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Old 04-07-2017, 04:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: Alternatives to Unlimited Mana

I've played with the Ageing based idea before, good for big magic. It worked best in a solo game where the pace of the game wasn't held up by the characters down time. I had a custom advantage "age backwards while asleep" with a couple of add ons like works better at ley lines and crystal sleep chambers. Note beware dark and evil sorcerers with acne whose voices are breaking.

Another one I have played with but not implimented is a centralized power source for all the (official) mages in an empire. Both these ideas are written up as threads here somewhere.
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Old 04-07-2017, 10:03 PM   #12
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Default Re: Alternatives to Unlimited Mana

Usually, Magic requires PRACTICE (unless it is a totally inborn gift or a bless/curse that isn't learned AT ALL).

In that case, however, it REALLY is impossible to acquire magical prowess with systems like corruption.

How will I learn fireball well enough for field use, if before safely using it under stress I'll need to practice it 1000 times in my Sanctum (under a controles enviroment), but doing so would damn my soul and turn me into a monster (or an old man)?
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:45 AM   #13
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Usually, Magic requires PRACTICE (unless it is a totally inborn gift or a bless/curse that isn't learned AT ALL).

In that case, however, it REALLY is impossible to acquire magical prowess with systems like corruption.

How will I learn fireball well enough for field use, if before safely using it under stress I'll need to practice it 1000 times in my Sanctum (under a controles enviroment), but doing so would damn my soul and turn me into a monster (or an old man)?
Considering that the power is corrupting. It's probably very easy to learn... The knowledge is likely given to you by some sort of demon specifically to wreak havoc on the mortal world!
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