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A Mage's Life (Nasuverse RP OOC)

Discussion in 'PbP OOC' started by gibbousmoons, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. gibbousmoons

    gibbousmoons Dressed to Impress Moderator Subscriber

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    I said that you can either be skilled, or you can be strong.

    Look at the costs of spells, I took a whole lot of 0's off the end of pretty much everything with the magecraft creation system. A one-person "kill him with eye beams" spell could be. . .

    Juggalo's Revenge (cost: 13)
    -speed: A (+3)
    -scope: anti-unit (0)
    -severity: A (+5)
    -authority: B (+3)
    -description: The mage signs the symbol of the Mirthful Messiahs, and they strike down the unbeliever.

    You start with a capacity of 25.

    On another note, is everyone in agreement then on splitting into two groups of three? I'll give you the chance to make your own groups now, if you want to.

    [] Brutal
    [X5] Vicious
    [X] Shirou

    And is there any more input on which city to pic, or are you all okay with using Detroit?
     
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  2. nick012000

    nick012000 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm in the process of creating a character, but wait. Is the "Cost" listed for spells the Prana cost, the XP cost, or both? I'm going to assume "both" for the purpose of writing up this character, but if it's just Prana cost, I guess I'll have another 5 XP to spend to increase my Magic Circuits/Circuit Quality with.

    Name: Nick Numbers
    Description: A tall, thin Caucasian man, clad in a suit of medieval armor, and wearing a cloak of deerskin over his shoulders and head. His helmet bears the horns of the deer whose skin he wears, and he weilds a sword so large no normal person would be able to lift it, let alone fight with it.
    History: Once a normal (if rather nerdy) man, studying to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, he stumbled across an extradimensional cafe run by a race of chibi cat-spirits. When he eventually left, he discovered himself in another dimension, where a fictional story from his homeworld was true. So, knowing that magecraft was real, he set out to learn as much of it as he could. Beginning with using a formalcraft ritual to blow his circuits open with the prana of a half-dozen chickens, he then set out to learn as much magecraft as he could. Fortunately, he already had a decent idea of the basics, as well as enough technical knowledge to know how to look things like Runecraft up on the Internet. Unknown to him, he is currently being evaluated by the Wizard Marshall Zelretch as a potential apprentice.

    Elements: Wind and Earth
    Origin: "Liminality"
    Health: 1 (improved significantly through magecraft)
    Stats
    - Body: 1 (improved significantly through magecraft)
    - Mind: 2 (improved moderately through magecraft)
    - Magecraft: 5
    - Circuit Number: 10
    - Circuit Power: 9


    [X] Mind +1 (2)
    [XXXX] Magecraft +4 (8)
    [XXXXX] Magic Circuits +5 (5)
    [XXXX] Circuit Quality +4 (4)
    [X] Enemy: Minor (Wizard Marshal Zelretch) (-3)
    [X] Enemy: Slight (Neco-spirits) (-1)
    [X] Difficulty: Vicious

    Magecraft:
    Nahual Invokation: 1
    Speed: D (-2)
    Scope: Personal (-1)
    Severity: A (5)
    Authority: D (-1)
    A magecraft commonly used among Mesoamerican magi, this spell summons the nahual ("shadow soul" totem animal) of the magus and channels it within the magus's body through the use of ritual garments. In the case of Nick Numbers, this takes the form of a horned helmet and a deerskin cloak, and grants him improved strength, speed, senses, and combat instincts, as well as doubling his magic circuits and giving him the ability to transform into a deer.

    Elemental Reinforcement/Alteration: 2
    Speed: B (1)
    Scope: Anti-Unit (0)
    Severity: C (2)
    Authority: D (-1)
    The basic form of Reinforcement and Alteration, enhanced with Elemental Magecraft. Earth grants the spell improved solidity, as well as improving the durability of the object affected. Air grants improved lightness, as well as allowing manipulation of the objects protential and kinetic energies, allowing improvements in agility, speed, and force, and its intellectual nature improves mental enhancement. Additionally, casting it "wrong" against enemies allows it to function as a debuff of all those traits.

    Prana Burst (Rocket): 1
    Speed: A (3)
    Scope: Personal (-1)
    Severity: E (0)
    Authority: D (-1)
    A modified version of a basic magecraft, this is a version of Prana Burst that utilises Nick Number's Earth and Air elements to charge his prana with Wind elements, and then turn it into plasma jets through the use of magnetic fields generated by magic circles inscribed around his magic circuits. Similar in function to the Jet Method of magic broom flight.

    Runecraft Enchantment: 1
    Speed: D (-2)
    Scope: Anti-Unit (0)
    Severity: B (3)
    Authority: D (-1)
    The ability to enchant objects with magical properties by engraving runes upon them. Notable uses he has put it to include enchanting his belt and gauntlets with runes to improve physical strength and speed, enchanting his helmet with thought- and sight-enhancing runes, his armor with runes of protection, and his sword with runes of lethality and magical power. He has recently begun experimenting with rune-crafted mystic codes to generate light or to toss fire and ice blasts, but has had limited success to date.
     
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  3. emeralis00

    emeralis00 Member of the Sakura Theocracy

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    Sorry, been busy.
    [ x] Group of Three
    [ x] Vicious
    I'll make a more detailed post later.
     
  4. Guile

    Guile Clothes That Kill Virgins

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    As long as you're comfortable with twice the work with 2 3player groups, gibbous.
     
  5. emeralis00

    emeralis00 Member of the Sakura Theocracy

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    As I said before, I'd rather three to a group for two groups, with vicious as the difficulty. For city, I would like either Chicago, or New York. Though, having never been to any of those places (Chicago briefly, but that doesn't really count), the distinction hardly matters.
    I don't have a particular preference for game flavor either, though my character is more geared to blowing stuff up than other things.

    lastly, I forgot to note this, but Estevao is not the heir of his family, he has an older brother. He just lurks more around the house.
     
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  6. Guile

    Guile Clothes That Kill Virgins

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    Given there's no rules for Crests, none of us are probably heirs to any nice lineages.
     
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  7. nick012000

    nick012000 Well-Known Member

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    Presumably any of the A-rank speed spells you know are the result of Crests or crest-like effects on your Magic Circuits, since they're the only way to achieve magecraft that quickly without using a Mystic Code that casts the spell for you.
     
  8. Merior

    Merior Untested Adventurer

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    While I haven't asked the GM I had assumed that they would be built a sort of Mystic Code which enhances or flat out contains specific spells or groups of spells. Or possibly contains od and such in the Circuits which make it up.
     
  9. Robotninja

    Robotninja Well-Known Member

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    Kings Enthrall spell is miscosted.