louis wrote:Oh, I personally would not see things that worse, the only thing I mean that should be given is some _natural_ distrust, even a bit more disrespect by clerics maybe, but of course you should be able to work against that - so, if a mage desires to be well reputated in a town, he would have (like darkelves maybe too) to put much more effort into his reputation than a simple farmer maybe.
louis wrote:But never forget, mages have also a lot to offer, so, it maybe depends what players in the end make out of it, spoken in reputation terms - I personally just would not like to see them as "overheroes" or such, no, they are dangerous persons that can summon very dangerous things, and some good things sometimes maybe too.
- using magic in and around towns and populated places should of course make your rep drop
- doing nothing for your rep at all will cause your rep to drop too
krelji wrote:[..]If I drink a heal disease potion after being infected by the plaque, and be cured of it, then it's just as scary for the average NPC as if I was casting a spell.[..]
krelji wrote:[..]'I'd love to help you, but considering that this would ruin my reputation around here. Sorry, but you'll have to find help elsewhere.' [..]
There's no point in having spells that could be useful for the general population, but would result in the reputation of the Mage using it being ruined.
Ohh, they might not mind getting cured if they drank a potion themselves, but if someone else is drinking one then it is an entirely different situation.Nathan wrote:Hmm, I totally agree that getting caught _brewing_ potions should result in the same consequence (repdrop), but drinking them I mean not. People tend to be rather opportunistic at times, "like burn the damn witch, but please after she cured me!"
I don't think that magic should be a lose-lose scenario. If I am going to lose either case, then I'd save some time at least if I did nothing. I certainly got better things to do - and my char is not different here - than waste my time playing yo-yo with my reputation.Nathan wrote:Maybe thats simply the price magic has - some will decide to help in your example, others maybe will not - and then, they are maybe seen like they should be seen.
There was a single one that popped up immediately, and enlightened self-interest wasn't what prompted the research.Delia wrote:I am not sure what spells you mean by this. I went through the spells only to discover enlightened self-interest Most spells can be, however, used to benefit others a great deal if the mage so chooses.
and enlightened self-interest wasn't what prompted the research.
This prompted the question...what are the mages to do if they become this abhorred? What magelike things there are asides doing research?
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