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Note that these game variants are experimental, and therefore, the systems might seem unbalanced, or doesn't cover every part of the original system.
 
Note that these game variants are experimental, and therefore, the systems might seem unbalanced, or doesn't cover every part of the original system.
  
== Evolutionary Magick ==
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== New combat system ==
The '''[[Evolutionary Magick]]''' is a new, simplified magic system that changes the way spells are learnt, and their effect as they level up.
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While making the system simpler, it also allows magic casters to easier get a larger variety of spells to use from.
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Currently the evolutionary magic system is being worked on, and is not finished.
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== Conuring Magick System ==
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A combat round is 2 seconds. A character will defend during the round and may find an opening to attack an opponent. There are many small jabs, pushes and parries during a round, but normally only a chance of launching a real attack. The difficulty rating for finding an opening to attack is 5. A character can look more agressively for an opening and reduce the DR for an opening by 1 per 2 lower combat skill. A character can decide to be more careful and gain 2 in combat skill per 1 higher in DR for finding an opening (with a maximum DR of 7 and 4 in increased skill). The increase or decrease in combat skills affect both attack and defense values.
  
== Dynamic Spells System ==
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If two opponents get to attack in the same round, they roll for initiative to see who attacks first.
  
A fully dynamic spells system has been floating for years. The idea is to let characters compose any spell within a path and calculate a totat DR for casting the spell. The table below shows a set of spell charactersitics and a corresponding DR for each. Simply add the DR for each characteristic (column) to get the total DR for that spell.
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A character will defend any number of times during a combat round with increasing difficulty (-3, -6, -9, etc to defense value). The character will decide which opponent get which penalty.
  
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All weapons have takes one round to draw. Drawing an arrow depends on the bow and the strength of the character. A bow with a strength requirement 3 lower than the character's strength will have a draw time of one round. A bow with a strength requirement higher than a character's Strength - 3 has a draw time of two rounds. A light crossbow has a draw time of 12 rounds while a medium crossbow has 18 rounds and the heavy crossbow has 24 rounds.
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A character can move fast or carefully during combat. Human sized characters can move 4 meters with considerable penalties or 2 meters careful movement. Smaller creatures such as Dwarves or Fearies will move 3 or 1.5 meters, while Ogres and half-giants will move 5 or 2.5 meters, Trolls have 6 or 3 meters while Giants can move up to 8 or 4 meters.
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=== Melee Adjustments ===
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On the melee adjustments table you will find adjustments for several situations.
  
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
|+Dynamic Spells System
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|+Melee Adjustments
 
|-
 
|-
|'''DR'''||'''A/P'''||'''Resist?'''||'''CT'''||'''Dur'''||'''Rng'''||'''Weight'''||'''AoE'''||'''(+/-Dam)'''||'''(Senses)'''
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Voluntary fighting modifications''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''   || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''0''' || A || Y ||  3h || Inst. |||    1g ||   0 || D-4 ||  
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+2     ||     +2     || x 1     || Fighting carefully gives +1 in DR for finding an opening for attacking (max +2 DR)
 
|-
 
|-
| '''1''' || ||  || 30m || 1r    ||   1m ||    1kg ||  1m || D-2 || 1  
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-2     ||     -2     || x 1     || Fighting agressively gives -1 in DR for finding an opening for attacking
 
|-
 
|-
| '''2''' || ||  ||  5m || 2r    ||  5m ||    5kg ||   5m || ||  
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|    0     ||     -3     || x 1     || Per extra defense during a combat round (defender decides which opponent get which penalty)
 
|-
 
|-
| '''3''' || P || N ||  1m || 5r    ||  10m |20kg || 10m || D+2 || 2
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-1     ||     0     || x 1     || Subtracting one from initiative
 
|-
 
|-
| '''4''' || ||  || 5r || 1m    ||  20m ||  100kg ||  20m || D+4 || 3
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-1     ||     0     || x 1     || Removing one Hit Location that you can hit
 
|-
 
|-
| '''5''' || ||  ||  2r || 5m   || 50m ||  300kg ||  50m || D+6 || 4
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|    0     ||     -1     || x 1     || Removing one Hit Location where you can be hit
 
|-
 
|-
| '''6''' || ||  || 1r || 30m   || 100m || 1000kg || 100m || D+8 || 5
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Motion penalties''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
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|-
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|  -6     ||     -6     || x 2     || Run
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -3     || x 1     || Move
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|-
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|    X      ||     -6     || x 1     || Disengage
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Position penalties''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
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|-
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|    0     ||     -2     || x 1     || Unable to move backwards
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|-
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-1     ||     -1     || x 1     || Fighting restricted to less than the weapon's required radius
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|-
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|   -3     ||     -3     || x 1     || Fighting restricted to less than half the weapon's required radius
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|-
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|   -3     ||     -3     || x 1/10 || Down on knee
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|-
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|  -5     ||     -5     || x 1/10 || Down on ground
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|-
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+1     ||     0     || x 1     || Fighting from higher ground (like in a stair)
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|-
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|  -2     ||     -2     || x 3/4 || Slippery ground
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Defender's condition penalties''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
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|-
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|  -2     ||     -2     || x 3/4 || Half Action (down to 1/2 Body Points)
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|-
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|  -4     ||     -4     || x 1/2 || Quarter Action (down to 1/4 Body Points)
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|-
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|    X     ||     -5     || x 1     || Partially unaware     
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -3     ||  x 1/2 || Stunned
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|-
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|    X    ||     -10     || x 1     || Unaware
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|-
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|    X    ||     (-5)    || x 1     || Immobilized (defense is -5 regardless of skills)
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Lighting''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
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|-
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|  -1     ||     -2     ||  x 3/4 || Twillight / torchlight 
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|-
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|  -2     ||     -4     || x 1/2 || Moonlight (full moon) 
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -6     || x 1/4 || Starlight
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|-
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|  -5     ||     -10     || x 1/8 || Darkness
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Weapon adjustments''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Def''     || ''Move'' || ''Condition''
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|-
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|    0      ||     +1     ||  x 1     || Per full 5 in Dodge skill
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|-
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|  +1     ||     +1     ||  x 1     || Per full 5 in Unarmed skill
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|-
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|  +1     ||     +1     ||  x 1     || Using a secondary weapon
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|-
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|  -1     ||     -1     ||  x 1     || Strength 1 less than required to use weapon
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -3     ||  x 1     || Strength 2 less than required to use weapon
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|-
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|  -5     ||     -5     ||  x 1     || Strength 3 less than required to use weapon
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -3     ||  x 1     || Using weapon in the "off hand" (Strength requirement is +2)
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|-
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|  -1     ||     -1     ||  x 1     || Using a new weapon practically same type as a skilled weapon
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|-
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|  -3     ||     -3     ||  x 1     || Using a new weapon in same category as a skilled weapon
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|-
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|  -5     ||     -5     ||  x 1     || Using a new weapon in other category as a skilled weapon
 
|}
 
|}
  
'''Examples:'''  
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All effects are cumulative, but offensive or defensive can never go below -5 total.
  A Lightning Bolt with a Range of 20 meters (DR 4), doing D+2 in Damage (DR 3) and with a Casting Time of 1 Round (DR 6) would have a total DR of 13.
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  A Silence spell (affects one sense, DR 1) with Casting Time of 5 Rounds (DR 4), Duration of 2 Rounds (DR 2) and non-resistable (DR 3) would have a total DR of 10.
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An "X" indicates that no attack is possible.
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Artificial light sources all have a “radius.” Within this radius the penalties due to light conditions are as for torchlight. Up to 2 times this radius the light is equivalent to moonlight. Up to 4 times the radius the light is equivalent to starlight. A candle has a radius of 1 m, a torch has a radius of 5 m and a lantern has a radius of 7 m. The GM has to use his discretion if there are more than 1 light source.
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=== Missile Adjustment ===
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For special adjustments on throwing or shooting with missile weapons, see the missile adjustments table.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+Missile Adjustments
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Basic DRs''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''DR''    || ''Condition''
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|-
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| 5  || Close range (up to half normal range)
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|-
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| 10 || Normal range (from half to normal range)
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|-
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| 15  || Long range (from normal range to double normal range)
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|-
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| 20 || Very long range (from long range to double long range)
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|-
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| 25  || Max range (from very long range to max range)
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|-
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| -1 || Per size of target
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|-
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| +3  || Aiming at Hit Location other than body
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Motion adjustments''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Condition''
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|-
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| -3  || Target is moving predictably (in a straight line)
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|-
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| -6 || Target is moving unpredictably (randomly)      
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|-
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| -6 & <br />-1/full 3 in Dodge  || Target is Dodging       
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|-
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| -5 || Attacker is riding a galloping horse
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|-
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| -3  || Target is in a melee, occasionally obstructed (a miss by 2-5 means another target was hit)
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|-
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| -6  || Target is in a melee, often obstructed (a miss by 2-5 means another target was hit)
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Crossbow support''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Condition''
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|-
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| +1  || Kneeling with crossbow                         
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|-
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| +3 || Bracing crossbow                               
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Lighting''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Condition''
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|-
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| -1  || Twillight / Torchlight                         
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|-
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| -3  || Moonlight (full moon)                          
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|-
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| -5  || Starlight                                       
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|-
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| -10 || Darkness                                       
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|-
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|colspan="4" style="background-color: #a5c9af;" | ''Small target size''
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|-style="background-color: #e7c290;"
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|''Off''    || ''Condition''
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|-
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| -7  || Target 5 cm diameter                           
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|-
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| -4  || Target 10 cm diameter                           
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|-
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| -2  || Target 15 cm diameter                           
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|}
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Adjustments are cummulative.
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== Incantation Magic ==
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The '''[[Incantation Magic]]''' system is an alternative to the standard magick system and allows magic casters to have an arsenal of spells unique to the caster only.
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== Evolutionary Magick ==
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The '''[[Evolutionary Magick]]''' is a new, simplified magic system that changes the way spells are learnt, and their effect as they level up.
 +
While making the system simpler, it also allows magic casters to easier get a larger variety of spells to use from.
 +
Currently the evolutionary magic system is being worked on, and is not finished.

Latest revision as of 10:18, 22 August 2019

Experimental Game Systems

This page has listed different experimental game systems that can be used in the Amar Role Playing Game. Note that these game variants are experimental, and therefore, the systems might seem unbalanced, or doesn't cover every part of the original system.

New combat system

A combat round is 2 seconds. A character will defend during the round and may find an opening to attack an opponent. There are many small jabs, pushes and parries during a round, but normally only a chance of launching a real attack. The difficulty rating for finding an opening to attack is 5. A character can look more agressively for an opening and reduce the DR for an opening by 1 per 2 lower combat skill. A character can decide to be more careful and gain 2 in combat skill per 1 higher in DR for finding an opening (with a maximum DR of 7 and 4 in increased skill). The increase or decrease in combat skills affect both attack and defense values.

If two opponents get to attack in the same round, they roll for initiative to see who attacks first.

A character will defend any number of times during a combat round with increasing difficulty (-3, -6, -9, etc to defense value). The character will decide which opponent get which penalty.

All weapons have takes one round to draw. Drawing an arrow depends on the bow and the strength of the character. A bow with a strength requirement 3 lower than the character's strength will have a draw time of one round. A bow with a strength requirement higher than a character's Strength - 3 has a draw time of two rounds. A light crossbow has a draw time of 12 rounds while a medium crossbow has 18 rounds and the heavy crossbow has 24 rounds.

A character can move fast or carefully during combat. Human sized characters can move 4 meters with considerable penalties or 2 meters careful movement. Smaller creatures such as Dwarves or Fearies will move 3 or 1.5 meters, while Ogres and half-giants will move 5 or 2.5 meters, Trolls have 6 or 3 meters while Giants can move up to 8 or 4 meters.

Melee Adjustments

On the melee adjustments table you will find adjustments for several situations.

Melee Adjustments
Voluntary fighting modifications
Off Def Move Condition
+2 +2 x 1 Fighting carefully gives +1 in DR for finding an opening for attacking (max +2 DR)
-2 -2 x 1 Fighting agressively gives -1 in DR for finding an opening for attacking
0 -3 x 1 Per extra defense during a combat round (defender decides which opponent get which penalty)
-1 0 x 1 Subtracting one from initiative
-1 0 x 1 Removing one Hit Location that you can hit
0 -1 x 1 Removing one Hit Location where you can be hit
Motion penalties
Off Def Move Condition
-6 -6 x 2 Run
-3 -3 x 1 Move
X -6 x 1 Disengage
Position penalties
Off Def Move Condition
0 -2 x 1 Unable to move backwards
-1 -1 x 1 Fighting restricted to less than the weapon's required radius
-3 -3 x 1 Fighting restricted to less than half the weapon's required radius
-3 -3 x 1/10 Down on knee
-5 -5 x 1/10 Down on ground
+1 0 x 1 Fighting from higher ground (like in a stair)
-2 -2 x 3/4 Slippery ground
Defender's condition penalties
Off Def Move Condition
-2 -2 x 3/4 Half Action (down to 1/2 Body Points)
-4 -4 x 1/2 Quarter Action (down to 1/4 Body Points)
X -5 x 1 Partially unaware
-3 -3 x 1/2 Stunned
X -10 x 1 Unaware
X (-5) x 1 Immobilized (defense is -5 regardless of skills)
Lighting
Off Def Move Condition
-1 -2 x 3/4 Twillight / torchlight
-2 -4 x 1/2 Moonlight (full moon)
-3 -6 x 1/4 Starlight
-5 -10 x 1/8 Darkness
Weapon adjustments
Off Def Move Condition
0 +1 x 1 Per full 5 in Dodge skill
+1 +1 x 1 Per full 5 in Unarmed skill
+1 +1 x 1 Using a secondary weapon
-1 -1 x 1 Strength 1 less than required to use weapon
-3 -3 x 1 Strength 2 less than required to use weapon
-5 -5 x 1 Strength 3 less than required to use weapon
-3 -3 x 1 Using weapon in the "off hand" (Strength requirement is +2)
-1 -1 x 1 Using a new weapon practically same type as a skilled weapon
-3 -3 x 1 Using a new weapon in same category as a skilled weapon
-5 -5 x 1 Using a new weapon in other category as a skilled weapon

All effects are cumulative, but offensive or defensive can never go below -5 total.

An "X" indicates that no attack is possible.

Artificial light sources all have a “radius.” Within this radius the penalties due to light conditions are as for torchlight. Up to 2 times this radius the light is equivalent to moonlight. Up to 4 times the radius the light is equivalent to starlight. A candle has a radius of 1 m, a torch has a radius of 5 m and a lantern has a radius of 7 m. The GM has to use his discretion if there are more than 1 light source.

Missile Adjustment

For special adjustments on throwing or shooting with missile weapons, see the missile adjustments table.

Missile Adjustments
Basic DRs
DR Condition
5 Close range (up to half normal range)
10 Normal range (from half to normal range)
15 Long range (from normal range to double normal range)
20 Very long range (from long range to double long range)
25 Max range (from very long range to max range)
-1 Per size of target
+3 Aiming at Hit Location other than body
Motion adjustments
Off Condition
-3 Target is moving predictably (in a straight line)
-6 Target is moving unpredictably (randomly)
-6 &
-1/full 3 in Dodge
Target is Dodging
-5 Attacker is riding a galloping horse
-3 Target is in a melee, occasionally obstructed (a miss by 2-5 means another target was hit)
-6 Target is in a melee, often obstructed (a miss by 2-5 means another target was hit)
Crossbow support
Off Condition
+1 Kneeling with crossbow
+3 Bracing crossbow
Lighting
Off Condition
-1 Twillight / Torchlight
-3 Moonlight (full moon)
-5 Starlight
-10 Darkness
Small target size
Off Condition
-7 Target 5 cm diameter
-4 Target 10 cm diameter
-2 Target 15 cm diameter

Adjustments are cummulative.

Incantation Magic

The Incantation Magic system is an alternative to the standard magick system and allows magic casters to have an arsenal of spells unique to the caster only.

Evolutionary Magick

The Evolutionary Magick is a new, simplified magic system that changes the way spells are learnt, and their effect as they level up. While making the system simpler, it also allows magic casters to easier get a larger variety of spells to use from. Currently the evolutionary magic system is being worked on, and is not finished.