Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Countdown to More Mayhem: Sneak Peak #4

First of all, I need to apologize since I haven't been posting for a long time. Life can be quite busy sometimes and I didn't have time for editing or posting. However, I can tell you that the book is almost done, only 2 chapters remaining.

Meanwhile, I'm posting here something from the Spells section. Those who play the MMORPG will recognize it right away.

Song of the Flaming Fire
Enchantment (Compulsion) [Mind-Affecting, Sonic]
Level: Mage 3
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: All creatures within range
Duration: Concentration
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You sing or play a melody, and no matter how well or how badly you perform, all (including friends and foes) within range who fail their Will saves hear it as irresistibly catchy music fit, and begin to dance to it to the best of their abilities.

Each affected creature must pass a Concentrate check (DC 13 + your Charisma bonus) or be forced to waste a move-equivalent action dancing and prancing in place; the creature may still perform a standard action, but at a -4 penalty to all skill and attack rolls for the round, and may not engage in spellcasting or make attacks of opportunity. Each creature that passes the Concentrate check for that round may move, act, and attack normally, though “dancing” all the while.

Any creature with ranks in Perform (dancing) may opt to use that skill instead of Concentrate for the skill check above.

Creatures must hear the magically-enhanced song in order to be affected, and therefore the effect can be suppressed by silence. Any creature that passes out of the area of effect (which follows with the caster) is no longer affected. However, if any creature (including one who has been previously affected by this spell) reenters the area of effect, it must make a Will save again, or be affected. Once any creature successfully makes a Will save against this spell, it is unaffected for the remainder of the spell’s duration, even if entering and leaving the area of effect multiple times.

Deafened creatures cannot hear the music and thus are unaffected. Undead creatures are affected by this spell (even though undead are normally immune to mind-affecting spells).

Focus: A masterwork musical instrument of any type.