Command spell

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  1. kozlice

    kozlice Member

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    cleric 1st lvl spell; command

    When i 've cast this spell. i didnt see any effect, even if it success.
    In game manual says there are a several command like stop, flee, fall.. so on.
    But i cant see any interface for choice.


    how to use this spell properly?
     
  2. Necroticpus

    Necroticpus Cthulhu Ftaghn!

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    The correct way to use the spell is to not memorize it and let it stay in the back of your mind as a useless cantrip that your magic teacher taught you just to get you out of his hair while he was cooking up a batch of love potion number 9. The spell is borked.
     
  3. marc1967

    marc1967 Established Member

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    Does anyone know why the Command spell does not affect LARGE creatures, like ogres and giants? I don't see this restriction in the spell description, and it doesn't seen to be a 3.0 leftover either. Just wondering...
     
  4. ConjurerDragon

    ConjurerDragon Established Member Supporter

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    Perhaps because the spell is language-dependent and if a creature does not understand you/does not speak the same language can ignore the spell.
    www.d20srd.org/srd/spells/command.htm
     
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  5. sigofmugmort

    sigofmugmort Established Member Supporter

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    Maybe because Large creatures are not human/Humanoid creatures.?.(not in the spell description but could be a carry over from 1st/2nd edition)
     
  6. marc1967

    marc1967 Established Member

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    Thanks for the response, both of you. You're probably right ConjurerDragon, they may have been trying to crudely simulate a language difference restriction by assuming large creatures wouldn't understand you, and most medium creatures would be humanoid.
     
  7. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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    Yep it is probably looking for "humanoid" in protos, whereas trolls and giants are probably "monsterous" or something.
     
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