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From:     James Perry <jperry@??.net>
Date:     Tue, 30 Jul 1996 13:38:53 -0500
Subject:  Re: Shamans??
>
>>    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.

And now we get into the Dark Sun debate...when is the spell energy drawn
upon?  I'd say when it's cast, as it's better for game play (IMHO).


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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
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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