Hey, I'm currently devising some kind of magic eater (an Umbral Sorcerer from Monsternomicon to be precise). I was wondering how I could make that creature literally "eat" the power of mages. After skimming one more time through the book, I found nothing remotely related to this. So, I decided to build a new kind of NPC attack, an extraordinary one to be precise:Draining, Magic
: The attack devours the magical ability of the victim. With a failed Will save, he loses 5 spell points. XP Value
: 4 per grade.
What do you think? Is it useless (did I miss an option that does something similar)? Is it grossly unbalanced? If it is, what would you change to make it better? Should the spell point loss increase with the attack grade?
I could also add a new NPC quality
that would nicely complement this one (though not for an Umbral Sorcerer):Magical Fuel (+? XP)
: Any spell point drained by the character are also added to his own pool. Any spell point exceeding the character's maximum must be spent during the following round or is lost.