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Old 10-03-2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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Over on my occasional blog, I've shared some musings on TFT magic discussing house rules for casting from books and being able to learn spells that are above a character's IQ.
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Old 10-04-2020, 03:13 AM   #2
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Very nice indeed Shostak. While I've long advocated for a Wizardry talent, and talents in general costing all characters the same, I never went so far as to suggest a low cost of only 2 for Wizardry. Leaving them almost as much room for mundane talents as a non-wizard would certainly change the balance in combat.

Not that I dislike the idea at all, I just assumed it would get me burned as a heretic :)

The new take on spell books is intriguing, and I'll be mulling that over for a long time.
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Old 10-04-2020, 07:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, Steve. I've toyed with having Wizardry cost 2 at character generation only, and 3 after that, but decided it was too fiddley. At 2 it costs enough to discourage just anyone learning it to be able to learn a spell or two.
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Old 10-07-2020, 11:31 AM   #4
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The latest musings over on my occasional blog are on HTH combat, in response to a request in a thread over on the main forum. Your feedback is welcomed!
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Old 10-07-2020, 08:29 PM   #5
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As a counter point (to learning talents/spells above IQ level) might I suggest that Alertness is a disadvantage?

It's for a character who has a high IQ that drives their perception but they're too lazy to pick up talents and spells of high complexity. Ergo their listed IQ is lower than their true potential.
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