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How many spells does new Wizard character know?

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:12 am
by RobertWF
Page 72 of the AFF Core rulebook states "A Wizard will start play knowing only a few spells, and even those are of the lower tiers of power."

What is the recommended number of spells the Director ought to let the Wizard know at the start of play, and which rank?

Re: How many spells does new Wizard character know?

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:23 pm
by Slloyd14
I think the wizard gets a number of points in spells equal to 2 x (MAGIC + number of points in magic - wizardry). An elven wizard who puts 7 points in magic + 1 for being an elf and 2 points in Magic = Wizardy will get 20 points worth of spells. In theory, they could get 20 1 cost spells, but it's more likely there will be about 10 spells costing between 1 and 4.

Also, this is the maximum.

Re: How many spells does new Wizard character know?

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:22 am
by RobertWF
Ok, that makes sense. Wow, 2 x (MAGIC + number of points in magic - wizardry) is a lot of magic spells for a starter wizard, but it does compensate for the lower Skill rating, especially if a player dumps 7 points into Magic.