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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:42 pm 

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Why the decision to make spell casting so hard?


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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:18 pm 
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deviknyte wrote:
Why the decision to make spell casting so hard?


I think it's to balance the power and flexibility of casting. It's not really 'hard'. The "must have a hand free" is pretty common in almost any game with spellcasting. Some games even make you have material components on hand.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:12 pm 
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If you meet the prereqs then its only one talent to gain spell casting. That's not a high cost of opportunity. And you can do it in heavy armor unlike many systems...so again from a strictly power standpoint, why wouldn't you?

Lack of a shield puts you at a disadvantage vis-a-via other combat specialists who don't have to dedicate a hand to cast spells.

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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:59 pm 

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Some altherian needs to invent tool langyards and rifle slings.


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 Post subject: Re: Casting with Shield and Sword
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:06 am 
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Pig Librarian wrote:
Some altherian needs to invent tool langyards and rifle slings.


Some of us have :)

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