sabato 9 novembre 2019

The Dreaming Master (Narcoleptic Psychic)

I am completing once and for all my collection of conversions from Cyborg 009 to the Spheres system. And here is one of the most hard ones (mainly for his age), the psychic baby genius and team leader, 001.
This post already appeared for patrons only on my Patreon page. If you wish to see stuff in advance and have access to other rewards, please consider donating!

The Dreaming Master (Narcoleptic Psychic)
Child reborn samsaran psychic (Ascendant Mind) 1
N Small humanoid (samsaran)
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, Perception +2

AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 size)
hp 5 (1d6-1)
Fort -1, Ref +2, Will +4
Weaknesses aura transparency

Speed 20 ft.
Melee sickle +0 (1d4-1)
Ranged psionic blast +3 (1d8 nonlethal)
Special Attacks bludgeon +4
Psychic Magic (Sp) (CL 1st; concentration +4) 5 PE— burst of insight (1 PE), detect psychic significance (0 PE), object reading (2 PE), psychic reading (1 PE)

Caster Level 1; MSB +1; MSD 12; Concentration +4
Tradition Dream Casting (Drawbacks: Focus Casting, Magical Signs, Narcoleptic Casting; Boons: Overcharge); CAM Int
Spell Points 5
Mind Sphere - DC 13; Duration None; Range Close (25 ft); Talents none; Drawbacks none
- Suggestion (Lesser, Greater)
Telekinesis Sphere - DC 13; Duration 1 round, Concentration; Range Close (25 ft); Talents none; Drawbacks none
- Sustained Force
- Hostile Lift
- Bludgeon
- Catch
Warp Sphere - DC 13; Duration none; Range Close (25 ft.); Talents none; Drawbacks none
- Bend Space
- Teleport

Str 8, Dex 15, Con 8, Int 16, Wis 14, Cha 14
Base Atk +0; CMB -2; CMD 10
Traits Old Soul, Waking Dreamer; Drawbacks Tainted Spirit
Feats Psychic Virtuoso*, Third Eye
Skills Intimidate +6, Knowledge (planes) +7, Knowledge (religion) +7, Sense Motive +6, Spellcraft +7
Languages Celestial, Common, Ignan, Infernal, Samsaran
SQ discipline powers (illuminating answers [2 points], mnemonic cache [10 pages, 30 minutes]), phrenic pool (2 points), phrenic techniques (autohypnosis, psionic blast, thought shield), psychic discipline (lore), psychic learning
Gear meditation tea (30 gp), psychic’s kit (35 gp), sickle (6 gp)

Special Abilities

Aura Transparency: A reborn samsaran has difficulty hiding his psychic signatures. The DC of any skill check made to read his aura decreases by 5, and the check takes one-tenth as long as normal to perform.

Focus Casting Your magic requires you to use an item such as a wand, holy symbol, ring, or staff to create magic. Using magic without your focus requires you to make a concentration check (DC 20 + ½ the caster level) to produce the desired effect. Failure means time (and any spell points) are spent, but no effect happens. If a focus is lost, stolen, or broken, the caster must create a new focus by securing the necessary item and spending 8 hours bonding with it. At the GM’s discretion, however, another caster’s focus may be used instead.

Magical Signs Your magic is accompanied by a tell-tale sign; for example, your body glows brightly, the sound of tortured souls shriek as you cast, feelings of a deep chill affect all creatures within 30 ft. All nearby creatures know when you are using magic, as well as the nature of the magic used.

Mind Sphere You gain the ability to alter the minds of others, causing them to act as you see fit. All mind sphere abilities are Enchantment (compulsion) mind-affecting abilities.
Note: Some Mind sphere abilities allow the caster to make a request of the target creature and have different effects depending on the particular request made. While the final decision on what request falls into what category is up to the GM, the examples in Table: Example Requests are a shorthand for players and GMs hoping to quickly determine what an enchanted creature might or might not be asked to do.

Table: Example Requests
Creature    Very Simple Request    Basic Request    Would not normally do    Against the creature's nature
Paladin    Provide healing to an injured person    Protect the innocent from danger, hunt a monster in the area    Ignore minor criminal activity, hide a creature of dubious guilt    Attack teammates, slaughter the innocent, renounce her religion, desecrate a temple
Evil-Aligned Professional Thief    Steal a simple, unattended object, visit a tavern    Share non-compromising information, teach someone thieving skills    Donate a few coins to charity, reveal secret plans, stab their co-conspirators in the back    Give up their most valuable magic items, reveal their greatest secrets, turn themselves in for their crimes
Bear    Grab fish from a stream    Calm down and not attack an unassuming target.    Ignore a humanoid sitting in its den.    Ignore the kidnapping of its cubs.
Orc Bandit    Mug a weak, unguarded target    Join a raid on a town, or the hunting of a monster.    Help run a farm, ignore a rich-looking target, fight a target where survival is uncertain.    Fight a target where survival is unlikely, join a raid against its own people.
Ancient Dragon    Eat an annoying humanoid    Eat an unassuming humanoid.    Give up a valuable item.    Give up its hoard.
Middle-Aged Farmer    Eat lunch    Give a kind stranger a meal and a hayloft to sleep in.    House and feed a squadron of questionable men, help a team of adventurers as a cook and porter on their quests.    House wanted criminals, allow the kidnapping of his family, take up arms and become a soldier.

Mind: Charm You may place charms on creatures. Charms require a standard action to use and have a range of Close. You may only use charms on targets that possess your own creature type (humanoid for humanoids, etc.) although the Expanded Mind talent changes this. Each charm has three strengths; lesser, greater, and powerful. Lesser charms are at-will abilities, but you may not target an individual creature more than once in a day with any individual lesser charm. Greater charms cost a spell point to use and powerful charms cost 2 points to use. You must possess the Powerful Charm talent before you may use any powerful charms.
When you gain the Mind sphere, you gain the following charm:

Mind: Charm Suggestion You may plant thoughts into a target’s mind.
Lesser Charm: You may plant a suggestion in a target’s mind, which they obey as if the thought had been their own (Will negates). 
The suggested course of activity must be limited to a sentence or two and must be a very simple request. The creature performs the suggested action until it finishes, or for 1 hour per caster level, whichever comes first. If you choose, you can instead specify conditions the creature should look for, (i.e., “you should search the next person who enters this room, looking for weapons.”) If the condition is not met before this duration expires, the activity is not performed.
Greater Charm: This is the same as the Suggestion lesser charm, but may be up to a basic request. Very simple requests cause the save to be made with a -2 penalty. The target cannot be asked to do anything it would not normally do.

Narcoleptic Casting Your magic has a pacifying effect that can lull you to sleep. At the end of any round in which you spend 1 or more spell points (or the equivalent for characters that qualify for a casting tradition but spend an alternate resource such as ki in place of spell points) you must succeed at a Fortitude saving throw with a DC of 10 + ½ your total levels in casting classes (minimum DC 11) or fall asleep standing up for 1 round. Sleeping creatures are helpless. Slapping or wounding awakens an affected creature, but normal noise does not. Awakening a creature without dealing damage is a standard action (an application of the aid another action). Creatures immune to sleep cannot gain this drawback; if a creature later becomes immune to sleep after gaining this drawback, they may immediately retrain it for another drawback or lose it, recalculating their spell points as appropriate.
This counts as 2 drawbacks when determining the number of spell points gained.

Overcharge You may overcharge your magic, giving yourself great power at the cost of your own strength. Whenever you use a sphere ability, you may give yourself a +2 bonus to your caster level for that ability, but you become fatigued afterward. If you are already fatigued, you become exhausted. If you are exhausted, you collapse to the ground unconscious for 1d4 rounds. Creatures immune to fatigue cannot benefit from this boon.

Phrenic Pool (Su): A psychic has a pool of supernatural mental energy that she can draw upon to manipulate psychic spells as she casts them. The maximum number of points in a psychic’s phrenic pool is equal to ½ her psychic level + her Wisdom or Charisma modifier, as determined by her psychic discipline. The phrenic pool is replenished each morning after 8 hours of rest or meditation; these hours don’t need to be consecutive. The psychic might be able to recharge points in her phrenic pool in additional circumstances dictated by her psychic discipline. Points gained in excess of the pool’s maximum are lost.

Phrenic Techniques: The ascendant mind learns a large number of small, useful powers powered by her phrenic pool. Using any phrenic technique requires spending one point from her phrenic pool, and any saving throw against a phrenic technique is a Will save with a DC equal to 10 + ½ the ascendant mind’s class level + her phrenic ability modifier (Wisdom or Charisma, as determined by her discipline). All phrenic techniques are mind-affecting abilities, but have the ability to affect creatures normally immune to mind-affecting abilities. Those creatures gain a +4 to their saving throws against phrenic techniques instead. Mindless creatures are always immune to phrenic techniques.
At 1st level, the ascendant mind gains the following abilities:

Autohypnosis - As an immediate action, the ascendant mind may use a limited form of mind control on herself. She may reroll a concentration check she just made. She must keep the second result, even if it is lower than the first.
Psionic Blast - The ascendant mind may use a standard action to fire a blast of psychic energy. She may make a ranged touch attack against an enemy within 30 feet. If successful, the target takes 1d8 nonlethal damage per class level.
Thought Shield - The ascendant mind may use an immediate action to create a small telekinetic shield that blocks a single attack. She receives a +2 shield bonus against that attack. The decision to use this power is made after a successful attack roll is made, but before damage dice or saving throws are rolled. The shield bonus lasts until the beginning of their next turn.

Psychic Attunement: Reborn samsarans receive Psychic Virtuoso as a bonus feat at 1st level. Those who can’t use occult skill unlocks at 1st level instead gain the Psychic Sensitivity feat as a bonus feat.

Psychic Discipline (Ex or Sp): Each psychic accesses and improves her mental powers through a particular method, such as rigorous study or attaining a particular mental state. This is called her psychic discipline. She gains additional spells known based on her selected discipline. The choice of discipline must be made at 1st level; once made, it can’t be changed. Each psychic discipline gives the psychic a number of discipline powers (at 1st, 5th, and 13th levels), and grants her additional spells known. In addition, the discipline determines which ability score the psychic uses for her phrenic pool and phrenic amplifications abilities. The DC of a saving throw against a psychic discipline ability equals 10 + ½ the psychic’s level + the psychic’s Intelligence modifier.
At 1st level, a psychic learns an additional spell determined by her discipline. She learns another additional spell at 4th level and every 2 levels thereafter, until learning the final one at 18th level. These spells are in addition to the number of spells given on Table 1–8. Spells learned from a discipline can’t be exchanged for different spells at higher levels.
The ascendant mind gains a psychic discipline, but does not gain bonus spells from her discipline. Discipline powers that trigger with the use of psychic spells are triggered by any sphere ability.

Psychic Discipline: Lore
By collecting expert information and reading all sorts of treatises and chapbooks on occult subjects, you learn proper techniques and rituals to empower your mental abilities. Your abilities become stronger through study and science, not instinct.
Phrenic Pool Ability: Wisdom
Discipline Powers: Your powers relate to your extensive knowledge and your ability to alter and adapt your memory.

Illuminating Answers (Su): You can glean deeper truths from advice you magically obtain, even if the information itself is specious. When you use a spell or spell-like ability that allows you to get answers to questions (such as augury, blood biography, or contact other plane) and get at least one answer, you regain 1 point in your phrenic pool. You regain this point even if the answer is false or vague. The maximum number of points you can regain in this way per day is equal to your Wisdom modifier.

Mnemonic Cache (Su): You can memorize a piece of information and later recall it perfectly. Your mnemonic cache can hold roughly 10 pages of written information, including images and maps, or 30 minutes’ worth of speech or music. (Memorizing music doesn’t confer the ability to perform it properly.) The amount you can store increases by 5 pages and 5 minutes at 2nd level, and at every psychic level thereafter. You can hold only one piece of information in your mnemonic cache at a time. The information doesn’t go away when you recall it, but when you put a new piece of information in the cache, the old piece becomes as imperfect any other memory. Memorizing magical writing (such as a scroll or a page from a spellbook) doesn’t confer the ability to borrow, duplicate, or retain any of the magic in the writing. You could reproduce the spell in writing to allow someone who prepares spells from a spellbook to prepare it, though this functions as using a borrowed spellbook for anyone other than you. If you’re in telepathic contact with another creature (through telepathic bond, for example), you can transfer the information directly into its mind as a free action. For this creature, the information functions like a normal memory, not one with perfect clarity.
You can attempt to sequester a written magical trap (such as explosive runes or sepia snake sigil) in your mnemonic cache and destroy it. Treat this as a Disable Device check to disarm a magical trap (as though you had the trapfinding class feature). Your bonus on this roll is equal to either your Disable Device modifier or the sum of 5 + your psychic level + your Wisdom modifier, whichever is higher. If you succeed, instead of being disabled, the trap is erased and destroyed. This ability can’t destroy symbol traps; it functions only if written text is involved.

Psychic Learning: When a reborn samsaran expends psychic energy to cast psychic reading to identify a humanoid’s class, he temporarily treats two of the target’s class skills as if they were class skills for him. He can use these skills untrained and gains a +2 insight bonus on such checks. These benefits last for 24 hours or until the reborn samsaran spends psychic energy to cast psychic reading again.

Reborn Magic: A reborn samsaran with a Charisma score of 11 or higher can cast the following spells (as per the psychic magic universal monster rule, using his Charisma modifier to determine the DCs): burst of insight (1 PE), detect psychic significance (0 PE), object reading (2 PE), and psychic reading (1 PE). The caster level is equal to the reborn samsaran’s level. The reborn samsaran has a reservoir of 5 PE per day.

Telekinesis Sphere You can lift and move objects through magic.

Telekinesis: Telekinesis As a standard action you can use telekinesis to lift one unattended object or willing creature within Close range and move it up to 20 ft, + 5 ft per 5 caster levels. The object levitates as long as you concentrate, have line of sight, and the object remains within Close range.
The objects and creatures you may lift are restricted by size; the largest object you can lift is given in the chart below. This assumes the object is made from a dense material, such as stone. Objects made of lighter materials, mostly open space, or reduced to ½ weight with the lighten talent of the enhancement sphere count as being one size category smaller, while weightless objects count as being 2 size categories smaller for this purpose.

Table: Object Size
Caster Level    Object Size    Sample Object
1st    Diminutive    Dagger
3rd    Tiny    Candelabra
5th    Small    Heavy Shield
8th    Medium    Cage
11th    Large    Statue
15th    Huge    Wagon
20th    Gargantuan    Catapult
25th    Colossal    Ship

Your telekinesis is simple and cannot perform dexterous actions (tying a knot, opening a book, turning a key, etc.). Any object you control with telekinesis has a touch AC of 10 + your casting ability modifier + any size modifier, and a CMD of 10 + your caster level + your casting ability modifier + the object’s size modifier.
You gain the following special uses of telekinesis when you gain this sphere:

Telekinesis: Sustained Force You may, as a free action, spend a spell point to no longer need to concentrate to maintain lifting a particular object for up to 1 minute per caster level. You may give a sustained force simple orders (float in the air, go north, follow a target) that it obeys to the best of its ability. Changing a sustained force’s orders is a move action. You cannot sustain combat-related uses of telekinesis (combat maneuvers, bludgeons, etc.), nor complicated tasks (make a wagon load itself with stones and move them to another location, etc.).

Telekinesis: Hostile Lift You may spend a spell point to lift an unwilling creature with telekinesis. The target is allowed a Will save to negate this effect, plus an additional Will save each round the effect is maintained.
If a hostile lift is sustained with Sustained Force, it only lasts until the target succeeds at its save. A creature may suffer falling damage if they successfully save while floating high in the air.

Telekinesis: Bludgeon Once per turn when lifting an object with telekinesis, you can spend its remaining movement to strike a creature or object within its square. When you use a lifted creature or object to strike another creature or object (moving the object into the target’s square and ramming them), you must succeed at an attack roll using your base attack bonus plus your casting ability modifier against the target. On a successful hit, the target and the bludgeon take damage depending on the bludgeon’s size. If the bludgeon is a weapon, the attack deals appropriate damage for that weapon (bolts and arrows are treated as daggers for this purpose). Since weapons are designed to deal damage, they do not suffer damage if used as a bludgeon.

Table: Object Damage
Object Size    Damage Dealt
Fine    1
Diminutive    1d2
Tiny    1d3
Small    1d4
Medium    1d6
Large    1d8
Huge    2d6
Gargantuan    3d6
Colossal    4d6

Telekinesis: Catch If using telekinesis on a projectile or thrown object within your size limit (often as a readied action), you may stop the attack from dealing damage. The originator of the attack (the creature who threw the projectile, etc.) is allowed a Will save to negate this ability. After catching an object, you may move it as normal for your telekinesis.

Warp Sphere You can twist space to your whim.

Warp: Teleport You can spend a standard action to teleport yourself and up to a heavy load to any place within Close range. Alternately, you may teleport a touched willing creature and their carried equipment instead of yourself. You may spend a spell point to increase your teleport range to Medium instead of Close. You must have line of sight to your destination.

Warp: Bend Space Talents marked (space) grant you ways of bending and folding space. Bending space requires a standard action, and you must be touching the target or location to be affected.

Future Abilities
Magic Talents Amnesia**, Command*, Deflect, Distant Teleport, Divided Mind*, Divination Sphere*, Divine Future, Divine Knowledge*, Emergency Teleport, Expanded Charm*, Finesse**, Focused Might, Greater Communication*, Group Charm, Group Teleport, Inception, Increased Range (x2)**, Kinetic Field, Kinetic Sense, Powerful Charm*, Powerful Telekinesis*, Project Thoughts, Ranged Teleport, Ranged Charm, Read Mind, Read Omens*, Subtlety*, Teleport Object, True Teleport, Unseeing Teleport, Unwilling Teleport
Feats Dreamspace, Empath, Force Shield, Magic Trick, Meditation Master, Mind Over Matter, Otherworldly Mind, Psychic Combatant, Psychic Defender

Nessun commento:

Posta un commento