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    Default 5e Spellbrew contest I

    I really enjoyed JNAProduction's 5e base class contest, and tried for a couple of days to think about a contest I could run. Subclasses came to mind, but it seemed boring for some reason. It hit me today that a Spell Contest would be a lot of fun! The prize will be the admiration of your peers, and a PDF created by me, containing the spell description, and displaying it on that class's list.

    I will begin adding spells to the OP Sunday, the 27th of December, and voting for the winner will begin on January 17th.
    May the best homebrewer win!

    So here are the parameters:

    1) It can be any level; from cantrip to 9th-Level.
    2) It must be roughly equivalent to spells available to PCs at that level.
    3) You must specify which spell list it belongs to, so that people can take class features into consideration for balancing, and when determining which spell wins.
    4) Specify any Verbal, Material, or Somatic components - with a minimum required of 1.
    5) Create a post here in the Homebrew forum, and then link to it here, and I'll add it to the OP.
    6) Multiple submissions will be accepted - maximum of 5 per person.
    7) Voting will be done in the comments, and I will tally them in the OP.
    8) Have fun - come up with fun new ways to use Magic in 5e


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    Ninja_Prawn |
    RakiReborn
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    Gingerbread Cottage |
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    This looks like fun! I will be contributing

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Is there a limit to the number of spells we can submit? I am not looking to flood the forums, but I was wondering what to do if I had spells from different schools of magic and couldn't pick just one.

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Quote Originally Posted by Levism84 View Post
    Is there a limit to the number of spells we can submit? I am not looking to flood the forums, but I was wondering what to do if I had spells from different schools of magic and couldn't pick just one.
    Sure, you can submit more than one!

    EDIT: I added a limit to the amount of spells you can submit.
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    I think having a theme would help here. It gives people something to work with and will also make it easier to compare the spells to each other. That, and subsequent contests become much easier to organize.
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    May I recommend for the theme: "magic of the outer planes?"

    Be it the elemental planes, the hells, the astral plane, mechanus...it just has to be extraplanar.

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    Pity some very good 3.5 spells aren't present in 5e like say vigor. Or some exalted spells.

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Quote Originally Posted by GandalfTheWhite View Post
    May I recommend for the theme: "magic of the outer planes?"

    Be it the elemental planes, the hells, the astral plane, mechanus...it just has to be extraplanar.
    I like this!

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    exalted spells.
    I've only played 5e...what are these?

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    It would almost be a crime for me not to enter this one... fortunately, I have a raft of spells ready for (almost) immediate release! They'll make a nice teaser for my next megaproject.

    Quote Originally Posted by GandalfTheWhite View Post
    May I recommend for the theme: "magic of the outer planes?"

    Be it the elemental planes, the hells, the astral plane, mechanus...it just has to be extraplanar.
    I would say that for the first contest, 'no theme' is appropriate. Though as it happens, the spells I'm planning to issue are fey-themed, which is kind of extraplanar. So I wouldn't mind too much if that theme is used.
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    I could go themed or unthemed, myself. Perhaps for the first one, though, "no theme" would be more appropriate. A generalist's contest would allow for people to get used to the mechanics of preparing, formatting, and posting spells. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of more work for the contest judges who have a much wider range of spells to judge. While I can see having themes later on being a lot of fun and creatively challenging, my vote (if one were to be had) would be for "no theme".

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Here you go! Five spells for your consideration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja_Prawn View Post
    Here you go! Five spells for your consideration!
    Thank you for your entry!

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Quote Originally Posted by Levism84 View Post
    I could go themed or unthemed, myself. Perhaps for the first one, though, "no theme" would be more appropriate. A generalist's contest would allow for people to get used to the mechanics of preparing, formatting, and posting spells. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of more work for the contest judges who have a much wider range of spells to judge. While I can see having themes later on being a lot of fun and creatively challenging, my vote (if one were to be had) would be for "no theme".
    Very good point!

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    I personally vote for a theme of some kind. It gives a nice starting point if you end up blanking on ideas for something as general as "a spell".

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    These are my entries for the contest. I Figured I would get them in early, just in case I needed to make corrections and such. I did also design a new warlock patron to bring all the spells together, but the individual spells are listed in the first section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DracoKnight View Post
    I've only played 5e...what are these?
    These are the spells that have an additional component of Sacrifice (1dX point of Strength, Dexterity or Constitution damage) and are only usable by casters of good alignment. They are also known as Sanctified spells.

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Some thoughts on the rules of the contest: 1) is it compulsory for 'brewers to vote? If not, we might struggle to get enough votes. 2) is there a prize for best creator (i.e. total votes across all spells) as well as best spell? That way, there's more incentive to enter five rather than one (since we're not competing against ourselves as much), which means there will be more spells created overall, to the benefit of all.
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    Trixx's Childhood Spells is my entry to the contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja_Prawn View Post
    Some thoughts on the rules of the contest: 1) is it compulsory for 'brewers to vote? If not, we might struggle to get enough votes. 2) is there a prize for best creator (i.e. total votes across all spells) as well as best spell? That way, there's more incentive to enter five rather than one (since we're not competing against ourselves as much), which means there will be more spells created overall, to the benefit of all.
    buddy you are all ready going for first place if you ask me you created such gems that one of my gem experts died from sheer joy

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    buddy you are all ready going for first place if you ask me you created such gems that one of my gem experts died from sheer joy
    As I've always said: if a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing properly. Why enter a contest if you don't intend to win it?

    However, my previous questions weren't intended to sound self-serving... I asked them because knowing the answers would be good for everyone. Apologies if that didn't come across.
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja_Prawn View Post
    Some thoughts on the rules of the contest: 1) is it compulsory for 'brewers to vote? If not, we might struggle to get enough votes. 2) is there a prize for best creator (i.e. total votes across all spells) as well as best spell? That way, there's more incentive to enter five rather than one (since we're not competing against ourselves as much), which means there will be more spells created overall, to the benefit of all.
    It is compulsory for brewers to vote I...hadn't thought about that. I will think on it

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    My entry is here.
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...7#post20266867

    Also if someone can tell me how to hide links within text, that'd be great. So that instead of having this long url I can just have a nice linked word or phrase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrentheHero View Post
    My entry is here.
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...7#post20266867

    Also if someone can tell me how to hide links within text, that'd be great. So that instead of having this long url I can just have a nice linked word or phrase?
    select your text then press url button
    paste the link and its done

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    Quote Originally Posted by khadgar567 View Post
    select your text then press url button
    paste the link and its done
    Or, if you're on a mobile and selecting text / hitting buttons is too fiddly, just type [ URL = then paste in the URL, then put a ] then type your text, then close it with a [ / URL ] (no spaces).

    It's a pain, but it can be done.
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    Thanks, that's super convenient.

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    Finally able to add links in a post xD
    Here is my entry for the contest. Love the idea, and i can use the other entries as nice inspiration for my own homebrews for a campain i will DM in the future :)

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    Voting begins tomorrow! I'm on the edge of my seat!
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    What will we vote for?
    Best spell? Best 2 or more spells (multiple contestants possible)? Or best creator (so best total)?
    Do we just submit the vote or do we give an explanation to it (i will probably do this anyway)?
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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Well, given the sheer volume (or potential of sheer volume) of spells, we should vote on individual spells (can't vote for your own spells) and two, maybe three, votes each.

    That's my thought, at least.

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    Default Re: 5e Spellbrew contest I

    Your thread made me remember that I wanted to bring over some old Psionic Powers as spells... Though technically 3e had a way to turn powers into spells if I recall correctly (or it was spells to powers).

    So I guess I'll add my favorite PP to Spell.

    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showt...-to-5e)(Spell)


    TLDR: Sorcerer looks around and someone's brain stem is ripped out of their head (yay subtle spell!)
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