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Welcome! => Questions about Evensong => Topic started by: SteveHartley on November 21, 2017, 05:01:25 pm

Title: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: SteveHartley on November 21, 2017, 05:01:25 pm
Two questions about spell learning:

(1) The rulebook says "You may learn new spells from other players or NPCs during the course of a game." But doesn't really say what that entails. Can anyone who knows a spell teach that spell to others (assuming they have the appropriate skill/domains)? Or does this require some special teaching skill or something?

(2) Entertainers and Divine spellcasters can learn new spells from the rulebook between games. Its mentioned that Wild Mages can also learn new spells between games, but there aren't any wild spells in the rulebook. So would they just choose a principle and get a random spell belonging to that principle?
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: Phineas Carver on November 25, 2017, 04:26:54 pm
HI Steve -

1. Yes. That's basically it, but the spell taught needs to be learned between games.  If it's taught to you in game, you can practice it for the course of that game and then you can opt to take it as your "one learned spell" before next game. If you choose not to take that spell in favor of another one, you'll need to relearn it.  There's a section in "what to do between games" near the end of the rulebook that lays out that process in detail with examples.

2. Yes.  Choose a new principle and you'll get a random spell from that principle. Optionally, you may learn a spell from another wild mage and take it between games (same as explained in 1. above).

Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: SteveHartley on November 28, 2017, 10:48:54 am
Follow up question:

(3) if you are taught two different spells in-game for different spell skills/levels, can you spend a BGA to learn both? Or do BGA-learned spells only allowed to be base rulebook spells?
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: Phineas Carver on November 28, 2017, 12:43:10 pm
3. Yes, you can spend the BGA to learn a taught non-rulebook spell.   You can even learn that non-rulebook spell as your one per game spell.   All spells are fair game for between game learning.  The only stipulation is that you have been taught the spell by someone.    It's not acceptable to say "I saw Rickey the Wild Mage cast Sinus Bombardment in the last battle and I'd like to take that spell, please."   You would have had to get Rickey to teach it to you first (or teach it between games).
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: SteveHartley on December 04, 2017, 10:48:57 am
Edit: removed some follow up questions. It occurred to me after the fact that I probably shouldn't ask public questions about hidden skills, spoiling it for everybody who doesn't know about them yet. My bad. I blame post-game tiredness and overexitement.
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: Chel Verdansk on December 07, 2017, 04:41:00 pm
Just to clarify a clarification on an in-game thread, and to take it off the in-game thread:

A hidden skill must be learned by a PC initially by an NPC via a BGA.  However, once a PC knows the skill, said PC can teach it to other PCs. (yes/no?)

Also, assuming PCs can transmit skills, does it require further BGA's to teach and/or learn?
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: SteveHartley on June 24, 2018, 12:31:21 am
Cross-posted quote copied over from John Behnken when asked about this on facebook:

Just figured I'd save it here for reference.

"OK, here goes:
If you learn a hidden skill from an NPC in game and they inform you that requirements are met and you can purchase it now, no BGA required. 
If you learn that same hidden skill, you cannot teach it to another player.  You'll need to refer them to your trainer. 
If you have a skill demonstrated to your or hinted at  or explained but not ACTUALLY taught in game - you need to arrange for that education and spend a BGA...or....ask to meet them in game at a later date to train you in game.
Gavin is correct about spells.  They're free game.  Buyt you are still limited by the max number of spells you're allowed to learn between games. (totally separate discussion)"
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: Phineas Carver on June 26, 2018, 01:50:32 pm
Steve - correct on all counts.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Learning/teaching spells
Post by: Thaddeus Bottom on June 27, 2018, 12:28:55 pm
I would like to learn Sinus Bombardment, please.