Wednesday, July 11, 2012

5150: Shadowrun - Magic Users

Here is my first draft of my Magic rules for my 5150: NB mod, 5150: Shadowrun, any feedback would be very much appreciated!

MAGIC
A Star or Grunt can be a magic user.

New Skill: Magic
(Chose the same as "How Proficient in Skill" pg 12)

If Magic = 3 or greater then the character is a full magic user (can cast spells)
If Magic = 1 or 2 then the character is an adept (no spells, uses magic similar to enhancements)

Every enhancement reduces the maximum magic skill by:

Enhancement              Magic Skill Max
   1                                  REP
   2                                  REP -1
   3                                  REP -2
   4                                  REP -3
   5                                  REP -4
   6                                  REP -5




And the magic skill die pool for checks by -1D6. When magic die pool = 0 then the character can no longer cast spells or use adept powers.
For example, a magic user with 2 enhancements will have a max magic skill of REP-1 and a penalty of -2d6 for all magic skill rolls.

Spells: (All spells require LOS).
Spells are selected from "Item" pool. A magic user can have a max number of spells of REP/2.

Direct Damage (e.g. Mana Bolt)
Area Damage (e.g. Hellblast)
Illusion (e,g, Invisibility)
Conjuring, Summoning (summon a spirit, basically allows to generate a grunt)
Protection (e.g. Bulletshield)
Counterspell, dispell
Movement (e.g. levitate)
Detection
Health
Manipulate (e.g. charm)


To cast a spell:
Choose spell force: +3D6, +2D6, +1D6

+3D6: after spell is cast (whether successful or not) take a magic skill vs. recover from knockdown test, treat 0D6 as 1D6

+2D6: after spell is cast (whether successful or not) take a magic skill vs. recover from knockdown test, treat 0D6 and 1D6 as 2D6

+1D6: no extra test needed

Roll Magic Skill + spell force

Pass:
0D6 - Spell casting fails


1D6 - Spell minor effect per spell description


2D6 - Spell major effect per spell description

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Next up, spell descriptions!

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