Tumultuous Spell Doesn't Make a Spell 'Chaotic'?


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I've noticed a trend with all the alignment planar metamagic feats. They accomplish a sort of effect you would expect from their theme, but in the process can't affect a spell of the opposite alignment and apply the appropriate descriptor the to spell.

For example, and Authoritative Spell can't be applied to a chaotic spell and by making a spell 'Authoritative' you give it the lawful descriptor.

With that in mind, does anybody know why Tumultuous Spell is the only one of those feats that doesn't do this?


Because CHAOS DON'T FOLLOW RULES!

(seriously though, no idea. But I do kind of hate Authoritative Spell)


Considering that there's so few spells with the chaotic descriptor, this seemed like a good stop-gap metamagic feat to help with it. It's rather frustrating.


An oversight? It wouldn't be the first. If there was any chance of errata then a change or nerf to authoritative spell and an alteration to tumultuous spell might be on the cards.


Lucy_Valentine wrote:

Because CHAOS DON'T FOLLOW RULES!

(seriously though, no idea. But I do kind of hate Authoritative Spell)

i for one think Authoritative Liberating Command is very flavorful effect.


I'm not sure why Tumultuous Spell doesn't have the appropriate text to match the rest. I'm pretty sure it was in my version... I think the feat lost a chunk of text, though, so maybe that part accidentally got deleted with it.


Let's say spacing. But common sense says follow the path of the rest of them and sometimes RAI (and the above literal RAW) is clear and obvious.


Lelomenia wrote:
Lucy_Valentine wrote:

Because CHAOS DON'T FOLLOW RULES!

(seriously though, no idea. But I do kind of hate Authoritative Spell)

i for one think Authoritative Liberating Command is very flavorful effect.

I take it to just throw out immediate action pseudo forbid action spells? That's cheeky.

Maybe you guys are right. It does seem like Tumultuous Spell was intended to be like the others. Maybe it was written that way just for spacing or formatting purposes?

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