Started by rabindranath72, August 19, 2008, 06:18:32 AM
Quote from: Vortigern on September 06, 2008, 11:05:04 PMI can see your point Antonio.I have another thing I've been considering and that is just further thought on the use of sleight of hand and gadgetry etc. More the 'lotus' stuff. Once I stumbled across the 'use powers to represent gadgets/substances etc.' the 'how' problem was kind of solved. But now I'm wondering how you establish a baseline of how you decide how many any given sorcerer might have or how they can replinish. Rather than delve into some sort of crafting rules or just leaving it at the discretion of the guy running the game I've been thinking linking it to one's Lore might be a good idea. Perhaps a fixed ratio of lore to the number of substances you know how to make and how many doses you have available to use in any given scene ( or set of scenes ) before you have a chance to replenish. Another option would be with Cover I suppose, if your cover was appropriatte?
Quote from: Ron Edwards on September 07, 2008, 11:27:13 PMFinally getting around to this ...Anyway, I went to the text and was relieved to see that it found what I thought it said, although perhaps not enough. I also think I see how a certain mis-reading has become common. I struggled with this text because, well, it was a long time ago, and I hadn't written Trollbabe yet. I think it's fair to say that Trollbabe was conceived in the effort it took to write this part of Sorcerer & Sword.The text in Sorcerer & Sword is based on the observation, not that the sword-and-sorcery hero excludes most of the world from considerations of fellow humanity, but rather that he* tends to glue people to himself all the time, specifically those who happen to be in dangerous situations with him. One sort of hero, like Conan, is a constant confirmer of friendships; another sort, like Elric, is a constant betrayer of friendships. The point is that they both form such friendships at the drop of a hat. I say friendships here, but it's a very broad category. I would even include antagonists in this category, basing that on the death of Thak, which I quote elsewhere in the book. Best, Ron* I usually use "he or she" construction, but in this sentence, the multiple pronoun phrases made it cumbersome.
Quote from: epweissengruber on September 14, 2008, 11:33:26 AMFor anyone looking to define their sorcerers' Lore scores, "curious heathen gestures" might be a good start