How does color spray actually work?


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I always figured it causes some kind of seizure or the like.


That's pretty much accurate yeah.


Magic.


Imagine someone replaced a skunk's stink gland with a can of spray paint.

It's about like that.


A flashbang grenade without the bang, made of colours that should never be mixed.


Note that as an Illusion spell, the whole spray of colored light is an illusionary mind-grenade...


I read somewhere the right pattern of colored lights can make anyone have a seizure. People with epilepsy are just MORE vulnerable to lights than most people. Anyone know if it's true.


Oh something else I keep meaning ot ask. Does closing your eyes help at all vs color spray?


It might, but only if you identify a Color Spray being cast before it takes effect... personally, If you make the Spellcraft roll to recognize it as it's cast, I'd give you a +2 to the Saving Throw roll, but that's purely my house rule... of course, you are blinded for the whole round... or for the whole next round if you took your turn before the CS was cast.


It should work due to pattern spells creating an image and affecting the minds of those that see that image, but generally if you're just going to close your eyes for the moment the spell goes off I'd say that's what the save is for.

Peril-sensitive sunglasses are cooler anyway.


Yqatuba wrote:
Oh something else I keep meaning ot ask. Does closing your eyes help at all vs color spray?

The really weird thing about Color Spray and other Pattern spells is that they're like Figment spells - they aren't real light, they're an illusion of light. But if a creature closes its eyes, does it still see an illusion? Presumably not, since that would automatically prove the illusion isn't real anyways...


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Yqatuba wrote:
Oh something else I keep meaning ot ask. Does closing your eyes help at all vs color spray?

No it does not.

Sightless creatures are not effected by color spray, but closing your eyes (or wearing a blindfold) does not make you into a sightless creature.


Very well, thank you.


Rainbows and unicorns(and possibly Nyan cat) spring forth from your casting appendage overloading everyone's senses who fail the save.


Magic laser light show. The blinding happens because you got someone right in the eye with it.


doomman47 wrote:
Rainbows and unicorns(and possibly Nyan cat) spring forth from your casting appendage overloading everyone's senses who fail the save.

O_O

...I'mma gonna write that down. : D


when the mage throws his hands up, he's actually throwing handfuls of skittles laced with LSD...

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