Magic Monday – Maker’s Mark?

Making-Song (Chant of the Shaper)

Craftsmen and artisans may invoke the Shaper in times of need or inspiration, pushing their bodies far beyond normal limits at the risk of their sanity. In the common imagination this chant is most often shouted by blacksmiths, keeping time with their hammer-strokes, or crooned by basket-weavers over their piles of reeds. But the Making-Song is most useful to artists initiated into the mysteries of the Shaper’s cultic practices.

The base difficulty is d8. For as long as the caster sings (or chants, or otherwise vocalizes) the Song, all fatigue taken in connection with artistic or artisanal creation (whether through exertion or long hours) is converted into strain – which cannot be removed until after the current project is completed! Raising the difficulty gives a +2 bonus to crafting rolls per step; e.g. work may be done with a +4 bonus if the Song is attempted at d12. Failure fills the target’s EP meter, but puts them to sleep in place of a normal Exhaustion roll.

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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