Re: Digest Number 361

From: Martin Dick <martin.dick_at_...>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 11:56:13 +1100

>Subject: Mundane vrs Magical, the official Issaries quick reply
>>From the keyboard of Greg:
>> Q: Can Gloranthan characters increase their mundane skills to the point
>> where they are essentially supernatural, just like feats/affinities?
>> A: Yes.
>> Q: So why would anyone ever bother with feats and affinities instead of
>> just increasing your skills?
>> A: Because the difficulties are different. To leap a tall tree with a
>> tree-leaping feat, you face the magic resistance difficulty of 14. To
>> leap
>> a tall tree with your mundane leap ability, you face a difficulty of 10w3.
>> It takes a long time for the character who has simply been developing his
>> ordinary Leap ability to do what a greenhorn can with his Tree Leaper

Just to clarify,

If I'm using a magical leaping skill as opposed to my mundane jumping skill, then it doesn't matter if the tree is 20' tall or 100' tall, I still use a resistance of 14, but if I'm using a mundane skill then the resistance is based on the height of the tree?

As well, if I'm an animist who has integrated a Kangaroo spirit to give me a Jumping ability, does this count as a magical ability or a mundane ability?


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