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Klas
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Broken PC can use magic?

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 22:15

As the writing currently stands, it is permissible for broken characters to use magic since it doesn't require a skill roll. Is this intentional? We have played with the rule as is and quite like it, even though it doesn't make very good sense. It certainly makes spellbinders more dangerous, unless you really make sure they are unconscious.
 
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 22:35

At least in M:Y0 I think it is stated that when you are broken you can't perform any action but running in circles, spouting gibberish, crying from despair or slowly crawling away from the battle. All depending on how you're broken.
 
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 22:39

Yeah, I imagine that's just an oversight in the writing, and the intention is that it is like MYZ.
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Klas
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 22:39

I agree this is the more reasonable interpretation, but the rules do not mention magic at all. A clarification might be in order.
 
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:39

The rules states (Alpha p97):

"When you are broken (regardless by what kind of Misery), you cannot use any skill or perform any action. At most, you can crawl a few meters every turn and speak in barely coherent sentences. If you're broken by Fear, however, you can flee to a safe place if you can do so without rolling dice."

Regardless of you 'Cast Spell' or use a 'Power Word' it counts as an action.
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sun 11 Feb 2018, 00:25

Aha. The Swedish wording does not include "action" so it's less precise. Even so, does an action mean you cannot use magic in combat specifically?
 
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Re: Broken PC can use magic?

Sun 11 Feb 2018, 00:54

Klas wrote:
Aha. The Swedish wording does not include "action" so it's less precise. Even so, does an action mean you cannot use magic in combat specifically?

I know. It will most likely be changed. 'Cast a Spell' is a slow action and using a 'Power Word' is a fast action (p76-77).
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