Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Spells for Post Baldersgategate Transhumanist Fantasy


I was pleased in my Psychon game that I managed to set up all humans as muticoloured mutant tribes. No 21C  identifiable races can exist on Psychon for long. Nano terraformer bots are in everything and the space gods will fix your destiny. Every 24 hours a ancient gets a con roll and fails then they become physiclyand mentally are psychonian and speak common.. Players came to have great pride in their unearthly skin colour, texture, hariness, animal features, finger digits  and other details. So players discovered early there was a random flavour table. Now Psychonians taste each other when they trust each other. Most will try spot cannibalism to learn if victims are good to eat. Some want to know what colour their own blood is and other details.

So im happy for characters to mix this up a bit more with new spells. They would be good for my fantasy setting and would suit changeling casters to change more or to be able to cast on their non changing friends in some situations. Possibly they invented these spells. Biomancy? A gender changing specialist type of changeling was in the class from the beginning i started using them. They make good elfy spirits, magical lycanthropes and other shifty shapey things. So they might specializing in physical transformation magic interesting. Druids and other specialty cults might use them.

Cosmetic cantips are pretty obvious. A cantrip of perfume or hair styling or colouring or makeup? A contraception cantrip. Fresh breath cantrip for hours long or a foul breath cantrip for casting on rivals. Some clothes making spells could be handy. The party is going to look awespome.

Other Psychon plans include cyberdruids who commune with the bunker spirits and the cyber ecology of the machjungle. Care for poor robots and set them free. Possibly try and rewrite spells to sound cyber and effect metal, concrete and plastic and even electronics and AI. Or let them have stuff from my Robot Spell List. Anomalous subsurface Environment working great as a land of Psychon. Carcosa, tukemal and more even gammaworld and mutant epoch possible.

Colour Shift
Level1 Duration: 1HR/Lv Range: Touch Target: One person, living being or hand held item
Effect: Can re-colour someones hair, skin, eyes, or may apply it to a single item. If used against a targets will then they get a saving throw and it will only last rounds instead of ten minute turns.

Rainbow Ray
Level3 Duration: 1R/Lv  Range: 10y/Lv Target; One being per round Effect: Fire a beam per round that a living being may save to resist. If they fail their colour may be changed as per colour shift spell for one hour per level. May set colour by choice or random or negative.

Colour Change
Level3 Duration: Permanent  Touch Target: One person, living being or hand held item
Effect:  Can re-colour someones hair, skin, eyes, or may apply it to a single item. If used against a targets will then they get a saving throw and it will only last days instead of for life. Can be dispelled.

Chaos Rainbow
Level:5  1R/Lv  Range: 100y/Lv Target; One being per level per round
Effect: Randomly fires colour changing rays that seek medium size beings like humanoids first, then larger things to smallest. Animals before plants

Alter Voice
Level: 1 Duration: 1T/Lv  Range: 10y/lv Target; one creature that can voca,ize
Effect: Change the sound of voice, make boominge, squeaking, a specific persons voice. Can be used by wizard to fake a voice for some scheme (possibly with ventriloqism). Could be used to humiliate a leader or improve someones voice +1 reactions rolls while in effect. .

Shift Sex
Level:2 Duration:1Hr/Lv  Range: Touch Target; One beings sexual characteristics
Effect: The spell can be resisted with a saving throw. The person changes gender and possible clothing may no longer fit as well. Friends will find you familiar and easily believe you are your own opposite sex twin. Caster can also choose to make target a sexless neuter or a perfect alchemical hermaphrodite (not all version of spell can do this only 1in6 for the former and if roll a 6 again then the latter).

Blood Shift
Level2  Duration:1Hr/Lv  Range: Touch Target;  One humanoid person
Effect: The spell can be resisted with a saving throw. The person changes into dramaticly diferent race. Friends will find target familiar but changed. The most common version is from a human to a orc, Elf to orc, Dwarf to Gnome, Gnome to Goblin, Human to Halfling. Caster can also choose to make target a sex (3rd Lv version of spell can change into any humanoid well known to the caster).

Change Sex
Level:4 Duration: Permanent  Range: Touch Target; One beings sexual characteristics
Effect: The spell can be resisted with a saving throw. The person changes gender and possible clothing may no longer fit as well. Friends will find you familiar and easily believe you are your own opposite sex twin. Caster can also choose to make (Different versions of spell with only one way change or can make target a sexless neuter or a perfect alchemical hermaphrodite or able to bud clones and sexless. 3 Lv version only one change. Level 5 version can make any of the above changes). Some Druids say the first microbe shaman used this to create male and female.

Alter Humanoid
Level:4 Duration: Permanent  Range: Touch Target; One humanoid person
Effect: The spell can be resisted with a saving throw. The person changes into dramatically different race. Friends will find target familiar but changed. The most common version is from a human to a orc, Elf to orc, Dwarf to Gnome, Gnome to Goblin, Human to Halfling. Caster can also choose to make target a sex (5th Lv version of spell can change into any humanoid well known to the caster). What if this is where all races come from or races use to replenish selves from humans. Or

Sense Emotion
Level 2 Duration 1T/lv Range: 3"/Lv Target: Caster
Effect: Can perceive strong emotions like love, hate, anger, joy, lust but not indifference, bored, contentment or at rest emotions. (3rd Lv version can be cast on someone else with a touch., could be used to teach or swindle or even haggling or threatening. +1 Reaction rolls or communication rolls

Empathic Link
Level:4 Duration: Day/lv  Range: Touch Target; Connect emotions and feelings of two persons
Effect: Two beings touching caster become linked. They get sensations of the other persons strong feelings and sensations. They can feel if other is scared, starving or being wounded or laughing. If one partner damaged the other must make a save or they take minimum damage possible damage from the attack. They have a sense of where their bonded partner is.and the feeling is fainter the further they are away. Some couples do this or siblings or expensive sex wizards or weird enemies or even as important life lesson. Some use this spell on animals like a horse or dog.
(6th Lv permanent version)

Alchemical Perfection
Level 9 Duration 1Turn/Lv Range: Self Range Caster
Effect: Becomes a male famale hybrid with two faces and glowing with a cosmic aurara. All casters atributes get +2. They become able to ignore illusions and resist all charms. Clothing is no longer suitable. A ritual and a 10 000gp potion and a while turn are required to cast it.

I could probably add some alighnment change spells later
Then you can kidnap people and enchant them to be good!

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