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# Dumarus

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1. ## Identifying found items

I would like to see it that way: Character has its own knowledge (based on the intelligence + skill + level + character) and can identify basic items with dice roll. Identify magic add modificatory to this roll but it will be based on the caster level. It will be great to see some really forgotten artifacts that no one knows about but arch-mages. common: 1-9% of max knowledge. not offen: 10-20% rare:20-40% very rare: 40-80 extremely rare:80-100% where when only great casters can add like 60% to check throw. Great topic BTW
2. ## Magic and the Economy

I know the explanation. So now think about fireball. In real life fire ball could be made with small amount of propane, hydrogen or something else. So let say that we need 3m blast. It will be explosion 6m wide and 3m high. So it will be 113m^3 of blast but while it is explosion it spreads fast. So lets say we need 3/4 of its dimension. - 33.9m^3 of solution. Propene explodes in open air when its quantity is more than 1.5% and less than 8.5%. So for normal fireball we will need something like 3%. 33.9m^3 * 3% ~ 1m^3 of pure propane. Gram-atom mass of propane is 44u so 44g is one gram-atom of propane - in normal condition it is 22.4dm^3 of gas. So 1m^3 of propane is 44.6 gram-atoms and 44g times 44.6 gram atoms is 1962g of propane. 2kg of propane has energy value of 26KW It is the same value as 7kg of wood. To keep your 100m^2 house warm in winter, you will need like 4 of them day by day blasting your furnace :DDD My chemistry professor told me once that 10kg of Semtex has the same amount of energy as 1kg of honey )))

So if it is in Fallout (last time played it something like 12 years ago) and Arcanum so it will be in Project Eternity I guess.

I like situations when you can make choices and benefit from them even when you get disadvantages too. In point based systems it is easier to achieve desired effect and get it work right. IMHO disadvantages should have bigger impact than advantage. In point based system like: +3 = -5 So you can be better at one thing than everyone but you will be really bad in something else. Dumar