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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting
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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-25 11:18 PM


I love the style of this sub. I already decided to use the Oscillator magic-user sub-class in chat, but the details here take it up a notch. Very scholarly, in that wizard-y way. Footnotes are nice. Good stuff. Look forward to the tables. Can't wait to see what Moon has to say.

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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-27 05:03 PM


 



A post on an entirely extraneous game mechanic like this, for me, forces the issue of what these types of rules bring to the game.  I am personally conflicted on things like this.  Using this in game does not add a new narrative tools, not really, it could potentially slow the action done and it is more details with which to argue.  Why do we need spell mishap tables and do we need to invent new constraints on players ability? Does adding these sorts of specific constraints improve the versatility of the playing experience?  Do we need more rules?



Yet at the same time, I like these things that add to the “realistic feel” of the game.  Saying I cast a spell, has an empty feel to do it, if you can describe the process by which a spell is cast and by extension how that spell can be miss cast you make the game world richer.  The gaming group paints a better picture for the collective imagination when the process by which a character acts is more detailed then swing and miss. Also these details give the players more tools with which to exploit the world.  When there are more strings attached to in game concepts and items; the more likely a player can unravel it and that is a good thing. So I am torn on what the net result of these types of things will be on the game.  Further study is no doubt needed.....



Okay, about this post: It is well written and straight forward.  Chaosmark assumse so much about the nature of magic and casting that this almost seems like a system specific expansion. We may as well pull back the curtain and post some casting time and spell per day numbers.   Yet the general concepts are developed enough, each type of casting, that player can easily envision them and use them.  A well organized and useful post

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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting
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valadaar's comment on 2012-03-07 04:29 PM


I love meta discussions about magic systems.  I think while it does have an association with D&D due to the inclusion of Vancian magic, I do not think it overy so.  


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A Treatise on the Styles of Casting
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montreve's comment on 2012-02-27 02:26 PM


I love alternate magic systems of every kind, this would take some time for me to incorporate into a game but I think the results would be fantastic.


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30 Steampunk Books
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-02-04 08:28 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-02-08 09:44 AM


Very useful.


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30 Steampunk Books
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-02-04 01:23 PM


Many more were hatched but those that were added fit very well.


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30 Steampunk Books
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-02-04 11:07 PM
Oh you added my name to it... awwww you shouldn't have. Go to Comment
30 Steampunk Books
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-02-04 11:07 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2012-02-05 05:07 PM
Number 30 was one of my favorites... Go to Comment
30 Steampunk Books
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-02-04 12:45 PM
Update: Out with ye!

Thanks to Dragonlordmax, Mourngrymm and Roack for their assistance finishing off the list. Go to Comment
30 Steampunk Books
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Chaosmark's comment on 2012-02-08 07:55 PM
Number 27 was one that I had to fight to avoid fleshing out more; it's one of my favorites, but the site is PG, so I can't really flesh it out any more than I did. Go to Comment
30 Steampunk Books
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Murometz's comment on 2012-02-07 09:10 PM


Some of these are really funny! (7, 15, 16, 27...) Good work!


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30 Steampunk Books
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axlerowes's comment on 2012-02-05 03:39 PM


This is great, number 27 got me.  Have you read 



http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Anthology-Fantastically-Strange-Stories/dp/0763648434



 



I recommend Clockwork Fagin.  It reminds me of number 30.  



 



 


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valadaar's comment on 2013-05-03 10:26 PM
This is great!
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Dossta's comment on 2013-05-04 11:09 PM
I like this sort of list -- the kind that you never realize you need until far too late to plan for it. I wouldn't even have thought to look for a "30 tomes" backup list when running a Steampunk game. Glad that you've got it covered, in case I ever do. (Loved "SparkPunk" stuff). Go to Comment
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OmegaDraco's comment on 2012-02-04 09:45 PM


Fun! I could use this!


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Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
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Scrasamax's comment on 2012-01-02 08:52 AM


How many come in a pack? Are they rechargeable or are they one shot specials? Useful and good to have, but maybe a tad beige, rather like the roadside kit in the trunk.


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Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
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EchoMirage's comment on 2012-01-02 06:50 AM
Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare
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Cheka Man's comment on 2012-01-01 08:08 AM
I want one of these. Go to Comment
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