Magic Casting Question

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Magic Casting Question

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Hello! I've just finished reading Iron Falcon, and there's a pair words that confused me. At page 2, specifically below the INT table, a rule differentiated "Know" and "Learn. My best guess is "Knowing" a spell means you just have it stored, not memorized, while "Learning" one means you're memorizing it, thus making it eligible for casting.

But a clarification would be appreciated, thank you.

PS: On a different note, the official Referee Screen is missing the sword from its weapons chart and I can't find the "Ability Roll" rule referenced in the first adventure module (Iron Falcon Adventures One Release 12).
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:09 pm

Well to me "know" and "learn" are basically the same, and it's (also) basically the spells you have written in your spell book, and therefor on the character sheet. Instead of "learn" in your usage I prefer "prepare".

I don't see anything about ability rolls either; I'd presume it would be in the "Adventuring" section.
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:02 am

The ability roll mentioned in that adventure is a leftover from conversion from Basic Fantasy format; for Iron Falcon, a roll of 1d20 equal to or less than the relevant ability score would be appropriate.

I actually didn't do the screen, and will have to take a look and see if I can get it fixed.

And as to "learn" and "know"... as Chi says, they are much the same thing. Iron Falcon says "memorize" where Basic Fantasy uses "prepare" to refer to the act or condition of having a spell ready to use.
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 pm

On the referee's screen, there actually is a line for the sword, with the damage vs. man and vs. large, it's just that the word "sword" is missing from that row (the row between "spear, thrust vs. charge" and "two-handed sword"). Don't know if that helps at all.

P.S. (Edit) -- I just opened my own copy with a pdf editor and added the word "sword" to the table. It's pretty easy to do. I'm relatively new here so I don't know if there's an appropriate place/manner to share that, but I'm happy to do so if there's a proper place for it.
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 pm

Upload it here if you'd like, and I'll check it over and then upload it to the site. And thanks!
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:34 am

Here it is. I simply added the word "sword;" no other changes.
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:09 am

I've posted the new version on the main page. Thanks!
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Re: Magic Casting Question

Post Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:46 am

My pleasure! I love the game, so I'm happy to contribute in some small way.
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