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Concerning Sorcery

posted Mar 24, 2013 21:48:41 by Chris
I’m unsure as to how shaping works.

For example, I want a spell that has a Duration of 3xPow and a Range of 50xPow. How many shaping points will that spell require, and does one shaping point equal one magic point?

Thanks
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DanTrue said Mar 24, 2013 22:39:37
For example, I want a spell that has a Duration of 3xPow and a Range of 50xPow. How many shaping points will that spell require


That would require 6 shaping points.
Image you when you cast any spell you start at the top row of the shaping table on p. 232. For point of shaping you can move one step down in a single column.

and does one shaping point equal one magic point?


No. Each coloumn in the shaping table you manipulate is one MP, plus one for the spell itself. So the above spell would require 3 MP.

- Dan
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Chris said Mar 24, 2013 22:54:28
Brilliant

Thank you

How does the Magnitude of a spell interact with the rules exactly?
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SebastianJansson said Mar 25, 2013 00:07:50
Magnitude effect how difficult it is to dispel said spell, or if it breaks through whatever magical defence the target of your spell has. For example, the Theist spell Absorption absorbs a number of magnitude up to the magnitude of the Absorption, if the spell aimed at the Theist has a magnitude of above that number, it breaks the "shield".
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DanTrue said Mar 25, 2013 07:39:52
And a sorcerer needs to specifically shape the spell to have magnitude. So he has the flexibility to either cast a spell with range, targets, duration or any combination thereof, or simply throw everything into magnitude to blast through magical defences.

- Dan
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Chris said Mar 25, 2013 09:19:53
So Magnitude isn't deducted from the Invocation roll, but compared to another statistic?
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DanTrue said Mar 25, 2013 10:38:20
No. Magnitude is a shaping effect just like range, targets etc.

Your skill however affects the Intensity of the spell - which is how effective it is. So there is a difference here: Intensity is how powerful the spell is (i.e. do more damage, manipulate more matter etc.) and magnitude is "can I blow through his magical defense or not".

- Dan
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Chris said Mar 25, 2013 12:05:49
I understand what Magnitude is now, I just don't understand how exactly it operates with the rules. I don't know how to apply it.

Is it simply a case of magnitude 4 penetrates/beats/destroys/overcomes defence 3?
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Chris said Mar 25, 2013 12:07:06
I understand what Magnitude is now, I just don't understand how exactly it operates with the rules. I don't know how to apply it.

Is it simply a case of magnitude 4 penetrates/beats/destroys/overcomes defence 3 and the effect takes place?
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BruceMason said Mar 25, 2013 13:53:17
Yes. That is all it is.
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Chris said Mar 25, 2013 15:12:28
Thanks for clarifying Bruce

And thanks all - don't know what I'd do without the help I've gotten from this website
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