Great ideas. Currently I have an "Asylum" in my costs section of my house rulebook and the time effect is useful..I also got to thinking about PC's having to "work off" their costs other than just endless quests, how about toil?
Anyways, I'm thinking for the rich and persuasive, the cost is
- Spellcaster for Hire (Rank 1 spell) 50s /spell plus 1g if possible significant backlash
- Spellcaster for Hire (Rank 2+ spell) 1g / rank of spell plus 1 if possible major spell backlash (e.g. star could give insanity/disease/critical wound to caster)
They are deliberately slightly out of reach except for nobles (Elysium!), so it could easily be made into tasks and "holy item recovery" for the Shallyans. Want to work off your Insanity payment? You gotta' do something first, maybe work at the hospice with the chance of contracting disease Should make for good backstory without having to take up an entire session of the inane details of doing tasks for the church - For insanity or disease, it could be as simple as SPEND ONE X.P. and then have them make up a backstory with permission of the GM of course
Here are some sample's I figure would be controversial with this formula:
Sigmar (green side):
- Unbending Righteousness (probably as delayed effect on blessed item): Rank 4 = 4g
- Sigmar's Light: 3g - recall this is the spell that allows reveal of all corrupted creatures within range and should easily knock a spellcaster unconscious considering all of the chaos surrounding us!
Shallya (green side only examples):
Soothe: Rank 1, no backlash = 50s
Hopeful Dawn: Rank 3 = 3g
Cure critical wounds: Rank 3 with no possible backlash to caster = 3g
Cure Disease: Rank 2 plus possible backlash to caster = 3g
Cure Insanity: Rank 2 plus possible backlash to caster = 3 g
Benediction of Health: Rank 3 = 3g
Shared Pain: Rank 4 plus automatic backlash to caster = 4 plus one for each effect that is transferred to the caster, plus I'd probably add an extra one.
Tears of Mercy: Rank 5 plus possible backlash = 6g
Perceive Lies: Rank 1: 50silver = discern truth from falsehood
Pierce Illusion: Rank 1: 50s
Rebuke the deceitful: Rank 1: 50s
Oath of Truth: Rank 4: 4gold
Commune with Beasts Rank 3: 3g
X marks the spot: Rank 1: 50splus potential of backlash = 1.5 g = you get a broad or exact location of an item that you have a clear description or image of. As this is a hired caster, this makes things much more difficult to find.
Recall, there is no "cure permanent wound" or "cure mutation" spell, however there is Lizard Wort or whatever that is ..side effect that the limb might not grow back in the right place, leaving a mutation.
Edited by Emirikol, 17 October 2013 - 10:51 AM.