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    Default A new spell

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    Brendan's Useful Tool
    Transmutation
    Level: Wizard 1
    Components: V, S
    Casting Time: 1 minute
    Range: Close (25 ft. + 5ft./2 levels)
    Target: 1 cubic ft./ level of nonliving solid matter.
    Duration: 10 minutes/level

    This spell uses various loose things, within the spell's area of effect,
    into the desired shape. This shape apears to be made of the glued together
    things you used to make it. It can be made of anything fine size or smaller,
    such as rocks, shells, leafs, small sticks, etc. If damage done
    to the object in battle is greater than or equal to its hit points, the
    spell ends, and it crumbles. Outside of battle, if it takes the damage, it
    crumbles as well. When the spell ends. When the spell ends normally, the
    object crumbles into dust, falling into a small pile, or as the wind directs.
    The quality of the item rolls to determine quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranthis View Post
    Brendan's Useful Tool
    Transmutation
    Level: Wizard 1
    Components: V, S
    Casting Time: 1 minute
    Range: Close (25 ft. + 5ft./2 levels)
    Target: 1 cubic ft./ level of nonliving solid matter.
    Duration: 10 minutes/level

    This spell uses various loose things, within the spell's area of effect,
    into the desired shape. This shape apears to be made of the glued together
    things you used to make it. It can be made of anything fine size or smaller,
    such as rocks, shells, leafs, small sticks, etc. If damage done
    to the object in battle is greater than or equal to its hit points, the
    spell ends, and it crumbles. Outside of battle, if it takes the damage, it
    crumbles as well. When the spell ends. When the spell ends normally, the
    object crumbles into dust, falling into a small pile, or as the wind directs.
    The quality of the item rolls to determine quality.
    I like it. Needs some copyediting, and probably a Craft check for complex shapes (like fabricate). Also, it's not obvious how many hit points the constructed shape has, or how effective it is for e.g. making a wrench.

    Suggested adjustment:
    This spell gathers together loose materials into a desired shape, conglomerating them securely for the duration. Usable materials can include any object Fine or smaller, such as rocks, shells, leafs, small sticks, etc. Complex shapes or fine craftsmanship require an appropriate Craft check, or the spell fails. The constructed shape is sturdy enough for most purposes, but if used for tasks that require Str checks, it breaks on check results of over 20 and the spell ends.

    It's possible you need to crank the level up to 2; a transient fabricate, even with a few extra limitations, is quite useful.
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    Also suggested:

    The tool created has hardness 0 and hit points equal to your caster level (max 5). Such a tool is never considered masterwork.

    Limit it to 1 min/level (max 5 minutes).
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    So now you're claiming that spellcasting "lacks a clear, supernatural element?" Being supernatural is literally the only point of magic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattie_p View Post
    Also suggested:

    The tool created has hardness 0 and hit points equal to your caster level (max 5). Such a tool is never considered masterwork.
    Something should definitely be added regarding hardness and hit points. Otherwise it's going to be kind of difficult to determine the hardness of something made of equal parts dirt, pebbles, and pine needles.
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    The original spell stated the items appeared to be glued together. The magical glue is the weakest link, even if the entire thing was made of rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyren View Post
    So now you're claiming that spellcasting "lacks a clear, supernatural element?" Being supernatural is literally the only point of magic.

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