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Old 12-07-2020, 03:40 PM   #31
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How does Great Voice help with Command? (I am assuming Word of Command is the Mind Control spell Command...or is this something different?) Command lets you affect "a subject", not necessarily everyone who can hear it.



Or is the WoC only for one on one conversations with doubters?
See ITL 22 for combining Great Voice with Word Of Command.

Also, have you whipped or lassoed a wizard today?
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Old 12-07-2020, 04:06 PM   #32
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Wizard with Insubstantiality and Spell Shield Rings - armed with Staff V.
Say goodbye to Molly and party.
and what are the odds of having 2 or more with the same background to create identical stats?, maybe 1 every 10 or 20 years.
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Old 12-10-2020, 05:09 PM   #33
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How about the common use of barbed iron arrowheads against wizards?
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:58 PM   #34
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I always wondered the iron arrow head thing myself.

or crossbow bolt.

or iron bolas

etc...

ITL isn't specific, although it indicates that even carrying an iron dagger (4 oz.) is a NoGo.

what if that iron dagger was stuck in her thigh?
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:45 AM   #35
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Well if 4 ounces were the cutoff weight at which iron interferes with magic, arrowheads wouldn't matter until 4 or 5 of them were lodged in the wizard.

Ah, the temptation here to rule each arrow stuck in the wizard is -1 DX for spells casting, up to the maximum of -4 DX. But while I like grainy wargames, that's a little too grainy even for me!

I can't find a single character record sheet left from the early days to confirm this, but I half recollect or suspect my original group back then let wizards slide on the penalty if all the iron they carried was a dagger (or less). Maybe that was before we knew about silver daggers, or our first characters started so poor no one could afford silver? Well I'd never go for that today -- I like the complication of the iron penalty. It gives the game atmosphere.
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Old 06-14-2021, 06:17 AM   #36
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Bola with iron balls.
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