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Postby Will » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:52 am

Ah well, the cost for that ritual is fairlylow....you'd be surprised at how easy it is to convince someone to take a really hard item...!
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Postby bedevere » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:37 pm

Will wrote:IC position, I'm sure it'll be fairly easy atm to get yourself recognised as High Priest :)


Especially for Moss, being the first and only follower of his God. :D
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Postby bauldin » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:51 am

Can Sorcerers learn to make scrolls as they don't get spell research points

Also with the Scrolls, just checking if you make a scroll before an adventure does the power for that spell get taken off for the day
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Postby Ben » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:13 pm

A few queries before this gets finalised:

Inferno
Does “Damage Resistance Fire” protect against this damage? If so, how? Does it protect against one point of damage somewhere on the body or one point of damage per location?

Skin of Flame
When it says “The caster’s body and possessions become wreathed in unnatural flames that protect him from harm”, does that mean all harm? Is he immortal?

Also, again, how would one point of “Damage Resistance Fire” help someone? Would that make them able to grapple the caster or hold a metal sword while hitting him with it?

What happens if you hit the caster with an axe? The metal becomes untouchable, but that’s fine as you’re holding the wood attached to it or does the wood disintegrate?

Finally, what about master-crafted wooden items? What about magical ones such as Styg’s staff?

Waxing Flames
How does this combine with being a “Fire Specialist”? Can you cast Fire Strike for 1 point or even bolt for free?

Heat Metal
If you cast this on the armour of someone with Damage Resistance Fire, can they ignore this?

Freeze
“They cannot be shattered or hurt by physical attacks, although attacks against the soul will work”: what is the effect of an Lightning Bolt? It’s not a physical attack. How about an Ice Bolt

“Any magical fire damage will remove the effects of this spell” does the victim also take the fire damage?

Shatter
Will this spell work on Master Crafted/Magical items? Other spells (rust/decay) specify they will not.

Also, this says it will only affect items up to the size of a dagger as it is will affect any material. This seems a little harsh especially as for one more power Disintegrate will work on any material of any size AND then it can’t be mended.

Haste
“This spell may be ended early”: is that at the caster’s discretion or the recipient’s?

Blink/Teleport
Are these rules correct as I occasionally see 2 people blink together.

Call Lightning
Does the area move with the caster?

Shield of Purity/Darkness
“Damage will be taken from this shield before ANYTHING else”: if someone has dex, doesn’t that mean that whatever it is doesn’t actually make contact?

Disintegrate
Will this spell work on Master Crafted/Magical items? Other spells (rust/decay) specify they will not.

Poisoning
“The whole of the original drink must be drunk to have an effect” does this mean if I always tip away a mouthful of my drink I can never be poisoned?

Remove Fear/Remove Paralysis
Can these spells be cast on someone who is not Feared/Paralysed just to make them immune for 5 minutes?

Magic Lock
Does this magically lock a physical lock or create a magical lock? I’ll explain, can this lock a box that doesn’t actually have a lock.

Dispel
“Most magic items cannot be dispelled”: please don’t say this, it takes away the challenge! If you don’t want it dispelled, just say it’s rank 100 or something…

Death Sleep
This says the duration is “until following sunrise”, for roleplay purposes can this be changed to “Permanent” or “Until Dispelled” (this would be simple: only a level 2 dispel). Can this also make it impossible to “Speak with Dead” or “Leech” the body?[/b]

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Postby Will » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:49 pm

A few hundred... ;) See answers inside quote

Ben wrote:A few queries before this gets finalised:

Inferno
Does “Damage Resistance Fire” protect against this damage? If so, how? Does it protect against one point of damage somewhere on the body or one point of damage per location?

<Good point, will ammend in skills supplement. Protects against one point to one location (your choice)>

Skin of Flame
When it says “The caster’s body and possessions become wreathed in unnatural flames that protect him from harm”, does that mean all harm? Is he immortal?

Also, again, how would one point of “Damage Resistance Fire” help someone? Would that make them able to grapple the caster or hold a metal sword while hitting him with it?

What happens if you hit the caster with an axe? The metal becomes untouchable, but that’s fine as you’re holding the wood attached to it or does the wood disintegrate?

Finally, what about master-crafted wooden items? What about magical ones such as Styg’s staff?

<why is it all so complicated? Oh yeah, cause I'm an idiot! Need to rephrase the spell... Damage resistance fire doubles time taken to take damage for each point possessed? Not the soul damage for the caster...

The wood would burst into flames.

Mastercrafted and magical wood is all fine and dandy>

Waxing Flames
How does this combine with being a “Fire Specialist”? Can you cast Fire Strike for 1 point or even bolt for free?
<
Minimum of 1 but yes, it does stack :) Idea being that no one's better at blowing things up than a fire wizard!>

Heat Metal
If you cast this on the armour of someone with Damage Resistance Fire, can they ignore this?

<Same, double time to take damage>

Freeze
“They cannot be shattered or hurt by physical attacks, although attacks against the soul will work”: what is the effect of an Lightning Bolt? It’s not a physical attack. How about an Ice Bolt

“Any magical fire damage will remove the effects of this spell” does the victim also take the fire damage?

<technically lightning bolts are physical, in the sense that there is something there in the world to block. Likewise the other bolts.

No they don't, they're cancelled out>

Shatter
Will this spell work on Master Crafted/Magical items? Other spells (rust/decay) specify they will not.

Also, this says it will only affect items up to the size of a dagger as it is will affect any material. This seems a little harsh especially as for one more power Disintegrate will work on any material of any size AND then it can’t be mended.

<No it wont.

Well, I guess the reasoning here is that disintegrate is an evil spell...and people using it are likely to be frowned upon... increase cost of disintegrate by 1 I guess?>

Haste
“This spell may be ended early”: is that at the caster’s discretion or the recipient’s?

<whoever is benefitting from it>

Blink/Teleport
Are these rules correct as I occasionally see 2 people blink together.

<The whole blink/teleport spell stuff is being completely overhauled...>

Call Lightning
Does the area move with the caster?

<no>

Shield of Purity/Darkness
“Damage will be taken from this shield before ANYTHING else”: if someone has dex, doesn’t that mean that whatever it is doesn’t actually make contact?

<No. The shield extends some distance from the body (about a foot). They are effectively operating inside a bubble of protection. And before you ask, the shield only stops damage, not the caster from picking things up :P>

Disintegrate
Will this spell work on Master Crafted/Magical items? Other spells (rust/decay) specify they will not.

<No>

Poisoning
“The whole of the original drink must be drunk to have an effect” does this mean if I always tip away a mouthful of my drink I can never be poisoned?

<Yes, but what a waste ;) And this only applies to the spell, actual poisons don't need to be finished>

Remove Fear/Remove Paralysis
Can these spells be cast on someone who is not Feared/Paralysed just to make them immune for 5 minutes?

<Good idea, will put it in>

Magic Lock
Does this magically lock a physical lock or create a magical lock? I’ll explain, can this lock a box that doesn’t actually have a lock.

<Indeed, perhaps a better name would be magical seal?>

Dispel
“Most magic items cannot be dispelled”: please don’t say this, it takes away the challenge! If you don’t want it dispelled, just say it’s rank 100 or something…

<Ok!>

Death Sleep
This says the duration is “until following sunrise”, for roleplay purposes can this be changed to “Permanent” or “Until Dispelled” (this would be simple: only a level 2 dispel). Can this also make it impossible to “Speak with Dead” or “Leech” the body?

<Ok!>

[/b]


John, can you please put all the above bits and bobs into the copy you have please? Put the bit about resistances into the skills rules, "for damage taken over a period of time, the time taken to receive damage is doubled for every point of resistance you have to that element, unless stated otherwise"

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Postby Ben » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:15 am

Apologies for so much, not trying to be picky but I get bored at work sometimes and I have HoP and SR rules on my PC for those very occasions

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Postby Will » Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:37 am

:) Anything to make the system better!
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Postby bauldin » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:18 pm

You know Will we just Looove giving you more work to do
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Postby bauldin » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:17 pm

Just the question on whether Sorcerors can learn how to make scrolls, O know I have heard it mentioned but I can't remember the answer, also if you make a scroll at the beginning of an adventure, does the power get taken off that adventure
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Postby Will » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:23 pm

No Sorcerors can't...the idea of trapping magic is abhorrent to them...

No you don't lose the power. This is different to using spells off adventure I know.
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Postby bauldin » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:34 pm

Ok cool thought you had said that but just wanted to check
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Postby Mr Bunnsy » Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:40 pm

Just a quick suggestion, but could the cost of the Haven spell (the Rank 20 Life specialist spell!) be reduced in a bit, or possibly the effects hyped up a little, or possibly the Sanctuary (rank 10) spell "nerfed" a bit?
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