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Actually Life, I take it back. I had it pointed out to me that Scholomance magic seems to function around personal interpretation. I'm basing my interpretation off of the Artificer class from D&D, who could create healing potions and items, but not actually cast healing *spells*. So you *could* probably cast healing spells, since it's still matter manipulation.

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June 1st, 2011, 6:21 pm
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Bwahahaha, now the world is my oyster!!

Well no not really, but still. Very exciting possibilities.


June 1st, 2011, 6:35 pm
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Hmm, so with being able to manipulate light...one could do a number of things, including Predator-like cloaking with a little creativity and BS.

Though I still haven't decided what kind of energy Greg would lean towards just yet (which is why I didn't mention actual use of magic in his background).


June 1st, 2011, 7:01 pm
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Oops, wrong thread


June 1st, 2011, 7:05 pm
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Moved the "Public Discourse" thread to "Day-to-Day Life"

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June 1st, 2011, 7:57 pm
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This looks cool. I tended to ignore the RP section other than the first two forums, so I didn't see this sitting down here. Was just poking around since I saw there were a lot of posts going on.

A few questions:

1) Presumably I can still join?

2) Do all the students have to come from the same world? Do they all have to be human (or even humanoid)? I notice it says "nestled in a tear in reality", but I'm not clear on whether that includes alternate dimensions, alien worlds halfway across the universe, or even other magical worlds somewhere beyond the universe.

3) The schools of magic seem a bit confusing. Some areas are pretty clear, but where would something like magical shielding fall? Or a spell that unlocks doors? Does it just entirely depend on how you argue the spell works?

4) If the arguing thing is true, just how broken is creativity allowed to become? Precast spells bound into a rune/runeword/seal/enchanted item/etc that can be activated with a single point of mana at a later time? (or even worse, 0 points, but I suspect that's a no-no) Items that can be created that can restore mana points when consumed?

5) What are students allowed to bring with them to the school? Just the clothes on their back? If there were holidays or days off from school (weekends or whatever local equivalent exists) are they allowed time away from the school?

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That's all I can think of for now. I'm going to go poke at the character creation page for a bit.


June 1st, 2011, 10:27 pm
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Quick question about mana. How do we regain it? Also, I'm reading the +3 we get each year as expanding our total pool so, for example, second year students start with 12 mana. Is this correct?

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June 1st, 2011, 11:11 pm
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Greetings Lthayer! I shall endeavor to answer your questions.

1) Alas, you missed the deadline by but a hair. The registry closed when I made the first post. We plan on picking it back up (starting a new term?) in the fall, so you can bring a new character to us then! We're play-testing it right now, so hopefully when you decide to join us anew we'll have some of the bugs worked out.

2) While the school is nestled in a dimensional tear, all our current players hail from modern-day earth. For simplicity's sake, I would ask you to keep it to that general time frame.

3) Spells work by manipulating some form of force; energy, matter, supernatural, and psychic. You can achieve the same ends through different means, though some will more naturally be easier using different techniques. How are you using your magical shielding? What sort of shield would it be? A shield to ward off, say, a fireball might counter it by sapping the heat away from the fireball, or shooting a mass of water at it. One would be manipulating energy, the other matter.

4) Creativity will get you farther here than rules-lawyering, though there are limits (and of course, consequences) to all things. If you can argue something to work convincingly, you will get more leeway than simply saying "I do this", if push comes to shove. The final call, of course, is mine, and rest assured that I am telling everyone the same answers to the same questions.

5) What students can bring with them; one of those things we will need to work out before next time. Basically, most anything you could reasonably expect to bring to any other university setting won't be a problem, but for the particularly unusual things you will need permission. Extra change of clothes: acceptable. Barrett .50, you had best have a particularly convincing reason to be allowed to take that with you.

Did I answer all of your questions?

Witt: you are correct. Mana is recharged when you rest and get a good meal, the +3/year means your pool expands.


June 1st, 2011, 11:22 pm
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Bah. Oh well. I saw that Witt had made his character earlier today and that there was still a character who had yet to post, so I was hoping to be able to play. I doubt I'll have much time for it come August.


June 1st, 2011, 11:40 pm
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Starting this Saturday I'll be camping and unable to use the internet or post for about a week. I should be able to post again by next Friday or Saturday, though.


June 17th, 2011, 1:40 am
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I'm back! A week later than I thought but I'm back. Now to catch up...


July 2nd, 2011, 10:25 pm
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Welcome back.


July 4th, 2011, 7:24 pm
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Is magic genetic, spiritual, radioactive, etc?

This question is for character building.


August 7th, 2011, 4:46 am
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Government puts it in flu vaccines.

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August 7th, 2011, 6:30 am
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I asked Slamu this before, the anwser I got was basically "There is a lot of debate, but no solid evidence either way." So basically, no-one knows.

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August 7th, 2011, 7:32 am
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Magic is friendship.

Scholomance is the least magical place in the universe.

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August 7th, 2011, 7:28 pm
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So that's why Othello's magic is stronger than anyone else's!


August 8th, 2011, 3:23 am
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Witt you are a genius. This explains everything.


August 8th, 2011, 4:22 am
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Holy $%^&, it lives!

I'd really like to get back into this...I'll need to reread everything. There was some interaction between Greg and Clara back in July (oog) but that never showed up here, I guess (roleplaying was done on skype).


October 8th, 2011, 9:37 pm
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That's been true of almost all of our roleplaying from what I understand.

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October 8th, 2011, 11:37 pm
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...........

:doh

Dammit.

I'd still like to get back involved, but I will really need some help in catching up.


October 8th, 2011, 11:45 pm
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You were with Game right? I think he had some stuff. You could ask the rest of us through PM's whether or not we'll tell you anything well...that's up to chance.

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October 9th, 2011, 12:57 am
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Kinda wanted to try my hand at this, but since I missed the deadline I was waiting for the end of the "term." Just wondering when I might get a chance to join.


October 9th, 2011, 9:29 pm
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I'd be ok with more people joining now. I mean, spud practically did. But it's up to slamu I guess.

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