I've got a question about the spell Energy Shield. The description says: "Choose an energy type, such as fire, lightning, or force. The target gets +4 Toughness vs. that energy type." So does 'choosing' the type come when the spell is taken, or whenever the mage uses the spell? In other words, is the description actually of the separate spells of Fire Shield, Lightning Shield, Force Shield, and so on (which all operate the same way and give the same advantage) or is it a single spell that gives a wizard protection from different stuff depending on what they feel like? I would assume the first (if nothing else because linking the Element of fire with the Inanimate Force of lightning feels unAyslish, as well as a bit out of the Tech level). But I'd like to be sure.
(Also I want to say again how much I love the sourcebook. Great stuff, that really captures a classic fantasy feel while still feeling distinctive not only when compared to other fantasy games but even to the original Aysle book — yet *also* feels like it got at what was good in the old Aysle book.)
Humankind cannot bear very much reality
— T.S. Eliot, who didn't know the half of it
My Torg Eternity review, part one
and part two