Support the GITP forums on Patreon
Help support GITP's forums (and ongoing server maintenance) via Patreon
Results 1 to 26 of 26

Thread: Curses

  1. - Top - End - #1
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Curses

    So I'm making a curse specialist for a silly campaign of mine. Im cobbling together a spell list as we speak, and have noticed its pretty small and will need fleshed out. I'm making spells up for it, and am looking for potential curse ideas i may not already have thought of. Campaign is r rated, and meant to be funny so be as weird as you want.
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  2. - Top - End - #2
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Elemental's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    An Abyssal Tower
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Well, there's the Curse of the Missing Left Sock if you're not feeling too malignant.
    However, if you want them to suffer for the remainder of their life, why not curse them with powerful regenerative properties combined with an incurable necrotising disease?
    Mauve Shirt, Savannah, Gnomish Wanderer, Cuthalion and Smuchmuch get cookies for making me avatars. (::)
    (::) Current avatar by Smuchmuch (::)

    Co Founder of LUTAS - For all your less than useful heroes out there.

    My Deviant Art. Careful, it's full of ponies.

    Dragons!

  3. - Top - End - #3
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    I wanted some variation. They'll need some to be more viable as a class.
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  4. - Top - End - #4
    Firbolg in the Playground
     
    OldWizardGuy

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Try the Pathfinder Witch, I think it's what you're looking for. If you want an entire class devoted specifically to curses, you might wanna hit the homebrew section.

  5. - Top - End - #5
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    I already have my class most of the way done. Was aiming less for eurocentric witch and more 70's hong kong/thai style black magic with less disgusting spfx and more perverse humor. Example spells include:

    Your Own Personal Mob: From now on your victims presence blights crops and livestock. Peasants know this and will instinctively seek to kill him.

    Yes Man: Your victim loses the ability to say no, and agrees with whatever anyone says, and will follow any order anyone gives him.

    Why is There Napalm in My Urine?: Your victim now pees fire.

    Wandering Monster: Your victim now has monsters randomly assault him.

    Master of Your Domain:
    Your victim is compelled to do acts he should know better than to perform in front of witnesses for the prosecution.

    LET'S GET READY TO FUMBLE!: From now on when your victim rolls a Natural 1 on Attack Rolls, bad things happen.

    Kardashian for a Day: Your victim becomes immediately and uncontrollably famous. This is not as good as he immediately believes.

    Invisibility, Personal: Your victim permanently loses the ability to sense you in any way.

    Ghost Dad: Anyone your victim kills rises the next day as an incorporeal undead hellbent on destroying him, or at least making his life miserable.

    Everybody Loves Me:
    Your victim become pronoid, believing everyone has his best interests at heart.
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  6. - Top - End - #6
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Elemental's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    An Abyssal Tower
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Hmmm... Well, if you want people to try and kill them on sight, curse them to look like the viewer's worst nightmares given flesh.
    Particularly fun when they look in the mirror...

    Other ideas...
    Curse of Perpetual Darkness: The victim is followed by a permanent localised solar eclipse that covers them and whatever settlement they may be in at the time.

    The Fool's Touch: Everything that the victims touches turns to fool's gold.

    Misery: Takes the joy out of experiencing the world.
    The victim is effectively rendered colourblind and tonedeaf; everything they eat is tasteless and their ability to smell is nullified.
    Furthermore, they can feel nothing. No pleasure, no joy, not even anger. All they can feel is pain and sadness.
    Mauve Shirt, Savannah, Gnomish Wanderer, Cuthalion and Smuchmuch get cookies for making me avatars. (::)
    (::) Current avatar by Smuchmuch (::)

    Co Founder of LUTAS - For all your less than useful heroes out there.

    My Deviant Art. Careful, it's full of ponies.

    Dragons!

  7. - Top - End - #7
    Halfling in the Playground
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    That which has been seen cannot be unseen: This curse prevents your victim from forgetting traumatizing or at least shocking images, sounds, etc. for the rest of his or her life and will have flashbacks to such things when least expected.

  8. - Top - End - #8
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Devil

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    a dark room
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    "World hates you": The victim percieves every action he witnesses as a mockery or insult towards himself.

  9. - Top - End - #9
    Ogre in the Playground
     
    Imp

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Terrible luck:
    Increases rate and severity of fumble rolls, or introduces them if they aren't used.

    Luck theft:
    On your next opposed roll, if you roll lower you switch dice results with the target.

    Death curse:
    On the next occasion that you can die- for whatever reason, you die.
    Black text is for sarcasm, also sincerity. You'll just have to read between the lines and infer from context like an animal

  10. - Top - End - #10
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    ElfRogueGirl

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Gender
    Female

    Default Re: Curses

    A character in an old campaign I was in ended up with a "Dragon Magnet" curse. (Long story short, make sure you know who and what you're seducing...) Random dragons would pop up and attack him. Forgot to get a map and hurried back to get one? Attacked by a green dragon on the way back. Walking down a road in a temperate climate a summer day? Attacked by a white dragon. Heading to a town to restock? Attacked by a red dragon. Then his siblings. Then his mom. (I'm not kidding, every single one of those happened.)

    Then there's the classic curse of impotency.

    The Vampire Curse. The victim is convinced he's a vampire so refuses to go outside during daylight, is afraid of holy symbols, garlic, running water and silver. Will also try to bite random peoples necks and drink their blood.


    I'd also obviously look at the nercomancy section of various D&D books, Feeblemind is pretty awesome for example. And baleful polymorph could definitely be refluffed to a curse.

  11. - Top - End - #11
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Alleran's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2010

    Default Re: Curses

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Well, there's the Curse of the Missing Left Sock if you're not feeling too malignant.
    You've obviously never lost a left sock before, if you think that isn't a malignant curse.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperychicken View Post
    I guess this forum is some kind of mystical afterlife for dnd nerds who die during internet discussions? All the greatest internet heroes argue here every day about physics and dnd, rise again when slain, and enjoy a dining hall which serves them unlimited quantities of heavenly food like ramen, soda, alcohol, and birthday cake.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Tippy View Post
    Yes, the underwear of my epic wizards are more than capable of conquering your average world on their own.

  12. - Top - End - #12
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    thanks guys, trying to edit them in now.

    http://www.minmaxboards.com/index.php?topic=2059.0

    If you scroll down past teh Witch Doctor and the current spell list you'll find the work in progress area for new spells.

    minor warning some of the humor is caustic
    Last edited by Bhu; 2012-01-26 at 02:24 PM.
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  13. - Top - End - #13
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    How about Rose Colored Glasses. The target sees colors more vibrantly, tastes become richer, and everyone around appears pleasant and happy. In reality, his ability to influence the world around him is diminished. But he doesn't care, because he's, like, chill, and stuff. Duuude.
    "I am bleeding, making me the victor!" - Wimp Lo, 'Kung Pow'
    "Nonsense! I would never do such a thing unless you were already having been going to do that!" - Professor Hubert Farnsworth A, 'Futurama'

  14. - Top - End - #14
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    Marillion's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default Re: Curses

    Some curses that I or fellow party members have lived under:

    When given a gift, the victim has 24 hours to return a gift of equal or greater value, or BAD THINGS HAPPEN.

    May not aid others without promise of reward.

    May not accept payment for aiding others.

    Upon meeting someone for the first time, must insult them.

    May not call anyone by their proper names.

    May only turn left.

    May not eat alone.

    Intensely disliked by waterfowl.

    Intensely liked by waterfowl.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xefas View Post
    I like my women like I like my coffee; 10 feet tall, incomprehensible to the human psyche, and capable of ending life as a triviality.

  15. - Top - End - #15
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    Intensely disliked by waterfowl.
    Peek at the link I posted and scroll down to 'The Birds'

    a lot of those others i can use though!
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  16. - Top - End - #16
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    Arraxis's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sydney, Australia

    Default Re: Curses

    R rated curses? This could turn out bad... or well, depending :D.

    Grotesque Attraction - Creatures with a below average Charisma score are instinctively attracted to the cursed character. Sentients will form fanclubs dedicated to them and harass them for not behaving to whatever standard they hold them to.

    Fatigue - Any strenuous action fatigues the target. This can include combat, walking moderate distances, and staying awake for more than 8 hours. Often paired with Insomnia.

    Insomnia - Target is unable to get a restful night's sleep. It takes twice as long for target to receive the benefits of rest. EG. A human wizard would require 16 hours rest to recover spells.

    Curious Change - After having sex, the target changes gender. This can be repeated.

    Bond of Servitude - Target feels a sudden urge to become the servant of the first person they see when waking up. They will insist on being called 'Sebastian' or 'Jeeves' if male, or 'Consuela' or 'Maria' if female. The effect will last until they next wake up, at which point it resets.
    In the name of the Back-Alley Alliance! This hand of mine is stained deep red! It sadly cries out to reach his heart! Take this, my love and my anger, all in one blow!! Sorrowful Fist!!! Dead End!!!!
    Yumizuka Satsuki - Isn't it sad, Sacchin?

    Satsuki avatar by Elder Tsofu

  17. - Top - End - #17
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    This puts me at 85 spells to flesh out. My thanks to all.

    Feel free to keep ideas coming though

    Anything worth doing is worth over doing
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

  18. - Top - End - #18
    Pixie in the Playground
     
    RedKnightGirl

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Eastern United States

    Default Re: Curses

    Curse of the Paranoia Phantom:

    The victim is attacked by a phantom within 1d4 days of being cursed. They are also plagued by the sense that they are being watched. From that point on, every time the character makes an unnecessary perception check, (spot when there's nothing to see, listen when there's nothing to hear) have them save against the curse's original DC. If they fail, the phantom appears and attacks them, remaining for d6 rounds for every 3 caster levels. (to a limit of 5d6) If the phantom is defeated, the victim will not have to worry about it for 2d6 days.

    If the victim hasn't figured out how the curse works and makes a spot or listen check specifically to see if the phantom is there, it immediately appears behind them and remains for the maximum possible number of rounds. If it is defeated under these circumstances, there is no 2d6 day grace period.
    Last edited by Terracotta; 2012-01-27 at 02:55 AM.

  19. - Top - End - #19
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Silma's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Patras, Greece
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Curse of True Attraction:
    The target is attracted to people that are "beautiful" on the inside, regardless of their appearance.

    The other side of the mirror:
    The target sees invisible creatures, ghosts, etc (things that cannot be seen) but cannot see normal living creatures.
    Awesome avatar created by Ceika!!!! Thank you.

    In D&D 3.5 I am a
    Spoiler
    Show
    Neutral Good Human Druid/Sorcerer (1st/1st Level)

    Ability Scores:
    Strength- 10
    Dexterity- 10
    Constitution- 11
    Intelligence- 15
    Wisdom- 16
    Charisma- 13

    In D&D 4e I am a Chaotic Good Eladrin Bladesinger. Yep, simple as that. No test, at all. I just am.

  20. - Top - End - #20
    Dwarf in the Playground
     
    Dr. Yes's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Witch's Condemnation: Anyone who locks eyes with the target of this curse instantly becomes aware of the worst thing that the afflicted person has ever done.

  21. - Top - End - #21
    Barbarian in the Playground
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    the crisper drawer

    Default Re: Curses

    Quote Originally Posted by Marillion View Post
    May only turn left.
    A.K.A. the Zoolander curse.

  22. - Top - End - #22
    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    OrcBarbarianGuy

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    London, UK.
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Curse of Nature's Bounty. The target can't wield or wear anything that has been modified or enhanced in anyway by hand.

    So this would restrict the target to only wielding improvised weapons/shields. Armour would be a no-no and jewelry is pretty much nothing.

  23. - Top - End - #23
    Ettin in the Playground
     
    Elemental's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    An Abyssal Tower
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    The "Blessing" of Selflessness:
    The target becomes so charitable they give everything they own away, rendering themselves destitute.
    A great way to remove political or mercantile rivals.
    Mauve Shirt, Savannah, Gnomish Wanderer, Cuthalion and Smuchmuch get cookies for making me avatars. (::)
    (::) Current avatar by Smuchmuch (::)

    Co Founder of LUTAS - For all your less than useful heroes out there.

    My Deviant Art. Careful, it's full of ponies.

    Dragons!

  24. - Top - End - #24
    Orc in the Playground
     
    Notreallyhere77's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bonsall, CA
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    The "Blessing" of Selflessness:
    The target becomes so charitable they give everything they own away, rendering themselves destitute.
    A great way to remove political or mercantile rivals.
    I made that the curse that came with a homebrew major artifact.
    The One Other Ring. Basically the opposite of the One Ring.
    One Ring to love them all,
    One Ring to miss them,
    One Ring to hug them all,
    And in the sunshine kiss them,
    Forged by the Good King on his Comfy Throne.

    Yeah, not very serious, but it was fun for a little while.
    Last edited by Notreallyhere77; 2012-02-03 at 06:20 PM.
    Blog for my latest (and hopefully last) campaign world: Thargothras!

    Some less overused ways for your PCs to meet

    Best compliments yet received:
    Spoiler
    Show

    Quote Originally Posted by Serpentine View Post
    Damn, you're good.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tvtyrant View Post
    Nice McNinja reference; you have earned 1 internet!
    Quote Originally Posted by The-Mage-King View Post
    You get an internet. Or three.
    Quote Originally Posted by Candle Jack View Post
    That's some damn fine work, notreallyhere.

  25. - Top - End - #25
    Troll in the Playground
     
    Totally Guy's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    England
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    "Dogs will bark at you and children will cry in your presence but worst of all your new-born baby will never love you."

    I hit the player character's wife with this in a game one time. Oh man! He was all like "Take me instead!"
    Attempting to say controversial things that everyone will agree with.

  26. - Top - End - #26
    Firbolg in the Playground
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Hell itself (Ohio)
    Gender
    Male

    Default Re: Curses

    Im gonna run out pf post room at this rate
    Revised avatar by Trixie, New avvie by Crisis21!
    Mah Fluffy Death Critters
    Orcs and Goblins
    Behold the Power of Kitteh!
    Backup threads available here

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •