Friday, 14 February 2020

Treasure: Staffs

Treasure: Staffs

This post contains all staffs (staves?), including the artifact staffs, from Dungeon Master's Guide for D&D 3.5 converted into GURPS.
A staff is a long shaft of wood that stores several spells as alternative abilities. Unlike wands, which can contain a wide variety of spells, each staff is of a certain kind and holds specific spells. A staff uses the Staff, x0.35 form multiplier from GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 28, and, typically, can be used as a quarterstaff (p. B273). Vulnerable to disarming attempts. The Unnaturally Tough, +0.05 additional modifier sometimes is used, because the staff is usually quite expensive.


Unlike wands, staffs do not require the user to spend their own FP to cast the spells. Each staff has a built-in magical “battery” that holds 50 charges when created. These charges cannot be replenished. Spells can only use these charges and may have different charge cost. This adds the Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5% to all spells. The staff’s user cannot use extra effort when casting a spell through the staff.

To avoid cluttering the statistics blocks, each spell will only have its name listed with the additional modifiers that are inserted into its internal construction. Thus, the cost recalculation is done in the background, and these modifiers are not applied to the final point cost.
Let’s make the ER advantage that will represent the internal charges of the staff.

Staff ER (Magical; Abilities Only, -10%; Accessibility, Only to power the staff’s spells, -40%; Single Use, x0.2) [0.3/level]. Thus, the standard Staff ER 50 will cost 15 points. It is not taken as an alternative ability to the spells.

Also, I would suggest using the following new perk.

Staff Caster
This perk comes in two levels. The first level lets the caster have spells cast through staffs originate not from them, but from the tip of their staff. This allows delivering touch spells on a slightly longer distance, and sometimes can decrease the range penalty for ranged spells. The second level of this perk lets the caster have these benefits not only when casting spells contained in staffs, but also any spells the caster can cast by themselves.

STAFFS

Staff of Abjuration

Staff of Abjuration – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Usually carved from the heartwood of an ancient oak or other large tree, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Shield 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 13;
-          Resist Energy (1 charge);
-          Dispel Magic 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21;
-          Banish (2 charges);
-          Globe of Invulnerability 1 (2 charges);
-          Repel 2 (ST 10) (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Banish (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [184] + Dispel Magic 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [58/5=12] + Globe of Invulnerability 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [95/5=19] + Repel 2 (ST 10) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -15%) [100/5=20] + Resist Energy 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [61/5=13] + Shield 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [33/5=7] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 95 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($30,000 + 95 x $320) = $120,080.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($400,000 + 95 x $1,180) = $1,424,200.

Staff of Abjuration – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Usually carved from the heartwood of an ancient oak or other large tree, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Shield 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 13;
-          Resist Energy (1 charge);
-          Dispel Magic 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21;
-          Banish (2 charges);
-          Globe of Invulnerability 1 (2 charges);
-          Repel 2 (ST 10) (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Banish (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [184] + Dispel Magic 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [58/5=12] + Globe of Invulnerability 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [95/5=19] + Repel 2 (ST 10) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -15%) [100/5=20] + Resist Energy 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [61/5=13] + Shield 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [33/5=7] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 270 x $125 x 2 = $67,500.
TL8 Cost: 270 x $2,500 x 2= $1,350,000.

Staff of Charming

Staff of Charming – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Made of twisting wood ornately shaped and carved, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Loyalty (1 charge);
-          Charm (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Charm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [75] + Loyalty (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [10/5=2] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 33 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 33 x $320) = $21,720.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 33 x $1,180) = $89,880.

Staff of Charming – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Made of twisting wood ornately shaped and carved, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Loyalty (1 charge);
-          Charm (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Charm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [75] + Loyalty (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [10/5=2] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 92 x $125 x 2 = $23,000.
TL8 Cost: 92 x $2,500 x 2= $460,000.

Staff of Conjuration

Staff of Conjuration – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This staff is usually made of ash or walnut and bears ornate carvings of many different kinds of creatures. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Planar Summons (determine the plane randomly) (1 charge);
-          Stinking Cloud 1 (1 charge);
-          Cloudkill 1 (2 charges)
-          Create Object 2 (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cloudkill 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [66] + Create Object 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; No Reduced Fatigue 1, -20%) [40/5=8] + Planar Summons (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [27/5=6] + Stinking Cloud 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [29/5=6] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 36 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($500 + 36 x $320) = $24,040.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($10,000 + 36 x $1,180) = $104,960.

Staff of Conjuration – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This staff is usually made of ash or walnut and bears ornate carvings of many different kinds of creatures. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Planar Summons (determine the plane randomly) (1 charge);
-          Stinking Cloud 1 (1 charge);
-          Cloudkill 1 (2 charges)
-          Create Object 2 (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cloudkill 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [66] + Create Object 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; No Reduced Fatigue 1, -20%) [40/5=8] + Planar Summons (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [27/5=6] + Stinking Cloud 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [29/5=6] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 101 x $125 x 2 = $25,250.
TL8 Cost: 101 x $2,500 x 2= $505,000.

Staff of Defense

Staff of Defense – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
The staff of defense is a simple-looking staff that throbs with power when held defensively. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Armor 2 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 4;
-          Shield 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 13.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Armor 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [34] + Shield 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [33/5=7] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 20 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($100 + 20 x $320) = $13,000.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($2,000 + 20 x $1,180) = $51,200.

Staff of Defense – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
The staff of defense is a simple-looking staff that throbs with power when held defensively. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Armor 2 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 4;
-          Shield 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 13.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Armor 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [34] + Shield 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [33/5=7] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 56 x $125 x 2 = $14,000.
TL8 Cost: 56 x $2,500 x 2= $280,000.

Staff of Divination

Staff of Divination – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Made from a supple length of willow, often with a forked tip, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Gift of Tongues (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 14;
-          See Secrets (1 charge);
-          Seeker (1 charge);
-          Sense Life (Improved) (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 15;
-          True Seeing (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Gift of Tongues (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [28/5=6] + See Secrets (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [18/5=4] + Seeker (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [15/5=3] + Sense Life (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [53] + Staff ER 50 [15] + True Seeing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [29/5=6]. Staff, x0.35; 31 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 31 x $320) = $20,440.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 31 x $1,180) = $85,160.

Staff of Divination – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Made from a supple length of willow, often with a forked tip, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Gift of Tongues (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 14;
-          See Secrets (1 charge);
-          Seeker (1 charge);
-          Sense Life (Improved) (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 15;
-          True Seeing (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Gift of Tongues (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [28/5=6] + See Secrets (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [18/5=4] + Seeker (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [15/5=3] + Sense Life (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [53] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + True Seeing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [29/5=6].
            TL3 Cost: 87 x $125 x 2 = $21,750.
TL8 Cost: 87 x $2,500 x 2= $435,000.

Staff of Earth and Stone

Staff of Earth and Stone – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This staff is topped with a fist-sized emerald that gleams with smoldering power. It allows the use of the following spells:
-          Shape Earth 2 (1 charge);
-          Walk Through Earth (Improved) (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 15.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Shape Earth 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [48/5=10] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Walk Through Earth (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [71]. Staff, x0.35; 34 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 34 x $320) = $22,360.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 34 x $1,180) = $92,240.

Staff of Earth and Stone – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This staff is topped with a fist-sized emerald that gleams with smoldering power. It allows the use of the following spells:
-          Shape Earth 2 (1 charge);
-          Walk Through Earth (Improved) (2 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 15.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Shape Earth 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [48/5=10] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Walk Through Earth (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [71].
            TL3 Cost: 96 x $125 x 2 = $24,000.
TL8 Cost: 96 x $2,500 x 2= $480,000.

Staff of Enchantment

Staff of Enchantment – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Often made from applewood and topped with a clear crystal, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Hideous Laughter (1 charge);
-          Sleep (1 charge);
-          Suggestion (1 charge);
-          Crushing Despair 1 (2 charges);
-          Mind Fog 2 (2 charges);
-          Mass Suggestion 1 (3 charges),
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Crushing Despair 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [42/5=9] + Hideous Laughter (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [29/5=6] + Mass Suggestion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [97] + Mind Fog 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [46/5=10] + Sleep (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [42/5=9] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Suggestion (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [75/5=15]. Staff, x0.35; 57 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($2,000 + 57 x $320) = $40,480.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($40,000 + 57 x $1,180) = $214,520.

Staff of Enchantment – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Often made from applewood and topped with a clear crystal, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Hideous Laughter (1 charge);
-          Sleep (1 charge);
-          Suggestion (1 charge);
-          Crushing Despair 1 (2 charges);
-          Mind Fog 2 (2 charges);
-          Mass Suggestion 1 (3 charges),
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Crushing Despair 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [42/5=9] + Hideous Laughter (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [29/5=6] + Mass Suggestion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [97] + Mind Fog 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [46/5=10] + Sleep (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [42/5=9] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Suggestion (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [75/5=15].
            TL3 Cost: 161 x $125 x 2 = $40,250.
TL8 Cost: 161 x $2,500 x 2= $805,000.

Staff of Evocation

Staff of Evocation – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Usually very smooth and carved from hickory, willow, or yew, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Disintegrate (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 20;
-          Explosive Fireball 1 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Magic Missile (1 charge);
-          Ice Storm (2 charges);
-          Chain Lightning 2 (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Chain Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [29/5=6] + Disintegrate (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [47/5=10] + Explosive Fireball 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [9/5=2] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68] + Magic Missile (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [5/5=1] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 36 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($500 + 36 x $320) = $24,040.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($10,000 + 36 x $1,180) = $104,960.

Staff of Evocation – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Usually very smooth and carved from hickory, willow, or yew, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Disintegrate (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 20;
-          Explosive Fireball 1 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Magic Missile (1 charge);
-          Ice Storm (2 charges);
-          Chain Lightning 2 (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Chain Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [29/5=6] + Disintegrate (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [47/5=10] + Explosive Fireball 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [9/5=2] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68] + Magic Missile (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [5/5=1] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 102 x $125 x 2 = $25,500.
TL8 Cost: 102 x $2,500 x 2= $510,000.

Staff of Fire

Staff of Fire – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Crafted from bronzewood with brass bindings, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Explosive Fireball 1 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Burning Hands 2 (1 charge);
-          Wall of Fire 3 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Burning Hands 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [16/5=4] + Explosive Fireball 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [9/5=2]  + Staff ER 50 [15] + Wall of Fire 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39]. Staff, x0.35; 21 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($200 + 21 x $320) = $13,840.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($3,000 + 21 x $1,180) = $55,560.

Staff of Fire – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Crafted from bronzewood with brass bindings, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Explosive Fireball 1 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Burning Hands 2 (1 charge);
-          Wall of Fire 3 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Burning Hands 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [16/5=4] + Explosive Fireball 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [9/5=2]  + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Wall of Fire 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39].        
TL3 Cost: 60 x $125 x 2 = $15,000.
TL8 Cost: 60 x $2,500 x 2= $300,000.

Staff of Frost

Staff of Frost – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Tipped on either end with a glistening diamond, this rune-covered staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Cone of Cold 2 (1 charge);
-          Ice Storm (2 charges);
-          Wall of Ice 3 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cone of Cold 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [16/5=4] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Wall of Ice 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [38/5=8]. Staff, x0.35; 34 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 34 x $320) = $22,360.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 34 x $1,180) = $92,240.

Staff of Frost – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Tipped on either end with a glistening diamond, this rune-covered staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Cone of Cold 2 (1 charge);
-          Ice Storm (2 charges);
-          Wall of Ice 3 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cone of Cold 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [16/5=4] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Wall of Ice 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [38/5=8].     
TL3 Cost: 95 x $125 x 2 = $23,750.
TL8 Cost: 95 x $2,500 x 2= $475,000.

Staff of Healing

Staff of Healing – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This white ash staff, with inlaid silver runes, allows use of the following spells:
-          Cure Disease (Charge cost = FP cost);
-          Lesser Restoration (1 charge);
-          Minor Healing (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 17.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cure Disease (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [53] + Lesser Restoration (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [51/5=11] + Minor Healing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 30 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($200 + 30 x $320) = $19,300.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($4,000 + 30 x $1,180) = $78,800.

Staff of Healing – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This white ash staff, with inlaid silver runes, allows use of the following spells:
-          Cure Disease (Charge cost = FP cost);
-          Lesser Restoration (1 charge);
-          Minor Healing (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 17.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Cure Disease (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [53] + Lesser Restoration (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [51/5=11] + Minor Healing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 85 x $125 x 2 = $21,250.
TL8 Cost: 85 x $2,500 x 2= $425,000.

Staff of Illusion

Staff of Illusion – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This white ash staff, with inlaid silver runes, allows use of the following spells:
-          Complex Illusion 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 18;
-          Dispel Illusion 1 (1 charge);
-          Mirror Image 1 (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Complex Illusion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [40] + Dispel Illusion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [33/5=7] + Mirror Image 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [14/5=3] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 23 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($150 + 23 x $320) = $15,020.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($3,000 + 23 x $1,180) = $60,280.

Staff of Illusion – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This white ash staff, with inlaid silver runes, allows use of the following spells:
-          Complex Illusion 1 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 18;
-          Dispel Illusion 1 (1 charge);
-          Mirror Image 1 (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Complex Illusion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [40] + Dispel Illusion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [33/5=7] + Mirror Image 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [14/5=3] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 65 x $125 x 2 = $16,250.
TL8 Cost: 65 x $2,500 x 2= $325,000.

Staff of Illumination

Staff of Illumination – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This staff is usually sheathed in silver and decorated with sunbursts. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Light 2 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Flash 2 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Flash 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [35] + Light 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [15/5=3] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 19 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($100 + 19 x $320) = $12,360.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($2,000 + 19 x $1,180) = $48,840.

Staff of Illumination – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This staff is usually sheathed in silver and decorated with sunbursts. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Light 2 (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Flash 2 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Flash 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [35] + Light 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [15/5=3] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 53 x $125 x 2 = $13,250.
TL8 Cost: 53 x $2,500 x 2= $265,000.

Staff of Life

Staff of Life – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Made of thick oak shod in gold, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Major Healing (1 charge);
-          Resurrection (5 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Major Healing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [44/5=9] + Resurrection (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 4 FP, -20%) [228] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 89 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($20,000 + 89 x $320) = $96,960.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($400,000 + 89 x $1,180) = $1,010,040.

Staff of Life – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Made of thick oak shod in gold, this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Major Healing (1 charge);
-          Resurrection (5 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Major Healing (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [44/5=9] + Resurrection (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 4 FP, -20%) [228] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 252 x $125 x 2 = $63,000.
TL8 Cost: 252 x $2,500 x 2= $1,260,000.

Staff of Necromancy

Staff of Necromancy – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This staff is made from ebony or other dark wood and carved with the images of bones and skulls. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Ghoul Touch (1 charge);
-          Halt Undead 1 (1 charge);
-          Enervation (2 charges);
-          Terror 1 (2 charges);
-          Waves of Exhaustion 1 (2 charges);
-          Circle of Death 1 (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Circle of Death 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [61] + Enervation (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39/5=8] + Ghoul Touch (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [29/5=6] + Halt Undead 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [41/5=9] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Terror 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [42/5=9] + Waves of Exhaustion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [15/5=3]. Staff, x0.35; 39 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($500 + 39 x $320) = $25,960.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($10,000 + 39 x $1,180) = $112,040.

Staff of Necromancy – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This staff is made from ebony or other dark wood and carved with the images of bones and skulls. It allows use of the following spells:
-          Ghoul Touch (1 charge);
-          Halt Undead 1 (1 charge);
-          Enervation (2 charges);
-          Terror 1 (2 charges);
-          Waves of Exhaustion 1 (2 charges);
-          Circle of Death 1 (3 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Circle of Death 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [61] + Enervation (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39/5=8] + Ghoul Touch (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [29/5=6] + Halt Undead 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [41/5=9] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Terror 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [42/5=9] + Waves of Exhaustion 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [15/5=3].
            TL3 Cost: 111 x $125 x 2 = $27,750.
TL8 Cost: 111 x $2,500 x 2= $555,000.

Staff of Passage

Staff of Passage – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This potent item allows use of the following spells:
-          Dimension Door (1 charge or more);
-          Astral Projection (2 charges);
-          Create Door (2 charges);
-          Teleport (2 charges or more).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Astral Projection (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [20/5=4] + Create Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [120] + Dimension Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [55/5=11] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Teleport (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [80/5=16]. Staff, x0.35; 59 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($2,000 + 59 x $320) = $41,760.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($40,000 + 59 x $1,180) = $219,240.

Staff of Passage – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This potent item allows use of the following spells:
-          Dimension Door (1 charge or more);
-          Astral Projection (2 charges);
-          Create Door (2 charges);
-          Teleport (2 charges or more).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Astral Projection (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [20/5=4] + Create Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [120] + Dimension Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [55/5=11] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Teleport (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [80/5=16].
            TL3 Cost: 166 x $125 x 2 = $41,500.
TL8 Cost: 166 x $2,500 x 2= $830,000.

Staff of Power

Staff of Power – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
The staff of power is a very potent magic item, with offensive and defensive abilities. It is usually topped with a glistening gem, its shaft straight and smooth. It has the following powers:
-          Cone of Cold 2 (1 charge);
-          Continual Flame (1 charge);
-          Explosive Fireball 2 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Levitation 3 (1 charge);
-          Magic Missile (1 charge);
-          Ray of Enfeeblement (1 charge);
-          Stroke of Lightning 2 (1 charge);
-          Total Paralysis (1 charge);
-          Force Dome 1 (DR 10) (2 charges) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 6;
-          Globe of Invulnerability 1 (2 charges).
The staff of power acts as a quarterstaff enchanted with Accuracy 2 (it gives the wielder +1 to skill rolls to hit).
A staff of power can be used for a retributive strike, requiring it to be broken by its wielder. (If this breaking of the staff is purposeful and declared by the wielder, it can be performed as a Ready maneuver.) All charges currently in the staff are instantly released in an 8-yard radius, dealing 12d burning damage to everything in the area. The character breaking the staff has a 50% chance of traveling to another plane of existence, but if he does not, the explosive release of spell energy destroys him. Once empty of charges, the staff of power cannot be used for a retributive strike.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Burning Attack 12d (Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Backlash, Instant Destruction or Plane Shift, -250%; Emanation, -20%; Single Use, x1/5) [3] + Cone of Cold 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [16/5=4] + Continual Flame (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [28/5=6] + DX+2 (Accessibility, Only attacks with this weapon, -80%; Magical, -10%) [8] + Explosive Fireball 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [18/5=4] + Force Dome 1 (DR 10) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [108] + Globe of Invulnerability 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [95/5=19] + Levitation 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [15/5=3] + Magic Missile (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [5/5=1] + Ray of Enfeeblement (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [12/5=3] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Stroke of Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Total Paralysis (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [28/5=6]. Staff, x0.35; 65 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($3,000 + 65 x $320) = $47,600.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($60,000 + 65 x $1,180) = $273,400.

Staff of Power – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
The staff of power is a very potent magic item, with offensive and defensive abilities. It is usually topped with a glistening gem, its shaft straight and smooth. It has the following powers:
-          Cone of Cold 2 (1 charge);
-          Continual Flame (1 charge);
-          Explosive Fireball 2 (1 charge) – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Levitation 3 (1 charge);
-          Magic Missile (1 charge);
-          Ray of Enfeeblement (1 charge);
-          Stroke of Lightning 2 (1 charge);
-          Total Paralysis (1 charge);
-          Force Dome 1 (DR 10) (2 charges) – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 6;
-          Globe of Invulnerability 1 (2 charges).
The staff of power acts as a quarterstaff enchanted with Accuracy 2 (it gives the wielder +1 to skill rolls to hit).
A staff of power can be used for a retributive strike, requiring it to be broken by its wielder. (If this breaking of the staff is purposeful and declared by the wielder, it can be performed as a Ready maneuver.) All charges currently in the staff are instantly released in an 8-yard radius, dealing 12d burning damage to everything in the area. The character breaking the staff has a 50% chance of traveling to another plane of existence, but if he does not, the explosive release of spell energy destroys him. Once empty of charges, the staff of power cannot be used for a retributive strike.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Burning Attack 12d (Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Apparatus, +0%; Backlash, Instant Destruction or Plane Shift, -250%; Emanation, -20%; Single Use, x1/5) [3] + Cone of Cold 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [16/5=4] + Continual Flame (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [28/5=6] + DX+2 (Accessibility, Only attacks with this weapon, -80%; Apparatus, +0%; Magical, -10%) [8] + Explosive Fireball 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [18/5=4] + Force Dome 1 (DR 10) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [108] + Globe of Invulnerability 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [95/5=19] + Levitation 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [15/5=3] + Magic Missile (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [5/5=1] + Ray of Enfeeblement (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [12/5=3] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Stroke of Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Total Paralysis (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [28/5=6].
            TL3 Cost: 184 x $125 x 2 = $46,500.
TL8 Cost: 184 x $2,500 x 2= $920,000.

Staff of Size Alteration

Staff of Size Alteration – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Stout and sturdy, this staff of dark wood allows use of the following spells:
-          Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST) (1 charge);
-          Shrink Object 1 (1 charge);
-          Shrink Other 1 (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST; Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [98] + Shrink Object 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Shrink Other 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 43 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($700 + 43 x $320) = $28,920.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($14,000 + 43 x $1,180) = $129,480.

Staff of Size Alteration – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Stout and sturdy, this staff of dark wood allows use of the following spells:
-          Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST) (1 charge);
-          Shrink Object 1 (1 charge);
-          Shrink Other 1 (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST; Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [98] + Shrink Object 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Shrink Other 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 121 x $125 x 2 = $30,250.
TL8 Cost: 121 x $2,500 x 2= $605,000.

Staff of Swarming Insects

Staff of Swarming Insects – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Made of twisted dark wood with dark spots resembling crawling insects (which occasionally seem to move), this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Insect Control (1 charge);
-          Summon Swarm (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Insect Control (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Summon Swarm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [46]. Staff, x0.35; 24 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($150 + 24 x $320) = $15,660.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($3,000 + 24 x $1,180) = $62,640.

Staff of Swarming Insects – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Made of twisted dark wood with dark spots resembling crawling insects (which occasionally seem to move), this staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Insect Control (1 charge);
-          Summon Swarm (1 charge).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Insect Control (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Summon Swarm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [46].
            TL3 Cost: 67 x $125 x 2 = $16,650.
TL8 Cost: 67 x $2,500 x 2= $335,000.
   
Staff of the Magi

Staff of the Magi – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
A long wooden staff, shod in iron and inscribed with sigils and runes of all types, this potent artifact contains many spell powers and other functions. Some of its powers use charges, while others don’t. The following powers do not use charges:
-          Apportation 1;
-          Armor 1 – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 4;
-          Detect Magic – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST);
-          Light 1  – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Magelock 1 – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 23.
The following powers drain 1 charge per usage:
-          Create Door;
-          Dispel Magic 1 – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21;
-          Explosive Fireball 2 – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Locksmith – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 22;
-          Personal Invisibility;
-          Spider Silk;
-          Stroke of Lightning 2.
These powers drain 2 charges per usage:
-          Greater Planar Summons (determine the plane when crafting);
-          Ice Storm;
-          Plane Shift (Improved);
-          Wall of Fire 3.
Unlike a normal magical staff, the staff of the magi’s 50 charges can be replenished. The staff grants the wielder Magic Resistance 3 (Improved) (p. B67). Whenever a spell is cast on the wielder, they can waive their bonus to resist from Magic Resistance and instead roll their unmodified resistance roll. The caster still gets a penalty equal to that MR. If the spell fails for whatever reason, the wielder gain a number of character points equal to the spell’s modified Fatigue Point cost to cast (e.g., reduced by high skill). The staff replenishes a charge for each gained character point.
A staff of the magi can be used for a retributive strike, requiring it to be broken by its wielder. (If this breaking of the staff is purposeful and declared by the wielder, it can be performed as a Ready maneuver.) All charges currently in the staff are instantly released in an 8-yard radius, dealing 12d burning damage to everything in the area. The character breaking the staff has a 50% chance of traveling to another plane of existence, but if he does not, the explosive release of spell energy destroys him. Once empty of charges, the staff of the magi cannot be used for a retributive strike.
The staff has SM-3, DR 4, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Apportation 1 (No FP Cost, +5%) [3/5=1] + Armor 1 (No FP Cost, +5%) [24/5=5] + Burning Attack 12d (Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Backlash, Instant Destruction or Plane Shift, -250%; Emanation, -20%; Single Use, x1/5) [3] + Create Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [125] + Detect Magic (No FP Cost, +5%) [8/5=2] + Dispel Magic 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [58/5=12] + Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST; No FP Cost, +5%) [99/5=20] + ER 50 (Magical; Abilities Only, -10%; Accessibility, Only to power the staff’s spells, -40%; Special Recharge, -70%) [30] + Explosive Fireball 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [18/5=4] + Greater Planar Summons (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [72/5=15] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68/5=14] + Light 1 (Reduced Fatigue Cost 1, +20%) [13/5=3] + Locksmith (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [9/5=2] + Magelock 1 (No FP Cost, +5%) [26/5=6] + Magic Resistance 3 (Improved, +150%; Magical, -10%; Spell Absorption, ER, +50%) [18] + Personal Invisibility (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [64/5=13] + Plane Shift (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [120/5=24] + Spider Silk (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [16/5=4] + Stroke of Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Wall of Fire 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39/5=8]. Staff, Unnaturally Tough, x0.4; 126 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($500,000 + 126 x $320) = $1,080,640.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($10,000,000 + 126 x $1,180) = $20,297,360.

Staff of the Magi – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
A long wooden staff, shod in iron and inscribed with sigils and runes of all types, this potent artifact contains many spell powers and other functions. Some of its powers use charges, while others don’t. The following powers do not use charges:
-          Apportation 1;
-          Armor 1 – GURPS Sorcery: Protection and Warning Spells, p. 4;
-          Detect Magic – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST);
-          Light 1  – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 19;
-          Magelock 1 – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 23.
The following powers drain 1 charge per usage:
-          Create Door;
-          Dispel Magic 1 – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 21;
-          Explosive Fireball 2 – Pyramid #3-63, p. 7;
-          Locksmith – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 22;
-          Personal Invisibility;
-          Spider Silk;
-          Stroke of Lightning 2.
These powers drain 2 charges per usage:
-          Greater Planar Summons (determine the plane when crafting);
-          Ice Storm;
-          Plane Shift (Improved);
-          Wall of Fire 3.
Unlike a normal magical staff, the staff of the magi’s 50 charges can be replenished. The staff grants the wielder Magic Resistance 3 (Improved) (p. B67). Whenever a spell is cast on the wielder, they can waive their bonus to resist from Magic Resistance and instead roll their unmodified resistance roll. The caster still gets a penalty equal to that MR. If the spell fails for whatever reason, the wielder gain a number of character points equal to the spell’s modified Fatigue Point cost to cast (e.g., reduced by high skill). The staff replenishes a charge for each gained character point.
A staff of the magi can be used for a retributive strike, requiring it to be broken by its wielder. (If this breaking of the staff is purposeful and declared by the wielder, it can be performed as a Ready maneuver.) All charges currently in the staff are instantly released in an 8-yard radius, dealing 12d burning damage to everything in the area. The character breaking the staff has a 50% chance of traveling to another plane of existence, but if he does not, the explosive release of spell energy destroys him. Once empty of charges, the staff of the magi cannot be used for a retributive strike.
The staff has SM-3, DR 4, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Apportation 1 (Apparatus, +0%; No FP Cost, +5%) [3/5=1] + Armor 1 (Apparatus, +0%; No FP Cost, +5%) [24/5=5] + Burning Attack 12d (Apparatus, +0%; Area Effect, 8 yards, +150%; Backlash, Instant Destruction or Plane Shift, -250%; Emanation, -20%; Single Use, x1/5) [3] + Create Door (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [125] + Detect Magic (Apparatus, +0%; No FP Cost, +5%) [8/5=2] + Dispel Magic 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [58/5=12] + Enlarge Other 2 (70 points in extra ST; Apparatus, +0%; No FP Cost, +5%) [99/5=20] + ER 50 (Magical; Abilities Only, -10%; Accessibility, Only to power the staff’s spells, -40%; Apparatus, +0%; Special Recharge, -70%) [30] + Explosive Fireball 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [18/5=4] + Greater Planar Summons (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [72/5=15] + Ice Storm (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [68/5=14] + Light 1 (Apparatus, +0%; Reduced Fatigue Cost 1, +20%) [13/5=3] + Locksmith (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [9/5=2] + Magelock 1 (Apparatus, +0%; No FP Cost, +5%) [26/5=6] + Magic Resistance 3 (Apparatus, +0%; Improved, +150%; Magical, -10%; Spell Absorption, ER, +50%) [18] + Personal Invisibility (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [64/5=13] + Plane Shift (Improved) (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [120/5=24] + Spider Silk (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [16/5=4] + Stroke of Lightning 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Wall of Fire 3 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [39/5=8].
            TL3 Cost: 313 x $125 x 2 = $78,250.
TL8 Cost: 313 x $2,500 x 2= $1,565,000.

Staff of the Woodlands

Staff of the Woodlands – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
Appearing to have grown naturally into its shape, this oak, ash, or yew staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Animal Control (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 13;
-          Animate Plant (1 charge);
-          Beast Speech (1 charge);
-          Tree Bark Armor (2 charges);
-          Wall of Thorns 2 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Animal Control (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [10/5=2] + Animate Plant (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [19/5=4] + Beast Speech (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Staff ER 50 [15] + Tree Bark Armor (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [28/5=6] + Wall of Thorns 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [35]. Staff, x0.35; 24 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($150 + 24 x $320) = $15,660.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($3,000 + 24 x $1,180) = $62,640.

Staff of the Woodlands – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
Appearing to have grown naturally into its shape, this oak, ash, or yew staff allows use of the following spells:
-          Animal Control (1 charge) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 13;
-          Animate Plant (1 charge);
-          Beast Speech (1 charge);
-          Tree Bark Armor (2 charges);
-          Wall of Thorns 2 (2 charges).
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Animal Control (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [10/5=2] + Animate Plant (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [19/5=4] + Beast Speech (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15] + Tree Bark Armor (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [28/5=6] + Wall of Thorns 2 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [35].
            TL3 Cost: 66 x $125 x 2 = $16,500.
TL8 Cost: 66 x $2,500 x 2= $330,000.

Staff of Transmutation

Staff of Transmutation – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This staff is generally carved from or decorated with petrified wood and allows use of the following spells:
-          Haste 1 (1 charge);
-          Lesser Polymorph (no extra points) (1 charge);
-          Polymorph (2 charges);
-          Shapeshift Others (Frog) (2 charges);
-          Disintegrate (3 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 20.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Disintegrate (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [46/5=10] + Haste 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [30/5=6] + Lesser Polymorph (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%) [20/5=4] + Polymorph (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [55] + Shapeshift Others (Frog; Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 [15]. Staff, x0.35; 34 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 34 x $320) = $22,360.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($6,000 + 34 x $1,180) = $92,240.

Staff of Transmutation – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This staff is generally carved from or decorated with petrified wood and allows use of the following spells:
-          Haste 1 (1 charge);
-          Lesser Polymorph (no extra points) (1 charge);
-          Polymorph (2 charges);
-          Shapeshift Others (Frog) (2 charges);
-          Disintegrate (3 charges) – GURPS Thaumatology: Sorcery, p. 20.
The staff has SM-3, DR 2, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Disintegrate (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 2 FP, -10%) [46/5=10] + Haste 1 (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [30/5=6] + Lesser Polymorph (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%) [20/5=4] + Polymorph (Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [55] + Shapeshift Others (Frog; Accessibility, FP costs must use built-in ER, -5%; Apparatus, +0%; Costs Fatigue, 1 FP, -5%) [30/5=6] + Staff ER 50 (Apparatus, +0%) [15].
            TL3 Cost: 96 x $125 x 2 = $24,000.
TL8 Cost: 96 x $2,500 x 2= $480,000.

  
The Shadowstaff

The Shadowstaff – as an enchanted item (using Sorcery)
This artifact was crafted centuries ago, weaving together the wispy strands of shadow itself into a twisted black staff. The Shadowstaff grants the wielder Night Vision 5 as a feature, making the illumination level of -5 the default one (see GURPS Fantasy, p. 130).
The Shadowstaff also allows casting the following spells:
-          Greater Planar Summons (Plane of Shadow);
-          Shadow Form;
-          Shadow Bolt 3.
The staff has SM-3, DR 4, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Greater Planar Summons (Plane of Shadow) [78/5=16] + Night Vision (Magical, -10%) [0] + Shadow Form [103] + Shadow Bolt 3 [24/5=5]. Staff, Unnaturally Tough, x0.4; 50 EP.
            TL3 Price: 2 x ($300 + 50 x $320) = $34,000.
TL8 Price: 2 x ($20,000 + 50 x $1,180) = $158,000.

The Shadowstaff – as a metatronic generator (using Pyramid 3-46)
This artifact was crafted centuries ago, weaving together the wispy strands of shadow itself into a twisted black staff. The Shadowstaff grants the wielder Night Vision 5 as a feature, making the illumination level of -5 the default one (see GURPS Fantasy, p. 130).
The Shadowstaff also allows casting the following spells:
-          Greater Planar Summons (Plane of Shadow);
-          Shadow Form;
-          Shadow Bolt 3.
The staff has SM-3, DR 4, HP 13, 4 lb.
            Statistics: Greater Planar Summons (Plane of Shadow; Apparatus, +0%) [78/5=16] + Night Vision (Apparatus, +0%; Magical, -10%) [0] + Shadow Form (Apparatus, +0%) [103] + Shadow Bolt 3 (Apparatus, +0%) [24/5=5].
            TL3 Cost: 124 x $125 x 2 = $31,000.
TL8 Cost: 124 x $2,500 x 2= $620,000.

 NEW SORCERY SPELLS
   
Insect Control
Keywords: Resisted (Will).
Full Cost: 33 points.
Casting Roll: IQ.
Range: Unlimited.
Duration: Three minutes.

You can take control of any single insect – or of one square yard of a swarm of smaller insects. Only insects with a racial IQ of 1-5 or less can be affected, though the GM may make exceptions for insects with IQ 6 and Bestial. If you tie, nothing happens, but if you lose the creature is immune to you for 24 hours and can sense your attempted coercion; the GM will make a new reaction roll at -2, using the worse of its existing or new reaction.
While under your control, the insect will follow any general orders you give. You cannot be very specific! When in doubt, the GM will make an IQ roll for the insect to see how well it interprets what you’re saying.
Statistics: Mind Control (Accessibility, Insects only, -50%; Independent, +70%; Suggestion, -40%; Sorcery, -15%) [33].

Shadow Bolt
Keywords: Missile, Obvious.
Full Cost: 8 points/level.
Casting Roll: None. Use Innate Attack (Projectile) to hit.
Range: 100 yards.
Duration: Instantaneous.

A bolt of shadow springs from your hand, draining vitality where it strikes. This attack deals 1d fatigue damage per level and can be blocked or dodged, but not parried.
Statistics: Fatigue Attack (Blockable, -5%; Sorcery, -15%) [8/level].

  
Shadow Form
Keywords: None.
Full Cost: 103 points.
Casting Roll: None.
Range: Self.
Duration: Indefinite.

The caster and everything they are carrying up to their Heavy Encumbrance become a two-dimensional shadow. The caster can slip along walls and floors – and through the thinnest cracks (anything wide enough to fit their shoulders through) – at their usual ground Move. They can also turn 90° to a surface and stand up in three-dimensional space – like a two-dimensional “cutout” – in order to bridge gaps, walk normally, or turn around. They can also defy gravity, creeping up walls and across ceilings at half Move.
Physical attacks do half damage to the caster in this form. Energy attacks do normal damage, except for light-based attacks, which do 50% extra damage. Purely mental abilities affect them normally. The caster cannot perform any purely physical attacks or actions, but use magic, psi, and similar abilities.
Statistics: Shadow Form (3-D Movement, +20%; Can Carry Objects, Heavy, +100%; Sorcery, -15%) [9].

Summon Swarm
Keywords: None.
Full Cost: 47 points.
Casting Roll: None.
Range: Touch.
Duration: Indefinite.

Summons an insect swarm (GURPS Dungeon Fantasy 5: Allies, p. 9) that does your mental bidding while it exists. The swarm appears within the arm’s reach.
If the swarm is killed, the summoner must wait a full day to call replacements. Dismissing the swarm is a free action, but it may only be dismissed if it is physically present. This spell can only be cast if the summoner’s point total is equal or higher bigger than the swarm’s.
Statistics: Ally (Insect Swarm; Built on 100%; Constantly, No roll required; Conjured, +100%; Minion, +50%; Sorcery, -15%) [47].


3 comments:

  1. Have you ever thought about translating any Talislanta to GURPS? Author released all the books for free. There's even a d20 version. http://talislanta.com/?page_id=5

    ReplyDelete
  2. Talislanta have lots of interesting races and a very colorful (and freeform!) magic system.

    And still no elves...!

    ReplyDelete