Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Continual Flame - Industrial application

How many clerics and wizards and illusionists you got in your world.

One 3rd level wizard can produce one continual flame a day. Thats 365 in a year, in ten years thats 3650.

Ten of them could create 36500 in ten years. Throw in some levels, some clerics and some illusionist and you could create millions of continual flames in no time at all.

Millions

Light bulbs.

But better than light bulbs as they require no electricity (wiring), no oxygen (useful underwater) and it produces no heat (potential fire damage).

Light for all the world. Everywhere! Street lights, dungeon lights, house lights, library lights, head lamps, flashlights, shield lights, sword lights, etc.

Since it can be cast anywhere.... hand, brow ridge, quill, page of a book, end of a stick, in bowl etc.

The potential uses of this are unreal.

One might even be able to light up north korea

3 comments:

panzerleader said...

So true! Our reality would be vastly different.

That is why I house rule it is only "continual" as long as the caster is alive - unless a permanence is cast upon it as well.

- Grandpa Chet said...

"For a small fee," said the whining ferret-faced little man, "my master will ensure that no one casts Darkness spells on your Continual Flame spells."

Anonymous said...

I only allow characters to have one continual magical effect going at a time. So that one over there would be Brother Kandzie's lightbulb. Make sure you send him a thank-you note (or a torch).