Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cast a Spell Tuesday - Paint the Sky & Unrewarded Effort

Paint the Sky
School transmutation 
Level druid 4
Casting Time 1 standard action
Component V, S, M 
Range 1 mile/ level                
Duration 1 hour/ level (D)
Saving Throw yes (harmless) 
Spell Resistance yes (harmless)

When you cast this spell, you change the colors and cloud patterns in the sky, and by so doing bring to life the peasant superstitions about oracles hidden in the clouds. At your command, the sky forms patterns visible for several miles. With these patterns, you can create shapes in the cloud, change the color and intensity of ambient light, but not make any change that is completely outside the realm of natural possibility For example, on an Earthlike world,you could tint the sky a brilliant pink and gold at sunset, but you probably couldn’t turn the entire sky neon green. You can create heraldic and symbolic cloud shapes, but their resemblance to the symbol you have in mind is not perfect, though it is obvious to those familiar with the chosen symbol.

When you first cast this spell, you choose any one Craft or Profession check to be enhanced. All characters within range of the spell who can clearly see the transformed sky receive a +4 morale bonus on the chosen check.

Unrewarded Effort
School necromancy 
Level bard 4, sorcerer/wizard 3
Casting Time 1 standard action
Component V, S, M (a few drops of sweat from a peasant or laborer)
Range close (25 ft + 5 ft /2 levels)    
Duration 1 round/ level (D)
Saving Throw WILL negates 
Spell Resistance yes

You steal away a warrior’s chance for glory and decisive victory. A character affected  by this spell cannot score a critical hit for the duration of the effect. This prevents the use of feats,  class abilities or items that activate upon a confirmed critical hit.