Converting PF1 spells to Starfinder: Sleep Emoji and Stunning Emoji

Continuing 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. We’re still working on doing all the glyphs, runes, and symbols.

You can find an index of the spells that have already been converted on this blog to-date here.

(Art by film.design.)

Sleep Emoji
Class
 technomancer 5
School enchantment [compulsion, 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 death emoji, except as noted above and as follows. The symbol created is one that represents sleep of unconsciousness, it can only deal a total of 120 points of damage, and the damage is nonlethal. Wherever death emoji refers to a Fortitude save, sleep emoji instead uses a Will save.

Detect magic allows you to identify a sleep 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 sleep emoji are hard to detect and disable. While any character can use Perception to find a sleep 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.

If cast by a technomancer with the Robot Influence hack, the spell has full effect on creatures of the construct (technological) type and subtype, even if they are normally immune to nonlethal damage. If such a construct is knocked unconscious by the nonlethal damage, it shuts down and functions as if asleep until conditions occur that would wake a biological creature, it receives any healing, or 1d4 hours pass.

Stunning Emoji
Class
 technomancer 6
School enchantment [compulsion, 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 is commonly associated with boggled, confused, or dazed. When triggered, affected creatures in the area are staggered or stunned (see below). If a creature succeeds at their initial save against this effect and leave the area, they are not affected again if they re-enter the area. Creatures that fail their save are affected each time they enter the area.

Creatures who succeed at a saving throw and have both Stamina Points and Hit Points remaining are staggered for 1 round. Both creatures that succeed at a saving throw but do not still have both Stamina Points and Hit Points remaining, and creatures that fail at a saving throw and do have both SP and HP remaining, are staggered for 1d4 rounds. Creatures that fail a saving throw and do not have both SP and HP left are stunned for 1d4 rounds.

Detect magic allows you to identify a stunning 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 stunning emoji are hard to detect and disable. While any character can use Perception to find a stunning 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.

If cast by a technomancer with the Robot Influence hack, the spell has full effect on creatures of the construct (technological) type and subtype, even they are normally immune to the staggered or stunned condition.

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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 https://www.patreon.com/OwenKCStephens

Posted on December 13, 2022, in Game Design, Starfinder Development and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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