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From:     Skreyn@???.com
Date:     Wed, 12 Jul 1995 22:46:47 -0400
Subject:  Re: Several topics
>I don't think cost should be set on how hard the GM wants it to be for the
>players to get hold of stuff.  It should reflect the expense _other_ people
>have to make, or are willing to make to get that stuff too.  Perhaps they
>get discount because of good connections in court, or in magical circles.

Er, did I suggest this?

>To make Armor less of a nuisance, have that 'piece of leather blessed by
>a priest' be nonrenewable,

Player's Handbook, page 129:
"Spell components are expended as the spell is cast, unless
otherwise noted."
Armor spell, Player's Handbook, page 131:
"The material component is a piece of finely cured leather that
has been blessed by a priest." [end of spell description]

i.e., the leather _does_ disappear after casting.

>Customised Alarm spells would cost more than the standard:
>"Go off whenever planted in the ground and a humanoid crosses my orientation
>without saying (Password)"

This is "standard"?  :)

>The magic mouth alarm sticks can be made in the
>mages free time and sold as demand requires.

You have to be careful with this.  Most adventuring mages won't have
any free time while on the road that they can use to memorize
Magic Mouth spells, and it's easy to fall into the trap of, "Oh, the
boat trip took two weeks with no encounters?  I'll have spent all
of that time making Magic Mouth Sticks."

>Higher level mages can make more sensitive Magic Mouths

More sensitive, how?  The only thing that changes with level is the
activation range.

>The cost of each Magic Mouth alarm stick can be fairly cheap, but you need
>a large number of them to be truly effective.

Hmph.  If I were a 3rd level wizard using up my only 2nd level spell
slot each day on Magic Mouth, I'd have someone pay to make it worth
my while (and the risk of not having a Melf's Acid Arrow memorized
instead...).

Boy, do _I_ sound grumpy....
--
Sean K Reynolds   a.k.a. Veggie Boy  skreyn@??????.com  skreyn@???.com
"Later, alone, Belial will curl himself up undere the mountains and
remember Seraphiel, and archangel who fell by his side, who was one of
few Belial had considered a friend."



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Several topics    Skreyn@???.com    12 Jul 1995 02:37:10
Re: Several topics    Michael Sandy    12 Jul 1995 16:45:18
Re: Several topics    Skreyn@???.com    13 Jul 1995 02:46:47
Re: Several topics    Michael Sandy    13 Jul 1995 05:27:46
Re: Several topics    Skreyn@???.com    14 Jul 1995 03:48:17

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