The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Tales from the Loop
The Quiet Year
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Index Card RPG Core
Tegel Manor
Doctor Who Roleplaying Game
Mythic Game Master Emulator
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
Far Trek
Blades in the Dark
SOLO: Solo RPG Campaigns for the Cepheus Engine
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Misspent Youth
Fate Core System
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
The Two-Headed Serpent
Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game – Starter Kit
Genesys Core Rulebook
Adventurer's Vault
Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
Dungeons & Dragons Set 2: Expert Rules
GURPS Compendium I
GURPS Alternate Earths
GURPS Egypt
Stormbringer (5th Edition)
Tome of Magic
EX2: The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror
GURPS Illuminati
Traveller Boxed Set
Justice, Inc.
I1: Dwellers of the Forbidden City
I6: Ravenloft
The Spinward Marches
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
Masks of Nyarlathotep Companion
The Case of the Silk King
Australian Realms (Issue 1 - June 1988)
Microscope
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition
Horror Companion Explorer's Edition
Everyone is John
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Fate Accelerated
Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook (Second Edition)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Star Wars: Force and Destiny Core Rulebook
Bloody Basic: Contemporary Edition
Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
Information
RPG
Genre
Series
Series Code
The Genius Guide to
Category
Mechanic Show More »
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
2011
Primary Name
110 Spell Variants
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 109314
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
PDF Version
Publisher: 
Year: 2011
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: OWC5098E
10 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the publisher's website:

Although a vast number of spells are available in the game's core rulebooks, many GMs and players have an insatiable desire for more options. In many cases it's not necessary to create new spell options from scratch, since a few minor changes to an existing spell can create something with a very different feel or impact on game play. These spell variants are based on the idea that you can make a lot of different effects with fairly minor changes to how a spell works, or by combining effects of multiple spells, or by mixing a spell and magic item or even a class ability (preferably from a class not used in the campaign).

Some spell variants are common and fairly obvious, such as having an iceball spell that is a fireball that deals cold damage. The following list of one hundred ten spell variants are slightly more complex and are designed to show how you can create new spells without too much work. One important tip is that when you base a new spell on an old one, many details—such as its school, components, duration, and often even interaction with other spells—is already determined. Similarly, you can often create spells that have entirely new themes just by changing casting time and legal targets. This last trick is often a great way to make spells appropriate for new classes.

For example it's fairly obvious a druid class shouldn't have the haste spell on its spell list, but a new spell called pack tactics that acts like haste but can be cast only on creatures of the animal type is perfect for druids. And even better, you already know it's about a 3rd-level spell, since it doesn't do anything the wizard haste spell doesn't.

Because the following are all variants of existing spells, we present only a minimal sketch of each spell. Any information not presented or mentioned is the same as the base spell the variant is built off. These spell descriptions are so short, it seems silly to list each one multiple times if it happens to appear on more than one class spell list. As a result, each spell variant lists what class and level it is designed for after its name. In cases where the spell appears at different levels for different classes, it is listed with the level of the first class to gain it. Other information such as School, [Descriptor], Casting Time, Components, Range, Area, Targets, Duration, Saving Throw, and Spell Resistance are only given if they differ from the base spell.

More Information Edit | History
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 0
Average Rating: 0.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 151
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 1
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.