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Old 09-29-2018, 10:10 PM   #35
platimus
 
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Default Re: IQ rise and talents

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Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
Actually like the poor dog in Proverbs 26:11, I really think this needs to be printed in black and white in the rules.
  1. IQ slots no longer count for anything other than creating a new character. There is no mention of IQ Slots in the rules.
  2. Somewhere around a total of 36 or 37 stat points, most players will choose to start learning new abilities instead of buying higher stats. I think this implies that prior to 36 or 37 an extra talent or spell comes with each IQ point added.

I'm not arguing that I'm right and your wrong, what I would like is in the printed rules (in the forums doesn't count) something like this:

Experience points can be spent in several ways:
To improve your basic stats: ST, DX, or IQ. This will improve all talents and saving rolls associated with that stat, but it become expensive at high levels. Note that adding an extra IQ point does not automatically entitle the figure to another spell or talent.

OR

Experience points can be spent in several ways:
To improve your basic stats: ST, DX, or IQ. This will improve all talents and saving rolls associated with that stat, but it become expensive at high levels. Note that adding an extra IQ point does allow the figure to obtain another spell or talent.
At first, I couldn't understand how you guys were confused but now I can. You understand that you can learn new Talents or Skills simply by spending XP. But you thought you could still increase IQ (after character creation) and still get a new Talent or Spell (without any additional XP expenditure). Correct? (BTW, IQ "slots" is my terminalogy for the way Talents and Spells fill-up IQ-points)

I agree that point #1 above (IQ slots no longer count for anything other than creating a new character) probably needs to be explicitly stated somewhere for two reasons: (1)removes ambiguity (2)there will no doubt be some "artifacts" left-over from the "old rules" that won't get caught in editing that will amplify (1). I would totally strike the "Somewhere around..." sentence out of the rules.

Last edited by platimus; 09-29-2018 at 11:15 PM.
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