Point Based Gems of Inspiration and Special Abilities

This will be a multi-function document to try to finish off the loose ends of the point buy system. It contains the conversion rules for the gems of inspiration and the costs and prerequisites for buying various special abilities.

Gem Conversion

These are the things that a character can buy with Gem Points, in addition to saving them to make magic items:

Competence Armor Class: 8 for +1, 18 for +2, 30 for +3, 44 for +4, 60 for +5, 78 for +6, 98 for +7, 120 for +8 (these are the cumulative costs. Each level individually costs 2 cps more than the cost of raising to the last level Ė 8, 10, 12, 14, etc.)

Spell Storing: 5 per level for Divine storing, 8 per level for Arcane Storing. Functions as a ring of spell storing. Cannot exceed Caster Level.

Other Powers: Anything that sounds reasonable that you think should be bought in your gem, let me know and Iíll come up with a point value for it.

Saving Throws: As normal, these cost 5 cps / +1 save.

Feats and Special Abilities: Can buy feats and special abilities at their normal cost and with their normal prerequisites. Note that the previous-feat/ability prerequisites must be fulfilled by Gem feats, and Gem feats do not serve as prereqs for personal feats. E.g., if Nalole buys Dodge as a character feat, he cannot buy Mobility as a Gem feat without buying Dodge again. Similarly, if he then wanted to buy Spring Attack as a character feat, he would have to buy Mobility as a character feat. This is to save my sanity for if you ever remove your gems/spend out exp into spells or items.

Special Abilities

This is, simply, a list of special abilities, whether they cost 6, 8, or 10 cps (based on their kick-assness), and prerequisites to take the special ability (which includes both previous abilities, ability scores, and skills intended to replicate why it would be common only to certain classes.) Iíve ignored unique monk special abilities, because I hate them. Specific racial abilities are also only gained by being a member of that race. If you want them, figure out what Vharachthe and Sebrand did. Some of the powers might cost more than 10 points or less than 6 points, if they are incredibly powerful or suck, respectively.

Special Ability

Cost

Prerequisites

1000 Faces

8

Cha 13+, Wild Shape 1

Aura of Courage

8

Cha 14+, Divine Grace

Barbarian Rage 1

10

Con 14+, Training

Barbarian Rage 2

8

Con 16+, Rage 1

Barbarian Rage 3

6

Con 18+, Rage 2

Barbarian Rage 4

6

Con 19+, Rage 3

Barbarian Rage 5

6

Con 20+, Rage 4

Barbarian Rage 6

6

Con 21+, Rage 5

BbnRg No Ftg.

10

Rage 6

Bard Knowledge

8

Bardic Music, Travel

Bardic Music

8

Cha 13+, Perform 3+ ranks

Crippling Strike

8

Sneak Attack 5

DR 1/-

10

Con 16+, Training

DR 2/-

12

Con 20+, DR 2/-

DR 3/-

14

Con 22+, DR 3/-

DR 4/-

16

Con 24+, DR 4/-

Defensive Roll

6

Tumble 13 ranks

Detect Evil

8

Deityís Favor

Domains, Initial

6

Divine Spells

Divine Grace

10

Cha 12+, Detect Evil

Divine Health

8

Divine Grace

Evasion

8

Dex 13+, Tumble 5 ranks

Fast Movement

10

Dex 13+, Con 13+, Training

Favored Enemy 1

3

Knowledge: Nature

Favored Enemy 2

4

Favored Enemy 1

Favored Enemy 3

5

Favored Enemy 2

Favored Enemy 4

6

Favored Enemy 3

Favored Enemy 5

7

Favored Enemy 4

Impr. Evasion

10

Evasion, Tumble 13 ranks

Lay on Hands

6

Divine Health

Nature Sense

6

Knowledge Nature 3+ ranks

Opportunist

8

Sneak Attack 5

Remove Disease

6

Lay on Hands

Rst Nature Lure

6

Wis 13+, Nature Sense

Skill Mastery

8

Concentration 13 ranks

Slippery Mind

8

Wis 15+, Spellcraft 5 ranks

Smite Evil

6

Cha 14+, Detect Evil

Sneak Attack 1

8

Dex 13+, Hide or Heal 4 ranks

Sneak Attack 2

8

SA 1, Hide or Heal 6 ranks

Sneak Attack 3

8

SA 2, Hide/Heal 8 ranks

Sneak Attack 4

8

SA 3, Hide/Heal 10 ranks

Sneak Attack 5

8

SA 4, Hide/Heal 12 ranks

Sneak Attack 6

8

SA 5, Hide/Heal 14 ranks

Sneak Attack 7

8

SA 6, Hide/Heal 16 ranks

Sneak Attack 8

8

SA 7, Hide/Heal 18 ranks

Sneak Attack 9

8

SA 8, Hide/Heal 20 ranks

Sneak Attack 10

8

SA 9, Hide/Heal 22 ranks

Special Mount

10

Aura of Courage, Deityís Favor

Smmn Familiar

6

Can Cast Arcane Spells

Timeless Body

10

Con 16+, Vnm Imm., 1000 Faces

Trackless Step

8

Track, Woodland Stride

Turn Undead

6

Divine Spells

Uncan. Dodge 1

6

Dex 13+

Uncan. Dodge 2

8

Dex 15+, U. Dodge 1

Uncan. Dodge 3+

4

U. Dodge 2

Venom Immun.

8

Con 13+, Wild Shape 1

Wild Shape 1

8

Nature Sense, Divine Spells

Wild Shape 2

6

Wild Shape 1

Wild Shape 3

6

Wild Shape 2

Wild Shape 4

6

Wild Shape 3

Wild Shape 5

6

Wild Shape 4

Wild Shape 6

6

Wild Shape 5

Wild Shape Dire

10

Wild Shape 4, WS Large

WS Elemental 1

10

WS 5, Element. Summon Spell

WS Elemental 3

8

Wild Shape 6, WS Elemental 1

Wild Shape Huge

10

Wild Shape 5, WS Dire

Wild Shape Lrg.

10

Wild Shape 3

Wild Shape Tiny

6

Wild Shape 4

Woodland Stride

8

Dex 13+, Nature Sense