I had genuinely expected to get through more classes in this sitting, but the Cleric lead to a whole thing about spellcasting and so by the time I finished the fighter, I was pretty much done for the day.
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- I agree withthat the section he refers helped a lot in deciphering what the designers intended. But I must persist that if one section in the rules contradict another, there is very little one can do but decide for yourself which one takes priority. And that was my problem with Spell Progression. Over here it says "this", but over there it says "that"... so which one is it?
Now we know.Aug 27, 2013
- Yeah, I had asked a bunch of spell questions after my first read through as well.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/105931587145202142417/posts/4DTGioujyXsAug 27, 2013
- While I have the 13th Age book, I admit I haven't done a detailed read-through.
If spells follow the model of powers, do people have a problem with that? I based my homebrew on 4e in that powers and spells may apply conditions and damage. The difference is that spells may target non-armor defenses, and there is significantly more variety. The flavor of the game mechanic comes from the players (inspired, one assumes, by the spell name and description.)
I like the idea of players being able to choose from a full list of options and that, to me, is the point of choosing to play a spellcaster.
Finally, I'm often frustrated by rulebooks that have key concepts seemingly hidden. Game designers take note: it may be worthwhile to describe the mechanics of your system specifically, and then introduce the flavorful elements.Aug 27, 2013
- I actually am totally cool with it either way. Powers are simpler and more streamlined. Spell rotation is more flexible. Big benefits either way.
My frustration was more with it being unclear.Aug 27, 2013
- The key concepts (i.e. escalation die, staggered) are easily referenced in the glossary/index where they are clearly explained.Aug 27, 2013
- Indeed, and I'm making a point to call out the utility of the index on each occasion that I use it (because it's great) but if that is the intentional workflow, that's kind of awkward. Not unworkable, but if the intent is that the reader keeps skipping to the end, them call that out and make it easy (my sole complaint with the index is that it's not actually the last or even second to last thing, which is a minor annoyance each time I flip)Aug 27, 2013
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