Re: Fw: Invisibility and Making Affinities

From: Nick Hollingsworth <nick.hollingsworth_at_...>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 20:58:40 +0100

A key difference is that in RQ the effect of a spell was described. So everyone could point to the book and say that Reconstruct did *such*. As a ref you could fudge it - but the players could see you squirm to an extent. Another of the things that I expect to be good about HW is that there are no descriptions of what the effect of a spell is. So if a player asks to reconstruct what happened and you say that he sees a shadowy figure he cant point to anything and complain that he has been short-changed. So it gives the ref a lot of power.
Of course with great power comes great responsibility.

When it comes to invisibility - why do you decide that the power is binary. All you have to do is decide its not and presto - problem solved. You haven't acidentally writen an explanation of the power anywhere have you ;-)
"You cast the spell and everyone gasps as you fade away. While you stand still you are hidden by the shadows of the room, but whenever you move your friends soon spot you and hoot and hollar in derision".

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