Re: Common Magic vs. Taxes

Patrick McLaughlin (
Wed, 24 Aug 1994 16:47:27 -700 (PDT)

My error. I missed the 1/5 of the remaining....

Even so, if one develops a substantial civ level at one location, the
money that can be gathered by _one_ noble vastly outweighs what several
can gather doing common magic.

And the magicians will have to be spread out to do so... vulnerable.

I think that common magic is a good deal. But not so good a deal as to
suggest gutting it.

If Rich wishes to consider a sliding scale for the returns on common
magic, versus the civ level, I'd support that. To lessen the offence to
reality and to emphasize that it is _civilization_ that is economically

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