New Spells – Signets – Playing around with an idea

I’ve spent the late evening playing around with an idea for a new type of spell that I’m tentatively calling Signets.  These are all long duration buff type spells that only affect the caster.  What sets them apart from standard spells is that the active spell effect can be expelled to create an instantaneous effect.

I wrote up two spells – Signet of Protection and Signet of Might – and am sharing them with you.  You can download a short pdf of these spells by clicking here.  This is very much so an untested and unrefined idea at this point.  Some may recognize that these are inspired by a certain video game that I’m currently a big fan of.  I just wanted to share in case someone finds it useful even in their early stages!


Hello, my name is Steve Gilman. By day, I am a Systems Administrator/Release Engineer. In my spare time, I enjoy writing role-playing game adventures and supplements. I have been playing role-playing games since the early 90's. I'm a big fan of old-school games, particularly Swords and Wizardry with house rules cherry-picked from a variety of other compatible systems. For my crunchier games, I also enjoy Pathfinder.