Musings on spells coda

I was contemplating my novel blindness/deadfness/mute and wondering “why wouldn’t I just cast hold person, targeted save notwithstanding” when I realized: holy hell, blindness/deafness/mute doesn’t require concentration. As a spellcaster shutdown, that seems enormously potent.

And yet, it lets them run away (to be fair, current silence does and hold person does not)… and grants them a save each round (as silence does not and hold person does) and lacks the ritual tag (silence has it, hold person doesn’t) and is targeted (silence isn’t, hold person is)… I still feel pretty good about this swap, but man, that’s a strong spell.


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I was born in 1984 and am still playing games, programming computers, and living in New York City. View all posts by lackhand

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