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Novel Options: Spellcrafting

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What is Spellcrafting?

  • A spellcasting system where you have to create your own spells, piece by piece
  • Want to create a burst spell that inflicts the frightened condition and deals fire damage? Pick the Burst fundamental rune, the Fire effect rune, and the Scare effect rune and burn an appropriate level spell slot.
  • Want to make a line of cold damage that blinds people? Pick the Line fundamental rune, the Cold effect rune, and the Obscure effect rune.
  • Each rune has its own heightened level, so you'll have to choose if you want that spell to hit harder, reach out farther, explode bigger, or last longer.

Why is this title Pay What You Want? It's a short, 10-page subsystem that is as balanced as I can easily plan for. Is it still unbalanced in some way? Probably, so I don't think it's fair to ask you to pay for it. In some ways, I think it's a lot weaker than normal spellcasting, but it feels a lot stronger in other ways. Any money you pay for this is just to say you like it!

Update: This is a charity title. My whole (50%) royalty split goes to Extra Life on this title.

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Jordan P May 28, 2022 5:16 pm UTC
Kind of confused about what takes precedent between different runes with different "Cast" action costs? Fire, Blast, Quick is it 2 or 3 or 1?
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Dylan W May 28, 2022 8:00 pm UTC
Good question! Fundamental Runes always take precedent over effect runes, so it won't inherit the 2 action cast from Fire at all. However, I don't remember if I had planned for Cone, Line, and Blast to combine with Quick originally. I'd say that quick would take precedent over blast because you're lowering the damage level of the spell twice to fit those in and reducing the damage dice per spell level on top of that.

TL;DR Quicken always has precedent over other changes to cast actions. Thanks for the question!
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Laclale F January 13, 2022 5:08 am UTC
Cantrip glitch: why only Level 4 has most Cantrip and not 5 and theafter?
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Dylan W January 15, 2022 1:37 pm UTC
Thanks! It should be 5 cantrips from level 4 after as stated in the Dedication feat.
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Decoby J October 20, 2021 11:59 pm UTC
The pdf isn't working for me, is anyone else having this problem?
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Dylan W October 21, 2021 2:20 am UTC
I just tested it on my phone to confirm and I'm not having any issues. If you continue to be unable to open the PDF, please contact support!
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Decoby J October 23, 2021 7:40 pm UTC
It works fine now, can't wait to read it later.
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Lee S October 19, 2021 4:30 am UTC
Dude. Your description on the last bullet is killing me...LOL
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Dylan W October 19, 2021 1:27 pm UTC
I didn't intend for it to be a joke, but I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Dylan W October 19, 2021 2:39 am UTC
Feel free to post your favorite rune combinations here. I'd also love any suggestions for more runes to add to the system which I'll try to include in updates to the PDF
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