Spell words are an all but forgotten subsystem in Pathfinder. We still love them. So today being Friday, I pulled up a few from Book of Magic: 10 Undead Spell Words and decided to share them.
Fade From Undead (Concealing)
School abjuration; Level cleric/oracle/warpriest 1
Duration 1 round/level
Saving Throw Will negates (harmless); Spell Resistance yes (harmless)
Target Restrictions selected
The target of a wordspell with this effect word becomes invisible to undead creatures. If the target attacks or otherwise takes an offensive action, this effect ends.
Boost: The target cannot be detected by undead creatures through any means. Boosting this effect word increases its level by 1.
Sunlight Flash (Illumination)
School evocation; Level cleric/oracle/warpriest 3, inquisitor 3
Duration instantaneous Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes
A wordspell with this effect word releases a flash of sun light. A creature that is targeted by this effect word sustains 1d8 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d8). An undead creature takes 1d6 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d6); an undead creature particularly vulnerable to bright light takes 1d8 points of damage per caster level (maximum 10d8). A construct or inanimate objects takes 1d6 points of damage per two caster levels (maximum 5d6). If the wordspell has only a single target, it requires a melee or ranged touch attack.
Book of Magic 10 Undead Spell Words can be downloaded at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.com, d20PFSRD.com, and Paizo.com.
Continuing our series of exclusive looks inside recent JBE releases, let’s take a look within Book of Magic: The Lost Spell Words. This is not our first expansion on the words of power magic system. It is, however, the longest delayed. As I explained in the introduction, I literally lost these spell words and found them again later.
Now that they are published and ready to use in your game, what exactly is inside shall now be revealed. These are two spell words inside this short PDF.
Object (Meta Word)
This metaword alters the saving throw, making it affect objects, such as undead and constructs. If the wordspell requires a Fortitude save, this metaword allows it to affect objects. This change does not affect whether or not a successful save negates the effect, reduces it, or has some other effect; it simply alters the types of creatures that can be affected by it. This has no effect on wordspells that require a Reflex or Will save.
Persistent (Meta Word)
Whenever a creature targeted by a wordspell or within the area affected by this metaword succeeds on its saving throw, it must make another saving throw against the effect. If a creature fails this second saving throw, it suffers the full effects of the wordspell, as if it had failed its first saving throw.
Download the Book of Magic: The Lost Spell Words for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.
These never-before published spell words were lost, but not for all time. With these 10 new spell words, your wordcaster gains greater versatility and power over their enemies.
This short supplement to the Words of Power system includes:
- 3 effect words: burning light, enhance mind, and torch,
- 7 meta words: coax, creature, disguise, easily cast, ectoplasmic, object, and persistent.
Find new power with these Lost Spell Words!
Download the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and d20PFSRD.
Shape your fire words any way you desire. Keep the cold damage coming round after round. Blast your enemies with sound waves. Book of Magic: Energy Words Revisited lets you attack your enemies with acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage—whether for an instant, or over a series of rounds. Show those Vancian casters the true mastery of elemental forces!
Download this 10 page revisit to the Words of Power magic system today from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, or Paizo.com.
Vancian necromancers will eclipse your power no more! Give your wordcaster the means to destroy or ward off undying terrors — or create such horrors for his own ends. Book of Magic: 10 Undead Spell Words give you new spell words that harm undead, protect against undead, and create powerful undead creatures. This short supplement is a must-have for any wordcaster who faces off against zombie hordes and powerful liches — or who seeks to make one to do his own bidding.
This short supplement provides 10 new spell words for you to use with the Words of Power spellcasting system. Get this supplement today in either printer-friendly view or a laptop/tablet-friendly format. Download today from DriveThruRPG (Printer/Laptop)/RPGNow.com (Printer/Laptop), d20PFSRD.com, and Paizo.com.
Do you enjoy the Words of Power system? Have you been interested in it but have been disappointed that no one has been supporting it? Do you like the idea of an on-the-fly magic system but were not happy with all the design choices behind Words of Power. Well your prayers have been answered. Jon Brazer Enterprises will be releasing Book of Magic: 10 Undead Spell Words on May 21st. And we have more coming in the future … if this one does well.
That’s the catch. No one really knows right now how many people are interested in expansions to the Words of Power system or even if there is any interest at all in the system. This is where you come in. We need you to download Word of Power from either d20PFSRD, Paizo.com or DriveThruRPG/RPGNow once it is released if you want to see more of it.
So tell your friends at your Pathfinder game, on social media, at your local game store, everywhere about it. Show us your interest. And please tell what what other spell words you would like to see.