Daily Punch 8-29-16 Caustic Glob cantrip for DnD 5e

Another cantrip I was thinking about lately.  I like acid that eats armor.

 

Caustic Glob

Conjuration cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 50 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

You create a glob of acid in your hand and throw it at a target in range.  Make a ranged spell attack at a target.  On a hit, the target takes 1d4 acid damage, and if the target’s armor is not magical, the target’s armor takes a -1 penalty to AC.  This penalty is not cumulative with itself or other magic spells.  Additional spells that reduce the AC of a target apply the highest penalty to the target’s AC instead of the total penalty.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d4 when you reach 5th level (2d4), 11th level (3d4), and 17th level (4d4).

 

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Daily Punch 8-26-16 Hot Flash cantrip for DnD 5e

Ok, one more cantrip!

 

Hot Flash
Conjuration cantrip
Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 30 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

You focus the heat of around an area to coalesces into one thing within range causing a spark of flame to erupt inside the target.  The target must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d10 fire damage.  A flammable object hit by this spell ignites if it isn’t being worn or carried.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d10 when you reach 5th level (2d10), 11th level (3d10), and 17th level (4d10).

 

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Daily Punch 8-25-16 Force Cresent cantrip for DnD 5e

Here’s the next rapid fire spell!

Force Cresent

Evocation cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Components: V, S

Duration: Instantaneous
You finish the gestures of this spell by making a slash with your hand which fires a rainbow blade of color at a creature in front of you regardless of its concealment.  Make a melee spell attack against the target with advantage.  On a hit, the target takes 1d4  + spell casting ability modifier force damage.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d4), 11th level (3d4), and 17th level (4d4).
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Daily Punch 8-24-16 Force Ball cantrip for DnD 5e

Let’s do a few spells.  I have a few quick ideas that will go rapid fire!
Force Ball

Evocation cantrip

Casting Time: 1 action
Range: 50 feet
Components: V, S
Duration: Instantaneous

Through shear force of will, you conjure and throw a ball of pure energy at a creature or object within range. Make a ranged spell attack against the target. On a hit, the target takes 1d6 force damage. Insubstantial creatures or creatures with powers that avoid attacks such as displacement as a displacer beast suffer full damage and the attack does not suffers disadvantage.

This spell’s damage increases by 1d6 when you reach 5th level (2d6), 11th level (3d6), and 17th level (4d6).

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Daily Punch 8-23-16 Force Bolt spell for Pathfinder

I like magic missile as much as the next wizard, but I think we can do better.  Let’s change things just a bit…

 

Force Bolt

School evocation [force]; Level bloodrager 1, magus 1,sorcerer/wizard 1

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S

EFFECT

Range medium (100 ft. + 10 ft./level)
Targets up to five creatures, no two of which can be more than 15 ft. apart
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance yes

You fire several bolt of guided energy from your hands.  A successful ranged touch attack deals 1d6 points of force damage per bolt.  For every caster level above 1st, you cast one additional bolt with which you must make an additional ranged touch attack to cast to a maximum of five bolts.

 

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Daily Punch 8-22-16 Hard Way positive quality for Shadowrun 5e

Ok, I lied.  One more Shadowrun idea!  How about a positive quality for those who like to do things the hard way.

 

Hard Way______________
Cost: 10 or 20 karma
There is always two ways to fix a problem: the easy way and YOUR way.  You might be a smart man, but you don’t show it.  You might be a strong headed lady who likes to run through obstacles because its the most painful way to get it done.  Either way, you like to do things rough.  For 10 karma, when you assemble your dice pool and you take at least a -4 to the pool, you gain a +1 bonus to the dice pool.  For 20 karma, you get the previous and when you assemble your dice pool and take a -10 to the dice pool, you gain a +2 dice to the dice pool.  These bonus dice are added regardless of the test type.

 

 

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Daily Punch 8-19-16 Portable Router item for Shadowrun 5e

One last SR update for a bit.  How about an item?

 

 

Portable Router

Sometimes you need a router in the bush to start a small network.  It doesn’t connect to the regular matrix, so it will not alleviate any problems from not having a network connection.  But, it does eliminate noise penalties for network operations in its radius.  It’s not protected unless you have a comlink, deck, or RCC to protect it, but it does get the job done!  It has a range of 0.5 km per rating of the device.  This can be mounted to a drone or car costing the space of one weapon mount.

Availability          Price

Portable Router                rating X 3        rating x 2000Y

Daily Punch 8-18-16 Personal Network complex form for Shadowrun 5e

When you don’t got a matrix for your friends you make one!  Let’s make a complex form for all the technomancers out there!

 

 

Personal Network                                                
Target: Self • Duration:S  • FV: L – 3
When you work across the world, sometimes the matrix doesn’t come with you.  This won’t get you the same sense of being online, but it will make a matrix your friends can connect to so you can at least send messages back and forth.  Make a Simple Software + Resonance [Level] Test. For each hit you get, you can connect one device (commlink, RCC, deck, et al) to your simple matrix.  All devices connected to your personal matrix suffer no noise penalty while within your matrix’s area.  The radius of your network is equal to the level*0.25 km, centered on you..  Beyond your simple network, the noise penalty of all actions returns to normal.  This form will not alleviate any penalties you receive for not being connected to the matrix.  Uninvited devices can attack your complex form, and a mark will allow the device or icon to enter your matrix.

 

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Daily Punch 8-17-16 WI-FI Sensitivity negative quality for Shadowrun 5e

It’s been a bit for Shadowrun.  Haven’t done this for a bit, so  let’s add somethings I thought up this weekend.

 

WI-FI Sensitivity_______________
Technomancer Only

Bonus:5,10, or 15 karma
In the 90’s, some kids said they could feel the WI-FI and it gave them hives.  That was bulldrek, but in the 60′, the 2060’s, some kids said they could feel when the matrix went out, and it hurts like coming off bad nova.  You get that feeling when you can’t get online.  For 5 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating of a zone divided by 4 (minimum 1).  For 10 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating of a zone divided by 3 (minimum 1).  And for 15 karma, you take a penalty to all actions equal to the noise rating divided by 2 (minimum 2).  If no noise is present, you take no penalty.  But, if a signal jammer or other device messes with the matrix, you take the penalty.

 

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Daily Punch 8-16-16 Giant Bloodline Sorcerous Origin for DnD 5e

Let’s get back to the giant archetypes with the Giant Bloodline for the DnD 5e Sorcerer.

Giant Bloodline

Giants are brutish creatures that don’t always kill those they capture.  Or some seek them out to live among them in the wilderness.  In either case, some children emerge from unions that may occur in the wilderness.  You are one of these children.  Your magic power emerged early as your giant heritage began to take hold.

Giant Ancestor

Giant blood flows through your veins making you tougher than most. At 1st level, increase your Constitution or Strength by 3, to a maximum of 20.

Violent Tendencies

Starting at 6th level you become increasingly aggressive.  When you cast a cantrip you may also make a strength-based melee or thrown weapon ranged attack as part of the same action.

Muscle Mass Growth

At 14th level, your body continues to inherit more of your giant ancestral traits.  You gain a +3 to Strength or Constitution, to a maximum of 20.

Giant Apotheosis

Beginning at 18th level, you grow into the giant you were always meant to be.  Increase your size to one category larger and change all your hit dice to d12s and recalculate your hit points.