So, the guy with Magical Focus: Circular Wards is trying to expand their efficacy, and...
I'm not sure I agree with his line of thinking.
Keep in mind the guy is a great, passionate gamer, but a big-time comic book fan.
So, he asked if a Circular Ward could be drawn and cast on a ship. Yes, I say.
Well, what about a ring of metal? Could that be your circle? Sure, I say. There's a Flambeau archmage in Guardians of the Forest who have a chain that does just that.
Well, says he, what if I use Rego to move the metal ring? Errrrr... ah... Hm. What? - I say.
It feels to me like a Circular Ward should... not be mobile. That's just my gut feeling. Attached to a mobile structure or a ship, ok. I mean... I place a circular ward against puppies on a table with a circle on it. There's a puppy in the circle. If I lift the table and flip it upside down? What happens?
That's a side thought, but floating metal hoops with ward upon them feel... expedient, not magical and not the way I've come to think of the conjurer's magic circle.
I'm curious what people think.
I'm worried... am I a curmudgeon considering shooting down his idea, or do I have a legitimate concern?
Often, I feel like my perception of keeping Mythic Europe "mythic" may be solely my concern, but the extreme leads to magical cell-phones and other things that force me to ask "If that's the way you want things to be, why are you playing Ars Magica".