The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Vaginas Are Magic!
Everyone is John (2nd Edition)
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Dime Adventures
13th Age/TimeWatch Quickstart
The Curse of the Statuettes
The Shab Al-Hiri Roach
Space Opera
The Great Pendragon Campaign
Microscope
Blades in the Dark
FAITH: A Garden in Hell – Starter set
My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, The Storytelling Game
Princess Pillowfighter
Light City: One Shot - The Sidekick
NC7: Giant Foothold
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 4e)
Vampire: The Masquerade (1st Edition)
Book 22: Robot Commando
Toon (Deluxe Edition)
Mythic Game Master Emulator
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
Pine Ridge Horror
D6 Powers: Revised and Expanded
Only War Core Rulebook
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
The Slumbering Tsar Saga (Pathfinder Version)
Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes
The Quiet Year
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Beast: the Primordial
Epsilon City
Pathfinder #119: Prisoners of the Blight
Dresden Files Accelerated
SOLO: Solo RPG Campaigns for the Cepheus Engine
Paranoia: Red Clearance Edition
Perseverant
Paranoia: Ultraviolet Edition
A Delve in the Cave
Everyman Minis: Mysteries of Summer
Adepts of the Inward Eye
Legendary Villains: Dark Druids (5E)
Strange Brew: Magic Items
Dungeon Masters Guide (AD&D 1e)
Monster Manual (D&D 4e)
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide
Zoa - Citadel of the Bay
Fiend Folio
Apocrypha Now
Information
RPG
Genre
Series
Series Code
Super Genius Presents
Category
Mechanic Show More »
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
2012
Primary Name
Power Word Spells: Lore of the First Language
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 128380
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
PDF Version
Publisher: 
Year: 2012
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
Product Code: OWC6101e
15 pages
Size: Letter
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

Publisher's blurb:

Power word spells are one of the most interesting elements of the “assumed setting” described by the rules of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. Though the power word spells do not have any description of how and why they are different from other spells, both their naming convention (each being “power word” and then a single action or condition) and their unique game mechanics make it clear they are a different kind of magic.

It’s also clear that while power words are enchantment (compulsion) [mind-affecting], they aren’t limited to forcing a target to do something normally within the power of its conscious mind. There’s no rule to suggest that characters can willingly go blind, become stunned, or kill themselves by will alone, yet the power word spells produce those effects. These are, on the other hand, the kinds of things that adventure fiction suggests that a creature’s mind can do to itself subconsciously, either as a hypnotic suggestion or as result of trauma. Much as a creature can faint if sufficiently surprised or suffer hysterical blindness if subject to sufficient trauma, power words seem to be able to call upon the powers of the mind to do things beyond conscious control.

When considered from the perspective of adventure and fantasy fiction, it becomes reasonable to wonder what else power words can do. In the expanded spells below, the power of the mind to control the body is expanded to include spontaneous combustion, loss of senses, and potentially permanent changes of alignment and memory. While these are beyond the scope of most enchantment spells, they are certainly no less reasonable than suggesting a creature can will itself to drop dead, as power word kill does.

So, what makes power words different from other spells? Why do they focus their power into a single word that affects the minds of their targets, but don’t even need to be heard to be effective? To answer those questions we first take an in-depth look at what we can learn from power word spells’ unique rules, then present a new game element – the First Language.

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: 78
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 0
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.