[pnpgm] Question on Spells & Alignments - re: Law, Chaos, etc for Protection, dispel, etc
akoponen at mosquitonet.com
Thu Mar 3 05:42:32 CET 2011
Back in the '80s I asked Richard Snider about alignments. And got this
*ALIGNMENTS Are there 4 or 7 distinct alignments? i.e. do you need 1
spell (Protection vs. Elder) to protect you from: the Kotothi, the Sidh,
the Elder, The Shamanic Elder, or do you need 4 different spells? This
also applies to DISPELL/BANISH and to SUMMONING.*
 There are four distinct alignments. Within the Elder alignment,
there are four subdivisions. Dispell/Banish Elder is good for any of the
For how to make spells or items that affect multiple alignments I
suggest rereading Permanent Magics.
On 3/2/2011 10:03 AM, Murtha, Mark wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> I've been thinking on this for a bit and need to make sure I'm clear.
> All Alignments:
> Elder (includes Grey wizard and Shamans, and Dark elder)
> Sidh (or is this included in elder?)
> Shadow (not sure if this is valid, but seems it should be valid)
> So - for each alignment, there are these alignment specific spells:
> Protection question. I read Protection and it implies that caster
> must cast the spell against a specific target to protect against that
> target. In other words, it's an active targeted spell. Against two
> 1. That specific target
> 2. All things of that alignment
> Side Effect: The spell then also gives a "passive" protection against
> the Spell, not target's, alignment. Is this true?
> Active Example. Bob is invading a Chaos demon-infested tomb. He sees
> his first demon, and casts EL3 Prot v Chaos against that demon,
> targeting that demon. Demon gets regular MDV to resist. Duration
> = 8 turns. Roll Modifier = -5. Only for that demon attacking him.
> There is no purely "passive" protection spell.
> - i.e. Cast Protection v Chaos on wizard Bob. Bob now has
> protection against all Chaos attackers at the specified Roll Modifiers.
> Passive Example. Bob is invading a Chaos demon-infested
> tomb. He casts EL3 Prot v Chaos on himself. Duration = 8 turns. Roll
> Modifier = -5. For any and all chaos creature attacking him. Other
> alignment creatures have no modifier. Hope there aren't any Kotothi
> monsters Bob!
> From the Book for Protection:
> *EXAMPLE *--- Oom, a Balance Wizard, casts Protection against Balance
> to oppose a Chaos Demon. The demon resists with triple MDV. If Oom
> succeeds, the spell affects Chaos while retaining its virtue against
> Balance. The attacking demon and Oom both add the Roll Modifier.
> I don't understand the point that Oom adds the roll modifier. Help!
> Followup Question. How can one create a Protection Item, of the
> passive version? I want to make "shield of protection" that give -4
> to all chaos, -4 to elder, and -4 to shadow attackers rolls. Is this
> Protection or some other spell?
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