, held together by a fine framework of soldering and metal bracing. Their hands feature razor-sharp shards of glass that can give painful scoring cuts. Some appear to incorporate extensive glass-blowings, while others seem assembled from broken window panes and scavenged windshields. Still others appear as artful as stained glass windows, with a deliberate design or theme.

Size: 5-7 ft tall, 250-300 lbs
SDC: 150 for ordinary glass, 280 for plexiglass, 500 for obsidian
MDC: 45 for megadamage glass
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 7, P.S. 12, Speed: 16
Horror Factor: 10
Magic Abilities:

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 10 SDC/MDC per hour;.

*Takes HALF damage from lasers.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

*360-degree Vision---The Glass Golem can see all around itself and CANNOT be surprised from behind

Vulnerabilities:
*Brittle----Sonic and blunt weapons do DOUBLE damage to Glass Golems

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 5
+1 Initiative
Shard Punch/Kick does 3d6 SDC/MDC depending on target.
Punch/Kick/Body Block does 2d4 SDC/MDC depending on target.

Options:
The material nature of the Glass Golem makes it amenable to magic involving light. However, a limiting factor is the availability of light to be manipulated. Many of the following options are useless without some sort of light to be amplified and manipulated. Conventional light sources can be placed inside the Golem, but may need to be regularly replaced or recharged. Magic light sources, such as Eternal Flame are ideal, but the internal glow of the magic light may render the Golem ill-suited for night operations requiring stealth.


*(Spell) Farseeing---Magnifies the vision of the Glass Golem. It, and anybody looking through it, can see up to 2 miles away. Another side effect is that at much closer distances, the Glass Golem can act as a magnifying glass, enlarging images by x10. 6 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Night Vision---This permits the Golem to see in total darkness. It also allows anybody looking THROUGH the Golem to see in total darkness, as if the Golem were a nightvision device. 8 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Infrared Vision---This allows the Golem (and anybody looking through it) to see in the IR spectra. 500 ft range. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) See the Invisible/Auras---This combines See the Invisible, See Auras, and See Magic Wards to make the Glass Golem into a magic optics system, allowing it (and anybody looking through it) to see magic energies: 200 ft for auras, 100 ft for magically invisibility, and 90 ft for wards. 60 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Blinding Flash----The Golem can create a blinding flash that temporarily blinds those without adequate eye protection. This requires an internal light source(a candle or flashlight will do just fine). Once per melee, 60 ft range. Victims are stunned on a failed roll versus magic; -10 to strike, dodge, and parry for 1d4 melee rounds. Note that 2 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Chromatic Protection---This is simply the Blinding Flash spell set on automatic. If attacked, the Golem explodes in bright dazzling light, ideally surprising and stunning the attacker. Unlike the Blinding Flash option, this protection costs the Glass Golem no APMs to activate. It also does not need a preexisting light source, as part of the energy of an attack is utilized to power the counter-flash. 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Invisibility: Simple ---The Glass Golem can bend light around itself, producing a simple invisibility illusion. The Golem can still be heard, and seen with magic senses or technological optics operating on other spectra of light. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Reflection--The Glass Golem can deflect and redirect laser fire and other light(such as flashlights and laser spot sights) aimed at it. Roll just like a Parry. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Lantern Light---The Golem can be made to glow with a low internal light that illuminates out to 10 ft. 2 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Globe of Daylight This requires an internal light source(a candle or flashlight will do just fine) or a spell like Lantern Light. However, in this case, the light is transformed into the equivalent of sunlight, lighting up a 6 ft radius per level of expedience of the Golem’s creator. 4 PPE to add at the time of creation.


*(Spell) Laser Blast----Once per melee the golem can fire off a blast of magic light amplified into a laser. If combined with an active light source inside the golem, the rate of fire is TWICE per melee, and if combined with a magical light source inside the golem(such as an Eternal Flame), the golem can fire off as many laser attacks as it has actions per melee. 200 ft range per level of the creator, 1d6 MD +2 MD per level of the creator. 10 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Cage of Light---This requires an internal light source(a candle or flashlight will do just fine). This radical option allows the Glass Golem to reconfigure itself into an ambulatory cage around a prisoner, locking them in place with Force Bonds( hold with a supernatural PS of 45, and made all the more effective by the interweaving of strands of glass into the bonds, making attempts to break loose inflict 1d4 SDC/MD on the prisoner , and keeping them dazzled and blinded at the heart of continual bright light. Very useful for subduing and transporting prisoners susceptible to bright lights. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Multiple Image---The Glass Golem can reflect and focus light such that it can produce up to three holographic copies of itself. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Shard Burst---This feature is a modification of Shatter(Self) and Shockwave---the Glass Golem can temporarily sacrifice part of itself (3d6 SDC for glass/plexiglass, 1d4 MD for mega-glass) to produce razor-sharp shards that it can spray like shrapnel. The glass bomb does 1d4x100 SDC or 1d4 MD to a 20 ft area. It regenerates the lost SDC/MDC as normal. 100 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Spinning Blades---This enchants the Glass Golem’s razor-sharp hand-claws to produce additional magic blades. It can also shoot them like shards. Range: Melee. When activated, the Spinning Blades spell can reach 60 ft (per level of the Golem’s creator) away, used offensively. If ejected as projectiles, the blades can reach 100 ft(per level of the Golem’s creator). Damage: When activated, the Spinning Blades spell produces 1 additional blade(s) per level of experience of the Golem’s creator, that each do 1d6 MD each(regardless of what the blade was/does originally) in defensive mode(+6 to parry, +2 to parry energy attacks) or 2d6 MD per blade in offensive ‘buzzsaw’ mode(enemy CANNOT parry).
Can also fire the magical blades like projectiles, 1-2 at a time, each doing 1d6 MD on impact, and +3 to strike. The blades disappear on impact.
40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) House of Glass ---Reflects spells and attacks back on the attacker, just as per the regular spell description. This protection lasts 1 minute per level of the golem’s creator, and then has to be reactivated after a minute’s ‘cool down’. 24 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 pm
  

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Well, I think this works out my Golemancy jag.....Clay Golems, I think, translate into Stone Golems, so that’s covered already. Chain Golems could be a variant of Iron Golems.
And anything else, like noodles, flowers, plastic buckets, pastry, etc. could probably be taken care of with short-lived ‘animate object’-style spells...at least for now.


Create Rope Golem(Ritual)
(aka ‘TangleGolem’, ‘Gordian-Golem’, ‘Hangman’s Golem’, ‘Rope Octopus’, 'Mystic Slinky')
Level: 12
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Permanent, until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 400 PPE for rope, 500 PPE for metal cable/wire, 800 PPE for MDC monofilament or metal cable
Effects:
One of the odder Golem types yet encountered, Rope Golems are assembled from thick bundles of rope, cord, or cable. woven and tied into a roughly humanoid shape. Two silver bands(of at least 500 credits’ value) are woven into the central bundle, the bands inscribed with part of the activation spell, several strands of the golemancer’s hair woven in and around them, and several drops of blood of the golemancer rubbed into the silver engravings to activate the Rope Golem.

Rope Golem
“Impressive rope trap using an unorthodox golem type, but the shinbari element involved is just adding insult to humiliation, don’t you think?”

Rope Golems resemble large crude humanoid forms made of coiled and tied cord or cable. They move with graceful, looping or sliding motions generally. Though individual strands of their stuff, stretched out, may be weak and vulnerable, they can coil and bunch their fibers so tightly that they can release that tension to unleash sudden and violent force, like a ballista. Anybody caught in their multiple coils can attest to their circulation-cutting strength.
Rope Golems are often mistaken for vermiform beings such as Wyrm-Wraiths or Malvorens. Rope Golems are not very durable, compared to Stone and Iron Golems, but they are a lot more agile, hard to hit, and versatile, and are frequently used in assassinations, captures, and exploration(having an animated rope able to winch itself is very handy). Ninjas, bounty hunters, thieves, commandos, and wilderness explorers like Rope Golems for these reasons.

Size: 5-7 ft tall, 200-280 lbs
SDC: 180 for rope, 320 for metal cable/wire,
MDC: 65 for MDC monofilament or metal cable
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 7, P.S. 18, Speed: 20
Horror Factor: 10
Magic Abilities:

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 10 SDC/MDC per hour;.

*Prowl---The light weight and shock absorbing construction of the golem give it quiet movement and a Prowl skill of 65%.

*Sense Vibrations---Rope Golems can more acutely sense fine vibrations through their many strands and fibers; equivalent to a motion detection ability and range of 300 ft.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

*Climbing---Rope Golems are EXCELLENT climbers, able to stretch, throw loops of themselves around handholds, and separate their ends into multiple smaller strands that find purchase on seemingly un-scaleable heights. Has a Climbing skill of 85%

*Stretching----Rope Golems are notorious for being able to uncoil parts of themselves and throw out lengths of themselves. The golem can stretch out parts of itself out as far as 30 ft.

*Resistance to Kinetic Damage---The multiple coils of a Rope Golem are better at absorbing and dissipating kinetic shock, so they take HALF damage from punches, kicks, falls, and concussive blows.

*Binding---Has the equivalent of the Hojo-Jutsu (Binding) skill at 70%, WITHOUT using APMs to actively restrain a tied-up prisoner.
*Roping—Has the equivalent of the Roping skill at 80%,

Vulnerabilities
*Vulnerability: Cutting Attacks---Rope Golems are more vulnerable to cutting attacks, especially when they’re stretched out. An edged attack, such as from a sword, ax, polearm, or vibroblade, does 25% more damage.
Note: Typically takes 15-25 SD to cut through a rope strand, 30-40 SD to cut through a wire/cable strand, and 10-15 MD to cut through an MDC leather/wire/cable strand.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 5
+1 Initiative
+3 Dodge
+4 Entangle
Lash Attack(15 ft range) 1d6 SDC(2d6 SDC for metal wire/cable golems, 3d6 SDC for MDC cable golems)
Restrained Slap/Punch 1d6 SDC(2d6 SDC for metal wire/cable golems, 3d6 SDC for MDC cable golems)
Full Strength Punch 2d6 SDC(3d6 SDC for metal wire/cable golems, 1d4 MD for MDC cable golems)
Power Punch(2 attacks) 4d6 SDC (3d6 SDC for metal wire/cable golems, 1d6 MD for MDC cable golems)
Crush/Squeeze Attack(Must have made a successful Entangle attack previous)1d4+3 SDC(1d6+3 SDC for metal wire/cable golems, 1d4 MD for MDC cable golems)
Strangulation Attack 1d6+3 direct to Hit Points

Options:
*(Spell) Forcebonds---Can entangle and hold victims with a supernatural PS of 45. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Levitation---This essentially enchants the Rope Golem into a large Cherubot Rope. Can stretch itself unsupported straight up into the air up to 250 ft. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Hydra’s Circle---Spawns multiple extra lengths of cord/whip from the ends, multiplying damage.
Range: The initial length of cord/chain cannot exceed 15 ft long. Each level of experience increases that length/range by the level of experience(so a 10 ft whip will be 30 ft long by 3rd level, while a 15 ft chain will be 45 ft long, etc.)
Damage: 1d4 SDC/MDC per whip/cord
the spell produces an additional cord/chain per level of experience of the creating golemancer.
Has a bonus of +1 to entangle per additional level of experience/chain/cord added.
The spell also extends the length of the chains/cords/whips, times each level of experience of the creator, so an 18 inch length of chain is x3 for third level, x4 for fourth level, etc. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Mystic Pitching Throw---Like a giant slingshot or ballista, the Rope Golem can coil up a limb and then let it go, providing extra force behind a thrown object, such as a rock or spear. Takes 2 APMs, but effectively DOUBLES the normal throwing range for the object being thrown, +30 ft per level of the golemancer’s level of experience. +2 points of damage to the thrown object, and targets are -3 to dodge. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Magic Net---The Rope Golem can weave itself into a net covering a 10 ft area, Only magic or MDC weapons can cut through the net, and even then will take 2 melees. 14 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Spider Webs---The Rope Golem can ‘shed’ a cloud of loose, but magically sticky, fibers that looks like spider web, only tougher. Covers a 30 ft area and lasts 5 minutes per level of the creating Golemancer, The dense fibers create a barrier requires a P.S. of 7 or better to push through, and sticks to the traveler, accumulating and impeding progress...reduce Speed and physical skill performances by -3% per every 10 ft of webbing, and -1 to initiative and combat bonuses for every 20 ft 20 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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"Trouble rather the Tiger in his Lair,
Than the Sage among his Books,
For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
The Armies and Works that you hold Dear,
Are to him but the Playthings of the Moment,
To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

--------Rudyard Kipling
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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:05 pm
  

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The rope golem seems a little lacking in comparison to the others. One would think, after mentioning the following "they can coil and bunch their fibers so tightly that they can release that tension to unleash sudden and violent force, like a ballista" that they would have some info listed in regards to their melee abilities. I can understand if you've lost focus, interest, or just run out of ideas, but I believe you can do better than this.

If you're completely done with Golemancy then I'll leave off with a Thank You! If not, I'll try to think of some obscure material to suggest.

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
The rope golem seems a little lacking in comparison to the others. One would think, after mentioning the following "they can coil and bunch their fibers so tightly that they can release that tension to unleash sudden and violent force, like a ballista" that they would have some info listed in regards to their melee abilities. I can understand if you've lost focus, interest, or just run out of ideas, but I believe you can do better than this..



Okay...good, I kinda felt I was missing something, so I'm going to go back and add on the damages for the various types of materials, and power punching for them.
Okay, so lash attacks as posted should be relatively weak, but have a range to them. Tensor-powered punches should reflect the supernatural nature of the golem, as modified by their material without making them -too- powerful.
I figure MDC material cable golems oughta do MD equiv, to a supernatural PS 18, no?
So consider the latest add-on to be a placeholder until I can get to my books and remedy the situation.

Sorry for the lacking of and thanks for the concrit. Will fix tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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Sorry for the lacking of and thanks for the concrit. Will fix tonight.


I dunno from equivalent strengths, whatever you think sounds best. Would the tensor based power punches also work as a kick attack (a pro wrestling style boot to the chest. no so much a swinging foot type kick) or enable them to make huge springing jumps?

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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The Oh So Amazing Nate wrote:
taalismn wrote:
Sorry for the lacking of and thanks for the concrit. Will fix tonight.


I dunno from equivalent strengths, whatever you think sounds best. Would the tensor based power punches also work as a kick attack (a pro wrestling style boot to the chest. no so much a swinging foot type kick) or enable them to make huge springing jumps?


I don't want to re-invent the rubber golem, and I want to realistically think of the properties of rope/cable. A LOT of torsion-flexing power would only be possible if the Golem could wrap itself around something stiffer and more solid to work off of.
But I agree that the Rope Golem needs a little more in the way of documented physical attacks to reflect where it excels and where it falls short compared to other material-golems. Its weaknesses may be why there aren't more Rope Golems, or why it's a niche-golem.

Of course, you could probably fill a BOOK with variant material golems, like bungee cord golems or spring steel golems...I should probably post some my general opinion guidelines for golemancy...
There's going to. a fine line, for instance, between golems, animated constructs, things like Automatons, and TechnoWizardr Robpts

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Okay, attempted to splice some revised material into the Rope Golem.

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
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Create Chain Golem(Ritual)
“So THAT’S why you insisted on dragging all that old battleship anchor chain up here! And the anchor as well!”

Level: 13
Type: Ritual
Range: Touch
Duration: Permanent, until destroyed
Saving Throw: None
PPE Cost: 1,000 PPE
Effects:
Chain Golems are a derivation of the Iron Golem, but are made of bundles and coils of thick metal chain. Being made up of more moving parts than the standard Iron Golem, Chain Golems are generally weaker, less resilient, and noisier when moving. They are more susceptible to wear and tear, but also regenerate faster.
Assembly of a Chain Golem is arguably more difficult than that of a regular Iron Golem, and the central iron heart is in the form of a heart-shaped padlock that is worked into the central links as a final step, welded or forged in place, and anointed with the Golemancer’s own blood.


Chain Golem
(aka ‘Shackler’, ‘Chainer’, ‘Flailer’, ‘Thrasher Golem’, ‘Anchorline Golem’)

“So...you managed to escape the grip of my Rope Golem? I’ll just have to step up your restraints! I think it’s time you made the acquaintance of my Chainer!!”
*SNAP*CLAK*CLAK*SNAP*

The Chain Golem resembles a roughly humanoid-shaped pile of chain(not all of it has to be of the same size) that clanks, slithers, and clatters across the landscape in accordance with its masters’ orders. The Chain Golem is mute, and cannot articulate words, but it can communicate by jangling its chains to signal understanding or alarm.
The main strength of Chain Golems is their flexibility; they can move and extend themselves like giant metal snakes, and can entangle targets in their metal links, restraining with cast-iron resolve, or constructing with bone-crushing menace. While an Iron Golem may swing punches with piledriver strength, a Chain Golem can extend its reach and the velocity of its strikes by playing out lengths of its substance.
Still, overall, Chain Golems tend to be rare, because their regular Iron Golem brethren are easier to produce and are more versatile. Some slavers, bountyhunters and prison wardens employ Chain Golems as ‘living shackles’ to keep prisoners restrained.

Size: 5-7 ft tall, 200-400 lbs
SDC: 7,000 in SDC realms*
MDC:70 in MDC realms*
*As with the Iron Golem, if the heart is made with a diamond of 8,000 credits or more value, DOUBLE the SDC/MDC.
Physical Attributes: I.Q. 7, P.S. 20, Speed: 14
Horror Factor: 16
Magic Abilities:

*Regeneration----Regenerates at a rate of 16 SDC/MDC per hour; and can regenerate completely, unless the central heart is removed and destroyed.

*Sense Vibrations---Chain Golems can more acutely sense fine vibrations through their many strands and fibers; equivalent to a motion detection ability and range of 200 ft.

*Immune to toxins, poisons, psionics and bio-manipulation magic.

*Climbing---Chain Golems are better than average climbers, able to stretch and throw loops of themselves around handholds. Has a Climbing skill of 75%

*Stretching----Chain Golems are notorious for being able to uncoil parts of themselves and throw out lengths of chain-limb. The golem can stretch out parts of itself out as far as 30 ft.

*Flexibility---Chain Golems possess much more flexibility than their regular Iron Golem cousins, and actually get a +1 to dodge.

*Resistance to Kinetic Damage---The multiple coils of a Chain Golem are better at absorbing and dissipating kinetic shock, so they take HALF damage from punches, kicks, falls, and concussive blows.


Vulnerabilities
*Vulnerability: Cutting Attacks---Chain Golems are more vulnerable to cutting attacks, especially when they’re stretched out. An edged attack, such as from a sword, ax, pole arm, bolt cutters or vibroblade, does 25% more damage.
Note: Typically takes 15-25 SD 30-40 SD to cut through a wire/cable strand, and 10-15 MD to cut through an MDC chain strand.

Actions/Attacks Per Melee: 6
+1 Initiative
+3 Dodge
+4 Entangle
Lash Attack 1d6- 2d6 SDC (1d4-2d4 MD in megadamage realms)
Strangulation Attack 1d6+3 direct to Hit Points

Options:
*Shackles----Handcuffs and other restraint closures can be added to the Chain Golem’s links. These add-ons use the ‘cuffs’ SDC/MDC(typically from 40-500 SDC, 5-50 MDC). However, they also benefit from the Golem’s regenerative abilities, and the locking mechanisms are actively engaged by the Golem(so lockpicking is done at -40%, even without the Golem actively trying to bludgeon or choke anybody tampering with its shackle-cuffs). Each set of cuffs added costs 5 PPE at the time of creation.
Cuffs and shackles attached later do not cost any PPE, but also do not benefit from the above qualities.

*Weapons---Blunt weapons such as clubs, and especially flails and morning stars, added to the ends of the Chain Golem’s limbs gain a +50% increase in damage due to the added force of being swung at higher velocity.
Weapons added at the time of creation cost 10 PPE each, and regenerate as an extension of the Chain Golem.
Weapons attached later do not cost any PPE, but also do not benefit from regenerative qualities.

*Multiple Limbs----Extra chain-limbs can be added to a Chain Golem. Each extra limb costs an additional 100 PP at the time of creation, adds +10 MDC, and each PAIR of additional limbs adds one APM, and +1 to Entangle. There is no effective limit to how many additional limbs can be added.

*(Spell) Forcebonds---Can entangle and hold victims with a supernatural PS of 45. 50 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Cold Iron---The Chain Golem can use its links as conduits to draw heat off a trapped prisoner . To those beings susceptible to heat loss, the grip of the Cold Iron Chain Golem can numb and paralyze limbs. 1d4 HP per melee, plus victims must save versus magic or suffer debilitating numbness; -1 APM, -2 initiative, -1 strike/parry/dodge, and skills are reduced by 10%. Those beings specifically vulnerable to cold will suffer DOUBLE damage/effects, and on a second fail vs magic, the shackled limb will be effectively paralyzed with cold. 16 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Hydra’s Circle---Spawns multiple extra lengths of cord/whip from the ends, multiplying damage.
Range: The initial length of chain cannot exceed 15 ft long. Each level of experience increases that length/range by the level of experience(so a 10 ft whip will be 30 ft long by 3rd level, while a 15 ft chain will be 45 ft long, etc.)
Damage: 1d4 SDC/MDC per whip/cord
The spell produces an additional cord/chain per level of experience of the creating golemancer.
Has a bonus of +1 to entangle per additional level of experience/chain/cord added.
The spell also extends the length of the chains/cords/whips, times each level of experience of the creator, so an 18 inch length of chain is x3 for third level, x4 for fourth level, etc. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Dead Weight ---The Chain Golem can temporarily magically increase its weight by as much as 100 lbs per level of the creating golemancer, for 2 minutes per level of the creating golemancer. This is useful for weighing down entangled opponents, although the spell takes 1 melee to reset before it can be activated again. 8 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Weightlessness---Rather than take on the mass of lead, the Chain Golem can seemingly take on the lightness of aluminum or beryllium alloy, LIGHTENING by 100 lbs per level of the creating golemancer, for 2 minutes per level of the creating golemancer. The spell takes 1 melee to reset before it can be activated again. This allows the Chain Golem to increase its Speed to 18, and gets a base Prowl ability of 30%+3% per every additional 100 lbs of subtracted weight(can’t do anything for the clinking links). However, reduce damage of lashes and strikes by 75%, and good stiff winds can send the featherweight Golem flying out of control. 12 PPE to add at the time of creation.

*(Spell) Silver Chain----This uses the spell ‘Silverize’(see Mysteries of Magic Book One: The Heart of Magic, pg. 94) to temporarily coat the Chain Golem’s chains with mystic silver, for 5 minutes per activation. Besides making the Chain Golem rather pretty and shiny, treat the chains now as silver-plated for damage purposes; does DOUBLE damage to those vulnerable to silver. Any weapons that were incorporated into the Golem at the time of its creation also benefit from this, though any weapons added LATER will NOT be silver-coated. 40 PPE to add at the time of creation.

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To be turned over with the Flick of a Finger,
And the Turning of a Page"

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 Post subject: Re: Invented Spells
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:35 pm
  

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Fang-Buster(Invocation)
Fang-Buster essentially magically reverses a creature’s fangs/bite such that for the duration of the spell, the creature’s bite attack does damage only to itself.
Level: 7
Type: SPELL(Invocation)
Range: 50 ft +10 ft per level of experience
Duration: 1 melee per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 20
Effects:
Causes bite attacks to reverse; they now do damage only to the creature, every time the creature attempts to bite. Also, on a ‘to strike’ roll of 17-20, the creature does DOUBLE damage to itself. Used on vampires, Fang-Buster negates their ability to perform special bite attacks for the duration of the magic.


Inner Poison(Invocation)
Similar to Fang-Buster in that it turns an attacker’s biological weaponry on itself, Inner Poison turns any acids or venomous poisons the creature may possess on itself by trappig the substances inside the attacker and turning them against them.
Level: 7
Type: SPELL(Invocation)
Range: 50 ft +10 ft per level of experience
Duration: 1 minute per level of experience
Saving Throw: Standard
PPE Cost: 25
Effects:
Every time a creature that uses poisons or acids attempts to attack with them, the damage normally done by the poisonous/corrosive substances instead turns on the creature(the spell also temporarily negates any immunity to the creature may have) doing full damage to them.

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For all the Empires and Kingdoms,
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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:33 pm
  

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Haven't had time to fully flesh this out, but I wanted to write down the idea.

Harden Familiar
Level 9
This spell temporarily converts some of the mage's Hit Points into MDC protection for his/her familiar. Every point of health sacrificed grants 3 points of MDC protection to the creature. Those caster's who are MDC creatures themselves donate health at a 1:1 ratio instead the 1:3. Only works with familiars created via the Level 9 Invocation, Familiar Link. Hit Points (or MD) donated can not healed or recovered as long as the spell is active. After the spell, normal healing rules apply (magic or otherwise).

Does not grant any other bonuses to the familiar, only protection.

Duration: 5 minutes per level of the caster.
Cost: 30 PPE, plus whatever amount of Hit Points the mage wishes to convert.
Range: N/A - automatically works on the caster's familiar.

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