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I was looking through Netflix to see what LGBTQ movies it was recommending to me that were 3 stars or more and came across Kaboom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom_(film)

It looked light and fluffy, but Netflix usually doesn't steer me too wrong with its star ratings.

But this movie was terrible.  Truly bad. Full of nonsensical (but pretty) characters with a plot that was tissue thin. If I had seen that it was directed by Gregg Araki I would probably have stayed away.
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Agreed, this movie was horrible.
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Thread over on the Ars Magica board discussion lvl 3 spells.

http://forum.atlas-games.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=101&start=30
Erik Tyrrell wrote: !! Rocket from the Sockets. InIm 3 **R**:Voice, **D**: Momentary, **T**: Individual The caster takes a single look from a point at a distance. Contributor: Tyrrell. Notes: From Tyr...
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I'm pleasantly surprised that there are so many things an apprentice with 0 in all the Arts will actually be able to do.
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Where's the best place to put characters once we have them statted up?
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I figure we put drafts here and once everything is settled, we can move the character to the wiki? There's a character write up category here. 
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I need clarification on stunt building and am hoping people can share their wisdom.

I'm trying to build a quarterstaff fighter and one of the stunts I wanted to give him was "Staff Defense: +2 on defense rolls while wielding a staff"

I think it's not narrow enough. Maybe it could be narrowed by adding "when using a Full Defense action"?  Or perhaps, "when outnumbered"?

Suggestions?
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+Peter Curry, that's cool. If you guys WERE using armor, I can see a stunt like...

Interposing Staff: You know how to block incoming attacks, even arrows, with the twirl of a quarterstaff. As long as you are wielding a staff in your hand, and have some freedom of movement, you are treated as if you were wearing Armor: 2.

.. or, you know, other appropriate Armor rating, as your individual game handles Extras. I think that one's balanced just fine, as long as everybody's going to be strapping on armor and getting bonuses for it.
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Gwydion ap Hywel
Vertex filius Lucidia doctrinae Bonisagi

"Elemental Prodigy"

Merton College
Int +3, Per +1, Str -2, Sta +2, Pre: +2, Com -1, Dex -2, Qik +1
Age: 14, Size: 0, Confidence: 1

Virtues & Flaws: 
The Gift (+0), Simple Student (+0), Puissant Magic Theory (+0), Elemental Magic (+3), Affinity with Auram (+1), Affinity with Terram (+1), Puissant Aquam (+1), Puissant Ignem (+1), Educated (+1), Personal Vis Source  (+1), Apt Student (+1), Deficient Intelligo (-3), Supernatural Nuisance (the elements? magical creatures?) (-3), Deficient Corpus (-1), Deficient Mentem (-1), Deficient Animal (-1), Humble (-1)

Personality Traits: 
Humble +3, Pragmatic +2, Worrier +1

Abilities: 
Speak Welsh (poetry) 5, Stealth 2 (sneaking), Guile 2 (white lies), Folk Ken 1 (teachers), Speak English 3 (slang), Awareness 2 (alertness), Charm 1 (first impressions), Athletics 1 (climbing), Swim 1 (diving), Latin 4 (academic usage), Artes Liberales 3 (geometry), Philosophiae 3 (natural philosophy), Theology 1 (bible stories), Magic Lore 1 (elementals), Profession Scribe 2 (copying)

Magical Sigil: Spells are accompanied by a warm, humid, gritty, breeze.

Background:
Gwydion was born in a small village in northern Wales.  His gift manifested at a fairly young age and he was plagued by elemental manifestations causing him to be shunned by his family and village. 

A Bonisagus Maga caught wind of the stories and took him as more of a study project than anything else. Discovering his strong gift and elemental affinities she arranged for his schooling and prepared him for entrance to Oxford.

Gwydion is a rather shy young man, but is raring at the bit to finally learn magic and harness his abilities. At the same time, he is partially dreading it.  His gift has always plagued him and after a few manifestations, people begin to shun him. He's hoping that at college, with other gifted students things might actually be different...

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A couple notes about this character.  I fear that he is a bit one dimensional but I have always wanted to make an Elemental Magic character, so here he is.  The puissant Magic Theory is the free virtue for being a Bonisagus Magus.  Are we not using those? Lastly, I see his Supernatural Nuisance as having elementals being attracted to him (I could also use Turbulence Prone instead, and then convert it later).
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All your Hermetic Virtues are Inherited, which just means you have not demonstrated them yet, because you don't know any magic, and they will appear in play, prompted by some story. Your House Virtue will be taught to you (or inflicted on you, in the case of House Tytalus) during play, for free.

I'm fine with the Elementalist theme. Your Nuisance might be some kind of minor elemental spirit at first, perhaps attracting more variety and frequency as we play. We can be flexible with this and see what happens.

Sadly, Magic Lore is an Arcane skill and you can't begin with those. However, you will be able to learn it very soon, if it is a priority for Gwydion. 
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Here's a link to my Ars Magica 5e character cost cheat-sheet.  You can save a copy to your google drive.

All it really does is keep a running total of your stat and skill costs.  It doesn't take any Virtues or Flaws into account, and you will have to manually adjust the target costs.  It's basically just an easy way to make sure your character is totaling up properly.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding it.
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