Hoflin
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Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Fri 08 Feb 2019, 17:14

Hi Guys,

Do you think the dwarfs use stonesinging when creating their cities and fortifications within the mountains or would this be considered a "shortcut" since they put so much honor into good craftsmanship and that stonesinging is more a religious practice to keep building ont the world?

I of course know that i can do what i want but i was wonderhing what kind of thoughts you had regarding this.

Im construction a dwarven tomb adventure site of a famous dwarven stonesinger with a dark secret.

Best Regards
Hoflin
 
johnnii
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Re: Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 07:45

In my mind it would be a shortcut since all magic, even druidic magic, comes with a risk of going horribly wrong and it's limited by WP.
 
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Brior
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Re: Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 09:26

Perhaps stone engineering and stonesinging are two very hard practices to learn, so that few have the capacity and talent to master both? A butcher may be very good with a knife, but that doesn't make her a surgeon (well, in Ravenland I suppose it might do just that ;-) ). This way builders and stonesingers would be two separate expertises taking advise from each other for particular problems. A few very capable individuals would be good with both, highly praised and prized. From my own experience I compare these to patent attorneys being good with both technical and legal matters or technical sales people mastering both system engineering and business issues.
 
lupex
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Re: Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Tue 12 Feb 2019, 01:08

In my mind it would be a shortcut since all magic, even druidic magic, comes with a risk of going horribly wrong and it's limited by WP.
Of course if Dwarf uses magic when no PCs are present it doesn't cost any WP or cause a mishap.
 
johnnii
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Re: Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Tue 12 Feb 2019, 09:58

In my mind it would be a shortcut since all magic, even druidic magic, comes with a risk of going horribly wrong and it's limited by WP.
Of course if Dwarf uses magic when no PCs are present it doesn't cost any WP or cause a mishap.
Where does it say that?
 
lupex
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Re: Dwarven Arcitecture and Stonesinging

Tue 12 Feb 2019, 11:40

In my mind it would be a shortcut since all magic, even druidic magic, comes with a risk of going horribly wrong and it's limited by WP.
Of course if  Dwarf uses magic when no PCs are present it doesn't cost any WP or cause a mishap.
Where does it say that?
It doesn't explicitly say that but it does say that NPCs affecting NPCs don't need to roll to see what happens, the GM just decides.  I just extrapolated from that and the fact that as a GM I would not roll any dice for a dwarf up in Stonegarden if the PCs are 100 miles away.  

Also, an experienced magic user can reduce the chances of a mishap to 0 anyway, with ingredients, safe casting, and a grimoire and only spend 1 WP to power the spell.
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