Sit Boy!: A Nuisance Spell for Pathfinder

William T. Thrasher
Down, boy!

When you want someone to get down . . . hard, there's nothing better than the curse of sit boy. A favorite variant of lesser geas​ and the bane of demon dogs, sit, boy makes your enemies fall down and listen.


School enchantment (compulsion) [language-dependent, mind-affecting]; Level cleric 3, paladin 4

Casting Time 1 round

Components V, M/DF (a hound's tooth)

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Target one living creature with 7 HD or less

Duration 1 day/level or until discharged (D)

Saving Throw Will negates; Spell Resistance yes

This spell effects the target as lesser geas​ except the target the target falls prone whenever it is commanded to sit. The target is free to stand up at any time, this spell only compels the act of sitting itself. If the target does not wish to sit when commanded, it is entitled to a Will save to resist the compulsion. The target is compelled to obey all commands to sit, not just commands issued by the caster. Gnolls, lycanthropes, hellhounds, and other creatures with canine attributes suffer a -5 circumstance penalty on all Will saves made to resist this spell and its effects.

Note: The target of down boy falls prone when commanded to "heel", "get down", "bow", or any other variation of sit.