Re: Re: Magic items (was Transforming abilities)

From: Roderick and Ellen Robertson <rjremr_at_...>
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 17:31:50 -0700

> I sort of like the idea that all magic works against a resistance of
> 14 (because it's magic...) but that active resistance allows you to

Well, you *can* do that, but the design philosophy of HeroQuest is that magic is not, in general, better than any other ability. it can let you do things that you normally can't do (like, say, fly), but it is no better at doing general things. A magical ability has both narrow, specific applications; and broad, general ones, but it is only really "better" (ie, resistance 14) when used for its intended purpose against a non-resisting opponent. This is an intentional rule and, I dare say, reflects the way Greg thinks Gloranthan magic works.

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