Tuesday, 20 July 2010
An open question for player character magic-users
THEY - your classmates who stuck around - have been writing letters, making friends in high places, getting library doors opened for them - sitting down at table every day with a dozen or so high intelligence grinds, the best in their class - eating, drinking and sleeping magic 18 hours a day, 365 days a year.
What do you think they have been learning?
Do you think it possible that the sum total of Magic is not contained, even as a tangible fraction, within the Players' Handbook? Do you really think that's all there is, what they allow you dabblers to learn when you come back to the academy to "level up" - as you so amusingly call it?
Do you think you may have to consult someone else, through long, bitter, trial and error experience, for the real Rules?
And - even when you become a Wizard - are you still going to be a roving, rootless, Schmendrick to them?