At 12:45 PM 6/28/96 +0200, Sascha wrote: >On 27.06.96, Technomancer wrote about "Invisible? Mage":
>> * One of my players has created a mage character with the following: >> A spell lock of armor (3 successes) >> Spell locks with >> Increase Reflexes +3 >> Increase Willpower +4 >> Increase Reaction +4 >> Increase Intelligence +4 >> Increase Body +4 >> And so on... >> >> When he turns them all on, he ends up having something like >> 3d6+16 initiative, 10-12 willpower and 12 body. >> How can something present a danger to him? >> He will beat any common mage in the astral (12 Willpower) and he is >> faster than most (if not all) samurai. >> Am I missing something, or has he found a loop in the rules?
>a) Grimoire2 p. 86 states astral Attributes are not affected by locked > spells >b) How can the character get end-values of 12? This implies a basic > value of 8...???
Good point! I missed that.
>c) See Focus Addiction rules in Awakenings p.103 >d) With all these locks "up", he'll have a neon sign up that says "Here > I am!". >e) You can still ground through Spell locks
Let's not forget
f) Active spell locks have to fight to pass through astral barriers. Since this is determined with an opposed Force test, spell locks almost always lose.
and related to "c"
g) A mage can only have as many foci as his intelligence rating, in this case, it has to be 6.
-- "I remember my first sexual encounter because I kept the recipe." - Jeff DahmerMessage no. 2
Re: [SR2] Invinsible? Mage
Sat, 6 Jul 1996 22:42:44 -0400 (EDT)
At 09:38 PM 6/29/96 PDT, Benjamin wrote:
>> A spell lock created a link to _sustain_ a spell without further >> attention from the caster. Locks only work with sustainable spells. >> Istantanious or permanent spells do their work and then dissapate >> so there is no way you can cast them into a spell lock.
>But you haave to _SUSTAIN_ heal/treat in order for there to be any effect >worth metntioning.
But once you sustain it for the amount of time, it ends.
Are you trying to find a way to get around the fact that there are no elementals that can sustain Health spells?
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