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Message no. 1
From: "Jason Carter, Nightstalker" <CARTER@***.EDU>
Subject: Chat one last time
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1993 15:39:04 -0800
Twilight said:

>>Yeah, I know that's where they came up with the Drain Code for MindLink
>>(individual), but I don't agree with it. The main thing is that MindLink
>>and Chat should be surface mind interaction, not deep (deep is Mind Probe
>>and such). Technically, the way MindLink is written there is an IMMENSE
>>transfer of information between the two individuals. Chat was designed to
>>be the same as talking to someone (except there is nothing audible). I
>>guess, technically, my drain codes on Chat and MindLink are "house"
>.even though they make alot more sense than FASAa...

Actually, I thought is was surface mind interaction until I read the
descriptions of surface and deep mind interaction in the Grimoire. To qoute
the Grimoire (page 122-3)

Deep Mind Interaction (+2 Drain Target/+1 Drain Level): The spellcaster
must add this detection and manipulation spell modifier to his or her target
number for the Spell Success Test if the spell being constructed requires deep,
multilayered interaction with the target's mind, particularly if controlling
or reading thoughts. For controlling or reading emotions or intentions, use the
_Superficial Mind Interaction_ modifier.

Superficial Mind Interaction (+1 Drain Target): This detection and manipulition
spell modifier must be used if the spell being constructed interacts with the
target's mind. It is used primarily when attempting to affect emotion or
general intentions. No specific information can be gained or imposed using this
modifier. Deeper interaction with the mind requires the Deep Mind Interaction

There it is in black and white. There are no bones about it. To talk requires
Deep Mind Interaction.

See Ya in Shadows, "I can count the number of days I've worked
Jason J Carter since graduation on one hand." - ME!
The Nightstalker Carter@***.EDU


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