GreatWyrmGold

2009-06-27, 08:49 PM

This is supposed to be a way of making spellcasting characters A.) more balenced and B.) more in tune with what much fantasy literature suggests (all readers of Eragon know at least one example of this).

When casting a spell, the spellcaster takes drain. The drain takes the form of nonlethal damage, as shown on the table.

Drain

{table=head]Spell level|Drain

0|1

1|1d2

2|1d4

3|1d8

4|1d12

5|3d8

6|4d8

7|4d12

8|5d12

9|6d12

Per +1|+1d12

Epic|4d6/10 points of DC (round up)[/table]

Drain can only increase nonlethal damage to being equal to the target's current hit points. However, if this occurs, the target takes extra damage equal to the difference between the rolled damage and the target's current hit points. Also, see the table below.

{table=head]Drain damage|Other effects

1-5|None

6-10|Stunned for 1 round

11-15|Stunned for 1 round, 1 Con damage

16-20|Stunned for 1 round, 2 Con damage

21-25|Stunned for 1 round, 3 Con damage, 1 Con drain

26-30|Stunned for 1 round, 4 Con damage, 1 Con drain

31-35|Stunned for 1 round, 5 Con damage, 2 Con drain, 1 Str damage

36-40|Stunned for 1 round, 6 Con damage, 2 Con drain, 1 Str damage

41-45|Stunned for 1 round, 7 Con damage, 3 Con drain, 1 Str damage

46-50|Stunned for 1 round, 8 Con damage, 3 Con drain, 2 Str damage

51-55|Stunned for 1 round, 9 Con damage, 4 Con drain, 2 Str damage[/table]

...and so on.

What do you think? Will it balence spellcasters?

When casting a spell, the spellcaster takes drain. The drain takes the form of nonlethal damage, as shown on the table.

Drain

{table=head]Spell level|Drain

0|1

1|1d2

2|1d4

3|1d8

4|1d12

5|3d8

6|4d8

7|4d12

8|5d12

9|6d12

Per +1|+1d12

Epic|4d6/10 points of DC (round up)[/table]

Drain can only increase nonlethal damage to being equal to the target's current hit points. However, if this occurs, the target takes extra damage equal to the difference between the rolled damage and the target's current hit points. Also, see the table below.

{table=head]Drain damage|Other effects

1-5|None

6-10|Stunned for 1 round

11-15|Stunned for 1 round, 1 Con damage

16-20|Stunned for 1 round, 2 Con damage

21-25|Stunned for 1 round, 3 Con damage, 1 Con drain

26-30|Stunned for 1 round, 4 Con damage, 1 Con drain

31-35|Stunned for 1 round, 5 Con damage, 2 Con drain, 1 Str damage

36-40|Stunned for 1 round, 6 Con damage, 2 Con drain, 1 Str damage

41-45|Stunned for 1 round, 7 Con damage, 3 Con drain, 1 Str damage

46-50|Stunned for 1 round, 8 Con damage, 3 Con drain, 2 Str damage

51-55|Stunned for 1 round, 9 Con damage, 4 Con drain, 2 Str damage[/table]

...and so on.

What do you think? Will it balence spellcasters?