Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

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Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

Postby bluekieran » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:53 pm

Just a quick rules question; the Viking Sorcerer profession seems to get both Rune Carving and Seidr, but do they get different galdrar/galdrastafir for each skill, or the same in both forms?
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Re: Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

Postby alex_greene » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 pm

Different. Very different, requiring different percentages and Improvement Rolls to learn them separately.
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Re: Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

Postby bluekieran » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:55 pm

Hmm, but three of each for a starting character? Just seems like a lot! Though I am playing the character so perhaps I shouldn't complain...

Edit: or I am reading it wrong and it should be three total...
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Re: Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

Postby alex_greene » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:43 pm

If your Legend character wanted to learn Common Magic, Divine Magic, Sorcery and Spirit Magic, each school of magic would have to be a separate skill or even a bunch of them.

Common Magic
Pact (deity) for each deity
Lore (deity) for each deity
Sorcery (Grimoire) for each Grimoire
Manipulation
Spirit Magic

That calls for a lot of Improvement Rolls.
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Re: Viking books - Seidr/Rune Carving

Postby bluekieran » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:43 pm

alex_greene wrote:If your Legend character wanted to learn Common Magic, Divine Magic, Sorcery and Spirit Magic, each school of magic would have to be a separate skill or even a bunch of them.

Common Magic
Pact (deity) for each deity
Lore (deity) for each deity
Sorcery (Grimoire) for each Grimoire
Manipulation
Spirit Magic

That calls for a lot of Improvement Rolls.
Sure, granted. But the base Sorcerer/Witch/etc classes (and the other Viking magic-user classes) just end up with one form of magic (in addition to common magic, which we're doing without to reflect a somewhat less high-magic setting), whereas as I'm reading it the Viking Sorcerer gets two, though with access to the same set of spells in both forms. So it seemed to make sense that the character's understanding of the galdrar/galdrastafir might extend across both skills. Otherwise he ends up with (as a beginning char) six different magical tools in his toolbox, and even ongoing he only has two magical skills to train - although admittedly spending rolls to learn spells for either/both will slow that down somewhat.

I guess I just don't want to go full munchkin!

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