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    Default Utalitarian cantrip

    So the inner monologue went something like this...

    Me: "So there's a lone wizard stuck outside in the middle of a fierce winter night. What does he do?"
    EvilGM: "He casts Endure Elements, fool."
    Me: "But what if he doesn't have it memorized?"
    EvilGM: "Then he was stupid and deserves to die!"
    Me: "But... can't he just build a fire or something?"
    EvilGM: "With his Survival ranks of... what?"
    Me: "Er... let's say he gathers the wood..."
    EvilGM: "And gets the fire going how, exactly? Face it, he's dead. Frozen like a popsicle that'll make some bear very happy in the morning."
    Me: "..."

    Ember Hand
    Evocation [Fire]
    Level: Drd 0, Sorc/Wiz 0
    Components: S
    Casting Time: 1 standard action
    Range: Touch
    Target: Creature or object touched
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Saving Throw: None
    Spell Resistance: Yes

    The caster's hand develops a red glow, much like that of an ember from a fire. While it lasts only a few short moments, the spell lets the caster deliver a touch attack that deals 1d3 fire damage.

    However, the spell's intended purpose is to light a campfire when pressed for proper tools or simply wishing to save some time. The caster's hand gets hot enough to set fire to most flammable materials, albeit within reason (the spell will NOT, for example, set fire to a wooden wall of a building, but leave a palm-shaped scorchmark at best).

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    Default Re: Utalitarian cantrip

    According to Tome and Blood, you can actually do this with Prestidigitation. This seems balanced, though.
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    although of course if the wizard didn't memorize this spell then they're in trouble all the same.
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    Shhh, our wizard has levels in cheater. =)
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    o_0 If I had levels in Cheater, I would put all of my levels into it so I could cheat 9th level spells of anything, even Psionics. Ooh, or is it some sort of Prestige Class?

    Back to the task at hand... I would allow a spell like this to make a small magical fire on anything flammable. However, it would deal normal fire damage if a creature comes in contact, it would just stay lit longer and be easier to start.

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    Pixie in the Playground
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    totally brisbane

    Default Re: Utalitarian cantrip

    just cast suggestion on the wood, and suggest that it burst into flames. that would work, right?

    but yeah, about time there was a spell just for making a simple fire.

    The heat metal spell seems a bit like this,

    but, its for droods, not puny wizards! so i think this spell would be like, totally welcome.
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