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undelhorn



Joined: 20 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:16 am    Post subject: Bad Ass Casting! Reply with quote

So my phone client wouldn't work for Shadowgate for a while, I've been on the road so my windows phone has had to double as a tablet, and so I tried another MUD until they did an update. Needless to say I still like SG more, it has more pretty colors, but I really did like the casting system there. Instead of training or studying a single spell you studied/trained each component of the spell. Like each damage type: Fire, Cold, Electric, Water, Acid, as well as each shape type: Ball, Arrow, ECT. Then you would combine them however you liked. So if I wanted to cast small arrow of frost. I would study small, arrow and frost. Its a bit away from the 3.5 system, but I liked it. No to plug, but it was Icesus MUD. If that helps explain.

On a side note my phone client now works so I can play more! ^.^
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Verbannon



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah a socket casting spell casting is just not possible for Shadowgate. Shadowgate is D&D and has to use D&D mechanics. Thats a good part of the attraction of Shadowgate. And honestly I like D&D's better then a socket system. Much easier to balance and less grindy in learning.
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undelhorn



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point on the grindy side. I didn't think about that, but once you said it I totally noticed it.
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Ares
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:46 am    Post subject: Casting Reply with quote

I think this is actually similar to how warlock spells work in 3rd edition. At some point down the road they might make an appearance in Shadowgate.
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