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Old 09-29-2019, 07:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Mixing kinds of Magic

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One major hole in the skill system is how One Spell Magery costs 2/level so it's the cheaper investment (with other side benefits, like extending effect) past the initial 1 point in a skill. The only limits are whether or not the GM allows it to be purchased, .
I've never seen One Spell Magery even bought. Probably because I seriously doubt that it's legal to buy it more than once.

So if you have One Spell Magery you will be a Johnny One Spell by definition.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #12
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You're right, I took a second look at Thaumatology 25, didn't remember the "nobody can buy One-Spell Magery multiple times for different spells" part. This makes "One College Magery" and "Power Casting" (Magical Styles 29) a lot more distinctive I suppose.

Of course there is the tiered option to do stuff like "3 Spell Magery" -70% or "5 Spell Magery -60%", which is actually a BETTER deal than taking One Spell Magery twice if you specify this for your favorites.

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Old 09-30-2019, 11:03 AM   #13
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You're right, I took a second look at Thaumatology 25, didn't remember the "nobody can buy One-Spell Magery multiple times for different spells" part. This makes "One College Magery" and "Power Casting" (Magical Styles 29) a lot more distinctive I suppose.

Of course there is the tiered option to do stuff like "3 Spell Magery" -70% or "5 Spell Magery -60%", which is actually a BETTER deal than taking One Spell Magery twice if you specify this for your favorites.
If Magery is a learnable advantage, it might be interesting in a 'magical school' game for a lot of mages to start out with One-Spell Magery, and need to develop it to less limited forms, or possibly to decide whether they want to proceed in widening their capabilities, or limit themselves to being more powerful in one college, or one section of a college (e. g. 'Lightning Spells Only' or 'Acid Spells Only').
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