[PnP] Dedication

Wout Broere broere at powersandperils.org
Thu Dec 23 09:48:04 CET 2004

Rule number one: The GM is always right. That also means that in different 
games, slightly different rules may apply. So even if I give my 
interpretation of the rules, this essentially is only a guideline, and 
should have no impact on Scotts decision.

Focusing on items, not weapons, first. Enchantment allows you to increase 
the quality of an item, example is for size of container. Ensorcellment 
allows items to cast spells. Enchantment does not grant such powers.

There is a spell enchanted dedication, but this states it is for weapons 
(not even a mention of armor, let alone anything else). Granted there is a 
loophole, as the spell mentions that items can be dedicated. Even so, if 
items were allowed under this spell, this would improve the enchantment for 
some persons. So you just made a magic skin, which can hold 2 quarts of 
wine if the person or force who it is dedicated to holds it, and one half 
quart if held by someone else?

Problem is: there is no spell dedicated ensorcellment, which is what you 
are looking for.

In my game, the item you are looking for would not exist.

And there should be something in the books, somewhere, if I remember 
correctly, written by Richard, stating that the rules are not "set in 
stone" and that each GM should be able, and even willing, to expand and/or 
modify the rules to fit his or hers game environment. I just couldn't find 
it when looking.

My two cents, for what they are worth.

At 08:03 23/12/2004, you wrote:
>Permanent Magics has a sub-spell called Dedication. The question has 
>arisen as to whether it can be applied to other things and spells than weapons.
>I had been planning to use it to dedicate a brooch and ensorcel it with 
>Watchful Sleep, doubling the EL from 4 to 8 for one person but halving the 
>EL to 2 for all others that might use it.
>Scott says that he reads Dedication as only applying to weapons and that 
>my interpretation would be too powerful. However he would listen and 
>probably defer to Richard Snider's answer.
>What say you, Oh Wise One.   :)
>What interpretation do you give it after dedicating some thought to it.
>                Alex K
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>pnp at abroere.xs4all.nl

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