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Old 09-08-2019, 12:51 PM   #1
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Their primary tool is the Ghost Trap. This is enchanted with the same costs as Amulet vs Creature, but the use procedure is that a wizard takes a step and concentrate action, charges the trap with one point of fatigue and presses it against the ghost or similar ghostly undead. The ghost then gets a 3/IQ saving throw. On a success that ghost is forever immune to that trap and on a failure the ghost is trapped inside the amulet.
This saving throw can be made one or more dice more difficult if the ghost is sufficiently distracted. Hence the importance of taunting the ghost with its greatest desire. The ghost taunters study one or more social talents to assist in their taunting. Most use Priest, but Sex Appeal is a better choice against specific ghostly desires.
Any wizard who takes a step and concentrate action can determine if a given trap they are holding has a ghost inside it and on a 5/IQ save get a clue as to the nature of the ghost. The wizard can communicate with or release a ghost from a trap he is holding with a step and concentrate action.
The guild will trade an empty trap and at least a thousand silvers for a trap with a common ghost inside it, more for spirits of famous people or rare variant types. Nobody knows what the upper circle of the guild does with these spirits.
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:25 AM   #2
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Their primary tool is the Ghost Trap. This is enchanted with the same costs as Amulet vs Creature, but the use procedure is that a wizard takes a step and concentrate action, charges the trap with one point of fatigue and presses it against the ghost or similar ghostly undead. The ghost then gets a 3/IQ saving throw. On a success that ghost is forever immune to that trap and on a failure the ghost is trapped inside the amulet.
This saving throw can be made one or more dice more difficult if the ghost is sufficiently distracted. Hence the importance of taunting the ghost with its greatest desire. The ghost taunters study one or more social talents to assist in their taunting. Most use Priest, but Sex Appeal is a better choice against specific ghostly desires.
Any wizard who takes a step and concentrate action can determine if a given trap they are holding has a ghost inside it and on a 5/IQ save get a clue as to the nature of the ghost. The wizard can communicate with or release a ghost from a trap he is holding with a step and concentrate action.
The guild will trade an empty trap and at least a thousand silvers for a trap with a common ghost inside it, more for spirits of famous people or rare variant types. Nobody knows what the upper circle of the guild does with these spirits.
What can you do with the trapped ghost?
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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What can you do with the trapped ghost?
See page 28 of
http://www.warehouse23.com/products/...gamer-number-4

My suggestion is that a powerstone with bound ghosts recovers one point of power every eight hours, divided by the number of ghosts. So if you bound 576 ghosts into a 576 point stone (no more than one ghost per point), then it would recover one power every ten combat rounds.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:26 AM   #4
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Fun idea! I've got a dozen or so spells ginned up that have to do with binding various sorts of beings, as a sort of shamanistic alternative to enchantment as a source of leveraged magical powers.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:37 AM   #5
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For balance and playability I suggest spirit traps be prepared as above then take at least a week to enchant the trapped spirit into a useful bound item.

If you let a wizard create and bind multiple fire elementals in a single day then you've compounded the Brand problem I demonstrate here:

https://www.hcobb.com/tft/necropus/
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:40 AM   #6
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What happens if the trap-wielding wizard rolls a crit fail on the trap attempt and crosses the streams?
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