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From:     Leroy Van Camp III <van891@??????.edu>
Date:     Mon, 29 Jul 1996 14:20:29 -0700 (PDT)
Subject:  Re: Shamans??

On Mon, 29 Jul 1996, Thomas O. Magann Jr. wrote:
>
> >    My reasoning for this is based on how I view magic in my campaigns,
> >which may not work for everyone.
> >    In my AD&D campaigns, magic is magic is magic.  There are different
> >sources of magic, but they are all essentially the same energy.  When a
> >mage casts a spell, he is manipulating local magical energy.  When a
> >priest casts a spell, he is channelling it from his god.  And when a
> >shaman cast a spell, he is channeling it from spirits.
>
> I see one small problem here, although it only effects SJ, and then, only in
> the Flow. If the priest is doing the channeling when he *throws* the spell,
> instead of when he memorizes it, this would cut all priest off of spells
> above second level when in the flow, or anywhere eles the God couldn't reach.
>
> Now, if the energies where being channeled and stored during memorization, it
> wouldn't cause this problem, and spell casting in the flow wouldn't have the
> extra problem.

    Yeah, your right.  I wrote the above rather quickly, and didn't state
things quite right.
    In the beginning, the above is how I did things.  I hadn't really
thought about the Flow.  It never came up, since the players were in the
same crystal sphere for quite a while.  But when they ventured into the
Flow, and one of the characters went to cast a spell, I realized that it
shouldn't work, under my rationalization.
    So, I did a bit of reworking, and decided that priests channel the
energy to them during morning prayers, holding it within themselves.  I
actually like this idea less, but priest would get jacked otherwise, even
more than they already do in SJ.


	     		  Leroy Van Camp III
  	  owner-mystara-l@??.com         van891@??????.edu
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Shamans??    James Perry    24 Jul 1996 14:57:17
Re: Shamans??    Leroy Van Camp III    29 Jul 1996 01:13:03
Re: Shamans??    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    29 Jul 1996 01:32:34
Re: Shamans??    Leroy Van Camp III    29 Jul 1996 21:20:29
Re: Shamans??    James Perry    30 Jul 1996 18:38:53
Re: Shamans??    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    30 Jul 1996 20:14:10

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