[New Spell] See Like A Cat

See Like A Cat

Stork stood over the entrance to the vertical tomb, holding the rope that Vistis the Blue Mage had descended with.

What do you see?” he asked the other wizard.

A moment if you please!” Vistis responded. “I think I see what we came here for.”

Stork could hear the hiss of creatures from beyond the grave down below.

In the darkness of the tomb Vistis could easily see three undead hounds before him and he turned to motion the fourth, which was sneaking up behind him, to join the others, thus commanding the quartet of ethereal hounds to do his bidding.

See Like A Cat (Arcane)

Level 1

Range: Self, allows one to see in darkness up to 60 feet

Duration: Twenty minutes per level of wizard

The See Like A Cat spell actually allows one to see better than a feline, being able to discern shapes, contours and one’s surroundings even in a pitch black environment. This allows humans to travel underground and in other situations alongside dwarfs and elves without the need to carry a torch. However, this ability does not mask scent or sound, and one cannot see perfectly, any combat in extreme darkness will still leave one at -1 to hit.

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3 Responses to [New Spell] See Like A Cat

  1. trey says:

    Good spell. Is someone using it more suspectible to things like bright flashes of light?

  2. MoonSylver says:

    Very useful for 1st level types. Always thought it was silly infravision was such a high level spell (3rd I think?)
    —MS

  3. bat says:

    Thank you again for the comments, Trey and MoonSylver.

    @Trey: That would be an excellent way to balance the spell. Bright light flashes could cause the person under the spell to be -2 to strike for 1d4 rounds.

    @MoonSylver: Gah! I just noticed the Infravision spell, however, I think that this one has more utility than Infravision, which I believe was more aptly named darkvision in later editions.

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