Today we’re pleased to present a new 1st-level spell for bard, sorcerer, and wizard! It’s called Glamer Object. First, let’s take a look at the details:
Casting Time: 1 action
Components: S, F (a glass gem)
Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour
This illusion allows you to slightly change the appearance of a single object. The item could appear to be more lustrous, beautiful, and valuable than it really is; it could also be modified in other ways. This spell’s effects are very subtle. It could, for example, remove an impurity from a gemstone, hide a chip in a vase, alter a signet on a ring, or make an ordinary dagger appear to be made of mithral. It cannot change an object’s nature completely. By using an action to examine the object, a creature can roll an Intelligence (Investigation) check against your spell save DC. If it succeeds, the creature realizes it is an illusion and can see the object as it truly is.
So, what is Glamer Object good for? Its applications in counterfeiting and fraud are most obvious, but it is also useful in myriad other situations. Found some mephits in a cave and need something shiny to distract them? Glamer some quartz to look like diamond. Need access to the queen’s court? Glamer your ring to make it look like the prince’s signet. Want to swap out a fake painting for the real one at a ritzy art auction? Glamer it! The potential uses are endless, and it beats other illusion spells in situations where the effect needs to be subtle and relatively long-lasting, giving you time to get away. So go ahead and take this spell, and next time your party questions you about your whereabouts on Friday night, you can just pull out a coaster from that seedy duergar dive and glamer it into something respectable. An opera program, maybe. Yeah. You went to the opera.
Safely past the guards, Chancellor Brigid Stormfeather turned to her students. “A basic illusion, class. Best suited for when you need something similar to, but not quite, what you have.” She turned and walked down the hallway of the treasury, the royal dispensation in her hand shimmering for a moment before turning back into a grocery receipt. “Next, children, we’ll practice our stealth! Is everyone ready?”