[PnP] Perm Magics...how...?
bchoinski at comcast.net
Tue Jan 22 01:24:20 CET 2008
I would allow stat improvements or certain immunities and skill
settings as always on (I have to codify the skill Perm magics I mailed
to the list, that was off the top of my head but I think I'll nail it
down as the way things work for my game).
Spells generally have to be invoked.
The whole perm magics section needs a bit of a tweaking to add these
On Jan 21, 2008, at 7:18 PM, Scott Adams wrote:
> At 09:44 AM 1/21/08, you wrote:
>> As a tangent to this, just so you can see the oddity of my group,
>> found a full helm that allows communication (EL6, so it has 6
>> "charges", regaining 1 charge per day).
>> From the first time of use, when they were meeting the Hunfrithi, the
>> wizards could easily cast Tongues and communicate, but the warrior
>> to use the helm. Cue scene in room.
>> Player: "Just a second please while I put on my <deep voice> DARK
>> HELMET to speak with you. </deep voice>
>> Henceforth it's just been called his "Dark Helmet*", and player
>> doodles of his character have always been hilarious.
>> But on topic, If you have an item that casts a spell of some type,
>> depending on how restrictive you want your magic to be, you could say
>> that only wizards can actually cast the spells (the item is only a
>> conduit, but requires the mana of the user to fire). That provides a
>> use limiter as well (especially high-cost spells). You may also
>> non-wizards to use it, but it draws Energy (painful)
>> Alternately, have the caster allocate extra mana when the item is
>> created -- the extra is stored by the objects and replenishes at HALF
>> mana regen per day. This stored mana battery may be used to defray
>> the costs of firing off the spell.
>> *Spaceballs reference
> "My you have a large head..."
> Yep. I take it case by case. A dagger with say Clairvoyance might
> be useable by a non MU but something more high level like a EL5
> Transmutation Wand might only be for MUs
> Do you allow Always on stuff? I mean Attribute Effects are always
> on and in the above case I could argue communicate could be as well
> but just need to be invoked.
> To save List posts...
> John On Total Imm would be a very powerful item to have :)
> Not only a Named Dedicated item quality thing it'd be hard for Ref's
> to get behind and kill :) err I mean...have fun...errr I mean deal
> So for Total I tend to have Each Immunity done separately so Imm to
> Chaos then LAw then etc...building it up and making it a chance it
> could break :)
> As to Supernatural Attributes I'd simply not allow mortals to make
> it. That comes from the Divine. I might be willing to let an
> Avatar of the god or a High priest (highest super rank) be able to
> make it but would be super rare.
> On Knowledge I suppose Ensorcel again. But problem is the spell
> don't vary ELs soooo...your better off using it as a spell and
> gaining Mep/ep and skill points. But again one could argue that's a
> Divine spell so may not be able to be planted on a item without some
> hard and intense groveling before your gm..err I mean God.
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