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Posted by: VB_Baysider on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:01:12 PM
Why I like 5th Age Magic
In my previous post, I suggested looking to Dragonlance 5th Age for an alternative point-based magic system. The reasons I like this system are threefold:
1) To me, it feels more like fantasy literature. There isn't a pre-defined list of spells or powers... The mage thinks up the spell effect they desire, spends their mana and attempts to cast the spell (with largers spells being more difficult than lesser spells).
2) A mage can spend more or less of their mana from their spell point pool depending on the situation. As noted, larger spell effects are more difficult to cast. Adding a little illumination to the tip of your staff is easier than blasting a large group of opponents with a blinding light.
3) A mage can make up new spells as needed. Because the mechanic...