Thursday, 23 March 2017

Sorcery: Food Spells III

Sorcery: Food Spells III

More spells for cooks and butchers! Know Recipe is useful not only for cooks, but also for alchemists. Mature is a great way to produce cheese quickly. Season can add some spice to your life. Prepare Game is an invaluable tool for lazy hunters.

Know Recipe
Keywords: Information.
Full Cost: 7 points.
Casting Roll: IQ.
Range: Touch.
Duration: Instantaneous.

When cast on any item of food, this spell lets the caster determine its recipe. This spell may be used on alchemical and chemical compounds, but at a -2 penalty.
On a failure, you do not learn anything, and cannot attempt to learn that recipe again for 24 hours.
Statistics: Psychometry (Accessibility, Food and Chemicals Only, -30%; Accessibility, Only to learn recipe, -30%; Active Only, -20%; Sensitive, +30%; Sorcery, -15%) [7].

Mature
Keywords: Area (Leveled).
Full Cost: 45 points for level 1 + 5 points/additional level.
Casting Roll: Will.
Range: 100 yards.
Duration: Two months.

All food in the area starts aging 10 times faster than normal for two months. Mages usually use Cancel Spells to stop the process.
To convert area of effect (in yards) to cubic yards, square the radius and multiply the result by 12.5. To convert to gallons, square the radius and multiply the result by 2,500 for liquids or 2,150 for powders.
Statistics: Affliction 1 (HT; Accessibility, Only on food, -40%; Advantage, Mature, +150%; Area Effect, 2 yards, +50%; Extended Duration, 30,000x, +180%; Fixed Duration, +0%; No Signature, +20%; Sorcery, -15%; Variable, Area, +5%) [45]. Additional levels add Area Effect (+50%) [+5]. Note: The DR subtracting from the casting roll rather than forcing a resistance roll (as for Buff spells) is a special effect. Note: “Mature” is Unaging (Age Control, Only aging, +10%; Magical, -10%) [15].
   
Prepare Game
Keywords: None.
Full Cost: 12 points.
Casting Roll: DX or Professional Skill (Butcher).
Range: 10 yards.
Duration: Instantaneous.

“Dresses out” a slain animal. If cast on a deer, for instance, the hide is removed, along with all extraneous body parts and innards. If cast on a fish, it is gutted and scaled. Nothing is destroyed by the spell; all of the parts are simply appropriately separated and cleaned in such a way as to best prepare the animal for cooking.
Statistics: Telekinesis 1 (One Task, Prepare Game, -60%; Reduced Time 10, +200%; Sorcery, -15%) [12]. Notes: See GURPS Thaumatology - Sorcery, p. 14 for the One Task limitation. Here, Reduced Time is used to shorten a 10-minute process to one second, which was chosen because it costs the same as an Average technique to buy off the -10 for “instant use.”

Season
Keywords: Area (Leveled).
Full Cost: 9 points/level.
Casting Roll: IQ or Cooking.
Range: 100 yards.
Duration: Indefinite.

Spices and seasons food in an area up to the spell’s level in radius to the caster’s preference. The caster’s cooking skill determines whether the food tastes any better for it – the spell simply adds the flavors that the caster demands.
Statistics: Control Food 1 (Cosmetic, Only to season, -80%; Ranged, +40%) [9/level].

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