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Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby torilen » Wednesday February 8th, 2012 10:11am

I found this in an AD&D book last night...thought I'd mention it here.
I didn't know if it would be good to go into another thread about spell casting, which is why I started a
new thread.
Make the enhancer a spell in and of itself. You cast the enhancer spell (name it as you wish) and it
enhances a spell you cast your next turn. If more than one turn goes by and you don't cast another
spell, you lose the enhancer spell.

It gives the chance to enhance a spell once per quest, and keeps the balance of power in the game.
Would even work well for home-brew systems that allow the casting of more spells in each quest, or
the casting of the same spell more than once per quest.
The balance of power in the game is kept because the enhanced spell has to be cast the very next turn.
Of course, something could cause a possible problem for completing that action...yes?
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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby Goblin-King » Wednesday February 8th, 2012 11:16am

I kinda like this idea. I'm thinking it could be an optional deck. Some spells get overpowered by enhancement but in essence you have only two decks (the third deck being enhancements and not "actual" spells)

Some suggestions for enhancement spells:
* Next spell can affect 2 visible targets instead of just one.
* Enemy is not allowed to defend from an offensive spell (maybe OP?).
* Each successfull hit from an offensive spell causes the target to loose 2 Bp instead of one.
* Next spell cast is not lost, but can be cast again later.
* Amount of Bp regained from a spell is doubled.

And with the magical scepter: Cast double target and double damage... nice!

How did you imagine it should actually work??


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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby torilen » Wednesday February 8th, 2012 4:05pm

Honestly, I figured I (we) would leave that to the Evil Wizard and/or players. I would say, really,
that it could do any of the suggestions you mentioned...any part of the spell that could be changed
can be changed. Only by one step, though (1 additional target, 1 additional point of damage, 1 additional
space effected if an area type spells).

OR, there could be different enhancing spells, and each would create one of the suggested effects. That
would make them a little more focused, and offer a little more chance to use an enhancing spell.

Perhaps it could be its own spell group, and as heroes gained "experience" and the ability to cast more
spells, they could choose that group.
OR
Each spell group would have one enhancing spell in it - I like this option better - allows use right from the
start, and allows a little more use out of it, without being TOO overpowered...you would only be able to use
the enhancing spell with the spells from the same group.


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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby Templar » Friday March 9th, 2012 8:41pm

This is a very interesting idea!

I especially like the option of choosing a "Magic enhancing" spell group. This would of course be useless to the elf (which is not specialized in magic anyway, so it's ok), which means that the wizard will allways be able to choose whether to take a third spell group or "focus" on his two other choices...

I would call this spell group: Mysticism :mrgreen:
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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby Josh » Saturday April 28th, 2018 5:36pm

I thought of something similar where you expand on the spells already given. Here's a few that I haven't tested yet though.

Pass Through Rock II- You may open a 3foot wide hole in a wall for two rounds that only you can shoot through as well a be shot at through by enemies. This is in case the Wizard can't even get into the room at all:)
This shouldn't change the game to much since the Wizard will probably shoot one or two spells or a couple daggers.

Pass Through Rock III- Sink into the floor & reamerge anywhere you've been before in this quest. Not that important but would save your life.

Sleep II- (the only MP/Psionic spell the Wizard gets) Exactly the same as Zargons "Command" spell.

Sleep III- Exactly the same as Zargons "Fear" spell.

You get the point. Just expand on the spells already given. Give each spell two more related spells? Im a HUGE fan of alternate/augmented spells to keep with the motif of the regular elemental spells.

Would love to hear more on this subject!
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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby mitchiemasha » Sunday April 29th, 2018 6:17am

Did you see the spell combining?


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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby Anderas » Sunday April 29th, 2018 8:06am

I just accepted your "Enhancing Spell" in my Scientific Spellcasting Deck. :D Thanks for that idea, it's worth 300 gold. Or a beer. |_P


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Re: Possibility for Enhancing Spells

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday May 16th, 2018 7:04pm

@Josh
mitchiemasha wrote:Did you see the spell combining?

I believe mitchiemasha is referring to half-way down this post.
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