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Metahuman Form
Type: Physical. Range: Touch (Caster only). Duration: Sustained. Drain: (Force/2)+1
[Metatype] Form
Type: Physical. Range: Touch (Caster only). Duration: Sustained. Drain: (Force/2)
[Alternate] Form
Type: Physical. Range: Touch (Caster only). Duration: Sustained. Drain: (Force/2)-1

This spell was originally designed for sapient nonmetahuman spellcasters, allowing them to assume a form that would allow them to interact with metahuman society better. The effect is like that of a Shapechange spell, allowing the caster to assume the shape and physical abilities of a metahuman. The caster keeps their own mental attributes, and assumes the physical attributes of the new form. Add 1 to the critter’s Base attribute Ratings for every hit the caster generates. The caster loses any physical nonmagical powers or abilities they may have had (Armor, natural weapons, etc.) for the duration of the spell, and replaces them with those of the metahuman form they acquire. For example, a Pixie would still suffer from Vanishing, and would lose their flight ability while in Troll form, but would gain the increased size, dermal deposits, and vision of the troll.

Metahuman Form allows the caster to assume the form of any metatype (including metavariants), with physical features chosen by the caster. Metatype Form restricts the effect to a single metatype or metavariant. Alternate Form allows the caster to assume a single form of one metatype or metavariant, with physical features chosen at the time the spell is learned.

Some metahuman casters have taken up this spell, using it as a more robust version of the Physical Mask spell, allowing for more effective disguises. However, as clothing and other gear are not affected by this spell, unless the clothes have been specially designed, they may be damaged by a form expanding beyond its normal size, or no longer fit correctly if the caster's new form is shaped differently from their old one (such as the case of an elf male taking the form of a dwarf female).
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« Reply #1 on: <01-04-12/1820:23> »
Ooooooh!

I like it!
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« Reply #2 on: <01-04-12/1828:36> »
Thanks. I always thought something like this would be a good fit for any nonmetahuman caster. While doing the writeup, it occurred to me that it would make for an effective spell for some metahuman casters as well, especially when trying to hide from people skilled at seeing through illusions like Physical Mask.
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« Reply #3 on: <01-04-12/1840:21> »
Thanks. I always thought something like this would be a good fit for any nonmetahuman caster. While doing the writeup, it occurred to me that it would make for an effective spell for some metahuman casters as well, especially when trying to hide from people skilled at seeing through illusions like Physical Mask.

Shame it's not Missions Legal, because my Pixie would love to have something like that, and he specializes in Manipulation.
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« Reply #4 on: <01-04-12/1842:49> »
Shame it's not Missions Legal, because my Pixie would love to have something like that, and he specializes in Manipulation.
Afraid he doesn't measure up to the rest of the group?  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: <01-04-12/2228:28> »
Shame it's not Missions Legal, because my Pixie would love to have something like that, and he specializes in Manipulation.
Afraid he doesn't measure up to the rest of the group?  ;D

Oh, no, he's just tired of having to lose his temper (which usually results pain, havoc, and mayhem as befits a follower of a magical tradition based on the Unseelie Court) before people take him seriously.
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« Reply #6 on: <01-04-12/2230:58> »
Bah, paint himself blue and have him tell people he's a Nac Mac Feegle.  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: <01-05-12/0609:29> »
Bah, paint himself blue and have him tell people he's a Nac Mac Feegle.  ;D

Nae King! Nae Quin! Nae Laird! Nae Master! We Willna Be Fooled Again!

But, seriously, the lack of respect is getting to the point where it's starting to slightly irk me on an out-of-character level which means that, with as temperamental as this character is, he's about ready to slap the next person who makes a Tinkerbell reference upside the head with a Force 12 Manabolt.
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« Reply #8 on: <01-05-12/1242:13> »
I still want to make a physical adept Pixie...
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« Reply #9 on: <01-05-12/1257:10> »
A Monofilament whip weapon focus is always a nice way for a pixie adept/magician to say "Don't frag with me".
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« Reply #10 on: <01-05-12/1304:39> »
*Troll gets thrown out of a strip club, Pixie walks out*  "That's what happens when you paw the dancers, you slot!  There's a no-touching policy here!"
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« Reply #11 on: <01-05-12/1307:18> »
Heh. I love those contradiction characters. Like playing a Chaotic Evil Half-Celestial or Lawful Good Half-Fiend in D&D. Or my Naga Face/Shaman. Because, really, a 10m long snake being the face of the party gives me the giggles.
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« Reply #12 on: <01-05-12/1310:18> »
Because, really, a 10m long snake being the face of the party gives me the giggles.
I don't know if I should feel a need to compensate for something or worried he'll bite my face off if I lowball him on the price...
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« Reply #13 on: <01-05-12/1335:42> »
Well, they are big enough that they could eat a metahuman. Not a troll, certainly, but elves, dwarves, humans, and smaller orks? Certainly. The character I'm mentioning actually took the Big Regret quality to reflect his leading role in a series of vore porn trids. He'd just left the corp that had owned him following the Corporate Court ruling regarding nonmetahuman sapients, and needed money to keep himself fed.
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« Reply #14 on: <01-05-12/1336:15> »
With the mystery and lack of knowledge most have about naga, the other guy may always be wondering what the Naga knows that he doesnt.