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Old 03-24-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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So I've noticed a dearth of poison spells in GURPS. Anyone know of any in maybe a Pyramid or old Roleplayer I could mine?

There are exactly two spells that you can use to poison with; Partial Shapeshifting and Poison Food.

Where's all the love for magical subtle assassins?
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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So I've noticed a dearth of poison spells in GURPS. Anyone know of any in maybe a Pyramid or old Roleplayer I could mine?

There are exactly two spells that you can use to poison with; Partial Shapeshifting and Poison Food.

Where's all the love for magical subtle assassins?
I noticed the same thing, so I've got some rudimentary write-ups for a miasma cloud spell (Area) and a toxic strike spell (melee).
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:26 PM   #3
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I noticed the same thing, so I've got some rudimentary write-ups for a miasma cloud spell (Area) and a toxic strike spell (melee).
Personally I'd rather these sorts of things be techniques for existing spells. The miasma one would be good for some sort of water based, ground level cloud one
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Old 03-25-2016, 12:36 AM   #4
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Could add a plant spell that gives plants poison thorns. Nasty on animated plants. A specialized "create viper" spell. Or for something more elaborate, a spell cast on a person that makes them personally immune to poison, but they pass on any poison they consume to people they kiss on the mouth or bite. Note that it is possible to have a variant "create air" spell that creates toxic gas. You could move on to a "poison gas missile".
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:58 AM   #5
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I noticed the same thing, so I've got some rudimentary write-ups for a miasma cloud spell (Area) and a toxic strike spell (melee).
I've been looking at writing up some variants too, but was checking in case the work had already been done for me and was in print.


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Could add a plant spell that gives plants poison thorns. Nasty on animated plants. A specialized "create viper" spell. Or for something more elaborate, a spell cast on a person that makes them personally immune to poison, but they pass on any poison they consume to people they kiss on the mouth or bite.
Hmmm. I like that idea of Create Viper...

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Note that it is possible to have a variant "create air" spell that creates toxic gas. You could move on to a "poison gas missile".
That's a good idea too.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:19 AM   #6
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So I've noticed a dearth of poison spells in GURPS. Anyone know of any in maybe a Pyramid or old Roleplayer I could mine?

There are exactly two spells that you can use to poison with; Partial Shapeshifting and Poison Food.

Where's all the love for magical subtle assassins?
How about Stench?
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:32 AM   #7
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How about Stench?
Not exactly Poison and not exactly subtle... but ti's on my list to mine.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:18 PM   #8
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My go-to site for extra spells is Patyrsun's Grimoire Arcana: http://patyrsun.tripod.com/magic.htm
You'll find extra Poison spells under the pages for Water, Food, Healing and Necromancy.
Also Vapor of Death under Air spells, and Poison Earth under Earth spells.

You could probably go through the site and pull together a pretty decent Poison College, honestly.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:38 PM   #9
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Where's all the love for magical subtle assassins?
In the Alchemy section and in DF.

If you can lay your hands on Gurrps Conan there are deadly forms of lotus in it.

There's also multiple subtle ways to kill with Magic that don't involve poison. For example, Devitalize Air is much subtler than poison. Even if Stench isn't enough like a miasma for you Devitalize Air ought to be subtle enough.

Kromm wrote a whole pdf's worth of death spells too. I can't say if it's good. I thought we already hand enough such things.
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Old 03-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #10
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kinda expected someone to add these already so I just looked them up for you.
Deaths Banquet GURPS Death Spells, p13
Murder Blossom, GURPS Death Spells, p19
Toxic Plant GURPS Plant Spells, p19
Note that Mortal conditions and other topics in the Death Spells book are a good source for building poisons.
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