Re: Another combat factor

Rich Skrenta (
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 14:28:06 -0400 (EDT)

> Since you are considering adding extra combat factors, let me ask a
> question. Have you considered adding battle magic capabilities for mages?

I have resisted adding battle magic in the past. This is partly
my own prejudice against it (which I have tried to suppress since
many players do like battle magic). I have prefered making magic
to be more indirect. Using it for spying, making it rain to ruin
your enemy's archers, etc.

The other factor is a concern that battle magic would require
changes to the combat system, and extensive playtesting to
properly balance.

But perhaps this is not the case. I can envision some simple
attack spells which could fit into the existing system and not
be too unbalancing....

Rich Skrenta <>

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