Re: Splat It! - Permanency Support (Work ALWAYS in Progress)
Originally Posted by Lonely Tylenol
Spells that affect yourself or another creature SHOULD NOT: Provide a qualitative difference in the creature. This includes, but is not limited to: attacks that the creature is not assumed to already have access to (such as a natural attack not normally granted to a creature, such as a bite, slam, claw, talon, or tail attack); a movement mode that the creature is not assumed to have access to (such as a flight, swim, or burrow speed); a bonus that the creature is not assumed to already have access to (such as an enhancement bonus to an ability score, insight bonus to attack rolls, armor bonus to Armor Class, or competence bonus to a skill); or a property or ability of any other kind that the creature is not assumed to have access to (such as Flaming Burst and related properties, any spell-like abilities, any energy resistance or immunity, any spell resistance or immunity, any damage resistance, or any immunity to adverse effects). Common exceptions to this rule include detection spells (such as Arcane Sight, Detect Aberration and Detect Good/Evil/Chaos/Law, to self only), minor enhancement bonuses to existing qualities of the character (such as Magic Fang to existing natural attacks, and Resistance to existing saves) and size bonuses (Enlarge/Reduce Person).
The bolded portion is a little unclear: are those examples of acceptable bonuses, or unacceptable? I would have assumed the former except that the other examples are all fairly clearly unacceptable. A bit of rewording might be good just in case.
Originally Posted by Water_Bear
That's RAW for you; 100% Rules-Legal, 110% silly.
Originally Posted by hamishspence
"Common sense" and "RAW" are not exactly on speaking terms