TorgHacker wrote:Sure, but you have to remember, we're getting from the "mundane" spells, etc to the really powerful ones now. I think we could have had some more powerful miracles in the Living Land myself, so I don't mind this getting boosted to 20 at all. Is it _still_ a bit too powerful? Maybe. I'd be more worried if it was more universally accessible, and honestly, I'd probably be really pushing to get the whole thing errated.
Oh, I do remember! And for what it's worth, I really like the Clearance Levels as a control on power creep. To some extent, there actually needs to be
power creep, because if the characters don't actually get stronger, they can't get up to facing more powerful enemies. Marking those things Beta (or Gamma) Clearance lets you build things into the system to up the whole game without making things available to starting 0-XP characters that really shouldn't be.
And...I know I'm harping on this a bit now, so I apologize, but I do think it's important. Limited availability really seems to me to make something OP a bigger problem, not a smaller one. Assuring that only one player can have a toy this big makes it less
fair to everyone else. BUT, I do note that while choosing to be a Gotak is totally an option anyone making a character has, it's not an empty choice -- even once you've decided to play a Faith-centered Edeinos, that's still closing off Optant, and Optant has some nice stuff. And Gotaks need neat things, too, so that it's not too easy to always pick Optant.
Wotan wrote:So when Hellfire specifies "The flames deal 13 fire damage"
and Pyrokinesis "If the kinesis total equals or exceeds the target’s dodge or Dexterity, he’s hit for 14 fire damage."
I'm gonna stand by my assertion that it's kind of confusing, even if you insist it's somehow, objectively, "not true". *shrug*
I'm not quite sure why people are arguing with you on this. They seem to be under the impression that you're arguing that it's absolutely a keyword, and not just that it's a little fuzzy. But I know I've seen Deanna agree several times that she wished it had come out more clearly, whichever way it went -- either actually a keyword sort of thing, or not kind of presented as one.
Atama wrote: It’s because it’s a blast attack
No, Deanna's right there -- it's expressly not
because it's a blast attack. Blast attacks specify that "Any armor covering the torso applies." (Second paragraph under Making the Attack -- I only spotted it after she pointed that out.) So it's not because it's a blast and it's not because it's fire -- it's only because it's fire that specifically references the fire rule
, which is kind of weird whether you like it or not.
Greymarch2000 wrote: Plus as a spell there's many other things you can do like multi-action (or even multi-spell with Magister) while miracles must be the only thing you can do,
Wait, what? You can totally multi-Action Miracles, can't you? Where does it say a Miracle must be the only thing you can do? I know it says you can only ever invoke one Miracle in a turn, but I don't think there's anything that says you can't invoke a Miracle while casting a Fireball and shooting your SMG.