Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Spells from the Past (2)

Previous post here   (I wrote these spells 24 years ago; no game balance is promised or assumed.  :)


Level: 1
Range:  2"
Components: VS
Duration:  1 round per level
Casting Time:  1
Area of Effect:  Special
Save:  Neg.

When this spell is cast, the wizard creates an incredibly horrifying apparition to appear within 2" of his person.  The description of this Ghastly Ghost is so terrible it defies description.  

Any creature that gazes upon this grotesque aberration must immediately save versus spell at -1 per 2 levels of the caster or flee as quickly as possible away from the Ghastly Ghost for the duration of the spell.  Undead will pause for a single phase to make an assessment the Ghastly Ghost, but thereafter will resume their activities as normal.

It is important to note that creatures which are immune to fear, or are nearly as horrible to look at, as the Ghastly Ghost, are unaffected by the spell.  It is also important to note that the casters own party is subject to the Ghastly Ghost as well, though they do not suffer the saving throw penalty.  

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