Zak S. from Los An-guh-leez writes:
At least 10 Unusual New Creepy Witch Spells on a random table
Creepy Witch Spells
|1||Eternal Shame||Victim must save or will perform humiliating acts on oneself or another in full view of the world. If he saves, he does these in private or with only a few witnesses.|
|2||Dreamwalk||Caster may possess a sleeping victim, provided that victim has given her any object.|
|3||Indelible Mark||An invisible mark that can be seen and sensed by other witches, fortune tellers, faerie and goblins.|
|4||Gluttony||Caster may afflict victim with an addiction. Requires some amount of the substance if physical (eg. wine) or must be cast while the victim is doing the activity that is to be the addiction (eg. gambling).|
|5||Shower of Obstacles||Victim will perceive imaginary obstacles preventing progress in one activity. While they may be overcome singly, something will always come up.|
|6||Chatterbox||Victim will not be able to lie or disassemble in any way. He will tell secrets and say more than is necessary.|
|7||Just Resting||The witch seizes on a short moment of denial that happens at death. The victim will seem not dead just often enough to convince all around that she isn’t dead. “I swear she twitched.” But she’s deal all right. Can be cast conversely as well (not dead but seems it).|
|8||Suspicious Voice||Victim will begin to speak with a slight accent, casting doubt on his identity or origin.|
|9||Gold to Lead||The victim’s best quality will utterly fail for one month. The brave will hide in bed. The honest will spin a web of deceit. The honest will steal.|
|10||Freakishly Endowed||One random external body part will grow to at least ten times normal size without causing injury or pain. Saving throw allowed every 1d10 weeks.|
|11||Lycanthrope||The witch can cast a curse of lycanthropic *behavior* (not form or abilities) during the full moon. Weretype is determined by the animal parts used in ritual.|
|12||Cassandra||The victim is cursed with the gift of one major prophecy that will be correct and that she will passionately believe. No one will believe her under any circumstance.|
I chose 12, since the d12 gets little love.
Without any context for witch, I chose it to mean a woman with malevolent intent. Of course I know about how this term can be pejorative and so forth. But to be fair, she did weigh the same as the duck.
These spells are ritual spells that take hours or days to prepare and cast. They are spells for the long game, not the combat round. In my mind, these are just the sort of psychotic but still human behaviors that someone (say a prince or princess) might immediately want to blame on someone else. Except in the case of our game, they are real curses from real witches.
I also realize that there are no casting times, durations or other common spell stats. We’re all playing by different rules, so going to that level of detail would be fruitless for my purposes (and Zak requested this and I think he uses 3.0, which I’ve not played much).
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