Rhialto

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  1. @Legate of Mineta: By where it is, do you mean that the ban on simulating gates magic on stage is not universal?
  2. @Legate of Mineta: Inspired by the recent revelation that Y2 will have a read-back feature (Hurrah!), I wonder whether the Team or you would be willing to disclose any progress that has been made on Y2 over the summer, any other new features, and/or possible release timeframes. The last is rather difficult for me to imagine, but I did not imagine that Y2 would have a read-back feature either.
  3. @Legate of Mineta: 1. Would I be correct in thinking that the ban on faking gates magic for the stage is due to fear, real or hypothetical, that gates mages would use such an opportunity to do real gates magic? 2. Do the better theatrical troupes have at least one glamour mage to help them with special effects?
  4. @Legate of Mineta: I invoke no deities, but good karma and not being hated by deities nor loved excessively by strange deities is the basis for much success. On a lighter note, I love the adventure with the Silent Lady so much that I have saved its screenshots to my steam screenshots folder. @SpellCollector, this may be the best way for you to proceed in Y1, unless BCS oppose it.
  5. @Legate of Mineta: Some questions about Theatrical productions: 1. Would it be illegal to have a play in which a gates mage such as Aminþia Que’la is portrayed as villain? 2. Would it be legal in such a play to use glamour magic to simulate gates magic?
  6. @Legate of Mineta: Wow, Y2 will be amazing then, since it will allow for re-reading old adventures! All you people at BCS need to do is release it!
  7. @Legate of Mineta: How would artists distinguish dragon claws from other claws? Or has this led to a taboo around portraying claws in isolation, lest they be misinterpreted as draconic?
  8. @Legate of Mineta: Are there any symbols that, rightly or wrongly, are associated with wyvern-cultists, dragon worshippers, and dragons?
  9. @freespace2dotcom: I prefer to use Latin or Greek based words for magical devices in my writings for Academagia, because the setting uses those languages for similar roles (albeit giving different names to the languages).
  10. @Legate of Mineta: I just finished writing a portion of an adventure in which the PC discusses magic-detecting and magic-measuring devices - basically like Geiger counters. I named the devices thaumatometers - from the roots thaumato (magic/wonder) and meter (a devices for measuring). Is this inconsistent with game lore?
  11. @Legate of Mineta: Is there any legal restriction on how seances may be conducted, in order to avoid their involving (or being thought to involve) gates magic?
  12. @Legate of Mineta: 1. I was asking whether a mage may face legal action for deliberately forming a familiar bond with another person or animal whom a third party has an interest in. For example, if a greedy mage with great skill with the familiar bond were to want a certain horse, he/she might, I assume, bond with the horse as a familiar. Might the owner of the horse have a legal claim against the mage or the right to restrict how the mage uses the horse? 2. Familiar bonds formed in the womb? wow! I presume that they are very rare - am I right? Do any students at Academagia have such bonds? 3. How common is it for a student to arrive at Academagia with so little experience with magic as to have no familiar? It must happen sometimes - there are two ways in which the PC can be such a mage.
  13. @Legate of Mineta: 1. Would it be correct to think that Familar bonds are first formed involuntarily by magic users around puberty, but that as they grow more magically proficient, they may choose to take another familiar instead? 2. Furthermore, are there some mages who, having mastered the familiar bond, choose to use this mastery to forgo a familiar bond altogether? 3. Finally, although whether people have taken other people as familiars is redacted, is there any law against doing so? 4. Could a mage be sued for taking a familiar whom another person may have claim to (such as a farmer's horse or a nobleman's wife)?
  14. @freespace2dotcom: Spiders are not insects, but arthropods. @Legate of Mineta: This talk about the practicality of Familiar bonds makes me think: Would it be correct to think that Familar bonds are first formed involuntarily by magic users around puberty, but that as they grow more magically proficient, they may choose to take another familiar instead? If so, is there a procedure at Academagia to force students (and possibly professors) to change their familiars, as Louise Kandinsky has been told might be best for her? Furthermore, are there some mages who, having mastered the familiar bond, choose to use this mastery to forgo a familiar bond altogether? Finally, although whether people have taken other people as familiars is redacted, is there any law against doing so?
  15. @Schwarzbart: Maybe it would be better to have the bonus be to acrobatics rather than running - would fit more with the wuxia theme.