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Old 09-20-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default I happen to have questions about fairly basic magic stuff.

I summon the hivemind to enlighten me on my questions of magic in gurps.

I happen to not have much experience with magic in gurps, thanks to a lot of ultratech and ultratech games.

I have a player using a power stone, an energy reserve, and a familiar to cast his spells.

He also has recover energy at some 15 or above skill.

I don't believe it effects effect the power stone recovery rate. But I am unsure of rather or not it effects the magical energy reserve or not.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: I happen to have questions about fairly basic magic stuff.

The spell Recover Energy was written before Energy Reserve was a thing, being a remnant of the 3e system.

That said, I always rule that since it's Recover Energy and not Recover Fatigue that it affects Energy Reserve (Magic) as it would FP spent from casting.

Clear as mud?
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:12 PM   #3
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The spell Recover Energy was written before Energy Reserve was a thing, being a remnant of the 3e system.

That said, I always rule that since it's Recover Energy and not Recover Fatigue that it affects Energy Reserve (Magic) as it would FP spent from casting.

Clear as mud?
Pretty much as clear as mud hahahahaha.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:19 PM   #4
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I don't believe it effects effect the power stone recovery rate. But I am unsure of rather or not it effects the magical energy reserve or not.
Powerstone: No.
Energy Reserve: Yes
Familiar: No.
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:51 PM   #5
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Powerstone: No.
Energy Reserve: Yes
Familiar: No.
I concur.
Recover (YOUR) Energy, not the energy in a stone, or energy you're allowed to use but belongs to a familiar.
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:01 PM   #6
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Default Re: I happen to have questions about fairly basic magic stuff.

Addendum to my previous post:

I agree with the others that Recover Energy should never apply to a powerstone.

I believe DF5: Allies has info on whether a familiar has access to its master's spells, particularly Recover Energy, at least in DF-land. If the familiar has access to those spells, then I would say "yes"; if not, then "no".

Recover Energy's an odd duck even among spells because it's more of an automatic "Regeneration (FP/ER Only; 1 FP/ER per ten minutes (give or take); Accessibility: Only When Resting)" deal than it is a proper spell, a relic of 3e or possibly even 1e's magic rules from before Regeneration was that big a thing (and possibly even before Regeneration was added to the rule set).

If I was redoing Magic, I'd probably get rid of the spell altogether, replacing it with a custom "refresh energy" advantage.
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