Skill Rate: Staggered
Uses: Hitting people with spells, casting more complex spells. Every
rank in Magic Skills adds +1 to your maximum spell complexity.
Apply mobility penalties (such as from armour and encumbrance) to your
Magic Skill modifier.
: Unless otherwise specified, all techniques in Magic Skill are
: [Metamagic: Complexity -1] the spell costs 100 mk in rare materials to
cast. You determine the materials at spell creation, but they must be
at least 100 mk. They are destroyed or used up in some way (your
choice) during casting.
: [Metamagic: Complexity +2] spell's duration increases one step
(Rounds->Minutes->Hours->Days->Permanent). You may take this multiple
times, it's effects stack. Each time you take it costs one more
complexity than the time before, so to go from rounds to hours costs 5
metamagic complexity, or 9 from rounds to days.
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] The spell's area changes to a line. The line
is 5m long and 1m across and tall. The Line metamagic can be added
multiple times, each time it is used either increases the length by 5m
or the width or height by 1m, chosen at the time of spell creation. The
line must originate on the target of the spell, or, if the spell has a
range of melee, anywhere within the caster's reach. As with all area
spells, this may only be defended against with special techniques (such
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] The spell's area changes to a cone. The cone
is 4m long and 2m wide and tall at the end. The Cone metamagic can be
added multiple times, each time adding 4m to the length of the cone.
The width and height area always equal to half the length. The Cone
must originate at the target of the spell, or if it is melee, in the
: [Metamagic: Complexity +1]: if the spell has an area effect (such as
through the Explosive metamagic) then the spell stays in place after it
is cast for a duration of Rounds. Anyone who enters the area during the
duration is affected by the spell. For example, say the Lingering Spell
metamagic is applied to
. The spell is cast at a target, and the area keeps burning. Anyone who
enters the area of the spell takes 1d6 + Spirit fire damage. The
Lingering Spell metamagic may be applied multiple times, each time
increasing the time lingered by one step (to a maximum of Days)
: [Metamagic: Complexity -1] Only affects area spells. Pick a square as
a target, and roll a scatter die and a d6. The attack moves in the
direction indicated by the die one metre per number on the d6.
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] adds +1 to the spell's Complexity rating,
but increases the spell's range by a step (melee->short->medium->long)
If the spell already has Long or longer range, the range is doubled.
You may use this tech multiple times to the same spell; its effects
stack. Unless otherwise specified, the spell becomes a Low-Powered
ranged projectile. Certain spells cannot be affected by this tech, as
mentioned in their description.
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] You may remove either Verbal, Somatic, or
Focus components of the spell you are casting. You may remove multiple
components, but Comp increases stack.
[Metamagic: Complexity -1] adds +2 seconds to the casting time. You may
take this up to twice.
Spell only affects spells that normally have a casting time of 6
seconds or less.
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] You can add a delay to the spell. The delay
can be of any time you choose, but must be chosen during casting.
[Metamagic: Complexity +2]
[Requires Delayed Spell]
: You can add a time delay to the spell of up to one minute. You can
choose the exact delay during casting. Multiple additions of Variable
Delay to a spell each add up to one minute to the delay.
[Metamagic: Complexity +2] A spell with this metamagic can reroll one
die roll made during the spell. This could be the initial check to hit,
or the damage roll, or anything else you choose. You must choose which
roll can be rerolled during spell creation. This metamagic can be added
multiple times, each time choosing a different die roll to be rerolled.
[Metamagic: Complexity +1] Similar to the Spring component, you may
move for up to 2 seconds while casting this spell. The complexity comes
not from the fact that the magic is more complicated
, but because it is more difficult to cast a complicated spell on the
move. Unless you have Athletics: Shot on the Run, you take a -1/-1
penalty to all ranged spell attack rolls.