Converting PF1 spells to Starfinder: Debauchery Emoji

Yep, more glyphs, runes, and symbols for the project to convert to Starfinder all the Pathfinder 1st edition spells that don’t already exist (or have a clear replacement) in that game. You can find an index of the spells that have been converted to-date here.

Since I have a baseline on how emoji-sells-adapted-from-symbol-spells-that-don’t-work-off-HP work in mirror emoji, I can now go back and adapt the rest of the spells of that line. Which brings us to symbol of debauchery… which is gross. If I had a character fail a single save and then spend time trying to “rush to the nearest creature in order to caress and kiss it,” and that cause the character to be making unwelcome inappropriate advances, I would be unhappy.

So, let’s do a ground-up revision.

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Debauchery Emoji
 technomancer 6
School enchantment [compulsions, emption, mind-affecting]
Casting Time 10 minutes
Range 0 ft.; see text
Effect one rune
Duration see text
Saving Throw Will partial (see text); Spell Resistance yes

This functions as mirror emoji, except as noted above and as follows.  Each viewer of the rune perceives it slightly differently, with the rune taking the visible form of a simple symbol that indicates a item commonly associated with hedonism and overindulgence, such as wine, food, or the holy symbol of a god of debauchery. When triggered, affected creatures are overcome by waves of debauched impulses, which take time and effort to resist.

Affected creatures are stunned for 1 round/level, and each round, they may expend 1 Resolve Point to instead be dazed and able to take a single move or swift action for that round. If a creature affected makes a Will save or has Stamina points remaining, it is dazed (but able to take a single move or swift action each round), and each round may expend 1 Resolve Point to be staggered for the round. If the creature makes a Will save and has Stamina Points remaining, it is staggered for 1 round per level, and each round may expend 1 Resolve Point to be able to act normally for that round.

Detect magic allows you to identify a debauchery emoji with a DC 21 Mysticism check. Of course, if the symbol is set to be triggered by reading it, this will trigger the symbol.

Magic traps such as debauchery emoji are hard to detect and disable. While any character can use Perception to find a debauchery emoji (which may trigger it), a character must use the lowest of their Engineering or Mysticism skill (based on the skill’s total bonus) to disarm it. The DC in each case is 34.

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About Owen K.C. Stephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is a full-time ttRPG Writer, designer, developer, publisher, and consultant. He's the publisher for Rogue Genius Games, and has served as the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief for Evil Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps. He has a Pateon which supports his online work. You can find it at

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