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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:13 pm

Before there was NWN, there was D&D...and it was not always a serious game.

I was checking my web site's traffic report and saw a connection from a vaguely familiar source. I followed it and ended up with a couple posts I'd made on the Wizards of the Coast forum "back in the day"...before Aenea was even considered for a life in NWN. It was a thread about silly spells in D&D, and I had contributed several which could be viable PnP spells. It was funny looking back at them, so I'll share them here.

Gideon's Pastry Conjuration
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Gideon's Pastry Conjuration
Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 full round
Range: Personal
Effect: 1 pastry
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

When this spell is cast, a single serving of any type of pastry appears in your hand. This pastry is non-magical and normal in all respects.

Gideon's Nanny Decoy
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Gideon's Nanny Decoy
Illusion (Shadow)
Level: Sor/Wiz 1
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 full round
Range: 10 ft.
Target: 1 bed, mat, or other sleeping place
Duration: 10 minutes/level (D)
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

When this spell is cast, it creates an quasi-real illusion of the caster asleep on a bed, mat, bench, floor, or other place normally used for sleeping. The illusion includes visual, sound, scent, and temperature tactile elements. Careful examination by touch of the illusion will cause it to collapse into nothingness, but any examinations that rely on anything other than touch show that the illusion is real. Anything as simple and gentle as a blanket being placed over the illusion will not end it.

The caster's sleeping double will vanish when commanded by the caster, when firmly touched, or when 10 minutes per caster level have passed (whichever is shorter).

Gideon's Marbles
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Gideon's Marbles
Conjuration (Creation) [Earth]
Level: Sor/Wiz 2
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Area: One 5 ft. x 5 ft. square/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Reflex half (see text)
Spell Resistance: No

This spell causes dozens of 1/2 inch diameter spheres of smooth polished marble to appear 10 feet above the ground and fall onto anything below. Creatures in the area of effect suffer 1d4 points of damage, plus 1 point per 2 caster levels (maximum 1d4+5).

After they fall, the marbles remain (they are non-magical). Any creature attempting to walk within the area of marbles must make a Balance check (DC 10) to remain upright, failure means falling prone for 1 round. Creatures running or fighting in the area must make a Balance check (DC 15) at the start of their action or else fall prone for 1 round. Creatures that are flying or otherwise not physically standing on the marbles are not affected.

Focus: A polished marble sphere.

Gideon's Cuddly Transformation
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Gideon's Cuddly Transformation
Transmutation
Level: Sor/Wiz 6
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: 1 creature
Duration: 1 hour/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell temporarily transforms a single creature into a 1 foot tall plush toy, a caricature of the target. The transformed creature can still think, see, and hear, but it is in all other ways an inanimate object. The transformed creature retains it's normal hit points, and any magical effects that affected it at the time of transformation still function normally.

The transformed creature remains in it's new form until the caster dismisses the magic or until 1 hour per caster level has passed.

Hey Now, You're A Rock Star
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Hey Now, You're A Rock Star
Conjuration (Summoning)
Level: Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: 1 creature
Duration: 2 rounds
Saving Throw: Reflex negates
Spell Resistance: No

When this spell is cast on a target, the victim is immediately surrounded by dozens of screaming, hysterical young women (or men, if the subject is female). The summoned fanatics all try to touch and get as close to the target as possible. For two rounds, the subject creature cannot move from it's current location, and it gains total cover and concealment due to being completely surrounded. The subject cannot cast spells or use items that require speech or movement, as he or she is constantly being kissed, hugged, touched, and rubbed against.

When the spell expires, the fanatics scatter and run a few yards before vanishing. The target of the spell immediately discovers that the screaming fans have torn and ripped off every piece of clothing, jewelry, and armor that he or she was wearing at the start of the spell. All non-magical clothing has been destroyed (only torn scraps remain). Parts of normal armor, and any magical clothing or armor have been scattered in a 15 foot radius circle. The victim retains any weapons, shields, or other items he or she might have been holding in his or her hands.

A successful Reflex save prevents the screaming fans from removing the subjects clothing and armor.

Material Component: A miniature musical instrument, worth at least 5 gp.

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Post by Elhanan on Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:55 pm

heh - While not used as spells, I have duplicated the effects of the Decoy and Marbles in assorted PnP games as a player.

The Decoy was used much the same way as was seen in LotR, and the bad guys assaulted a decoy camp with the party actually concealed above; now being the ambush masters.

And the marbles were used for various things such as finding the slope of a floor, to being placed with with caltrops, rope with grapples, and tripwire at the head of steep stairwells. Giants fall down; go *BOOM*!!!

I so miss the little things of PnP....
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