Hey everyone, me and my friends are terribly confused regarding the general guidelines for spells. Where we are confused is whether you include the increased magnitude from Range/Duration/Target to the power of the spell, for example:
Demon's Eternal Oblivion is a spell that lowers a demon's might equal to the level of the spell, now this general guideline spell includes a +2 magnitude of Voice range, is that included in the might reduction? (ArM 5 Core p160)
To further confuse the matter under Wonders Guidelines (RoP The Divine p56) the second general guideline says the following: "create a natural substance that harms non-divine supernatural creatures, such as water that corrodes like acid or light that burns like fire, doing + (BASE LEVEL - 5) damage." So this one specifies the base level of the spell, does that mean other general guidelines are referring to the total value of the spell after Range/Duration/Target calculations?
Would appreciate clarification on this because it's driving me nuts.
Then increase the magnitude as necessary to add R/D/T.
So, for example, let's try Demon's Eternal Oblivion. Let's say you want to destroy 20 Might. Base 10 + 2 magnitudes = 20, so you need Base 10. Then you want R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual. That adds 2 magnitudes to your Base 10 to get a level-20 spell, which happens to equal the 20 Might it destroys. Destroying 20 Might but changing Voice to Sight would start at Base 10 and be increased by 3 magnitudes to get a level-25 spell.