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Fenn Grunberg

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1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« on: November 20, 2011, 06:30:25 AM »
Hi, if I have understood it well, 1st level Mages can cast only 0 level spells, right? Why, then, do they have 2 spell points available at that level?
Are they using them if they want to add tricks to their spells?
And if so, where are these tricks in the rulebook?
Sorry, but I've just skimmed through the rulebook, and didn't read it completely. In any case, I'm absolutely convinced that this is the best d20 interpretation I've ever seen and read.
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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 06:39:50 AM »
The answer is yes, to add tricks. The tricks are available to mages that take one of the Spell Conversion feats in chapter 2 (pages 106 and 107 of the first printing, not sure if that's the same in the second).

Another answer is that the Spell Point advancement is linear, and there's no reason NOT to give the mages their spell points. It would look odd to have 0, 0, 6, 8, etc. and could potentially screw up a multi-classed spellcaster (even more than multi-classing normally does).
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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 07:23:50 AM »
Thank you very much again!
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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 07:37:09 AM »
Also, they might already have levels in another spellcasting class (there just aren't any other spellcasting base classes in the core book).

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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 01:10:42 PM »
Another reason that may not be immediately evident is that "specialist" casters (that is, other base class spellslingers found in our upcoming Spellbound supplement who can only cast 1 School, like Reaping, Enchantment, or Channeling) can also cast Level 1 spells at first level. Mages, being able to freely choose from the full gamut, pay for their flexibility with a slower access to power - but when they can finally start casting Level 1 spells they have plenty power banked up :)
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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 01:06:20 AM »
So specialists are Sith?

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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 02:40:16 PM »
So specialists are Sith?

The Reaper is the best Necromancer/Witch's Curse Class I've ever seen.

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Re: 1 Level Mages and Spell Points
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 02:46:18 PM »
So specialists are Sith?

The Reaper is the best Necromancer/Witch's Curse Class I've ever seen.

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