View Full Version : Thoughts on a "lesser sending" spell

2012-03-12, 06:59 PM
I'm running an E6 campaign and I thought because of the limited ranged animal messenger spell and the cost of feather tokens I would like to give the party Archivist a lower level version of sending.

I want it be limited to the plane the caster is on and also have a distance limit. Maybe 250 miles/CL...I dunno.
What level would you peg that at? 2nd or 3rd?
Any thoughts on tweaking it?

2012-03-12, 07:24 PM
That seems perfectly reasonable. Just take the regular Sending, shave off the ability to reach other planes at all, and make it 250 miles per caster level? I could see that as a solid 2nd-level spell.

Do you want the recipient to still be able to reply to it, as per the original Sending? How wide a range do you think the PCs will need to use it?

2012-03-12, 11:28 PM
Clr 2, Wiz/Sor 3
50 miles/level, full send, receive 7 word response

2012-03-13, 08:26 AM
Clr 2, Wiz/Sor 3
50 miles/level, full send, receive 7 word responseI'd say it should be 2nd level for a Diviner specialist and I'd make it at least 100 miles/level, but otherwise that seems just about on the money, aye...

2012-03-13, 08:37 AM
I'd take a look at whispering wind (http://www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/whisperingWind.htm) for comparison. Maybe adjusting that to fit what you need would be easier than working with Sending.

2012-03-13, 01:54 PM
Hmmm, 1 mile per level, delivered to a location and not to a person. In light of that, I'd dramatically shorten the range, 10 miles/level.