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Shostak 10-03-2020 04:31 PM

Musings from Myriangia
 
Over on my occasional blog, I've shared some musings on TFT magic discussing house rules for casting from books and being able to learn spells that are above a character's IQ.

Steve Plambeck 10-04-2020 03:13 AM

Re: Musings from Myriangia
 
Very nice indeed Shostak. While I've long advocated for a Wizardry talent, and talents in general costing all characters the same, I never went so far as to suggest a low cost of only 2 for Wizardry. Leaving them almost as much room for mundane talents as a non-wizard would certainly change the balance in combat.

Not that I dislike the idea at all, I just assumed it would get me burned as a heretic :)

The new take on spell books is intriguing, and I'll be mulling that over for a long time.

Shostak 10-04-2020 07:20 AM

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Thanks, Steve. I've toyed with having Wizardry cost 2 at character generation only, and 3 after that, but decided it was too fiddley. At 2 it costs enough to discourage just anyone learning it to be able to learn a spell or two.

Shostak 10-07-2020 11:31 AM

Re: Musings from Myriangia
 
The latest musings over on my occasional blog are on HTH combat, in response to a request in a thread over on the main forum. Your feedback is welcomed!

hcobb 10-07-2020 08:29 PM

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As a counter point (to learning talents/spells above IQ level) might I suggest that Alertness is a disadvantage?

It's for a character who has a high IQ that drives their perception but they're too lazy to pick up talents and spells of high complexity. Ergo their listed IQ is lower than their true potential.

Shostak 07-21-2021 01:24 PM

Re: Musings from Myriangia
 
My latest musings deal with some house rules for ST.

hcobb 07-21-2021 01:29 PM

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Whataboutism scaling ST (vs health) by the size of the critter?

https://www.hcobb.com/tft/house_rules.html#Health

Shostak 07-21-2021 01:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hcobb (Post 2389271)
Whataboutism scaling ST (vs health) by the size of the critter?

https://www.hcobb.com/tft/house_rules.html#Health

That's a great question, Henry. Since they generally are GM characters, I don't feel the need to detail rules for them. If I want a stronger-than-normal lion that does extra damage with its bite, I just do it.

Shostak 10-16-2021 09:37 AM

Re: Musings from Myriangia
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Shostak (Post 2346787)
Over on my occasional blog, I've shared some musings on TFT magic discussing house rules for casting from books and being able to learn spells that are above a character's IQ.

In my lastest blog entry I expand on this to include grimoires as Greater Magic Items.

warhorse11h 10-19-2021 01:40 PM

Re: Musings from Myriangia
 
Something that never seemed right in this game is the rule that spells of IQ15 and above cannot be cast from a book because they are too complex. Complexity would actually make books more necessary, even for wizards who know the spell well.


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