Gerard van Honthorst (15901656) Description: The Cardsharps
of Vile Darkness 3.5
By Monte Cook
Level: Brd 1, Wiz/Sor 1
Components: V, S, F
Casting Time: 1 action
Duration: 1 minute/level or until used
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: No
At one point during the
duration of this spell, the caster can alter the probability of a game of chance.
This spell can only affect nonmagical games, such as those using cards or dice.
It cannot affect a game involving magic, nor a magic item involved in a game
of chance (such as a deck of many things). Whenever a roll is made to determine
the outcome of the game, the caster may force a reroll of the outcome and take
the better of the two rolls.
For example, Darkon is
playing a game called dragonscales, which he has a 1 in 4 chance of winning.
The DM secretly rolls 1d4 and tells the player that Darkon lost. Darkon, under
the effect of a cheat spell, can have the DM reroll. The spell alters probability,
so there is no subterfuge that another character could notice (except for the
casting of the spell itself ). To even an astute observer, it appears that the
caster is just lucky.
Focus: A pair of dice made from human bones.
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