Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Manse '18 - The 36 Magic Spells

1st level Spells – Roll 1d12
[1] Coal from thy Soul - 1st level
The magic user conjures a lump of coal that can fit in their hands. The lump of coal can be used like an enhanced source of fuel for fires; it can heat up food, make a strong campfire, power weapons or coal machines, and even be used for forging. The lump is hotter and cleaner then normal coal, and can act as a fuel source for a moderate flame or engine for 6 + Cha modifier of caster turns, or an hour average. While the lump of coal is burning, the magic user loses all their personality, treating their Cha modifier as +0, being unable to lead any hirelings, and becomes passive and unable to assert themselves, at least until the coal is burned away or crushed.

The magic user puts a bit of their soul into the lump upon its creation. The lump of coal has an appearance that somehow connects them to the magic user, such as specific color, pattern, or shape that just seems to match them. If the magic user is mostly lawful or good, then the lump of coal will be smooth or may even appear like a crystal. If the magic user is mostly chaotic or evil, then the lump of coal will appear extra dark and spiky.

[2] Theme of Thaumaturgy - 1st level
Gives the magic user a chosen magical aura that matches a flavor or 'theme' of magic. An element, an animal totem, holy/unholy, otherwordly, fae, etc. This aura grants them +1 to all saves vs magic of that type and make their spells of that type have +1 save difficulty. The spell lasts all day, and may give a minor supernatural hint of their aura, such as making candles dance in their presence if they empowered themselves with an aura of fire magic. If you are using magical equipment set bonuses or spell schools, consider this spell being active a +1 to that theme, but it cannot give a bonus of the same type more then one at a time.

[3] Surging Splash - 1st level
Fires forth a stream of ocean water, with a few tiny minnows, kelp bits, and starfish for effect. The stream can push back targets the size of a man, which both prevents them from closing to melee this round AND requires a save to not get washed backwards and knocked prone. Deals no damage on its own. Both the water and the creatures made from it evaporate in a few minutes, and have no staying power in the real world, as they are just conjured from magic. Creatures smaller then a man, like a goblin or wolves, will get slammed much harder by the surge and get pushed back farther.

[4] Flamingo's Flaunt - 1st level
The moment it is cast, the caster has all the color of both their body as well as their clothes and equipment increased in brightness and vividness. Along with this, everyone who sees them will find their eyes drawn to them and will have no choice but to notice them. The reaction of other people is unchanged in regards to the flaunter, meaning the flaunt could be seen as either a stride of a proud, beautiful person or an extremely annoying display by someone with low charisma.

Stealth is impossible while you flaunt the flamingo's flaunt, but others have advantage on rolls to act sneakily or undetected while people are distracted by the flaunt. Specifically for casting spells that use charisma modifier as a method to increase their power or effect, the Flamingo's Flaunt increases your Charisma modifier by +1 only for those spells, such as when magically dueling another magician using personified illusions. It has no effect on reaction checks or hireling loyalty.

[5] Magic Coating - 1st level
An object is covered in an invisible white magical “glaze”. Those with magical vision can see a white sheen on the objects covered by the coating, and anyone touching the object who either has magical spells or is suspicious of it can get a save vs spells to feel the coating on their fingers. The magical coating protects the object from the effects of magical spells; specifically granting the object either 1d6 health points or durability if applicable OR granting an automatic success on this first save vs a destructive effect. Spells such as magical flames or rending armor can be blocked somewhat by this spell, making it useful to protect equipment. Very powerful spells, such as anything that disintegrates weapons utterly or sends them to the astral plane to never be seen again are too powerful for this spell to automatically block; instead it just grants +2 to the item or carrier's saving throw to not lose the item. The glaze itself lasts for 1d6 weeks if not burnt off- it can also be lost by magical water to “wash off” the coating, and it provides no protection against normal methods of destroying items.

Beyond its protective properties, the coating sticks to whatever it touches, leading to magical traps and ways for Wizards to protect their property. Many an apprentice has been caught with the glaze on their hand after thumbing through their master's spell book. Some Wizards that work for different guilds find the spell very useful in protecting guild charters, golden treasures, and artifacts and catching any thieves who would steal these precious items.

[6] The Two-Hour Wind - 1st level
This spell creates a wind in a specific location or around the caster, as directed by the caster. The wind brings fresh air, helps dry off wet things, scatters scents, kills dust wraiths, and all other things a regular windy breeze could do. The wind alternates between a more gentle breeze, and a stiff gust that ruffles hair and clothes, but no stronger. The wind lasts two hours, or 12 turns.

[7] Grounding - 1st level
This spell must be cast just before the caster or a target the caster is touching is hit by a lightning based spell, attack, trap, or bolt from a storm. The electrical energy is almost harmlessly grounded through the caster's body, counting all damage dice the attack or spell would do as though it dealt a 1 per dice rolled. So a lightning arrow that would deal 1d10 damage would deal 1 damage, where as a powerful lightning storm spell that deals 3d6 damage would deal 3 damage, etc.

This spell also ends any trapped currents or energy waves within the objects touched or targeted. If the object or being in question can recharge its own energy, it can do so in 1d6 exploration turns after this spell is used, temporarily blocking the energy from recollecting. This spell only applies to regular electrical energies, and will only have a minor effect on magical lightning such as Crimson Nova.

[8] Iron Fairy - 1st level
Give a small object that an average person could carry in one hand a pair of tiny gossamer wings. The wings can flap and let the object hover about 3 feet off the ground, making the object readily available for grabbing by anyone nearby without having to search through a pack, or useful for objects like lanterns that can shed their own light. The wings last 1d4 turns before coming undone, and any attack roll or AoE spell that hits the object will automatically destroy the delicate wings.

[9] Power Wave - 1st level
Starting in one hand and moving to your other arm; you feel a wave of great explosive force moving through your body. The caster can “pass” this on to someone else, letting them experience the wave, and only when the last arm hits an opponent does the spell activate. Makes whatever impact deal +1d6 damage and be more destructive, such as shattering a window with a finger tap. Unarmed attacks, such as a slap will just deal 1d6 damage or regular unarmed damage +1 and can cause impressive acts of grappling throws and heaves.

If the wave can't be released, such as by missing an attack roll or being unable to pass it on to anyone else or destructible object, the person holding the wave has 1d4 combat rounds to get rid of the energy somehow or else it will backfire and deal 1d6 damage to their own body.

[10] Object of Outrage - 1st level
The caster must touch or create a small minor object, usually a bit of paper with something written on it, a small idol, a basket of flowers, etc. This object is enchanted with a magic effect that only works on a specific target, that the spell caster must name when this spell is cast.

When this specific target sees this object again, they will feel an intense feeling of anger or outrage directed at the object, regardless of how benign it is. They will seek to destroy, deface, or utterly ignore the object as best they can, according to their personality, but will almost always speak poorly of the object in some way even if it is important or sacred. (“The God's ears are just carved wrong!”) Targets get an easy save to avoid criticizing the object if it would put them serious danger or social trouble. Targets must make a regular save however to actually want to take or possess the object, even if it is valuable, and would much rather pass it on to someone else to be rid of it.

[11] That Evil Leech - 1st level
Creates an evil leech. The leech is indestructible and cannot be killed, and constantly seeks to suck blood. It deals 1 damage per turn if it can get inside someone's clothes or armor and drink from them. The leech is insatiable and cruel; constantly swimming towards anyone nearby and hiding anywhere it can jump out to taste blood again.

It is unknown if these leeches are immortal or are bestowed by some further dark power- but leeches created by this spell don't dissipate as normal spells and over years end up trapped in jars, buried away, or let loose in black swamps to stalk forever. Wizards know a secret twist you can perform to make the leech spit back up most of the blood it sucked recently, and can be used to gather the blood of creatures too dangerous or elusive for you to draw from.

[12] Green Splash - 1st level
When cast, the caster flings an orb or small wave of bright green paint from their hands or staff and it coats whatever nearby area they were motioning towards. The paint is enough to coat a 10ft section of wall utterly and some of the floor and ceiling above, and can coat several objects and people with green sticky paint. The paint covers objects and makes them appear a bit like foliage or plant life. Dirt sprouts false grass made of paint, people look like trees if they freeze, furniture looks like bushes. The foliage helps anyone within hide, and looks like a good hiding or nesting place to animals. The paint fades after 1 turn, slowly crumbling into dried, brown fake leaves and lawn clippings. Elves, rangers, and animals home in the forest may get a +1 bonus to AC from the cover, and those who need to meditate in a natural place could use this as a fake stand in.

While the spell is usually green; alternate version exist. By wearing a robe of all blue and flicking a blue object consumed by the casting; you can make the splash make everything appear as a sticky mess of underwater scenery and foliage, minus the actual water instead of on land plants. The same applies to other colors and biomes; red robes and a bit of blood for lava-like landscapes or a fake hell, white robes and some flower petals make things look like a church, etc.

2nd level Spells – Roll 1d10
[1] Mantle the Mind - 2nd level
Must be cast on someone undergoing some sort of mental effect, either natural or otherwise. By casting this spell, you can essentially copy the mental state of this person as per the effect. You do not get a save when you do this, as you are willingly embracing some sort of madness or lunacy to experience it yourself; which can yield results. This could also be used to steal beneficial mental effects, such as from an enemy cast who has mentally boosted themselves with increased focus for a fight, or you can use it to copy the enhanced mental abilities of specific individuals for a single roll. For time based things, such as experiencing insanity firsthand, it lasts a maximum of one exploration turn.

This spell has practical uses in magical colleges and adventurers encountering psychic disturbances and creatures that communicate telepathically. By copying the mind state of someone under the effect of some kind of madness, you can experience it yourself for a short time, letting you help formulate a cure or counter. It DOES NOT cure the target of this spell's mental derangement, just lets you experience it for a short time. Using this on a person being possessed by a spirit will transfer the spirit from them to yourself, the spirit jumping into your open body. This could allow you to fight it off better if you have higher mental abilities then the first poor victim of the demon or ghost's possession.

[2] Touch of the Divine – 2nd level
This spell can be cast at anyone within the range of a spear's trust from the caster. The moment it is done, the target feels an incredible feeling of power, a rush of heightened emotion, and a feeling of invulnerability. The target glows in ambient magical power as they are unable to be harmed by mortal weapons for one combat round. Essentially, the target becomes as many magic creatures do, unable to be harmed by normal weapons. Also, while the spell is active, the target cannot be harmed by save vs death spells or similar.
The duration of this spell cannot be boosted by casting with an orb.

This spell can be cast on either the caster for a way to avoid getting killed until you can escape, but requires using up your turn to become immune until your next one, making you unable to use it. This spell's primary intention is to be cast on a martial champion, giving them an incredible upper hand against their foes in combat.

[3] Energy Transference - 2nd level
This spell allows the caster to transfer magical charges or energy from one magic item to another. The “flavor” of magic within the item may cause side effects; and transferring charges from diametrically opposed items, such as a fire wand to an ice wand, will cause the item to break or backfire as soon as it is used with the new charges. You can transfer a maximum of 1d6 uses or charges with this spell, but doesn't work on items with a single use.

Most charges are considered equal; but very powerful magic items may have charges that count as double, triple, or even more for regular magic items- Meaning transferring 1d6 charges grants 2d6 or more to the lesser item in question. If you transfer many charges from a lesser item to a greater item, you get a 1 in 6 chance for it to stick, otherwise the charges simply defuse from not being strong enough to power the item.

[4] The Devil's Crockpot - 2nd level
Requires a pot filled with boiling water, and to put something in the pot, such as old bones, chunks of random meat, stones, whatever. When the spell is cast, the caster must dictate a specific type of target which could include all people, animals, undead, constructs, intelligent monsters, etc. By making a saving throw versus spells, the caster can make this definition more narrow, such as making it “only soldiers” or “only bears”, etc. To whoever the spell's target is; the stew begins to smell absolutely delectable and irresistible. Anyone within a large area who smells the pot or sees the smoke will be drawn towards it, and have a strong urge to eat what's cooking.

This spell does not stop targets from being suspicious of the pot; intelligent creatures will examine the contents first, and will refuse to eat something not edible or disgusting, or if they detect any poison within. Animals will take a few bites first, and continue eating only if whatever it is isn't directly harmful to them. Undead will mindlessly swallow anything placed in the pot that they are targeted towards, and monsters have similar reaction to intelligent people.

As a side effect, everything NOT targeted by this spell will find the smell absolutely revolting instead. Animals will avoid the place, and undead will simply ignore it but it may mask the smell of mortals or something else they would be interested in. Intelligent creatures and monsters will smell rotting flesh or sewage, and have to make a save if not in danger to approach. Since this spell can be used to mask the flavor and smell of actual bad cooking, it is not always assumed to be a trap, but most who know of the spell are more then a little wary of random bubbling pots of delicious stew in the woods.

[5] Golemsnap - 2nd level
The caster snaps their fingers to cast this spell. Deals 2d6 damage to a construct type creature. No save, but fails on creatures who are reanimated flesh or entirely nonphysical.

[6] Bear Betwixt - 2nd level
This spell must be cast on a stretch of forested land between two civilized places; such as your hermit shack and the nearby village. Whenever anyone tries to cross between these two places, they will find a bear in the way. The bear is not necessarily aggressive, and could be avoided or scared off or fought depending on the actions of the traveling group. Everyone present at the time of the casting, including the caster, gets a save to avoid the bear when they travel through the area.

This spell lasts a few seasons until the bear has to hibernate or look after cubs. Treat the bear as a 3 HD beast with a claw attack and shaggy hide of 12 AC. In more desolate lands, the bear may be attracted from far away and may be a more pathetic and scrawny things, starved and hungry, and being unable to understand why it cannot leave this new territory. Far to the north, the bear may be replaced by a much more fearsome polar bear, which counts as 5 HD and has resistance to cold.

[7] Gushing Gourds of Gore - 2nd level
This spell must be cast on edible gourds, like pumpkins or squash. It can be cast on up to 10 medium sized gourds, or 4 really big ones. The Gourds are magically filled with a massive amount of disgusting, still warm blood and gore, which explode outwards when the gore is punctured from the pressure. The gourds will also explode outwards when thrown, but don't deal damage, instead simply showering everything nearby in gore. The gore produced by this spell is real by all intents and purposes, and zombies and cannibals will find it as delicious and edible as normal gore, though this gore doesn't detect as necessarily human or any specific creature or mortal race. The gore can be used to attract or feed undead, chum to attract a massive feeding frenzy, or create a scene of horror. Those without strong stomachs must make a save or vomit and flee the area; noncombatants and sissy nobles are likely to balk at the sight and smell of the hot entrails.

[8] The Drowning Hand - 2nd level
This nightmarish spell requires a severed hand from a humaonid creature or suitable animal- such as the hand of an ape or dire raccoon. The hand is cast into a body of still water or other liquid; it cannot be as large as a lake but could be as small as a long-term storage wine barrel. The hand will sink and becomes animated with dark and necromantic energies. It will attack ANYONE who enters the liquid body, trying to drag them in to drown them. The hand is clever and cruel; if the caster is cruel or evil the hand will be even moreso, attempting to lure people in with gestures, throwing small stones to make noise, or putting treasure near the shore so it can pull them in. The hand will also drown any creature larger then a bug, so even rats or other animals will be pulled in. This spell is often used by Wizards to guard secret treasure, but even they cannot access it without ridding them of the hand first. Drowning Hands also retain some abilities of the hand used to make the spell; so the hand of a troll may regenerate damage over time, hands of a beast may retain claws to dig into victims, and hands of Wizards can create supernatural lights or songs to try and lure in victims.

The Drowning Hand counts as a 2 HD creature but with 16 AC and no attacks, just supernatural strength to pull people in. Underwater, those with good vision might see it connected to a black stalk, but if pulled out of the water at any time it will simply be the decayed hand by itself, now useless for this spell and the spell ended if removed. The hand can be resisted by rolling d20 + strength modifier vs its AC, and you break free if you roll over. The hand will also keep drowning victims until it has amassed 8 HD or levels worth of bodies in its pool, or until it is destroyed. If the pool is drained of water, the hand will also be defeated. Extremely large creatures, and anything who can breathe underwater is not targeted by the hand. If a creature cannot normally breathe water like a human is dragged in, but has a method or spell to stay alive, the hand will lose interest in 1d6 exploration turns and let them leave. By using the hand of a person that the caster has drowned themselves, the hand counts as 4 HD and never stops drowning new victims that enter its pool.

[9] Arcane Defusal - 2nd level
The caster must cast this spell when interacting with a spell of 2nd level or less, or when a spell is about to be cast on them. This spell is also commonly prepared and used in wizard duels. The caster collects the spell effect into their hands, and over the course of 3 combat rounds, slowly releases the energy as a deliberate, controlled release. Flame spells shoot out sparks between their fingers, but don't release an explosion as they normally would. Death spells drip necrotic slime onto the floor, etc.

If the caster is hit while defusing the spell this way; its effects activate on their intended targets but somehow reduced per each round it was held. Spells with permanence will restore their power over 1d4 turns or instantly if the spell is powerful enough. Spells that do things like summon creatures or control the environment are immune to this magic; this spell specifically just captures magic energies and releases them in a controlled way to avoid damage.

[10] Ascending Movement - 2nd level
This spell must be cast on an object or creature known by the caster or named by the caster that is within a medium; such as a glass key at the bottom of a vat of acid, or a specific bone at the bottom of a pile of refuse. When commanding to rise up; the object does so through the medium and rests on top for easy retrieval. It retains this buoyancy for up to 1 turn, and will resume normal sinking or resting action once this turn is over.

By using this spell, you can rescue sailors near the surface of the water by speaking their names, or retrieve needles in haystacks, or launch yourself out of water. The “medium” used for this spell cannot be air or open space. This spell can also be used on devices and set methods of motion; such as forcing a winged beast to fly, even if it was too injured to do so, and force it to keep flying for a turn, or making the drawbridge of a castle force itself up and closed. The ascending movement has a speed limit of a galloping horse or a rising bird, making it impossible to retrieve things from the bottom of the ocean or massive piles of junk if its too deep.

3rd level Spells – Roll 1d8
[1] Flames - 3rd level
Fires a white hot jet of flames out of the caster's hands or magical focus. The flames can travel about 30 feet in a beam or shallow arc. Everything that could be lit on fire by several direct seconds of contact with an open flame is lit on fire by this spell when hit, including people. The spells deals 3d6 damage on a direct hit with enemies. Save to reduce damage by one die. Those with a shield, parrying with a sword, fire proof cloak, or otherwise with some kind of block also reduce damage by one die. The spell can only hit one target at a time, but can switch targets each round and it lasts for 3 rounds. If the magic user is hit at any time while channeling, they have to make a save to keep concentration or lose the remainder of the spell's duration.

Flames is a powerful and commonly used war spell. Especially strong mages (level 10) may have their flames conjured as charging animals, flying birds, or with a variety of different colors. Monsters have a version of this spell called Dark Flames which is the same, but the fire doesn't give off much light and smolders instead of burning brightly. Because direct contact with anything also shoots off sparks and waves of heat, this spell often causes a lot of collateral damage, and burned down huts are common.

[2] Ruby Goop - 3rd level
To cast this spell; the caster must be nearby a large pile of “goop”. Usually this implies either a slime monster or gelatinous creature, a pile of compost or dung, pool of quicksand or mud, fine sand dune, fresh snow bank, or any similar substance. This spell can be cast on still living or animate things, in which case the creature is not effected beyond the changing of color and secondary properties of this spell. Once the spell is cast, the body or collection of slime becomes a bright ruby color. Anyone can fuse with this mass via full immersion to become a partially slime creature along with all their equipment in solid slime versions, able to move through the mass freely and manifest as “budding” on any point in the slime within seconds. Creatures that are one with the goop take no damage from bludgeoning damage and take half damage from sharp weapons; this resistance is nullified by magic weapons or spells. The spell lasts 4 combat rounds, in which case the creatures solidify and separate from the goop in their relative positions to it. This means gelatinous creatures will get a free attack on creatures halfway within the Ruby Goop will automatically fail their save vs the gelatinous creatures ability if they don't leave the goop before time is up.

Every creature fused with a slime essentially becomes part of a whole, and they share some wordless connection and communication. Even after the spell ends or the group separates from the slime, they feel like they know each other better. Very accurate sword swings that “cut” a mass of a specific creature fused with the slime that pulls them out will cause them to leave the slime prematurely. Warring creatures who enter the slime can fight within it and don't make initiative rolls, since they're all fighting at the exact same time within the collective mass. The magic user can roll a save to keep out unwanted creatures from entering the slime, or could allow them to enter as a trick to trap them within before stunning them and leaving them at the bottom of the pile of shit before it changes back so they may be crushed to death.

[3] Blue Cowl of Convalescence - 3rd level
Once this spell is cast over a person's head, they enter an extremely somber trance. All the death and suffering in their life comes back to them for a time, as their mind and body heals. The spells lasts 1d6 turns for physical injuries, of which it heals 1d6 hit points per turn. The spell can also be cast on emotional or mental injuries or disorders as well, which takes 1d6 days. Each day- the caster restores 1d6 damage to any damaged mental ability score OR reduces their madness or any other mental disturbances or disorders they may be suffering from, with each day equating to 1d6 days of normal “therapy” or time to decompress in mechanical terms. During this time, the wearer can still eat and walk, but refuses to do much else beyond lay down or meditate. If placed on your head by force, you can make a saving throw to rip it off, meaning it is most effective on willing targets. For targets who have caused much evil will be forced to confront it while they have the cowl on, damaging their Charisma by -1d6 per turn as their self assurance crumbles until they can restore their ego.

The Cowl itself has long fuzzy feelers down the spine and neck, and reaches down a little further then a normal cowl would. It's very soft, but has a feeling of sadness attached to it. The caster's hand glow blue when cast, usually cupped to slide the cowl onto their head or someone elses. You could slip this on someone's head when they are asleep or from behind as a sneaky way to put them into that trance.

[4] Great Effervescence of Power - 3rd level
Blown or thrown from the hand; this spell creates a magic bubble. The bubble quickly envelops one target the rough size of an ogre, horse, or anything smaller. The target is unable to leave the bubble, but the caster can end the bubble effect instantly if they choose. The bubble contains it's own air supply, and could be cast underwater or in the upper atmosphere to grant breathable air. The bubble floats about as fast as you'd think it would float, and can be used as a perilous method of flight.

Additionally, by concentrating for a combat round and waving a hand over the bubble; the caster can block the flow of air inside and outside of the bubble, changing its sheen from a light blue to a murderous red. Every round inside this choking bubble limits the air the creature can breathe. The creature can hold their breath for 4 rounds + their Con modifier before they must save or begin to suffocate. Suffocation deals 1d6 damage a round.

The bubble is also hard to pop; it's magical nature means it is harder to pop by the trapped creature then anyone outside of it. For the creature inside, treat the bubble as a 4 HD creature with immunity to all damage except piercing and with an AC of 14. For creatures outside the bubble, treat all attacks as automatic successes, dealing normal damage. The bubble also resists spells; blocking all spells of 2nd level or lesser from entering OR leaving the bubble, even blowing back the spell of the trapped creature. Offensive spells cast from in or out of the bubble of 3rd level or greater break it from the force. The caster can make a save to cast spells through their own bubble without destroying it, but on a failure the bubble breaks and they fall to the ground.

This spell's grandiose name is intentional; it's creator wishing to counteract the nonthreatening and silly nature of a “bubble spell” would normally have. Despite it's silly nature, it's one of the hallmarks and great works of thaumaturgy the world over, highly prized, and an object of much jealousy. The creator was also said to have created an even more powerful 4th level version and jealously guards it. It is also said the creator left with a cadre of other sorcerers to explore the outer reaches of the world and the sky, using the magic bubbles as vehicles on their grand quest.

[5] Vulgar Arcanaum - 3rd level
Disjoints and ends spell effects done by Clerics or other light or 'holy' forms of magic. This spell can also desanctify standard holy objects or locations, and blocks all form of magical healing on whoever heard the incantation; willing or otherwise. The effect of this spell lasts 2d6 turns, but magic items made by holy or unholy spells are permanently ended unless reblessed and reconsecrated.

This spell only works on Clerics using effects of 3rd level spells or lesser; more powerful types of magic easily overpower the vulgar magic of this spell. This spell also works on all forms of religious or clerical magic, including both good/lawful and evil/chaotic gods, including any gods the magic user may also worship. The severing of the divine gives a feeling of ominous tedium over everything.

[6] The Silver Savior - 3rd level
Casting this spell requires ~50 coins worth of silver, or a silver object with enough silver to equal the amount or more. Metals that are a mix of silver, like electrum, will bud off any gold or other metals as little nuggets when the spell is cast. Once finished, this spell creatures a humanoid figure made of a silver, muscular, with no clothes or defined facial features except for two bright white eyes. The figure is a Silver Savior, which counts as a 7 HD creature or a fighting man of 7th level, whichever is more fitting, and have AC of 18 from their metal skin. Silver Saviors do not use weapons, but can punch with the strength of 1d12 damage if needed to fight constructs and demonic forces, but never attack or injure living beings. They will only grapple or momentarily stun living creatures if they are in the process of killing someone- but have a 50/50 chance on ripping a few limbs or breaking the teeth of abominations or especially cruel monsters. The silver men are especially gentle towards intelligent mortals, even ones who are evil or belonging to monstrous races. They always go first or second in combat; only going second if someone else has a supernatural effect or special fighting style that lets them always go first.

Silver Saviors use their incredible strength and speed to save people. Their eyes can see through most materials and they don't need to breathe, eat, and take 50% damage from elements, spells, and acid. They charge into burning buildings, dig through rock slides, karate chop off the tentacles of beasts trying to drag a person to their doom, etc. They cannot speak or communicate in any way beyond an intense stare which requires a save to continue doing violent actions or torture under their gaze, or a gaze of pity towards those who lose their friends and loved ones before they can rescue them.

Silver Saviors work tirelessly until all living beings nearby are in a mostly stable and safe state; then they freeze in place until the next full moon and become silver dust. It is said the Silver Saviors leave this realm to a much worse one in the cosmic order; the suffering here just isn't as bad and they are needed much more somewhere else.

[7] Opalescent Wave - 3rd level
When cast, this spell creates a wave of pale white energies that tumultuously change colors and hues and texture as they strike their targets. The wave is a cone that hits everything within 20 ft ahead of the caster branching outwards, or about as far as they could throw a stone. The wave crashes into things and changes color into the element that creature is weakest too; dealing 1d6 damage of that element. If a creature is weak to fire and fire deals double damage, then the wave deals double damage. If the creature is an undead, then the wave deals 1d6 holy damage and they must make a save to avoid being turned as though a cleric has turned them. If the creature has no specific weaknesses, the wave just deals 1d6 of a random element or force.

This spell can find the weaknesses of any normal, earthly creature, monster, or construct, but struggles against outsider beings. It has a 50% chance of working, or being totally ineffective against such creatures. On occasions when this spell is used on some abomination from beyond the stars, the spell may turn into a wave of strange alkaline liquid that burns the creature horribly, or it may just splash pointless colors and lights on them that do nothing. If an Opal is used as the channeling stone of this spell, it deals 2d6 damage instead and turns the Opal into a lump of smooth, featureless gray stone.

[8] Excerpt Magnificent - 3rd level
This spell conjures a small, soft pulpy magazine version of a real magic book called “The Manual Magnificent”. The version created by this spell is a small portion or excerpt of the main book, and covers only one broad topic which must be spoken aloud when the spell it cast. The conjured booklet is very cheaply made and will fall apart over the next day or two unless very well taken care of, but the ink within fades and pictures lose all definition over the course of the next few years regardless.

When created, the excerpt shows in great detail and clarity the topic asked when summoned. The book is laid out in an incredible fashion, great many illustrations that don't get in the way, complex concepts are explained in side bars that run along the perfectly spaced margins, and turning the book sideways or even upside down may have extra text added among the pictures to help explain the concepts. Fold-out sections of the book help create even larger and better detailed maps and charts, as well as anatomical illustrations or even comics to help explain concepts. Concepts the booklet can be conjured about include Lockpicking, Monster catching, Religious study on the local beliefs, magic itself, and so on. Following the directions in the book allow a novice to have a basic understanding enough to perform the skill or action needed, adding their intelligence modifier to absorb the information, and an expert (such as a Rogue player character) to get advantage on all rolls while using the book for reference.

4th level Spells – Roll 1d6
[1] Wall of Unraveling - 4th level
Creates a single continuous wall up to 40ft in blocking space; a mountain canyon 10 ft across and 30 ft high could be covered by this spell, for example. Everything that passes through this wall that is 2 HD or less, dies. No save. The moment they pass the barrier, they fall to the ground dead. This happens even on undead, animated objects, magic beings and even spirits are “killed” by this wall, their energies and form unraveled. The wall lasts for 12 hours, and cannot be moved once it is created.

The wall has a sick pale green color and is mostly transparent. There is a great feeling of dread when approaching the wall, and creatures must make a save if they are above 2 HD to pass through it, simply to know if they are strong enough to brave the wall. The magic user can attempt to make a save vs spells to create an opening large enough for a creature to pass through so it is not harmed, but failing this save means they cannot attempt to create another opening again, or that the opening remains permanent in the wall as long as it remains up.

[2] Geometric Caverns - 4th level
This spell hollows out an interior space within a hill, cliff, mountain, etc. The casting creates several glowing yellow triangles along the ground, which push inwards to create a “cavern” within the outer structure. This does not weaken the mountain the spell is cast in, and the glowing triangles along the floor, walls, and ceiling give off enough ambient light so that the whole space is dimly lit. After 1d4 days, the spell ends and the triangles push everything back out of the inner space to regain the structure's normal shape once again. The spell can create a maximum of 8 bedroom sized chambers, and they will be connected by haphazard corridors, stairwells, slants; However it can twist to fit the internal space. This spell lasts +1 day with an orb.

This spell is an unusual one, mostly used by Wizards to create temporary homes or hiding places in rough terrain. The spell doesn't have the power to make interior spaces larger then the exterior, but it does make fantastic use of internal space. The wizard has some control over how the rooms are created or laid out, and some will try to make many private rooms for their numerous companions or simply one large chamber for maximum usefulness. The spell grants no protection or doorways between chambers or the exit, so these will have to be provided as is. Casting this spell on the ground can also push back the earth to create the chambers, but they will be shallow. Veins of ore and gemstones will be visible in the walls of this spell, but will be protected by the magic triangles of light until it ends. Severing one of the triangles or ending the spell prematurely will cause the interior space to suddenly receive all of its strain at once, and almost certainly begin a devastating cave in.

[3] The Terrible Touch - 4th level
When cast, the caster's selected finger glows in a dark black energy. To touch an aware target, the caster must strike them with that finger with an attack roll. Casters with extra body parts, such as a tail, tentacles, or horns could cast this spell on that instead; but it can only be cast on one extra digit and still requires a successful attack roll to land. If the attack misses, the spell remains, still activating the finger's effects on whatever it hits. Casters could also hit themselves, or an unarmed combat expert could even redirect it into their touch attack back at them.

The moment the finger touches the target; they feel absolute dread as the black energy seeps into them. First, they lose 1d4 levels or HD and are stunned for that many rounds. There is no save for this effect. While they are stunned, time is greatly slowed down for that creature, who is lost within a realm of illusion within their mind. This world is based around breaking down their will, and could seem as to be days or even weeks to them until the spell wears off. If the creature is an animal or monster, they will make a morale check and flee in confusion and fear when the stun effect ends if they fail. If the creature is a person or intelligent; the may a save instead, modified by their willpower and what they experienced in that other world. On a failed save they take 1d6 damage to all of their stats. If they totally lost the will to live from what they encountered in the black dream, they will simply drop dead.

[4] The Return - 4th level
This spell must be prepared before the caster's death, and the method of death must be specified when prepared. You must either declare your lethal injury- such as decapitation or being stabbed in the heart, or an element of death, such as fire or poison, which could potentially come from any source. If you are killed in the manner specified, the spell is activated.

After the caster “dies”, they will slowly return. Signs will be in omens in the woods, the strange dances of maggots, unusual clouds in the shape of the caster's face or hat. They return in 1d4 seasons- the seasons before will be filled with unusual sightings, their personal objects moved around as by ghosts, putting the kettle on but nobody was home, etc. The return is slow and gradual. So too is their power; they return as a first level magic user, and gain back 1 level of their class every season until they regain full power. They keep their age they had before they died, and this spell doesn't work against dying of natural causes; If the caster selects natural causes as their cause of death with this spell- in which case the near-return hauntings can continue onwards forever, as the caster becomes a semi-real ghost.

[5] Crimson Nova - 4th level
The Magic User first has a terrible red energy charge around them; gathering around their feet and hands. This spell requires two rounds; the first round to charge, and then the second round to release. If you hit the caster between these rounds, they must make a saving throw to avoid losing concentration. Upon release, the spell rips a red wave in all directions that deals 3d10 damage to everyone around the caster in a 40 ft radius. If the caster loses concentration, they take 1d10 damage themselves from the feedback, and if they were struck by a metal weapon in melee, the attacker will also be shocked.

Since the magic user cannot stop this spell from hurting their allies, this is either used as a last resort against approaching monsters or in specific situations where the magic user's allies can get to safety before the spell goes off.

Additionally, large amounts of magical energy available to the caster can be drained by this spell- adding an additional dice of +1d10 damage to the nova when it is finally released, and taking another round to “charge up”. By willing himself or herself to die upon casting, the caster can boost the power of each die rolled with this spell as d20 instead of d10.

[6] Ride the Whirlwind - 4th level
Casting this spell requires the caster to either be outside or in a large enough area to contain a small dust devil. The wind will pick up as the caster invokes the spell, requiring three combat rounds to finish if you're in a hurry, or one turn if out of combat to prepare the area more properly with scattered dust in circular patterns. When the spell is complete, the caster and all beings within a 15 ft radius are swept up into the center of a powerful and short lived mini-tornado. Similar to a dust devil, it will move across the landscape according the caster's whim, and can pick up a few more creatures, though overloading the whirlwind with more beings will cause it to fatten, slow, and messily scatter all riding it around the area.

The whirlwind can continue for up to three exploration turns in normal conditions, adding an additional turn if the spell is cast with an orb, another addition turn for being cast during a windy day, yet another turn if cast in a desert or place with huge amounts of dust to fuel the storm, and one extra turn for casters who are fully immersed in the mysteries of the wind or who are very powerful in their own right. When the spell ends, either at the end of the duration or when the caster dictates, all riding the storm land safely at the destination with the storm dying out around them. The storm itself travels much faster then most land animals and can move many miles over its duration, making it a useful tool for overland travel, but can be slowed by terrain features and stopped by bodies of water and sheer cliffs. Treat the wind as travelling at the same rate a party travels in a whole day, but once each exploration turn the storm lasts. Any spirits of the wind or storm will be calmed once this spell is finished, but may seek vengeance for the hubris of the wizard.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

20 Reasons it Sucks to be Undead

[1] No sex.

[2] It's hard to tell each other apart- at least at first. Different skeletal undead will start to learn each others tiny differences in skull structure, but it takes many years of careful observation.

[3] Can't close your eyes, nose, or ears. Your senses remain as they were when you were alive as part of the undead magic. You now smell things as though sniffing at all times, even though you don't need to breathe, the disgusting miasma lands on your nose holes.

[4] You cannot be healed by Cleric magic. Negative energy still makes you feel bad, but does restore your wounds.

[5] Without a body and metabolism to repair itself, the damages you sustain build up over time, never being fixed or repaired.

[6] You sink in water. This isn't all bad since you don't have to breathe, but it does mean a long hike back to shore if you fall off a boat.

[7] Getting trapped someplace forever, since you can't die to escape it. Just have to wait for your chance to get free.

[8] If you're a skeletal undead- your bones offer no support. Everything you lay or sit on is super pointy because you have no fat to cushion yourself.

[9] You don't feel your heart beat or your pulse, ever, since you don't have one. You're always cold.

[10] Long hours, no breaks. Since you don't need to sleep or eat, the value of your labor is effectively nil. You may not mind working constantly since you don't get tired, but you don't get paid anything for serving some cause or order.

[11] If you're a ghostly undead- you occassionally run into walls instead of going through them. Without a body you can pass through solid matter, but certain sanctified places or lead-lined chambers will be solid to you, causing you to have a painful full-speed impact with the wall.

[12] You can conserve all your money since you can just rent out a closet and don't need to buy food or medicine. This is one of the positives- but it attracts thieves and bandits. If someone steals from you the crime is just grave robbing, even as you appear in court demanding justice.

[13] No more experience. You can still learn skills and acquire knowledge, but you don't the meta-cosmological ability to gain experience points to become tougher and gain more magical and physical potency. This of course only applies to intelligent undead, even lesser creatures can't learn anything and just repeat the same patterns over and over until the end of time.

[14] If you're a Ghost you probably can't leave your house. You're also forced to watch it rot away and decay, slowly losing even more of your limited territory you can wander for eternity.

[15] Astral cancer. You're undead, so your astral form has none of the same capacities as a normal human. Your astral body is riddled with astral parasites, dark energy vortexes, tumors of negative emotions you've never been able to clear without the clean periods of death and meditation. Essentially, your astral form is disgusting and terrible. Probably why people feel so bad interacting with you, even if you're friendly.

[16] Your fingers are sharp and point, since they are skeletal. You might accidentally stab something or someone by touching them, and have bad grip without skin and flesh to grasp things; they slip right off wet surfaces. Also takes hours to rebuild all the complicated metacarpals bones in your hands when they get blasted or struck apart.

[17] Clothes slip off you too easily. Easier to just go around naked, which still makes you feel a little weird unless you were an exhibitionist in life.

[18] Can't get drunk. Or be affected by any type of drug. If you're not a skeleton anything you try to ingest to get high just rots in your stomach and turns into a nasty cloud of miasma instead.

[19] Living magicians have natural oils in their skin that helps them avoid feedback on spells. You don't; shooting fire from your hands may burn your bones, necrotic energies tend to pool between your ribs and need a good scrub with soap and water to get off. Magic using skeletons have black, warped finger-bones and lose more teeth then regular skeletons from speaking incanations.

[20] Humans psychologically tend to remember negative things more then positive ones. Loss prevention is valued higher then a gain. This doesn't stop, no matter how ancient you get.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Alien Invasion Generator

How is the invasion carried out? - 1d6
[1] All at once. Massive invasion, no warning.
[2] Slowly, beginning with small exploration vessels and building up.
[3] Subversive. World leaders mind controlled or replaced, military deescalated before arrival.
[4] Eclectic. Aliens prepped invasion by seeding planet with small bits of their life or culture.
[5] Formally. Alien vessels came with ambassadors, gave casus belli.
[6] Great catastrophe. City destroyed, massive natural disaster, etc. Invasion coming soon.

How did the aliens know about us? - 1d6
[1] SETI radio signals. Led them right to us.
[2] They came before, and their first ambassadors were slaughtered. Ancient aliens.
[3] Life on Earth is from a comet that came from a planet they genocided. Came to finish the job.
[4] They seeded Earth with life, or uplifted the human species for this exact purpose.
[5] They just kind of stumbled onto us; warfleet was busy doing something else.
[6] Correctly guessing our planet intelligent life based on the sun and time span.

Aliens look like? (Leader Caste) - 1d12
[1] Lovecraftian. Weird bulbous fleshy shapes, tentacles, totally inhuman.
[2] Little Green Men. 50% chance to actually be robotic bodies for the fungus-like species within.
[3] Huge buff reptilian bipeds. They look like the type of species that invades everyone.
[4] Insectoids. Different evolved castes to perform specialized roles.
[5] Huge birds. Talons are very flexible; but have traditional wings.
[6] Robotic species. Walkers and drones have a roughly tripod shape, hinting at biological origins.
[7] Kangaroo looking things. Head is obviously artificially enlarged to support large brain.
[8] Abstract. Made up of swirling mists, colors, shapes, made of light, bubbles, etc.
[9] Jellyfish like creatures that float. Grow membranes on invaded surfaces, stunning stingers.
[10] Tall humanoid shapes; solid colors with glowing eyes and no detail. Naked, don't seem to carry tools or move very fast but somehow still terrifying.
[11] Aquatic muscle-like species. Somehow have advanced technology, individuals “grow” in clusters that make up the base unit of their society.
[12] Look like popculture demons. Red skin, horns, spade tails. Probably have a bunch of pentagrams on their technology too. Religious panic. Aliens designed this look a few generations ago for the invasion, so they're a little out of date to strike true fear into most people.

Aliens technological basis? - 1d10
[1] Total biotech. Everything is a living tissue, specialized for their space-fairing roles.
[2] Machine-Biology. Machines that act as organisms. Practical applied concepts.
[3] Clunky. Large plastic and metal boxes, heavy keyboards and levers. Gaudy colors.
[4] Sleek. Touchscreens, holograms, smooth surfaces. Very clean.
[5] Aura. Glowing areas and waves of light, interacted by touch or psychic controls.
[6] Crystal. Crystals in ports, computers are crystal chips arranged in rows.
[7] Direct brain control. Aliens have sockets in their heads to plug in to control ships.
[8] Anachronistic. Medieval or early industrial revolution looking technology. Makes up for it in advanced materials and pragmatism. Didn't develop new designs, just kept making originals better.
[9] Brutalist architecture combined with touch and glowing displays and AI that lives on the “surfaces” that the aliens control. Insignias and buttons engraved on it.
[10] Advanced modular tech. Rooms and items appear as solid gray blocks or pits filled with texture-less beads, but form into advanced structures on command, sliding out parts and reforming.

Alien Signature Weapon? - 1d6
[1] Heat ray. Burns through anything. Laser beam.
[2] Deadly nanites. Swarms of bots that enter targets and cause total organ failure and death.
[3] Death south. Horrible high or low pitched noise. Kills you if you hear it too long.
[4] Killing Gas. Released from on high, targets only a few species. Colorful.
[5] Kinetic weapons- rods from god. These aliens are boring.
[6] Forcefields. Bounce your bullets back, or just cut you in half with invisible force.
[7] Bare hands. Aliens like to kill us with natural weapons and fight face to face. Either very stupid, or absolutely terrifying killing machines. We need power armor to fight them.
[8] Mutated earth life. Animals, plants, and fungus. They like to create killing machines that also destroy Earth's own ecosystems- Invasive species designed to kill mankind.

Optional weird alien quirk? - 1d8
[1] Constant vocalization. Little clicks, hisses, electronic humming sound, etc.
[2] Arrange things by color. Dead humans arranged by color of clothes, buttons are color coded, etc.
[3] Rather gentle with most Earth life besides humans. Dogs are just stunned, humans vaporized.
[4] Bud constantly. Live young are expected to fend for themselves. Don't care if humans kill them.
[5] Give off thunderous alien war-cry after achieving a goal. Almost sing-song.
[6] Plaster everything in art. Insignias, flags, clan tattoos, whatever they are they are over everything.
[7] Have small, cute fluffy pets. Don't seem to interface with technology or sniff out humans- just companion animals. If one of them gets killed the aliens go apeshit.
[8] Once every day at the same time, all activity ceases and they return to ship at a specific sound or signal. Alien mass or communal feeding time.

How do they Oppress humans? - 1d6
[1] Traditional slave drivers. Prisons, ball and chain, hard labor, plasma whips, etc.
[2] Horrific executions for captured soldiers, torture for fun, cruel experiments.
[3] Mind control devices, pheromones, implants, etc.
[4] Children are teleported away, out of their parents arms. Don't know if killed or brainwashed.
[5] Eugenic programs and forced modifications. Tracking chips, ear tags, humans are experiments. People can roam but any weapon or fortress being built is just blasted down.
[6] Dystopia. Control people through bureaucracy. Calm rebellions through bread and circuses. Give false gifts of virtual-reality entertainment to keep people sedated and ignorant.

Why are they invading us? - 1d8
[1] It's a planet that can sustain life. That's value in and of itself. Humans unimportant.
[2] Might makes right. Subjugate and destroy all threats before they can threaten us.
[3] We have a common ancestor. Humans were the favorite. This is revenge.
[4] Total nonsensical. Their logic and reasoning is beyond anything we can understand.
[5] Integration. Want our DNA, or forcibly “advance” humans to join intergalactic community.
[6] Accident. We look like their demons, human probe acted aggressively or accidentally rammed a colony and killed one of their own, our radio signals sound like threats to them, etc.
[7] Sex. Humans to become alien sex slaves, male and female. Possibly many earth animals too. Gross, but you'll be too drugged up and controlled to have a say.
[8] Food. Humans taste good to aliens, babies are a delicacy- Farmed and sold to intergalactic markets. Could be cooked, drained of fluids, eaten whole, etc. Aliens may keep it a secret.

What is Humanity's last hope? - 1d10
[1] There isn't one.
[2] The Underground resistance movement after the aliens occupy our planet.
[3] Gifted human, destined to be a hero. May have special powers, or may just be really lucky.
[4] Another, benevolent, group of aliens. Feed information, may grant technology to fight back.
[5] Secret vault of ancient technology. Atlantis rises.
[6] The world supply of nuclear weapons. Blow them to hell.
[7] Empathy. Aliens never experienced it, seem bewildered by kindness. Could be shown love.
[8] Hidden bunkers and vaults, aliens can't find it through lead. Wait until this blows over.
[9] Secret multinational organization. Best and brightest. X-Com.
[10] Mother Nature. Storms pick up, animals attack alien invaders, lighting shoots upwards. Could be coincidental or something overtly supernatural is going on. Planetary consciousness?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Sunrise Amulet & Diadem of Second Chances

Sunrise Amulet – Magic Amulet
Ego- 1

Amulet of magic invoking the powers and purity of sunlight. It has a very weak ego, and its Ego requirements can be fit by a first level Cleric or another character of 2nd level. Those who try to use the amulet without meeting these requirements, or those creatures of the night (like vampires, werewolves, shadow beings, etc.) can still use the amulet, but it burns their skin like the sun and deals 1 damage per day being worn.

The main power of the sunrise amulet is to, once per adventure, create an illusionary sunrise over a level edge or surface. For example, over the lip of a table or the foot of a bed. The sunrise is clearly fake, but creates a huge amount of light akin to a sunrise would and can blind foes. Additionally, it causes a morale check among vampires or other creatures of the night. Clerics who use this amulet in conjunction with turn undead get +1d6 to their roll of total HD turned, as the terrifying light rebukes the undead creatures.

Finally; anyone wearing the amulet who casts a magic spells to create light can expend it's use charge to increase the duration of the light spell by +1 exploration turn.

Diadem of Second Chances
Ego- None/2

This silvery crown glows with a pale white energy. It has a weak ego, but its secondary ability requires a character to be second level to use it. The secondary ability of the Diadem is a feeling of peace and safety when being worn, and grants +1 to morale and to saving throws versus fear.

The main power of the Diadem and its legendary characteristic is that, when first placed on the head after a great disaster, its user can turn back time. Time reverts for 1d6+1 exploration turns, with only the wearer remembering the past. The same events play out in different ways, as random chance and free will step in, but this allows the user to literally change the future by preventing the past mistakes. Dead friends are revived, resources unspent, things go back to how they were.

Anyone can theoretically use the diadem, and it simply fades from existence after being used, making it a short lived artifact. It is said the diadem forms from the would-have wishes and desire to change the past that builds up every a few centuries in the minds of all mortal creatures; slowly coalescing into the penultimate artifact of time manipulation. If a TPK occurs, the last party member killed may with their dying breath place the diadem on their head to activate its powers, twisting fate.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

20 Magic Camera Powers (besides catching ghosts)

[1] Take a shot of a crystal. It is bigger in the photograph, and grows bigger in real life to match it as soon as it is not being watched.

[2] Once you take a picture of someone, they don't react to you in any way, unless you physically attack them, for the rest of the day. If you took a picture of a guard, you could walk right past them and they wouldn't notice you at all, you could even push them out of the way and they would just think the place was haunted, as long as you don't cause them any serious injury. Officials are starting to become aware of this camera and are making sure to keep their peace keepers and guards separated by thin sheets of paper or wood at compromising angles, making it less likely for thieves to get multiple targets in a single snap.

[3] Take a picture of a page, a note, graffiti, etc. The writing is translated into the language of the manufacturer of the camera in the photograph; retaining as much of the voice of the author and style as possible.

[4] Take a picture of anyone in armor, a robot, or some other strongpoint. The developed photograph has a colored spot on the weak points.

[5] Take a picture of anything. After the photograph is developed, the first person to see the picture will be so shocked and absolutely terrified of the subject that they will develop a phobia of whatever the subject of the picture was.

[6] Take a picture of something magnetic. The object reverse polarity over the next 1d4 days.

[7] Take a picture of an animal. Anyone who sees the developed picture besides the photographer will think it's adorable and not be scared of it, even if it's dangerous or wild.

[8] Evil cursed camera; take a picture, and in the developed photograph you'll appear somewhere in the frame. You're trapped inside the picture. The only way to be freed is someone takes a picture of that picture with the same camera.

[9] Take a picture of someone. In the developed photograph, it shows them with a ridiculous, huge, multi-colored, and accessorized hairstyle. This is the “hair of their true self”. They wouldn't be caught dead actually trying to do that; but if you make a wig that tries to copy that hairstyle you can wear it and act as a magical proxy or clone of that person as far as the cosmic order is concerned.

[10] Take a picture of a wall. The camera develops photos that reveal what is on the other side. Blocked by lead, magic, or walls over a foot thick.

[11] This camera can see the invisible; photos taken of invisible objects and beings are revealed in the developed photographs. It takes a long ass time to develop them though.

[12] Take a picture of coins or dollar bills. In the photograph, they appear as a much higher denomination. You could trick someone into thinking you have a lot of money.

[13] Take a picture. The 'flash' of the camera lingers for 1d6 minutes, all objects hit by the flash glow as though they were still being hit by it, and people get red eyes that were hit in the face and can see in the dark until it expires.

[14] Take a picture. The camera has an attached vial that is filled with “imaging liquid”. This liquid can be poured into a pool of water and the images that are contained within slowly fade in and out of the water's reflection, with each image getting an equal amount of time appearing and at random intervals. Once two or more images are mixed together by mixing the water, there is no way to separate this “album”. If you drink some of this water you have some really weird dream.

[15] Take a picture of the sky. You see giant hands, tentacles, and magical strings controlling everything in the world. Sanity check.

[16] Take a picture of someone performing a skilled task. Anyone who views the developed photograph gains a rudimentary grasp of the task or skill required for it.

[17] Take a picture of something green. “Green” does not exist in the developed photograph; all Green objects are combinations of blue and yellow dots or stripes. If you take a picture of any green plants or vegetables, you will see runic symbols in their leaves and foliage of these colors that act as the ritual symbols for these plants in magical research and spells.

[18] Take a picture of yourself in a mirror. Your reflection is contained within the developed picture and you have no reflection in normal life. This will confuse many people into thinking you are a vampire. This lasts until the photograph of your reflection is destroyed.

[19] Take a picture of a closed door or window. If you develop the photograph, blow it up to a big enough size, and embed it with plenty of magical crystals and paint it with magical ink, the door-picture could be entered as a portal to enter the closed door exactly once, with no easy return.

[20] Roll again. The camera can do whatever you rolled and catch ghosts.