New spell check procedure

Forum for the discussion of proposals people would like to make.
Post Reply
Zur
Posts: 1
Joined: 2016-06-11

New spell check procedure

Post by Zur » 2016-09-21

As a game we have difficulty keeping up with the rule that every participant's spellbooks be thoroughly checked at every event during check-in. I myself am equally guilty of this, but I see no real need for this rule to stay as it is. unlike weapons and armor, spells don't undergo wear and tear, they don't break down over time, and they are rarely changed, if ever.

Because of how stagnant each player's spells tend to be, I suggest we change the frequency at which we forcefully check each spellbook to twice a year, preferably aligning with when new rules go into effect (January 1st and July 1st). Each spellbook will then have a signed slip, indicating that it has been inspected within the last six months, and this can be quickly and efficiently checked by any noble at check-in, before a war, or any other time during an event. If someone fails to get their spells checked on these dates, they need only find a spell marshal to check the spells and sign off on the slip of paper.

Current Rules:

Spell Books
Participants are required to maintain their spells in a book or on scrolls. All spell books or scrolls must have a medieval/fantasy period appearance and must be written or printed legibly. A spell must be written in a caster’s spell book in order for that participant to cast the spell; casters may not cast spells from another participant’s spell book. The Spell Marshal will inspect each caster’s spell book during check-in. Spell books are considered personal property and may not be taken or stolen from the caster.

Spells are actually written by the participants themselves. Each spell is assigned a spell length, which is the minimum number of syllables that the spell must contain in order to be cast. Participants have the liberty to write whatever they wish for their spells and they may consist of a story, poem, or general ramblings. It may be the praise of one’s deity or the curse of one’s enemy. Participants are only limited by their imagination, but each spell must be written out fully and any line or phrase may not be repeated more than five times per spell. However, participants may not use modern references in their spells. Many spells have an invocation line, which, if present, must be the last line in the spell text. Invocation lines, if any, are detailed in the spell’s description.



Proposed Rules: (Changes In Red)

Current Rules:

Spell Books
Participants are required to maintain their spells in a book or on scrolls. All spell books or scrolls must have a medieval/fantasy period appearance and must be written or printed legibly. A spell must be written in a caster’s spell book in order for that participant to cast the spell; casters may not cast spells from another participant’s spell book. The Spell Marshal will inspect each caster’s spell book during check-in on the first event after January 1st or July 1st. Any additions, reductions, or other changes to a player's spells must also be checked at the next event, regardless of the date. Spell books are considered personal property and may not be taken or stolen from the caster.

Spells are actually written by the participants themselves. Each spell is assigned a spell length, which is the minimum number of syllables that the spell must contain in order to be cast. Participants have the liberty to write whatever they wish for their spells and they may consist of a story, poem, or general ramblings. It may be the praise of one’s deity or the curse of one’s enemy. Participants are only limited by their imagination, but each spell must be written out fully and any line or phrase may not be repeated more than five times per spell. However, participants may not use modern references in their spells. Many spells have an invocation line, which, if present, must be the last line in the spell text. Invocation lines, if any, are detailed in the spell’s description.










I'd like to discuss this at the next senate meeting, so any and all criticism and co signatures are welcome.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests