I've been re-re-re-reading the Verditius chapter of HoH:MC again.
Has anyone got any idea how multicasting enchanted casting tools would couple with spell mastery?
ie, Mastery 2 (multicast/penetration) and +10 multicast from ECT.
would that give you 1(base) + 10 (ECT),+2 (spell mastery) = 13 castings?
or would it be
(1(base) +2 (spell mastery) )* 10 (ECT) = 30 castings?
I'm kind of hoping its just the 13, as 30 is a tad munchkin even for my group.
We never had a Verditius initiating this Virtue, but a cursory examination when HoH:MC came out made us agree that it would either be 13 or 11 (i.e. with the Casting Tools bonus replacing the analogous effect of spell mastery altogether). Game balance pushed us towards the second interpretation, strict reading of the rules probably towards the former. 30 was always out of the question.