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Old 02-15-2021, 10:25 PM   #21
Infornific
 
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Default Re: TFT Life History Character Generation

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Does every one of the two percenters actually know a spell or do they have the aptitude to someday learn a spell?
Context suggests the former. From ITL, page 134:

"Perhaps one person in 50 will have some small ability with magic. Fewer than 1 in 300 will be true “wizards” within the meaning of this game. This is due mainly to the length and difficulty of magical training. A good comparison would be to doctors or engineers on our Earth."

Italics are mine.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:15 AM   #22
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Default Re: TFT Life History Character Generation

The percentage of wizards in the general population of a world setting really isn't coupled to the percentage of wizards appearing in play, making it a moot point in character generation and game mechanics.

Parties of PCs are normally comprised of whatever characters the players want to play, regardless of what the census bureau might say.
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