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Lysander
2010-04-11, 12:33 PM
Let me make a cantrip for you! Describe a power, general purpose, or dilemma to solve that you think is in level 0 territory and I'll try to make something up.

Mongoose87
2010-04-11, 01:02 PM
Tying your shoes.

Mulletmanalive
2010-04-11, 01:09 PM
Tying your shoes.

Easily within the movement examples of Prestidigitation.

Outside this, i'd like a Cantrip that animates single Insect Exoskeletons. Because it's too weak to be anything else and really suits an apprentice necromancer...

Lysander
2010-04-11, 01:20 PM
Tying your shoes.

Simple enough:

Knot
Transmutation
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Close: (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One rope, string, or similar object
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

You cause an unattended rope or rope in the possession of a willing owner to tie itself. This spell can automatically tie any knot achievable by a DC10 use rope check. Tying a more difficult knot is possible but requires a normal use rope check, but usable at a range. This spell can only bind helpless subjects.

the humanity
2010-04-11, 02:09 PM
adding a fine layer of dust to the floor.

lightningcat
2010-04-11, 02:25 PM
Easily within the movement examples of Prestidigitation.

Outside this, i'd like a Cantrip that animates single Insect Exoskeletons. Because it's too weak to be anything else and really suits an apprentice necromancer...

Isn't there a spell that lets you see through the "eyes" of an undead. Becouse that combo would be just awsome.

Anonymouswizard
2010-04-11, 02:28 PM
Create an illusion of a pen that is the right size for a pixie.

It's the kind of thing a gnome would love!

The Vorpal Tribble
2010-04-11, 02:29 PM
adding a fine layer of dust to the floor.
That would also be a job for Prestidigitation I think.

Lysander
2010-04-11, 05:40 PM
Outside this, i'd like a Cantrip that animates single Insect Exoskeletons. Because it's too weak to be anything else and really suits an apprentice necromancer...

Sounds fun. Minion bugs, coming right up:

Animate Insect
Necromancy [Evil]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One dead insect or arachnid
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

As animate dead, except you may only animate a single dead insect or arachnid of diminutive or fine size into an exoskeleton (treat as a skeleton) that follows your spoken commands. Only creatures of 1HD or less can be animated, and count as a 1HD creature for determining the number of undead creatures you can control at one time. Unlike normal skeletons winged insects created with this spell may retain the ability to fly but are reduced to clumsy maneuverability.

Material
You must cover the insect to be animated with powdered onyx costing 1gp

Lysander
2010-04-11, 06:07 PM
adding a fine layer of dust to the floor.


That would also be a job for Prestidigitation I think.

It is, but I'll try to make a spell that improves on the soil 1 cube of material per round limitation of presdigitaton:

Create Dust
Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: 15-ft radius circle of dust
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You coat the ground in a 15ft-radius circle with a fine layer of dust. The total amount created is very small - if collected it would easily fit in a closed fist. Creatures walking across the dust will leave footprints. If cast on an area already occupied by a creature or object it will create dust on the ground beneath them unless they are attached to the ground or partially buried, in which case it will only create dust around them.

Material Component
A tiny pinch of dust



Create an illusion of a pen that is the right size for a pixie.

It's the kind of thing a gnome would love!

Easy:

Illusory Accessory
Illusion (Figment)
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Effect: Illusory image
Duration: 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will disbelief (if interacted with)
Spell Resistance: No

You create an illusion of a small object held or worn by one of your hands. Any small object can be simulated such as jewelry, a pen, a glove, a dagger, etc. You may move the object and manipulate it, but if it leaves your hand it instantly vanishes. Two castings of this spell can function simultaneously for the same creature, each instance applying to a different hand.

Penny67
2010-04-11, 06:25 PM
BEHOLD! We shall create a spell of such great arcane power, even Xykon would fear using it.

I cast FOLD BEDSHEETS!!

enigmatime
2010-04-11, 06:31 PM
Something that makes a wilted plant or small tree unwilted.

Lysander
2010-04-11, 06:46 PM
I cast FOLD BEDSHEETS!!

Folding a bedsheet is within prestidigitation's power, but I'll try to make something that'll let you fold lot of bedsheets at once (and do some other stuff too):

Prestidigitation Surge
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 swift action
Target: Personal
Duration: 1 round
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

To cast this spell you must have prestidigitation already active. You channel additional power to your prestidigitation spell, allowing you to simultaneously perform several tricks within prestidigitation's power. You can perform one separate simultaneous effect per caster level. The effects are simultaneous, not cumulative, so a level ten caster could lift ten objects simultaneously but not move one object ten times as far. The tricks need not all be the same, so you could heat some, lift others, colors others, and perform other effects simultaneously.

Lysander
2010-04-11, 08:17 PM
Something that makes a wilted plant or small tree unwilted.

Sure. This covers druid territory a bit, so I gave druids the spell as an orison. The druid version can also accomplish a bit more.

Restore Plant
Conjuration (Healing)
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Drd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Plant touched up to 1 cubic feet in size/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

You deliver nutrients directly into a small plant. This instantly restores to full life any wilted (but not dried up or rotted) plant. If used on a healthy plant it provides one day's worth of nutrients, allowing it to endure a lack of water, soil and sunlight without harm. If cast daily it allows a plant to thrive in adverse conditions indefinitely. When cast as a divine spell restore plant can also heal a plant creature of 1 point of damage, but the arcane version cannot affect plant creatures.

draco_nite
2010-04-11, 08:19 PM
A haircut spell.

Lysander
2010-04-11, 09:09 PM
A haircut spell.

Grooming
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Targets: One creature/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subjects are instantly groomed in several ways. They are cleaned of filth and grime. Their clothing is cleaned and pressed and all equipment is cleaned and polished. The caster can choose to cut the subjects' hair in any style, and can shave them as well. Hair may also be colored, straightened, or curled as desired. Fingernails and toenails can be trimmed and colored as well.

enigmatime
2010-04-11, 09:15 PM
1. Something like Rita Skeeter used in Harry Potter to write without touching the pen/quill

2. Create Juice (any kind)

3. Detect Class

Silverscale
2010-04-11, 09:40 PM
1. Something like Rita Skeeter used in Harry Potter to write without touching the pen/quill
That was a permenantly enchanted "Quick-Quotes-Quill" not a spell, but here goes

Transcribe
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Pen/Quill to be used
Duration: 10 minutes per level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

When cast on a quill/pen the pen animates to transcribe anything said within a 5ft radius of it. The user must proved paper or parchment to write on and an open pot of ink for them pen/quill to use.

enigmatime
2010-04-11, 09:44 PM
That was a permenantly enchanted "Quick-Quotes-Quill" not a spell, but here goes

Transcribe
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Pen/Quill to be used
Duration: 10 minutes per level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

When cast on a quill/pen the pen animates to transcribe anything said within a 5ft radius of it. The user must proved paper or parchment to write on and an open pot of ink for them pen/quill to use.

Can you use Permanancy on it?

Lysander
2010-04-11, 10:02 PM
1. Something like Rita Skeeter used in Harry Potter to write without touching the pen/quill

2. Create Juice (any kind)

3. Detect Class

That transcribe spell is cool. Definitely should be permanency-able.

#2 is achievable with prestidigitation. Just flavor and color water.

#3 is a little powerful for a cantrip, but I'll make something within its domain:

Keen Observation
Divination
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 immediate action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Instantaneous

Your ability to recall knowledge is enhanced. Gain a +2 insight bonus to any knowledge check regarding something you can currently see. You must choose to cast this spell immediately before rolling for a knowledge check.

Godskook
2010-04-11, 10:18 PM
#2 is achievable with prestidigitation. Just flavor and color water.

No, it isn't. Prestidigitation can't create juice. It can flavor water to taste like juice, but it can't actually create juice.

Silverscale
2010-04-11, 10:23 PM
Can you use Permanancy on {Transcribe}?

Sure I don't see why not.

Lysander
2010-04-11, 10:48 PM
No, it isn't. Prestidigitation can't create juice. It can flavor water to taste like juice, but it can't actually create juice.

Fair enough. It can make water look and taste like juice, but it won't be juice or have any nutritional value besides that of water. Here's a better version:

Create Juice
Transmutation
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Drd 0
Components: V, S, M, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: Up to 1 gallon of water/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You transform existing pure water into your choice of fruit juice. The only properties you recreate are appearance, texture (including pulp and consistency), flavor, caloric and vitamin content.

Focus
A sample of the fruit whose juice you wish to create, dried or fresh

Sydonai
2010-04-11, 10:50 PM
A spell to make your eyes glow and/or make your voice echo.(+ to intimidate)

A spell to ferment things, like turning grape juice into wine.

draco_nite
2010-04-11, 10:53 PM
A wish spell, but balanced so that it could be a cantrip.

A cantrip with a ridiculous XP and gold cost.

Anonymouswizard
2010-04-12, 03:51 AM
A canrtrip that detects the social class of a creature.

Also:

A cantrip that tells you the race of a creature if you know what race the creature is already.

Summon level appropriate encounter (or as close as you can get).

What? They happen so often it must be a cantrip!

Set
2010-04-12, 05:25 AM
Crudload of cantrips (written back in 3.0, so some might need revising) here; (http://www.skiltair.com/Ian/dungeons_&_dragons/Cantrips1.htm)




Summon level appropriate encounter (or as close as you can get).

Summoning cantrips;

Summon Nuisance
Brd 0, Clr 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Conjuration (Summoning)

As Summon Monster 1, but only requires a Standard Action to cast, lasts a single round and summons either;

1d4+1 Fiendish Bats
1 Celestial Cat (die, Commoner, die!)
1 Fiendish Lizard
1d3 Fiendish Rats
1d3 Celestial Ravens
1 Fiendish Weasel

Fiendish or Celestial creatures with less than 1 HD are treated as 1 HD for purposes of Resistances, Damage Resistance and Smiting. Those with access to Manual of the Planes can substitute Anarchic, Axiomatic, Shadow, Elemental Earth, Elemental Air, Elemental Fire, Elemental Water or Elemental Ice for the Celestial or Fiendish templates, if the GM allows.

[Any Feat, spell or magic item effect that enhances or diminishes the effects of creatures summoned with the Summon Monster line of spells can affect this spell as well.]


Summon Pest
Drd 0
Conjuration (Summoning)

As Summon Nature's Ally 1, but requires only a Standard Action to cast, lasts a single round and summons either;

1d4+1 Bats
1 Cat
1 Lizard
1d3 Rats
1d3 Ravens
1 Weasel

[Any Feat, spell or magic item effect that enhances or diminishes the effects of creatures summoned with the Summon Nature's Ally line of spells can affect this spell as well.]

Forever Curious
2010-04-12, 07:16 AM
Grooming
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Targets: One creature/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subjects are instantly groomed in several ways. They are cleaned of filth and grime. Their clothing is cleaned and pressed and all equipment is cleaned and polished. The caster can choose to cut the subjects' hair in any style, and can shave them as well. Hair may also be colored, straightened, or curled as desired. Fingernails and toenails can be trimmed and colored as well.

Cheapskate Disguise Self?

Lysander
2010-04-12, 08:42 AM
A spell to make your eyes glow and/or make your voice echo.(+ to intimidate)

A spell to ferment things, like turning grape juice into wine.

Theatrics
Illusion (Glamer)
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 1 min./level (D)

You gain the following as at will abilities usable as a free action:

*Make your eyes glow bright blue, green, or red. As this effect is illusory no real light is emitted.
*Amplify your voice (but not special sonic attacks or abilities) up to double volume.
*Surround yourself with a small amount of fog. This is too minor an amount to provide concealment.
*Create a tiny puff of smoke from your hand once per round.

When used appropriately this spell can provide a +1 circumstance bonus to skill checks for perform (stage magic) or when using sleight of hand to entertain. It can also provide a +1 circumstance bonus to intimidate checks, though this bonus eventually ceases if not backed up with combat spellcasting or an appropriate illusion.

Instant Alcohol
Transmutation
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S, DF
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Up to 1 cu ft. liquid/level
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

You cause an unready alcoholic beverage such as beer or wine to rapidly age and ferment. With each round that passes up to one month's worth of fermentation occurs until ideal to drink. Repeated castings can create alcoholic beverages that would otherwise require years to produce. This spell can also be used to age unattended liquids not suited for fermentation, but this either has no effect in the case of water or produces a disgusting rotten brew.

Light-Hero
2010-04-12, 09:02 AM
a Cantrip that protects the eyes from sharp bright lights, fx the sun.

Lysander
2010-04-12, 09:17 AM
A wish spell, but balanced so that it could be a cantrip.

A cantrip with a ridiculous XP and gold cost.

Wish On A Star
Universal
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: See text
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

You must utter a heartfelt and desperately desired wish aloud. 999 out of 1,000 times the spell has no effect. There is a 1 out of 1,000 random chance your prayer will be heard by a powerful being of some kind. When that rare event occurs the caster will soon receive a dream or mysterious sign hinting at how to achieve that desire if it is at all possible. A major wish may require an immense amount of time or effort to achieve, and the clue received only points the caster to the right path rather than guiding them step by step.

Golden Wings
Transmutation
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M, XP
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Effect: Magical wings
Duration: 10d10 hours
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You carefully craft gold, diamond, platinum, mithril, and other rare components into a pair of metallic wings that can be strapped to a person's shoulders. You must succeed on a DC20 craft (metalworking) check to create the wings over 4d12 days.

Once the spell is cast the wings become a magic item that allow their wearer to fly at a speed of 40 feet (30 feet if wearing medium or heavy armor, or if carrying a medium or heavy load) with good maneuverability. When using the wings for long-distance movement, you can hustle without taking nonlethal damage (a forced march still requires Constitution checks). This means you can cover 64 miles in an eight-hour period of flight (or 48 miles at a speed of 30 feet).

As a magic item the enchantment on the wings cannot be permanently dispelled. Both wings must be worn to have any effect. 10d10 hours after the spell is cast the wings crumble into worthless ash.

Material Component
10,000gp of materials used in the construction of the wings

XP Cost
1,000 XP

Godskook
2010-04-12, 09:23 AM
a Cantrip that protects the eyes from sharp bright lights, fx the sun.

Bigsby's Hand of Shade
Evocation[Force]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: 10
Effect: 10' Hand
Target: Personal
Duration: 10 minutes/level
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

Hand of Shade creates an opaque large hand of force that centers itself between you and the brightest light source you currently have LoS to. While this spell is active, you do not take penalties for that light source.

A Hand of Shade is weak and thin, allowing objects and creatures to pass through it on a successful DC 5 Str check. If an opponent intentionally tries to disrupt it with an attack, you must succeed on a concentration check or lose the spell.

Hand of Shade shares all the same vulnerabilties as an Interposing Hand does, in addition to those listed here.

Focus: A small glove.

Lysander
2010-04-12, 09:30 AM
a Cantrip that protects the eyes from sharp bright lights, fx the sun.

Shades
Abjuration
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One creature
Duration: 1 hour/level
Saving Throw: Yes (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Intangible semi-translucent ovals appear in front of the subject's eyes and block excessive incoming light. The subject receives a +1 bonus to any fortitude saves against being dazzled. This spell also allows subjects with light sensitivity to endure daylight without harm. Shades also allows subjects with down to a minimum of 4HD to look at a prismatic wall without being blinded.

herbe
2010-04-12, 10:07 AM
Animate Insect: its creative but it doesnt worth a HD, a caster only have one so simply remove :This insect dont count into control of undead which create through Animate Dead or something similar...
However, can you create a similar one with mammals (maybe up to rat) or birds(fly?),fish or reptiles (i dont know there are more:smallbiggrin:)?
Instant Alcohol: more cast shouldnt stack. (for example: wine of 2008 and a wine from age of Napoleon, they arent the same)
Golden Wings: its okay it cost 10000 gp and 1000 Xp but i think is not balanced i dont mean overpowered but its not so valuable to be a cantrip i mean other cantrip which you create (and they are superb and nimble) doesnt have so much cost its only worsen that line, i think, its not belong to this nice line.

Your works are great. Keep going i dont wish more

Lysander
2010-04-12, 10:15 AM
Animate Insect: its creative but it doesnt worth a HD, a caster only have one so simply remove :This insect dont count into control of undead which create through Animate Dead or something similar...
However, can you create a similar one with mammals (maybe up to rat) or birds(fly?),fish or reptiles (i dont know there are more:smallbiggrin:)?
Instant Alcohol: more cast shouldnt stack. (for example: wine of 2008 and a wine from age of Napoleon, they arent the same)
Golden Wings: its okay it cost 10000 gp and 1000 Xp but i think is not balanced i dont mean overpowered but its not so valuable to be a cantrip i mean other cantrip which you create (and they are superb and nimble) doesnt have so much cost its only worsen that line, i think, its not belong to this nice line.

Your works are great. Keep going i dont wish more

Thanks! I figure animate insect is for a caster who can't cast animate dead yet, and so has nothing to else to use their HD of controllable dead for yet. Or they don't need to control anything more powerful. The insect could still be useful as a distraction, or to perform simple errands.

While instant alcohol ferments the wine quickly, it doesn't necessarily make it good. The quality of the ingredients still makes a difference. There are plenty of wines that just become vinegar after a while instead of aging gracefully.

I agree that golden wings isn't that good a spell, but the challenge was to make a spell with a high gp and xp cost. But it could be a last resort method that someone with minimal spellcasting can fly for an extended period of time, if absolutely necessary.

waterpenguin43
2010-04-12, 10:15 AM
A Request: A divination which can tell why somebody hates you, but you need to know they hate you first.

Warpwolf16
2010-04-12, 10:17 AM
request:

some along the lines of blood cap features for my goblin shaman?

Maybe a enchantment for a sythe

Lysander
2010-04-12, 10:21 AM
A Request: A divination which can tell why somebody hates you, but you need to know they hate you first.

Analyze Hostility
Divination
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 swift action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You may make a sense motive check with a +5 insight bonus to get a hunch as to why an unfriendly or hostile person present dislikes you.

Lysander
2010-04-12, 10:30 AM
Maybe a enchantment for a sythe

Reaper's Whetstone
Necromancy
Level: Clr 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, DF
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Scythe touched
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless, object)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless, object)

You grant a scythe a +1 enhancement bonus that only functions against undead opponents.

Magicyop
2010-04-12, 10:50 AM
How about some sort of buff spell that moves simple obstacles out of your way that you could otherwise move with your hands, for example, if you walk up to an unlocked door with the spell on, it would automatically open itself for you, leaving you ready to cast something into the room beyond. Prickly thorns and such would blow out of your path as if by a small breeze. Etcetera. Thanks!

deuxhero
2010-04-12, 10:52 AM
Bigsby's Hand of Shade
Evocation[Force]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: 10
Effect: 10' Hand
Target: Personal
Duration: 10 minutes/level
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

Hand of Shade creates an opaque large hand of force that centers itself between you and the brightest light source you currently have LoS to. While this spell is active, you do not take penalties for that light source.

A Hand of Shade is weak and thin, allowing objects and creatures to pass through it on a successful DC 5 Str check. If an opponent intentionally tries to disrupt it with an attack, you must succeed on a concentration check or lose the spell.

Hand of Shade shares all the same vulnerabilties as an Interposing Hand does, in addition to those listed here.

Focus: A small glove.

Now give it to a vampire...

herbe
2010-04-12, 12:09 PM
Thanks! I figure animate insect is for a caster who can't cast animate dead yet, and so has nothing to else to use their HD of controllable dead for yet. Or they don't need to control anything more powerful. The insect could still be useful as a distraction, or to perform simple errands.
thats why not to count into control undead which use more useable and combat orientated than an animated insect.
im convinced about wines but not about goldenwing (but we have similar view) which too unbalanced.


Now give it to a vampire... A vampire become dust except in two area of large palm size... amusing

Light-Hero
2010-04-12, 12:35 PM
Shades
Abjuration
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One creature
Duration: 1 hour/level
Saving Throw: Yes (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

Intangible semi-translucent ovals appear in front of the subject's eyes and block excessive incoming light. The subject receives a +1 bonus to any fortitude saves against being dazzled. This spell also allows subjects with light sensitivity to endure daylight without harm. Shades also allows subjects with down to a minimum of 4HD to look at a prismatic wall without being blinded.
And they boost your cha bonus +2 because they make you look cool.

Lysander
2010-04-12, 01:49 PM
How about some sort of buff spell that moves simple obstacles out of your way that you could otherwise move with your hands, for example, if you walk up to an unlocked door with the spell on, it would automatically open itself for you, leaving you ready to cast something into the room beyond. Prickly thorns and such would blow out of your path as if by a small breeze. Etcetera. Thanks!

Open/Close is already a cantrip and it only opens one door as a standard action. A buff at the same level will require a material cost to make up for the additional power:

Ease of Movement
Abjuration
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal or touch
Target: You or creature touched
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subject gains a +1 competence bonus to any saving throw or escape artist check versus any effect freedom of movement provides immunity to. They receive a +1 competence bonus to their AC versus caltrops or similar obstacles. The subject may also cast open/close as a swift action spell-like ability once per round but only targeting objects within 5 ft.

Material
A golden key worth 10gp

enigmatime
2010-04-12, 04:06 PM
Something that lets you see only someone's surface thoughts. Duration of around one round for every two levels

Anonymouswizard
2010-04-12, 04:39 PM
A cantrip that has a XP cost so high a 20th level caster wouldn't want to use it, that only works on blue dragons.

waterpenguin43
2010-04-12, 04:46 PM
A cantrip that has a XP cost so high a 20th level caster wouldn't want to use it, that only works on blue dragons.

Blue Dragon Mastery
Enchantment
Sor/Wiz 0, Cleric 0
Components: V, S, XP, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: All existing blue dragons
Area: Everywhere
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Upon casting this spell, all blue dragons everywhere become your personal slaves. They are so forever, and it is grafted into their souls; They still must obey you when they die and are ressurected. This serves as Dominate Monster otherwise, except you can only use Greater Wish to remove it, and from one dragon only.
XP Cost: 10'000'000'000'000
Material Component: 9'999'999'999'999gp in sapphires.

Silverscale
2010-04-12, 05:51 PM
Blue Dragon Mastery
Enchantment
Sor/Wiz 0, Cleric 0
Components: V, S, XP, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: All existing blue dragons
Area: Everywhere
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Upon casting this spell, all blue dragons everywhere become your personal slaves. They are so forever, and it is grafted into their souls; They still must obey you when they die and are ressurected. This serves as Dominate Monster otherwise, except you can only use Greater Wish to remove it, and from one dragon only.
XP Cost: 10'000'000'000'000
Material Component: 9'999'999'999'999gp in sapphires.

EPIC level cantrip

enigmatime
2010-04-12, 06:03 PM
Something that makes a random object appear in your hand that isn't harmful to you. Can be a weapon, item, armor, food, plant, or whatever as long as it isn't harmful to you when it appears in your hand.

nolispe
2010-04-12, 06:34 PM
1. Something that studies for you
2. Something that knocks people prone
3. Something to let you cheat in a board game
4. Something that allows you to really irritate people
5. Something that allows you to inflict pain on people
6. Something that carries books for you
7. Something that turns the pages of a book for you
8. Something that allows you to read at a distance

ryleah
2010-04-12, 06:47 PM
Animate Insect
Necromancy [Evil]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One dead insect or arachnid
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

As animate dead, except you may only animate a single dead insect or arachnid of diminutive or fine size into an exoskeleton (treat as a skeleton) that follows your spoken commands. Only creatures of 1HD or less can be animated, and count as a 1HD creature for determining the number of undead creatures you can control at one time. Unlike normal skeletons winged insects created with this spell may retain the ability to fly but are reduced to clumsy maneuverability.

a 3rd lvl specialist necromancer with corpsecrafter, deadly chill and destructive retribution (the only way to build a necromancer) would always have 6 disposable AC 28+DEX flying (or burrowing) creatures with a +10 to hit, 8Hp, a 1d3+1d6-4 cold damage, 1d6 negative energy burst damage on death who would almost always have flanking bonus. Seems slightly unbalanced for a cantrip, no? :smallamused:

Fiery Diamond
2010-04-12, 08:30 PM
a 3rd lvl specialist necromancer with corpsecrafter, deadly chill and destructive retribution (the only way to build a necromancer) would always have 6 disposable AC 28+DEX flying (or burrowing) creatures with a +10 to hit, 8Hp, a 1d3+1d6-4 cold damage, 1d6 negative energy burst damage on death who would almost always have flanking bonus. Seems slightly unbalanced for a cantrip, no? :smallamused:

In general, one balances for mainstream, not for optimization.

I mean, look what you can do with magic missile with the right feats.

Anonymouswizard
2010-04-13, 05:16 AM
Blue Dragon Mastery
Enchantment
Sor/Wiz 0, Cleric 0
Components: V, S, XP, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: All existing blue dragons
Area: Everywhere
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Upon casting this spell, all blue dragons everywhere become your personal slaves. They are so forever, and it is grafted into their souls; They still must obey you when they die and are ressurected. This serves as Dominate Monster otherwise, except you can only use Greater Wish to remove it, and from one dragon only.
XP Cost: 10'000'000'000'000
Material Component: 9'999'999'999'999gp in sapphires.

Just be 11'000'000'000'000th level and you can cast that with no problems :smallbiggrin:

Other than that: best cantrip ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sereg
2010-04-13, 09:25 AM
Considering the comic which this forum is based around, we need a spell called "Determine Gender". That sounds like a divination cantrip to me (I suppose it depends on how well it can see through disguises). On a related note, drawing inspiration from a list of humourous fictional spells, "Determine Sexual Orientation" (These should probably be on the bard spell list).

Lysander
2010-04-13, 09:37 AM
Considering the comic which this forum is based around, we need a spell called "Determine Gender". That sounds like a divination cantrip to me (I suppose it depends on how well it can see through disguises). On a related note, drawing inspiration from a list of humourous fictional spells, "Determine Sexual Orientation" (These should probably be on the bard spell list).

Detect False Genitals
Divination
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

This spell reveals whether a creature's genitals are illusory, or have been transmuted from another form. It does not reveal what their true form is however. You must have line of sight to the genitals you suspect as false.

Focus
A silver slide whistle worth 1gp which must be played aloud during the spell

Thelas
2010-04-13, 09:57 AM
A spell to help you gather material components.

Lord Raziere
2010-04-13, 10:03 AM
a spell that does math for you.

Anonymouswizard
2010-04-13, 12:29 PM
A cantrip that creates new cantrips!

draco_nite
2010-04-13, 06:54 PM
Blue Dragon Mastery
Enchantment
Sor/Wiz 0, Cleric 0
Components: V, S, XP, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: All existing blue dragons
Area: Everywhere
Duration: Permanent
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
Upon casting this spell, all blue dragons everywhere become your personal slaves. They are so forever, and it is grafted into their souls; They still must obey you when they die and are ressurected. This serves as Dominate Monster otherwise, except you can only use Greater Wish to remove it, and from one dragon only.
XP Cost: 10'000'000'000'000
Material Component: 9'999'999'999'999gp in sapphires.
Why did you use apostrophes instead of commas?

Lateral
2010-04-13, 07:53 PM
OOH!
How about this: a cantrip that turns baked goods into different baked goods!

See: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/Incentives.html. Specifically, the Staff of Pies Alteration.

AdInfinitum
2010-04-13, 10:35 PM
A cantrip-level shelter spell.

A beatbox/synthesizer for bards.

A minor wind spell that aids in archery.

Lysander
2010-04-14, 08:39 AM
A spell to help you gather material components.

Locate Component
Divination
Level: Brd 0, Clr 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Long (400 ft. + 40 ft./level)
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

Pick one component or focus that would be included in a standard spell component pouch for a spell you know how to cast. You sense the general direction towards the nearest unattended item that qualifies within range, if there is one within range at all.

Focus
A forked twig




a spell that does math for you.

Mathamagic
Divination
Level: Clr 0, Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Target: You
Duration: 10 min./level

You gain the ability to quickly and effortlessly solve simple mathematical equations in your head. This ability can be simulated by allowing the person controlling the PC or NPC caster to use a calculator.


A cantrip that creates new cantrips!

Random Cantrip Generator
Divination
Level: Clr 0, Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: A blank piece of paper or parchment
Duration: Instantaneous

You instantly receive 1d6 ideas for helpful cantrips. The ideas are written upon the blank piece of paper or parchment. You must still research the cantrips on your own.


Something that makes a random object appear in your hand that isn't harmful to you. Can be a weapon, item, armor, food, plant, or whatever as long as it isn't harmful to you when it appears in your hand.

Random Conjuration
Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Personal
Effect: A small object
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You make an offering of coins to whatever spirits, deities, or outsiders might be listening. In exchange for your offering a random object appears in your hand. There is no way to predict what will appear, but it is never something harmful to the caster. The object that appears is usually worth 1d100% of the value of the coins spent.

Material Component
Coins worth from 1cp to 100gp

herbe
2010-04-14, 09:01 AM
Gain a pernament tiny or smaller animal as a pet(eg rat). Communicate with it, you should wait a period if it killed and no xp adjustement for it. it could be a ritual to gain it that not cost a fortunate. its similar to animal companion but you get only some species of animal and gain intelligence a bit (+1 per 10 casterlevel or something simialar) and dont get familiar if you have a pet thanks

Lysander
2010-04-14, 09:45 AM
Gain a pernament tiny or smaller animal as a pet(eg rat). Communicate with it, you should wait a period if it killed and no xp adjustement for it. it could be a ritual to gain it that not cost a fortunate. its similar to animal companion but you get only some species of animal and gain intelligence a bit (+1 per 10 casterlevel or something simialar) and dont get familiar if you have a pet thanks

Tame Pet
Enchantment (Charm)
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Drd 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One Tiny animal
Duration: One day
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You charm a tiny animal into regarding you as a friend and following you. The animal cannot be one tamed or trained by someone else, including such creatures as familiars and animal companions. To attract the animal you must initially lure it to you with food, and must continue to treat it kindly and provide food regularly or it will leave.

If this spell is cast on the animal seven days in a row you automatically teach it the "come" trick as if you had succeeded on a handle animal check and it follows you without further need for magic. To teach it other tricks you must use the handle animal skill normally.

If you do not have a familiar or animal companion you can give a pet acquired this way special properties. After it is already magically trained the tame pet spell will give your pet +1 int/4 caster levels and teach it one additional trick/4 caster levels. This boon only lasts until the tame pet spell expires and you may only have one pet enhanced this way at a time.

herbe
2010-04-16, 07:10 AM
Teleport Auxiliary
Psychoportation (Dexterity)
Level: Psion 0
Display: Mental
56 Mindscapes: A Psionís Guide
Manifestation Time: 1 full round
Range: Touch
Target: Creature touched
Duration: Until discharged or up to 1 minute, whichever
comes first
Saving Throw: None (harmless)
Power Resistance: Yes (harmless)
Power Points: 1

Your intimate knowledge of the Psychoportation discipline
allows you to bend space farther than normal. The target
of this power does not count toward the weight or number
limits of dimension slide, teleport, teleport without error,
plane shift, dream travel, astral projection, or astral travel.
Regardless of the number of times you manifest this power, a
single teleportation power will not affect more targets than it
normally can plus a number of targets equal to your effective
manifester level.

Can you create something similar but work with arcane magic?
and a cantrip to float on liquid like a ship or tree trunk.

Lysander
2010-04-17, 06:49 PM
Can you create something similar but work with arcane magic?
and a cantrip to float on liquid like a ship or tree trunk.

Here you go:

Carry Along
Conjuration (Teleportation)
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One creature
Duration: Until discharged or up to one minute
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Will negates (harmless)

You sprinkle magical powder on a creature to make it easier to transport them with astral travel. Any creature treated such counts as one size smaller than they actually are for the purposes of determining how many passengers you can carry with a teleportation spell.

Material Component
Powdered gems worth 10gp

Flotation
Transmutation
Level: Drd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One large or smaller creature or object up to 1lb./level
Duration: One minute/level
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Will negates (harmless)

The target becomes as buoyant as wood. Creatures subject to the spell do not go underwater when they fail a swim check unless they fail by at least 10. They also have difficultly going underwater, and must succeed on a DC20 swim check each round fully submerged to not move towards the surface.

Creed
2010-04-17, 10:04 PM
A cantrip to scratch your nose.

Lysander
2010-04-18, 02:20 PM
A cantrip to scratch your nose.

Mage's Scratcher
Evocation [Force]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: One tiny floating scratcher
Duration: 1 minute/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes

A tiny floating back scratcher appears in midair and scratches whatever you designate. Each round after the first, you can use a standard action to switch the scratcher to a new target. If you do not, the scratcher continues to scratch the previous roundís target. As a force effect, it can scratch ethereal and incorporeal creatures.

Usually the scratcher is used beneficially to end itches, but if the caster commands it can instead deal one point of non-lethal slashing damage to a target. The scratcher has a base attack bonus equal to your caster level + your Int bonus or your Cha bonus (for wizards or sorcerers, respectively) and makes one attack per round. It has an AC of 13 and instantly dissipates if it takes any damage.

It does not get a bonus for flanking or help a combatant get one. If the scratcher goes beyond the spell range from you, if it goes out of your sight, or if you are not directing it, the scratcher returns to you and hovers.

If an attacked creature has spell resistance, the resistance is checked the first time the scratcher touches it. If the scratcher is successfully resisted, the spell is dispelled. If not, the sword has its normal full effect on that creature for the duration of the spell.

Ravens_Wing
2010-04-18, 02:29 PM
Sounds fun. Minion bugs, coming right up:

Animate Insect
Necromancy [Evil]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One dead insect or arachnid
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

As animate dead, except you may only animate a single dead insect or arachnid of diminutive or fine size into an exoskeleton (treat as a skeleton) that follows your spoken commands. Only creatures of 1HD or less can be animated, and count as a 1HD creature for determining the number of undead creatures you can control at one time. Unlike normal skeletons winged insects created with this spell may retain the ability to fly but are reduced to clumsy maneuverability.

Material
You must cover the insect to be animated with powdered onyx costing 1gp


This sounds like a lot of fun but i think it might be easily twisted to overpoweredness. You might be able to fix that with a time durration on how long the insects remain animated?


How about a cantrip to tell the time of day? down to the second.

Lysander
2010-04-18, 11:44 PM
How about a cantrip to tell the time of day? down to the second.


Invoke Glozscrathrycc, Abyssal Lord of Timekeeping
Divination
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: One standard action
Range: 10 feet
Effect: Demon lord provides time
Duration: Varies, see text
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell contacts a powerful semi-omniscient demon lord obsessed with the measurement of time. He projects a illusory phantasm of himself across planes that is only detectable by the caster and any allies within ten feet. The horned leering image of the demon accurately tells the precise time in your location down to the second. Some planes may not have any official time, in which case the demon provides the time on the most relevant plane. After telling the time the demonic phantasm often spends a few seconds to mock the caster or issue very disturbing and accurate but deliberately too vague to be remotely helpful predictions about the future before vanishing.

Focus
The demon's personal rune drawn on any surface. Many casters keep a tattoo of the rune on their wrist.


Okay, in more seriousness :smallwink::

Counting
Divination
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: One standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Arcane mark created by caster
Duration: 3 hours/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell is cast on an arcane mark that consists only of numbers. The caster causes the numbers to change in a pattern and rate of the caster's choosing. Among other uses is possible to create an accurate clock, counting either upwards or downwards, if the caster knows the time when they cast the spell. When the spell expires the arcane mark remains changed to whatever was the last number it changed to.

DMofDarkness
2010-04-19, 12:01 AM
Can you make a cantrip that immediately causes one to know where the nearest town/shop/dragon/cemetary is?

DMofDarkness
2010-04-19, 12:14 AM
A cantrip-level shelter spell.

A beatbox/synthesizer for bards.

A minor wind spell that aids in archery.

Pitch tent:
transmutation
sor/wiz 0, brd 0, clr 0
Components: V,S
Range: 30ft
Area: 10ft
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You cause nearby materials to form together into a 10ft/10ft tent.

Beatbox:
Conjuration
brd 0
Components: V,S
Range: 30ft
Area: 5ft
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
You cause a small, magical amplifier to spring from the ground. It gives a +1 bonus on perform checks involving music.

Annoying wind
Conjuring
sor/wiz 0, clr 0
Components: V,S
Range: 30ft line
Duration: 1 round/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
All ranged attacks aimed from upwind to downwind (each determined by caster at time of casting) gain +1 to hit. All attacks going from downwind to upwind gain -1 to hit. All other ranged attacks going across that line get -.5 to hit.

TheLonelyScribe
2010-04-19, 12:44 PM
Pitch tent:
transmutation
sor/wiz 0, brd 0, clr 0
Components: V,S
Range: 30ft
Area: 10ft
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You cause nearby materials to form together into a 10ft/10ft tent.
.

I can imagine someone abusing this:

The adventurers ventured into the stone room that contained the great Rods of Life. The hall was made of solid, un-shifting rock that was kept pristine by the constructs that guarded the powerful artefacts that lay on a 100ft high plinth at the end of the hall.

'How are we supposed to reach that?' said the Fighter.

'Don't worry, I have the perfect trick.' said the Wizard.

He mumbled a few, quick words and made a small gesture. The spell immediately swept around. The hall shook, but there was no loose material. It finally found the only moveable things for miles, the rods.

They flew through the air and assembled themselves into the shape of a tent before the party.

'Just a little cantrip.'

Agi Hammerthief
2010-04-19, 06:53 PM
It finally found the only moveable things for miles

the spell has a range of 30 feet,
so: nope

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how would you stat Superglue?

Cyanoacrylate Splash
conjuration
Duration: instantanious
Range: ?
Spell resistance: no
Saving throw: see text

if used offenively a critical (20) blinds one eye of the targeted creature, reflex negates

please add more fluff for the actual glue function

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also the magical (or alchemical) equivalent of Duct Tape would be pretty cool

enigmatime
2010-04-20, 08:18 PM
Create Exact Timepiece
Conjuring (Creation)
All 0 (rngr and pal 1)
Components: S, M
Range: Touch (See text)
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You create a timepiece that shows the exact time for the plane you are on. If you go to a different plane it instantly changes to the time it is on that plane and the timepiece changes at the rate of the new plane. It shows you the date and time down to the millisecond. You can use it to time something by pressing a button in the upper left hand corner of the timepiece. By pressing the upper right hand button, it causes a bluish light to come from the face of the timepiece. This is effectively a Light spell. It last for ten seconds. You can set it to go off at the time of your choice by pressing the lower center button and saying the exact time you wish for it to go off. It makes beeping sounds that only you and your familiar/steed/animal companion (if you have one) can hear. By pressing the button in the upper center you can record events (up to three hours in length) and play them back as a Major Image spell minus smell and thermal effects. It plays back as a three-dimensional image through a tiny lenses. It is an almost life-size image. It is 50% the size of the original image. You can zoom in on portions of the image, pause it, fast forward it, or rewind it. It looks exactly like the original image except in size. To cast the spell, you must tap your wrist twice while holding a spring and 26 rubies worth 26 gp.

Material Components: A small spring and 26 rubies worth 26 gp.

Somatic Component: Tap your wrist twice while holding the material components.

DMofDarkness
2010-04-20, 09:26 PM
how would you stat Superglue?


Bind Materials:
transmutation
sor/wiz 0, brd 0, clr 0
Components: V,S
Range: touch
Area: -
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: Yes(object)
Spell Resistance: Yes(object)

2 held materials are bound together permanently. They cannot me separated by any means; however, a thin film of one of the objects could be forced onto the other, and that film being peeled off the original object.

Dingle
2010-04-21, 08:29 AM
Bind Materials:
transmutation
sor/wiz 0, brd 0, clr 0
Components: V,S
Range: touch
Area: -
Duration: instantaneous
Saving Throw: Yes(object)
Spell Resistance: Yes(object)

2 held materials are bound together permanently. They cannot me separated by any means; however, a thin film of one of the objects could be forced onto the other, and that film being peeled off the original object.

Isn't this better than sovreign glue, which is expensive.
A material component could fix it though, otherwise it seems overpowered.

DMofDarkness
2010-04-21, 08:00 PM
Isn't this better than sovreign glue, which is expensive.
A material component could fix it though, otherwise it seems overpowered.

Material component: sovereign glue(1 dose). However, the lubricating agent doesn't need to be reapplied for this dose.

Lysander
2010-04-21, 11:02 PM
also the magical (or alchemical) equivalent of Duct Tape would be pretty cool

Slug Tape
Transmutation
Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V,S
Range: Touch
Target: One or more slugs with 1hp apiece; maximum of 10/ level
Effect: A three foot long three inch thick length of tape per slug
Saving Throw: Fortitude negates
Spell Resistance: Yes

You flatten and wind up a slug into a roll of tape. It can be easily cut and ripped like fabric. One side is very sticky, requiring a DC5 strength check or equivalent force to peel it from anything it is attached to (other than itself in the roll). The tape is waterproof. If several slugs are touched the spell can bond them into a single roll. This spell is fatal to all affected slugs.

enigmatime
2010-04-25, 01:28 PM
Something that would allow you to modify a single object just slightly but to make it useful or work better.

Jack of Spades
2010-04-25, 01:40 PM
A cantrip that will raid a kitchen and make me a sandwich. Not just a 'I put some peanut butter between bread' sandwich either, a banana-ham-paprika-soy-sauce-ketchup-roast-beef-olive-egg-cocoa-tomato-soup-on-rye sandwich. One of those sandwiches that you make when you're REALLY hungry, and somehow tastes amazing in defiance of all logic.

And do it without magically changing the taste.

enigmatime
2010-04-25, 01:49 PM
A cantrip that will raid a kitchen and make me a sandwich. Not just a 'I put some peanut butter between bread' sandwich either, a banana-ham-paprika-soy-sauce-ketchup-roast-beef-olive-egg-cocoa-tomato-soup-on-rye sandwich. One of those sandwiches that you make when you're REALLY hungry, and somehow tastes amazing in defiance of all logic.

And do it without magically changing the taste.

I do that ALL the time. I'm always hungry.

Lysander
2010-04-25, 02:45 PM
Something that would allow you to modify a single object just slightly but to make it useful or work better.

Upgrade
Transmutation
Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V,S,M
Range: Touch
Target: One object
Duration: 1 minute
Saving Throw: Will negates (object)
Spell Resistance: Yes

The targeted object is improved until it functions as well as a masterwork object for the purposes of granting a circumstance bonuses to skill checks. You cannot improve a weapon or piece of armor with this spell, or further improve an object that is already masterwork.

Material
Gold dust worth 1gp sprinkled on the object


A cantrip that will raid a kitchen and make me a sandwich. Not just a 'I put some peanut butter between bread' sandwich either, a banana-ham-paprika-soy-sauce-ketchup-roast-beef-olive-egg-cocoa-tomato-soup-on-rye sandwich. One of those sandwiches that you make when you're REALLY hungry, and somehow tastes amazing in defiance of all logic.

And do it without magically changing the taste.

Unseen Chef
Conjuration (Creation)
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: One invisible, mindless, shapeless servant
Duration: 1 minute/level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

As the unseen servant spell, except the servant created only lasts one minute per level and can only make simple meals such as sandwiches, boiled rice, omelets, pancakes, waffles, and so on, provided that it has all ingredients and equipment needed.

enigmatime
2010-04-25, 02:51 PM
Something that allows you to see like a snake.

Lysander
2010-04-25, 05:38 PM
Something that allows you to see like a snake.

I think this spell is actually really damn cool. Would be very thematic for a spellcaster with a pet snake, and being able to get scent for brief periods could be handy.

Snake Eyes
Enchantment [Mind-Affecting]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Drd 0
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One animal or familiar (snakes only)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 min./level (D)
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

You see the world through the senses of a touched snake, using its eyes, ears, and sense of smell rather than your own. You retain your own sense of touch. You use the snake's spot and listen checks rather than your own, and can smell the world using its scent ability. You must maintain direct skin contact with the snake or the spell ends.

This spell does not grant you any special control over the snake, and unless tame it may attack you or attempt to escape. A snake always attempts to make its will save against snake eyes unless it is tame and feels comfortable in your grasp, or has been convinced to comply through a spell like speak with animals. A snake serving as an animal companion always permits its master to cast this spell on it. A snake serving as a familiar can only have this spell cast on them by its master.

Since your senses are slightly displaced with respect to your body it becomes difficult to react to outside events, and although you can move you are denied your dexterity bonus to AC while using the snake's senses. You cannot avoid harmful effects based on sight or sound, such as a gaze attack or a suggestion spell, just because you are using the snake's senses instead of your own. Phantasms and other effects that are only in your mind are still seen through the snake's vision. You can however use the snake's senses as a way around being blinded or deafened.

Focus
A bracelet or anklet made of shed snake skin that must be worn by the caster for the spell's duration. If it is removed the spell ends.

enigmatime
2010-04-25, 05:44 PM
I think this spell is actually really damn cool. Would be very thematic for a spellcaster with a pet snake, and being able to get scent for brief periods could be handy.

Thanks.

Something that would allow you to write a vivid description of a picture.

Edit: Sorta like what Elan had in the beginning strips of OOTS

Jack of Spades
2010-04-26, 04:42 PM
Hm... This is a bit out there, but... A cantrip to make semiautomatic body processes (breathing, blinking-- anything that stops being automatic as soon as you realize it's happening) automatic or manual at will.

Lysander
2010-05-12, 11:44 PM
Thanks.

Something that would allow you to write a vivid description of a picture.

Edit: Sorta like what Elan had in the beginning strips of OOTS

Better late than never:

Minor Telepathy
Divination [Language-Dependent]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0, Brd 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Area: (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) radius emanation
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 round/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

You telepathically transmit sights and sounds to illustrate any descriptive sentences you say. The quality and detail of the telepathic stimulus directly correlates to how eloquent and precise your description is. A too vague or poorly phrased description will provide a similarly general and indistinct impression. A good description can provide sensations almost as real as experiencing it yourself. The telepathic message is drawn from your own mind, so you cannot accurately recreate something you have never seen or heard. People receiving the telepathic message can still see and hear normally, this merely provides additional information to embellish your words.

Lateral
2010-05-13, 02:28 PM
Hm... This is a bit out there, but... A cantrip to make semiautomatic body processes (breathing, blinking-- anything that stops being automatic as soon as you realize it's happening) automatic or manual at will.

Urgh, I hate that.

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CRAP, IT'S HAPPENING! Curse you, Jack Of Spades, CURSE YOUUUUUU!

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A cantrip that lets you cast one spell of any level, then is impossible for you (the caster) to EVER cast again.

enigmatime
2010-06-02, 09:26 AM
A cantrip that lets you cast one spell of any level, then is impossible for you (the caster) to EVER cast again.

In terms of materials and xp how do you want it?

Eldan
2010-06-02, 09:34 AM
The one cantrip I always wish I had: a spell which shaves you, quickly, accurately and painlessly.

Yes, shaving is painful with my RL dexterity of about 6.

deuxhero
2010-06-02, 07:51 PM
A cantrip that makes photos and hosts them on their own hosting...

AimlessSage
2010-07-19, 06:56 AM
A cantrip that you would draw, make a spell craft check when drawing it (takes a while to draw it right), then it provides a set bonus to future spell craft checks and for the purposes of research. Maybe decreases the research time it takes by calculating arcane fluxes and whatnot.

Bacon Barbarian
2010-07-19, 07:42 AM
The one cantrip I always wish I had: a spell which shaves you, quickly, accurately and painlessly.

Yes, shaving is painful with my RL dexterity of about 6.

Problem solved (not by me obviously).


Grooming
Universal
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Targets: One creature/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: Will negates (harmless)
Spell Resistance: Yes (harmless)

The subjects are instantly groomed in several ways. They are cleaned of filth and grime. Their clothing is cleaned and pressed and all equipment is cleaned and polished. The caster can choose to cut the subjects' hair in any style, and can shave them as well. Hair may also be colored, straightened, or curled as desired. Fingernails and toenails can be trimmed and colored as well.

Eldan
2010-07-19, 07:49 AM
Nice. Also, a very useful spell to make a quick disguise: rob a bank in a full hobo-outfit, including dirty clothes and a long beard. Three seconds later, you're a blond, clean-shaven guy.

ShriekingDrake
2010-07-24, 03:09 PM
Simple enough:

Knot
Transmutation
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Close: (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Target: One rope, string, or similar object
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: No
Spell Resistance: No

You cause an unattended rope or rope in the possession of a willing owner to tie itself. This spell can automatically tie any knot achievable by a DC10 use rope check. Tying a more difficult knot is possible but requires a normal use rope check, but usable at a range. This spell can only bind helpless subjects.

I think I'd add Druid and Ranger to this one.

ShriekingDrake
2010-07-24, 03:35 PM
I was looking for a cantrip/orison to do something akin to Ghost Lantern (Complete Mage @ 106), but that would only work for you. That is, the light you produce would only shine for you. Here's what I came up with. Can you help me make this better?

Shroud
Illusion (Glamer)
Level: Assassin 2, Druid 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: S
Casting time: Swift Action
Target: Creature touched
Duration: 10 minutes/level (D)
Saving throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

Light emanating from the touched creature is only visible to that creature.

This spell causes light emanating from the touched creature--or from objects or effects controlled or created by the touched creature--to be invisible to all but the touched creature. The light behaves completely normally from the perspective of the touched creature, but is completely invisible to all other creatures, including the touched creature's allies. So a torch held by touched creature would shed light and create shadows only for him, but the light from a campfire near the target would shed light and create shadows for all (unless, of course, the touched creature made the fire).

sciencepanda
2010-07-24, 08:50 PM
A cantrip that makes illusionary smells.

Possibly a cantrip that turns food items into undead.

dragonsamurai77
2010-07-25, 03:54 PM
A cantrip that removes alchohol from a drink.

Lysander
2010-07-26, 11:03 AM
A cantrip that makes illusionary smells.

Possibly a cantrip that turns food items into undead.

Ghost Scent
Illusion (Figment)
Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)
Effect: Illusory smells in one contiguous 10ft cube/level
Duration: 1 minute/level (D)
Saving Throw: Will disbelief (if interacted with)
Spell Resistance: No

Ghost scent allows you to create smells that linger for brief periods of time. You select how many smells there are, what they smell like, and how strong the scent is perceived. A very strong smell can mask real odors. Creatures with the scent extraordinary ability receive a +2 bonus on their will save against the spell.

Animate Meat
Necromancy [Evil]
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S
Casting Time: 1 standard action
Range: Touch
Target: Up to 1lb of meat/level
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

You animate dead flesh including sausage links, sliced meat, and ground chuck, with a semblance of life. The meat stirs and slowly moves on its own, crawling in random directions without purpose. If controlled through a spell such as Command Undead, you may only direct the meat to move up to 5ft a round. The meat has a strength and dexterity scores of 1 and no other scores, and has one hitpoint per pound of meat. Unless preserved the meat continues to rot under normal circumstances and loses one hitpoint per day. This spell does not in and of itself make the meat inedible, but if allowed to wander freely on the ground the meat will usually become very filthy.

Milo v3
2010-08-25, 08:16 PM
What about a cantrip that creates blood for a vampire or flesh for a ghoul. They need a spell for food.

Lysander
2010-08-29, 12:01 AM
What about a cantrip that creates blood for a vampire or flesh for a ghoul. They need a spell for food.

That might require more than a cantrip, after all Create Food and Water is a 3rd level spell. Create Blood/Flesh should probably be the same. But let's try to balance it out with a tricky material component.

Bone to Blood
Necromancy
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: One standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One bone
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell transforms a bone from a dead creature of medium or large size into an equal mass of flesh or blood from the same kind of creature.

Material
Powdered ruby worth 25gp which is sprinkled upon the bone

Kuzon
2010-08-29, 01:36 AM
That might require more than a cantrip, after all Create Food and Water is a 3rd level spell. Create Blood/Flesh should probably be the same. But let's try to balance it out with a tricky material component.

Bone to Blood
Necromancy
Level: Sor/Wiz 0
Components: V, S, M
Casting Time: One standard action
Range: Touch
Target: One bone
Duration: Instantaneous
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No

This spell transforms a bone from a dead creature of medium or large size into an equal mass of flesh or blood from the same kind of creature.

Material
Powdered ruby worth 25gp which is sprinkled upon the bone

suddenly i feel the urge to hunt vampires for the fistfuls of rubies they are now carrying.


how about a cantrip which comes up with names for things (it'd help people like me a lot). like naming pets, for example.

a cantrip to remind you of upcoming events (birthdays, anniversaries, major holidays, etc.).

a cantrip which tells you random information when cast ("there are 31,536,000 seconds in a year"). it basicly spouts random factoids for the duration.

a cantrip that attracts/fascinates cats (in a strictly non-harmful way) ends instantly if you intend to harm the attracted/fascinated subject.

a cantrip to help someone read books more quickly (or gives a basic synopsis of the book and it's characters). helpful for exams and trivia from learned people.

a cantrip to tell how tall something/someone is, exactly.

a cantrip to organize your posessions (your backpack and the like), limited to objects under 1 lb.

and finally (for now), a cantrip that insults people that come into range.

Ricky S
2010-08-29, 06:57 AM
Someone should create an npc class that utilises all the cantrips. Like a village helper or something.

herbe
2010-08-29, 08:00 AM
There is arcane caster which specialize in lower level spells named Hedge wizard.

There is a link: http://shadowsystems.laurencemartin.org/DnD/Hedge%20Wizard.pdf