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A few in game questions

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Of course Briardi is polemical because as we know she is a maleficar in disguise. She does hide it well tbf to her.

Beware courtesy amirite ? Maybe Aranaz are into something for a change.

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About how much larger is the new modbase compared to the last one that was published?

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The DLC 15 mod base, if I'm reading this right, weighs in at ~408 MB, for reference.

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1) Can Glamour create walls that are only there from one side but from this side act and feel like a real one?

2) Can Glamour make a wall vanish so that it is actual passable? (maybe even just from one side)

3) Is BCS planning to sell Year 2 in Steam Early Access during the Beta? 

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Schwarzbart;

1) Yes.

2) Also, yes. :)

3) Likely no. We're not, in general, set up for the kind of very quick response you'd need to make Early Access satisfying to Players, I think.

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Isn't a fast update cycle bad for a game that need the player to start over to get the changes? 

Anyway looks like I need to focus more on Glamour in the future if it is this powerful.

 

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Schwarzbart;

It definitely has nearly limitless applications- but bear in mind, that it's harder than, say, exploding the wall. :)

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Haha that's for sure as you need just some of this strange black powder and a spark to do it the explosion way ;) But let a wall vanish just for the moment you walk trough give you entrance and exit without leaving much trace and block pursuer.

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Just don't be in the way when the wall decides to come back, haha!

 

Legate, is it possible to create an illusion of a mage that can cast spells that you yourself don't know? Especially if the illusion is of a person who would know that spell?

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1. Is opium used as medicine? as recreation?

2. Are drugs known, magical or natural in origin, that cause happiness?

3. Are mind altering and/or pain killing drugs viewed with suspicion because of their similarity to the effects of mastery?

4. Are drugs known, magical or natural in origin, that cause memory loss?

5. Is there or was there any debate in scholarly circles about which pillar of magic is best? are such debates prohibited/discouraged at Academagia?

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Rhi;

1) Neither.

2) Yes, although they wouldn't be classified as such.

3) If they are, it's not a prevalent view among practitioners.

4) Yep. :)

5) Yes, although they are discouraged, by and large, at the Academagia.

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16 minutes ago, Legate of Mineta said:

Rhi;

1) Neither.

2) Yes, although they wouldn't be classified as such.

3) If they are, it's not a prevalent view among practitioners.

4) Yep. :)

5) Yes, although they are discouraged, by and large, at the Academagia.

2. So how would happiness-causing drugs be classified? as painkillers?

3. By practitioners, do you mean physicians?

And another question: Within the Empire of Man, are almost all scholars (and professionals, such as physicians, lawyers, architects) also mages? I ask because Academagia trains students not only in magic, but also in scholarly disciplines. I know that mages are rare within the Empire of Man, but surely scholars are also rare, so I wonder if they are nearly overlapping.

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2. Alcohol is classified as a beverage. :)

3. Loosely, yes.

It's likely fair to say that someone of such education might know a cantrip or two, or dabble in some limited way, but not have even the basics that a first year would have.

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1. I ask about mind altering drugs for an Academagia Y2 story that I plan, so I wonder about non-alcohol mood-altering drugs. Is hemp/cannabis/marijuana known? Other, more magical plants?

2. Are there many mages who are also scholars of other fields, or is magic almost always considered its own field of study? Would such a scholar/mage be less skilled than a pure mage in magic, on average?

3. Is there anything equivalent to the Medieval ranking of sciences? if so, are Magic or Theology regarded as the Queen of Sciences?

4. Is there any tradition of being a scholar of magic? By that I mean a mage who sacrifices mastery of any pillar of magic in favour of speculation about, research into, and experimentation with magic (what might in game be represent by the Enspell Skill)?

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Rhi;

1) Certainly magical concoctions can do these things- natural herbs which have these kinds of effects are generally unknown and unstudied.

2) Usually, mages will study other fields to make their magics more practical.

3) Yes! Theology, since Magic is a gift of the Gods.

4) No- the wisdom of the ancients serves as final Authorities here.

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Would this suggest that Tabin, with his knowledge of powerful mind-altering plants, has access to/knowledge of a very niche/rare field of knowledge?

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1. I take it that Durand the College focuses its botanical efforts more upon the agricultural rather than the medical or mind-altering properties of plants. Would this be correct? Also, would there be much controversy if someone were to suggest that that college should focus upon such esoteric/niche fields of botany?

2. Is there any limitation, either in law or policy, upon the poisonous plants that Durand is allowed to grow/experiment upon?

3. Would there be any ecclesiastical sanctions if a mage were to try to set him/her self up as a scholar of magic, equal to/greater than the dead authorities?

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Rhi;

1) Correct- there definitely would be some controversy, for certain.

2) Not really, no, barring Gates-touched plants.

3) There wouldn't particularly be ecclesiastical censure, but there certainly would be academic.

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1. Why would such study of plants be controversial? Would it be seen as less practical? Or is it the link between such plants and the effects of mastery?

2. What type of academic censure? Has any mage been so censured?

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Rhi;

1) Primarily because of the concern over Mastery, and how that might be perceived.

2) Not a formal censure- more like reputation, access to academic facilities, and so on.

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