Post by Retired DM Munroe on Mar 31, 2013 23:31:06 GMT -5
The level 0 cantrip (arcane-only) prestidigitation would possibly do the trick. It depends on how technical you want to be. Prestidigitation can be used to move, clean, or soil something. Hair removal could constitute moving (removing) the hair from the follicle.
Prestidigitation Universal Level: Brd 0, Sor/Wiz 0 Components: V, S Casting Time: 1 standard action Range: 10 ft. Target, Effect, or Area: See text Duration: 1 hour Saving Throw: See text Spell Resistance: No
Prestidigitations are minor tricks that novice spellcasters use for practice. Once cast, a prestidigitation spell enables you to perform simple magical effects for 1 hour. The effects are minor and have severe limitations. A prestidigitation can slowly lift 1 pound of material. It can color, clean, or soil items in a 1-foot cube each round. It can chill, warm, or flavor 1 pound of nonliving material. It cannot deal damage or affect the concentration of spellcasters. Prestidigitation can create small objects, but they look crude and artificial. The materials created by a prestidigitation spell are extremely fragile, and they cannot be used as tools, weapons, or spell components. Finally, a prestidigitation lacks the power to duplicate any other spell effects. Any actual change to an object (beyond just moving, cleaning, or soiling it) persists only 1 hour.
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This is an awesome idea. I think it would be most fun to RP that the hair comes back after an hour, but sure, I think this spell would do it.
Well, I look at it as a movement effect, sort of like a magical Brazilian wax--just removing the hair from the follicle. I assume it takes longer but is less painful than a Brazilian wax. It wouldn't be good for a haircut but it might be popular for the fashionable baldness of the Red Wizards or for some human ladies and gents that prefer "that elven look."
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Post by Retired DM Munroe on Apr 12, 2013 10:50:42 GMT -5
While I personally think Prestidigitation can handle the job, as hair removal seems like it should be a cantrip-grade effect, I could see someone objecting to the idea that hair removal is a "move" effect with prestidigitation. I have in the past used Prestidigitation for just such an effect on my (multiple) arcane spellcasters on FRC. (My arcane spellcasters are still in the Old Vault presently.)
If you object to prestidigitation, the next best spell I can offer is Unseen Servant.
Unseen Servant Conjuration (Creation) Level: Brd 1, Sor/Wiz 1 Components: V, S, M Casting Time: 1 standard action Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) Effect: One invisible, mindless, shapeless servant Duration: 1 hour/level Saving Throw: None Spell Resistance: No
An unseen servant is an invisible, mindless, shapeless force that performs simple tasks at your command. It can run and fetch things, open unstuck doors, and hold chairs, as well as clean and mend. The servant can perform only one activity at a time, but it repeats the same activity over and over again if told to do so as long as you remain within range. It can open only normal doors, drawers, lids, and the like. It has an effective Strength score of 2 (so it can lift 20 pounds or drag 100 pounds). It can trigger traps and such, but it can exert only 20 pounds of force, which is not enough to activate certain pressure plates and other devices. It can’t perform any task that requires a skill check with a DC higher than 10 or that requires a check using a skill that can’t be used untrained. Its speed is 15 feet.
The servant cannot attack in any way; it is never allowed an attack roll. It cannot be killed, but it dissipates if it takes 6 points of damage from area attacks. (It gets no saves against attacks.) If you attempt to send it beyond the spell’s range (measured from your current position), the servant ceases to exist.
Material Component A piece of string and a bit of wood.
I still say the prestidigitation cantrip can do the job, but unseen servant likely can as well.
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I cant remember where i read it but the red wizards of Thay have a spells that removes hair and prevents it from growing again but i cant remember the name of the spell nor where i read it. but ill glad look for it again.
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Post by dwarvenkoff on Jul 11, 2019 6:57:16 GMT -5
I think thay have that effect in the tattoos. But I wouldn't create one spell to do this we've spitballed and come up with 3 viable and one nuclear option for hair removal. Each mage should have their own style for dealing with this, unseen groomer being my fave.