Saturday, 13 May 2017

Sorcery: Other Stealing Spells

Sorcery: Other Stealing Spells

Thee last Necromantic spells from GURPS Magic! Steal Beauty steals appearance levels, Steal Skill steals skill points, and Steal Youth ages the victim, making the caster younger.

Steal Beauty
Keywords: Resisted (HT).
Full Cost: 60 points.
Casting Roll: Will.
Range: Touch.
Duration: 2 days.

The victim (who must be a sapient living being) suffers temporary Appearance (B21) decrease. This spell lowers the subject’s appearance by three steps (but not lower than Hideous), and increases the caster’s Appearance by as many steps. Beauty can only be stolen from someone of better appearance than the caster, and the caster cannot gain better appearance than the subject’s initial appearance level.
Statistics: Affliction 1 (HT; Accessibility, Only on being more beautiful than the caster, -20%; Accessibility, Sapient living beings only, -15%; Disadvantage, Hideous, +16%; Extended Duration, 1,000x, +120%; Fixed Duration, +0%; Malediction 1, +100%; Melee Attack, Reach C, Cannot Parry, -35%; No Signature, +20%; Sorcery, 15%) [28] + Very Handsome/Beautiful (Extended Duration on Trigger, 3,000x, +140%; Not better than the stolen appearance, -20%; Tigger, Stolen Appearance, Illegal, Common, -30%; Magical, -10%) [32].

Steal Skill
Keywords: Resisted (Will).
Full Cost: 60 points.
Casting Roll: Will.
Range: 1 mile.
Duration: 1 minute.

You can “tap into” the mind of a sapient subject you can see or hear, and steal their knowledge. You can steal the equivalent of 4 character points in a single skill (e.g., if you learned a Hard skill, you would know it at IQ+0). You cannot have more points in the skill than the person you’re stealing it from does. If the distance between you and the subject becomes more than a mile, you lose the stolen skill!
Statistics: Telepathic Learning 4 (Limited, One Skill, -10%; Power Theft, +200%; Reduced Time 2, +40%; Requires a Will vs. Will roll, -15%; Sorcery, -15%; Vision- or Hearing-Based, -15%) [60]. Note: The Power Theft enhancement was borrowed from the Leech advantage.

Steal Youth
Keywords: None.
Full Cost: 130 points for level 1 + 21 points/additional level.
Casting Roll: None.
Range: Touch.
Duration: Indefinite.

You permanently age your victim. There is no resistance roll, but the subject must be either willing or completely helpless. You must touch him constantly while stealing youth. Every two seconds, he ages by months equal to the spell level; for every full 2 months of aging, you grow 1 month younger.
Statistics: Leech 1 (Sorcery, -15%; Steal Youth, Permanent, +450%; Nuisance Effect, Must grow younger, -5%; Takes Extra Time 1, -10%) [130 + 21/additional level].

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