Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elf Spells



In many games and campaign settings, elves are written to be these magical creatures, but the mechanics often fit more of a ranger than magic-user. As a inspired by Basic D&D where the elf "class" could cast spells, I decided to add in a special spell list that only elves can access. Any elf magic-user can learn any of these spells along with the normal magic-user spell list. A lot of these spells are druidic in nature, which I liked the idea of tying together elven magic with their love and stewardship of nature. Some of these spells are from Basic D&D and other sources, so some conversion may be required for home use.


Elf Spells
Level 1
Command Word
Faerie Fire
Faerie Lights
Fellowship
Locate Animals
Longstride
Precipitation
Resist Cold
Watcher

Level 2
Detect Danger
Know Alignment *
Predict Weather
Produce Flame
Purify Food and Water
Resist Fire
Silence, 15’ Radius
Warp Wood

Level 3
Call Lightning
Cure Disease
Cure Light Wounds
Heat Metal
Hold Animal
Obscuring Mist
Protection from Poison
Speak with Animals
  
Level 4
Animal Growth
Animal Summoning I
Enchanted Weapon
Remove Curse

Level 5
Control Winds
Dissolve
Insect Plague
Neutralize Poison
Plant Door
Protection from Lightning
Temperature Change 10 feet

Level 6
Anti-Animal Shell
Cure Serious Wounds
Pass Plant

Level 7
Create Normal Animals
Rock
Teleport Object
Transport Via Plant
Truesight
Turn Wood

Level 8
Creeping Doom
Transmute Metal to Wood
Wind Walk



6 comments:

savagelegend said...

I'm not a S&W player, but I wholeheartedly endorse your attempt to make the races distinct. I think that as a whole we've come to adopt a "same cake, different icing" approach to races over the years, and have made the game(s) poorer as a result. Attempts like this to re-introduce some distinguishing features can only be good!

Giles Kiser said...

Thanks! This list doesn't totally dispel elves mechanically being better at being ranged attacking thieves, but I feel it at least helps to bridge the disconnect I see in a lot of elf descriptions versus their attributes.

Timothy Brannan said...

I like this. Elves in S&W seems to be a good topic today.

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Tim
My Swords & Wizardry posts, S&W Witch and The Ördög

Timothy Brannan said...

Added your link to my blog! Look under "Elves" near the bottom.
http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/p/mystoerth.html

Giles Kiser said...

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

Gina Gao said...

This seems very interesting. Nice post!

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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