Place a marker on the table where you want the spell to appear. Place a measuring stick of the appropriate length on that spot to determine who is caught in the blast.
Every character whose 1 x Short Delayed Effect The spell effect takes place at the beginning of spell-caster's next turn. If the spell-caster is put Out-of-Action or moves off the table, the spell is canceled.
Extended Range Spell can be cast at multiple range sticks at -1 to its C score for every stick beyond the first. Three sticks is the maximum unless the spell description states otherwise. Example: a Power 1 spell with a range of Short can be used to attack a target up to 3 x Short sticks away -1 at 2 sticks and -2 at 3 sticks. Holdable The caster may cast the spell and hold it in his hands for later use. For example, a mage casts a fireball and holds it in his hands until he feels like throwing it.
Throwing the held spell requires one action. If the caster is knocked Prone or put Out-of-Action while holding a spell, the held spell goes off and affects the caster and those around him, in the case of an area spell. A caster may hold up to two spells one per hand at any given time, but may not cast any more spells if he is holding two spells he cannot perform spell gestures with a hand that is holding a spell.
If he wins, the character disbelieves the illusion and can move through the terrain as if it did not exist. If he fails the roll, however, the terrain counts as broken for that character. Melee The caster may use this spell against a target with whom he is in melee.
Morale The spell forces the target to test Morale. No Target Restriction The spell does not use the typical target restriction rules having to shoot at the closest target. The spell may be cast at any target in LoS. Resisted The spell is resisted by a Q roll. Unless the spell says otherwise, the target must roll one die vs. Q per point of Power put into the spell. If even one die fails, the target is affected. Models with Magic Resistance may reroll a single failed die.
Spell vs Spell: If a spell is attacked by another spell and the description says it is Resisted, roll a Combat roll between the two spells, adding their respective Powers.
The Resisted spell takes effect only if it wins the roll off. Ties go to the defending spell. Roll a die for the Unsummon, and a die for the Wall spell, adding their respective Powers as C scores. No other modifiers apply.
If the Unsummon wins, the Wall is Unsummoned. If the Wall ties or wins, the Unsummon has no effect. Illusion The spell creates an illusionary creature or terrain feature within range.
Illusionary creatures behave as normal creatures but all have the Rabble Trait. If beaten in combat, they vanish. Illusionary terrain blocks LoS as appropriate to its shape and size. A model other than the spell-caster wishing to move 29 Sacrifice Required To cast a spell with this tag, the mage must be standing next to a friend or a Prone or Transfixed foe.
The mage performs a melee attack and if that kills the target, the mage gains the necessary energy to cast the Sacrifice Required spell.
The spell may be cast in the same turn or in one of his next activations, but if the mage casts any other spell or is Prone or Transfixed between the time of the sacrifice and the casting of the Sacrifice Required spell, the energy granted by the Sacrifice is lost and the spell may not be cast until another Sacrifice is performed.
Variable Range The range of a spell depends on its Power. Power is the number of actions that the player actually puts into the spell, NOT the number of dice that he rolled. A caster who rolled three dice and scored two successes is casting a Power 2 spell, NOT a Power 3 spell. If a caster possesses any Trait that affects his ranged C score, it also affects his spells.
Certain spells have their own range, regardless of the Power used. Self The spell affects only the caster. Shell Shell spells create a protective force field around the target. No model may have more than one Shell on his body at a time. Summoning The spell summons a creature that appears adjacent to the caster, or within range if the spell is also ranged.
The creature may be directly placed into melee contact with an opponent. If the summoned creature is hit by the Unsummon spell, or if the caster goes Out-of-Action or moves off the tabletop, the creature immediately disappears. Ranged spells have a C score equal to the Power. Some get a bonus e. Walls are 1 x Short wide, and 1 x Short tall. There are many kinds, each with its specific powers. The caster may place the Wall in any way he wants on the tabletop, including across water terrain exception: Wall of Fire may not be placed across water.
If a Wall is created over a model, that model is moved by its controlling player the minimum amount of space so that the Wall may be placed. Walls may not be placed above other Walls, but they may be placed contiguously to other Walls, forming an uninterrupted jagged or straight line. No caster may have more than three Walls on the battlefield at the same time. If another Wall is cast when three other Walls created by the same caster are already present, the caster selects one of the existing Walls and that Wall disappears.
Touch Only To cast the spell, the caster must be in baseto-base contact with the target. Most Walls may be attacked in melee by models adjacent to them. Walls have a C score 30 based on the Power of the spell. The C score is used only defensively — the Wall rolls a die and adds its C score, but most Walls cannot damage the attacker unless stated in the spell description.
In order to damage a Wall, a character must beat its score in melee. Each successful attack inflicts a hit of damage. A Wall can take as many hits as Power points that were put into the spell. When a Wall takes enough damage, it crumbles or vanishes.
If an attack Lethal to a Wall type beats its C score, the Wall is destroyed regardless of how many it hits it still has. Backfire: Caster may no longer animate that specific Wall during the game. The shell works both ways, so the caster may not cast spells or use any magic item while the shell is in effect. The caster may still be hit in melee by summoned or created magical creatures.
Any time a spell is cast at the mage and is absorbed, roll a die. Certain Traits allow characters to cross Walls without penalty. For example, Walls of Wood may be crossed by models with Forester. See the individual spells for details. Huge and Gargantuan models treat Walls as linear obstacles. Flying models ignore Walls. Weather The spell causes weather phenomena or a precipitation of sorts. The spell is in effect until its caster cancels it as a free action or another Weather spell is cast.
Models rolling any failure must test Morale. General Restrictions Normally, spells cannot be cast if the caster is engaged in melee, unless all adjacent foes are Prone or Transfixed.
A spell MAY be cast in melee if it has the Melee tag. Unlike nonmagical ranged attacks, spells may target models with Stealth. Backfire: All the enemies of the caster gain Fearless until the end of the game. It has no penalty against Incorporeal creatures and Swarms. Backfire: 1 x Short area centered on the caster becomes broken terrain of a type chosen by the opponent. Backfire: No spell-casting for one full turn. If the Break Enchantment wins, the other spell is dispelled.
If Break Enchantment ties or loses the roll, the spell is not broken. The caster may try to break the spell again later. Fearless models are immune to this spell.
Backfire: Caster must test Morale. Fireball Tags: Attack, Area Short. Walls of Fire are unaffected. Fireball is Lethal against Wall of Ice and ice elementals. Backfire: May not cast Break Enchantment for the remainder of the game. Counter-spell Tags: Battlefield. LoS Required This spell is cast as a free action. As soon as an enemy mage successfully casts a spell, the counter-spelling mage performs a Q roll on 1, 2, or 3 dice his choice , using any successes to cast the Counter-spell.
He must have a LoS on the mage whose spell he wants to counter. If the Counter-spell wins, the target spell is negated. If the rolls tie or target spell wins, target spell is cast successfully. Once Counter-spell has been cast, the mage is unable to react, or cast another spell for the remainder of the current turn.
Backfire: Caster takes a C2 fire-based attack. The jet will set fire to a hut, tree, haystack or any other flammable scenic item. Backfire: Caster takes a fire-based attack at C1. His next melee attack has a bonus equal to the Power put into the spell. The Flaming Touch bonus in not applied against fire elementals and other fire creatures. Backfire: May not cast spells for the remainder of the game.
Models already possessing this Trait are unaffected. Models with the Coward Trait ignore that Trait until the end of the turn. He may roll on the ground to extinguish them a free action, but now the mage is Prone or endure them the mage takes a C2 attack and the flames go out at the end of turn. At the beginning of a turn, any model not under a tree, roof or similar protection must roll a die.
Elementals are immune to this. The spell-caster is NOT immune. The hailstorm continues until the enchantment is dispelled or a full turn passes during which no character on either side is hit by hailstones. The spell ends when dispelled or when the caster is knocked Prone. The caster may fire missiles and cast spells as normal while the shell is active. Backfire: Caster is hit by a C1 attack. The spell targets a single creature. However, if the target is affected and is adjacent to any other figure, or if he recoils into another figure, that figure is also attacked.
This process goes on until all the adjacent figures are hit or the lightning fails to affect a figure. The caster decides in which direction the electrical discharge travels when it moves through a group of potential targets. Backfire: Caster gains the Easy Target Trait until the end of the game.
All ranged attacks are at -1, and limited to a maximum range of 1 x Long if the spell is at Power 1, 1xMedium if Power 2, and 1xShort if Power 3. In addition, any model with the Animal or the Mounted Trait that rolls a double 1 on its activation roll is spooked by lightning and must test Morale. Backfire: Caster is hit by lightning and takes a C3 attack. No caster can control more than one model at a time. Creatures count as Out-of-Action for Morale purposes while they are controlled.
Backfire: Caster falls asleep. Two uses of the spell on the same target will inflict both conditions. A target who has already Slow and Short move is unaffected. Backfire: Caster gains the Slow Trait until the spell is broken. All ranged attacks are at -1 and are limited to a maximum range of 1xLong if the spell is Power 1, 1xMedium if Power 2, and 1xShort if Power 3. After three full turns, the ground becomes slippery and any model performing three movements in a turn must pass a Q roll on one die per point of Power in the spell or fall at the end of his last movement action.
Backfire: A miniature avalanche engulfs the caster and any model in base-to-base contact with him. Getting a character out of the snow is a 4—action Task.
Any character trapped in the snow must use his actions to get out before attempting anything else. Anyone trapped in snow for more than 6 turns is put Out-of-Action. Models trapped in snow may not be attacked. A Fireball, a Wall of Fire or Flaming Touch spell cast on the trapped character will immediately free him.
Note: Specific Summon spells will be detailed in supplements. Summoned creatures, with the exception of some major demons, may not use this spell. The effect is automatic. Models leaving a melee or appearing into a melee because of this do NOT receive a Free Hack and do not enjoy an Ambush bonus. The caster may NOT be one of the two affected figures. Backfire: Caster trades places with a model chosen by the opponent, anywhere on the battlefield. A Transfixed model automatically breaks free if the caster is put Out-of-Action or moves off the table, or if a Break Enchantment spell is successfully cast on the Transfixed model.
Backfire: Caster is Transfixed. Tremor Tags: Battlefield, Resisted All non-flying models in play, including the caster, must resist the spell or be knocked Prone. Each large tree or building in play has a Power in 6 chance of collapsing as well.
Treat collapsed structures as rubble or linear obstacles as appropriate. Backfire: Caster is knocked Prone. A model on the edge of a cliff falls for the whole height of that terrain feature. A model on the slope of a gentle hill rolls down, taking no falling 34 damage. He is considered Prone and stops at the foot of the hill. Backfire: All Walls in play created by the caster disappear or, if no Walls are in play, the caster may not create any for the duration of the game. The Wall blocks LoS for spellcasting and ranged attacks.
The Wall may be climbed. Whenever the Wall takes damage, roll a die; on a 5 or 6 it ignores that damage. Backfire: The caster turns to stone. The condition heals naturally after three full turns.
Backfire: The caster is clutched by a skeletal hand growing out of the ground. He may not move until he breaks free a 2-action Task. If the Power of the summoning spell is known, the spell is resisted by that Power level. If not known, assume the Power is 2. With the exception of the spell-caster, any model within, or ending a move within 1 x Short of the Wall that fails to resist the spell must test Morale.
Backfire: The caster recoils 1 x Short in a direction chosen by the opponent. The Wall blocks LoS for purposes of spellcasting and ranged attacks. With the exception of the spell-caster, any model within 1 x Short of the Wall is distracted and may not perform an Aimed Shot, a Power Blow, or Task roll.
The Wall is not a truly physical obstacle and models may move through it. However, any model moving through the Wall will stop when contacting it, and then move in a random direction of 1 x Short stick distance, no matter how much of the original move remained. No matter where the model ends up, it may NOT contact the spell-caster.
Artificial and Undead models move through the Wall as if it did not exist. However, their ranged attacks and spells are blocked by the Wall. The Wall does not block LoS but it does give a -1 modifier to all ranged attacks fired through it, with the exception of Fireballs. The Wall is not a physical obstacle. Fire elementals may move through the Wall as if it did not exist. A Wall of Fire adjacent to a Wall of Ice will melt it. A Wall of Water adjacent to a Wall of Fire will extinguish it.
Models with Forester may move through the Wall of Wood as if it did not exist. A Fireball hitting the Wall automatically destroys it. A Wall of Fire adjacent to a Wall of Ice will automatically destroy it. If a Wall of Ice is created on a river or other body of water, water in a 1 x Short radius around the Wall will be frozen solid. The Wall may not be climbed.
Backfire: Caster is entangled by roots and branches growing out of the ground. All smoke clouds disappear, and non-magical ranged attacks are at -1 per point of Power put into the spell until the Windstorm is dispelled.
Flying creatures are forced to land. Backfire: Caster is frozen solid! Getting him out of the ice is a 4 action Task. Backfire: Caster must test Q on one die or fall down. The Wall does not block LoS but gives a -1 modifier to all ranged attacks fired through it.
Fire-based attacks may not go through it. Water elementals and Amphibious creatures may move through the Wall as if it did not exist. Any fire or ember elemental coming into contact with or moving through a Wall of Water is destroyed. Caster is knocked Prone. The Wall blocks LoS to spells and non-magical attacks. A Fireball hitting the Wall has a 2 in 6 chance of turning it into a Wall of Fire. A Wall of Fire adjacent to a Wall of Wood has a 2 in 6 When Ssiklis was trapped in a pocket dimension, Xichtul managed to impregnate her.
From that unholy union, demons were born. Still trapped in the pocket dimension, these creatures try to tear down the walls that hold them. The dimension still exists, and all the religions of Norindaal call it the Netherwhere. The good thing about Talismans is that they are personal and inscribed with the name of the user, so they will not work for an enemy if they are stolen or taken as loot.
Magic Items Magic items of many different types will be detailed in supplements. Here is a general description of the most common to help you create your own. Magic Weapons: These are enchanted melee or missile weapons that have some permanent magic effect or bonus. They cannot be destroyed, but they may be lost or stolen. Some magic weapons are generic and can be found in multiple copies, while the most powerful are unique.
Scrolls: These are spells inscribed on a roll of parchment or on a wooden or clay tablet. Some wild elves inscribe scrolls on dried leaves or pieces of tree bark.
Scrolls can be used by any Personality model. The Power of a scroll depends on the Q of the caster who inscribed it.
Readying and reading a scroll is a 2-action Task: one action to pull the scroll out of a tube, and one to read it. Scrolls are quite fragile and may be destroyed by heavy rain, falling in water, or being hit by flame-based area effect spells.
Each time one of these situations apply, roll a die: on a 1 or 2, the scroll is rendered useless. For heavy rain, roll once when the character attempts to use the scroll, or at the end of the scenario if the character opts not to use the scroll.
Tablet scrolls are more difficult to make but are immune to water and rain. They risk being destroyed only on the roll of a 1 when the carrier is hit by a flame-based spell. Amulets: Amulets are worn on the body and protect the wearer against some type of evil or damage. Their effect generally is passive, requiring no action on the part of the wearer. They can be lost, disenchanted, or stolen. Example: An Amulet against Poison will make the wearer immune to the Poison, Venomous Strike Traits, and to any other game effect described as a toxin, venom, or gas.
Wards: A Ward is a specific Amulet that protects from creatures of a certain type e. Undead, Artificial, or creatures from a specific roster, such as Wood elves. The affected creature has a -1 on all ranged and melee attacks against a character wearing the Ward. Wards typically take the form of religious symbols, medals, inscribed ribbons or other garments worn on the outside of clothing or armor. Wards will not work if worn by the creature they are meant to repel, e.
Unique Scrolls: These are one-shot spells that create some unique effect not described by other spells. These are detailed in the supplements. Example: The pages torn from the Songbook of Elidra, the goddess of Harmony, allow Bards and characters with the Music Trait to cast music-based spells.
The mechanics of readying and reading a unique scroll is the same as for a regular scroll. Relics: Relics are the remains of holy men that allow clerics and worshippers of the same faith to work miracles.
They generally work only if the user has certain Traits. Runestones: These are gems upon which a dwarf Runemaster has etched a rune. When the stone is thrown, it breaks, and the spell 37 38 effect takes place.
They are described in Hammer and Forge. Witch-scars: Symbols scarred into the body of ogres, white trolls and other large humanoids. They offer protection from injury, as if they were armor.
Regenerating creatures may not use them. Magic Pelts: These are animal furs, or garments made from feathers, which give animalistic abilities to the wearer.
They are used by the pelter dwarf clans and are described in Hammer and Forge. Fetishes: Crude animal-shaped figurines built of bones, animal fangs, feathers, twigs, and cord.
Orc shamans use them to summon monsters or to scare enemies. Fetishes are easy to use, even for non-spellcasters. Demonic Seals are described in Axe and Brimstone. The more powerful Lantern Turnips can be used to summon the help of Akerbeltz the Black Goat, a demon god. In addition, a few gnomish communities practice alchemy all over the world.
The most common items are Potions that must be drunk during the game at the cost of one action; they may also be administered to other characters , Elixirs that are drunk between games to provide some permanent effect , Oils applied before the game and Incense burned in a brazier.
Djinn Lamps: These are used by the spellcasters of An-Nur to summon ghuls, efreet or djinns and bind them to the will of the mage. Wands: Used by mages to further the range of their spells.
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