I wanted to contribute to the #Spellslingerweek but the best that I could come up with was an alternative to the…
I wanted to contribute to the #Spellslingerweek but the best that I could come up with was an alternative to the Magic Wand. Hopefully someone with more experience can make it fit the setting and style.
Magic Wand (tag: far)
Magic Rod (tag: close, reach, blast cone)
Instead of a precise spell shot, the rod emits a blast of unfocused magic at nearby objects, friends and foes alike. Be careful where you point that thing!
Magic Staff (tag: far, almost as far as the eye can see, pierce 2, precise, clumsy)
This unwieldy weapon needs to be held up, and rested against your cheek to properly sight your target down its rune covered haft. When aimed carefully though, a spell shot from your staff can travel long distances, punch through thin walls and hit enemies under flimsy cover! Some are even reputed to punch through thick walls or operate under complete silence.
When you call someone out, they must step out into the open and face you. Bystanders and lackeys are barred from interfering, and neither you nor your foe can leave each other’s sight until one of you is dead.
Righteous Devil Callout – Rolled
When you call someone out, roll+CON (you’ve got to have guts!). On a 7+, they must step out into the open and face you. Bystanders and lackeys are barred from interfering, and neither you nor your foe can leave each other’s sight until one of you is dead. On a 7-9, the GM picks one.
• They emerge with a loved one held hostage.
• Bystanders are left terrified by your cold-blooded determination.
• Bystanders raise you up as their idol and expect you to solve all their problems.
• You’re forced to skip town once the fight’s over.
A Spellslinger’s wand is their primary identifying feature. How did you come to create your wand? What is it made of that makes it so powerful, and what ties it to you, and you alone? Instead of crafting it yourself, did you acquire or inherit it some other way?
This is your wand. There are many like it, but this one is yours. You have crafted it, and shed your blood on it, bonding it to you.
Choose the material Your Wand is crafted from:
Ash wood, Elm wood, Cherry wood, Mahogany, Ivory, Willow, Crystal
Through the week, I’ll be discussing inspirations for the class, some of the iterations it went through that didn’t work, and possible applications for the moves. I’ll also be asking what the spellslinger represents and does in other people’s games.