The latter: unless you have concentrated on common magic, it simply augments without changing the basic nature of the act, so it is still mundane climbing or healing.
> In the magic rules there is an example of someone having magic
boots to jump over
> trees. She is rolling against a 14 target because it is magic.
Does she have
> concentrated common magic or is having a magic item somehow
It is different. Effectively, the boots are doing the magic!
> And then there are feats. Ok, I get if using a feat you jsut roll
> augmentations. But what if I'm augmenting with the feat? Do I
> (affinity+feat)/10 or do I augment with affinity/10+feat. If I
had the affinity of 1W2
> and the feat at +6 would that be an augmentation of +3 or +8?
The whole +x notation was just intended as a way to simplify record keeping. Essentially, you have that feat at 7W2, or 47, which gives an auto-augment of +5
> And If you have concentrated your magic and want to use an
affinity to do a feat like
> "active effect" but aren't a devotee yet is there a penalty? Is
that what the -10 they
> are talking about is?
Yes (although if you have concentrated the penalty is actually -5)
> Oh and is there a good explanation for what determines a feat vs a
talent vs charm vs
> all these different types of magical abilities?
The only difference is the kind of otherworld from which they derive, which is important if you then go on to concentrate in a kind of magic and must lose the incompatible ones - eg, if you concentrate in theist magic, you can only keep your c.m. feats. In practical terms, they do the same thing.
> I'm sorta avoiding reading the Animist and Wizardry sections
because so far the
> magic rules have really confused me and I had really liked how
simple everything was
> up until now.
Perservere, ask questions and play around with the rules, they *should* make sense in the end! Hope all this helps.
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