Halaster-Blackcloak wrote:Oh wow, I never saw that one. Where is it from? What source book I mean?
It's home made..
And i booboooed.. IT's 7th not 6th level..
Kei's Tattoo of Keeping
AOE 1 person
Casting time, 1 turn + level of spell being affixed.
The Wu-Jen Shagui devised this spell as a way to keep his spells with him, without having to keep lugging his spell book around, and thus losing it (had already lost 4 books by 9th level).
When cast, the mage/wu-jen tattoos the spell onto his own (or another person's) body, so unless the body is destroyed, he won't lose the spell.
If cast on himself, it takes up 5 square inches of skin, +1 inch of skin per level of the spell to be inscribed, and Must be one the mage knows that is 6th level or under. While the tattoo is on the caster's body, he never needs worry about not having a spell book to re-memorize the spell, and though a Dispel magic will render the tattoo unusable for this for d4 days, it won't erase the tattoo from the body.
If cast on someone else, ie to allow THEM to keep their spells on their personage, BOTH the recipient and the wu-jen must know the spell, and it takes 4 square inches +1/level. It also limits the spell that can be put on the body to 4th level or under.
Being immolated in a fireball, that one fails their save (immolation means you took at least 50% or more of your HP in damage), or getting hit in melee, has a 10% chance to erase off one tattoo, due to scarification..
The material components for this are; a shot of bamboo soaked in the mage's blood (d6+2hp worth) for 1 full day, and ink worth not less than 400gp PER level of the spells being tattooed. In addition, the ink must be infused with the tears of a virgin (2 drops), a vial of blood from a Tu-Lung dragon, and a pint of giant squid ink.
So one casting of this spell, gets 1 Spell put on your body. As per some sources, over the ENTIRE body, you have 3,100 or so square inches of skin. BUT not including the face, hands, back (a caster can't really reach his own one, can he), butt, scalp (unless bald), and the like, you are generally only getting 1800 square inches worth. So being reasonable, one could have 10 first, 10 second, 10 third and 10 fourth level spells inked, very easily. BUT VERY Costly too..
Thinking on it, the 5 square inches +1 sqin /level may be too small.. I might need to up it to 50, +10/level...
Meph wrote:I had an issue with a bit of meta gaming this week and had a player get really pissed at me because of my ruling. My group encountered an exceptionally large Black Pudding. They had encountered a small Black Pudding at the beginning of this campaign when they were much lower level. Because of their level I told them, after the battle and out of character, that I had ignored their resistance to slashing weapons AND that they split into 2 puddings if hit with a slashing weapon. They never encountered that ability. So fast forward to this week, the Fighter refuses to attack it because he "knows it will split if he slashes it". Now this guy doesn't EVER avoid attacking anything, he jumps right in there. Now why this fighter who is proficient in all weapons doesn't have any other weapons is beyond me, but all he had was his long sword. I explained to him that he knew nothing about it's ability to split but he argued that he did, because I told them about it after the fact last time. It turned into a big argument which ended with ultimately attack it and splitting it. After that I allowed him to understand what happened and avoid attacking it again, but it set the tone for the night. He was pissed off all night after that.
That might have been your mistake. Explaining to them OOC what they had encountered after the fact. Some players i know, seem to no matter what, regard anything told OOC to them, as knowledge their "Character acquires".
Other players just hate the DM telling you "You didn't do X to it because of Y" after the fact.