Spells from the Cutting Room Floor

Copyright Nicholas HM Caldwell © 2004

Edited by Nicholas HM Caldwell for The Guild Companion

Some spells did not make it into College of Magic as their effects were deemed to be undesirable by ICE's editors. Unstun was banned because no spell is supposed to be able to cure stun effects. Literacy was banned as it duplicated the effects of a skill, even though the existing Harper Sphere spell, Tongues, did the same. These spells are, therefore, presented as strictly non-canonical spells, costed using the spell creation system as contained in the final draft of the College of Magic manuscript (and there may be discrepancies between that and the published version.)

Literacy

PP COST: 4
RANGE: Self
DURATION: 5 rounds/rank
SPELL TYPE: Utility
RR: --
SPHERES: Harper
DESCRIPTION: Caster may read texts in a single written language with a Written Rank 3 ability. The caster must be able to touch a text in the chosen language at the time of casting. This spell does not give the caster the ability to write in the chosen language.

Scaling Options:
Increase Reading Ability (rank 5) +2 PP
Increase Reading Ability (rank 7) +4 PP
Increase Reading Ability (rank 10) +6 PP
Read and Write in Chosen Language +4 PP
Increase Duration (10 rounds/rank) +6 PP
Increase Duration (1 minute/rank) +8 PP
Increase Duration (10 minute/rank) +9 PP

Unstun*

PP COST: 4
RANGE: Self
DURATION: --
SPELL TYPE: Utility
RR: --
SPHERES: Warrior Mage Sphere
DESCRIPTION: Caster is instantly healed of one round of stun damage. The casting roll for this spell does not suffer the -50 penalty from being stunned.

Scaling Options:
Heal Additional Stun (per extra round healed) +2 PP
Heal Other (range: touch, area of effect 1 target) +3 PP
Heal Other (range: 10', area of effect 1 target) +4 PP
Heal Other (range: 50', area of effect 1 target) +5 PP