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Old 10-24-2018, 08:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: A few Magic questions

Originally Posted by Refplace View Post
It wont change the underlying spell nature like fire to acid.
Still, it's pretty trivial to port one spell to a different college and just change its fluff text and special effects. Magic p14 has rules for inventing new spells, which balance guidelines are also useful for altering existing ones.

If "minor changes" are meant to be on-the-fly, done by some mage that's only put one point into one spell, and wants to use that one spell to command all the elements by changing fire for lightning for acid for stone for whatever, for Regular range for Missile for Area Effect, then you have a different problem. Spells are cheap, so a lot of those sort of changes might well be better handled as creating a new spell -- if not a different magic system to be more improvisational in the first place.
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