Spells (was: god legends)
abnaric at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 1 15:19:41 CET 2004
Another way to handle effective MEL for gods would be different and possibly
more reasonable from a campaign standpoint. The MEL would be (CL
squared)+12. Potential EL is half of MEL RU. If you need a relative ranking
of power relative to other gods, square the CL. That yields a divine rank of
16 for CL 4 and 81 for CL9. To figure chance that one could pound another,
look at it as an odds ratio with the rating yielded being a HPV for divine
If for some reason you wish to make that "HPV" compatible with the mortal
world, add a zero to the end then add 30. Thus CL2 god would have HPV 70,
CL7 HPV 520.
Have a good year.
>From: "Choinski, Burton" <Burton.Choinski at MATRIXONE.COM>
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>Subject: Spells (was: god legends)
>Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:38:38 -0500
>This god talk has me thinking again about spell balance (for P&P V2)
>Thinking about ol' Tehuti, with a MEL 100 or so...does that give him EL 50
>in his spells? he can put you in oblivion for 1.5 trillion years (many
>universe lifetimes)...don't piss him off.
>But thinking on this...oblivion is damn cheap and easy to cast. At BMC2 it
>is pretty cheap and easy to effectivly "kill" the target (at high EL it's
>still cheap to cast, and the target is gone for decades), but even at low
>levels you can make a bunch of targets vanish long enough to ineffectualize
>them...Joe Guard is usually pretty low on the MDV, so poofing a King's
>guards is pretty simple, and you get the benefit of having a clean
>since you didn't really kill them.
>Champions/Hero System had an interesting view on things like this in that
>the usfulness of the power determined the game cost. Things like
>"Transform" (i.e. turn a guy into a statue) are as expensive as leathal
>damage, since if you can do a major transform and remove him from play, you
>can just as easily do the same by killing him.
>Do you have any plans to revamp the spell lists (including adding more
>spells), and rebalance the costs?
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