So I recently bought MaBu and decided to burn a magic system using the Magic Burner p:241.
After a couple reads and according to the bardic character I wanted to burn here’s the result. I’d like to hear your criticism on it. It’ll help me see if i did it right and maybe add or delete stuff according to your suggestions. It’s nothing fancy it’s bardic magic based on the idea of a skill based magic where artistic skills can be used as sorcerous skill to cast spells with. The only thing i’m not so clear on is how to allow the number of spells a PC has at the start of a campaign. Since it’s a skill based magic system revolving on using a practiced talent I feel like it has to have that feel. Here’s a couple ideas:
-A spell for every leads he has in Character Burning. (1 to 3)
-A number of spells equal to the years spent according to lifepaths where he learned the sorcerous skill like acting, music, dancing, etc. (3 to 6)
-A number of spells equal to the skills’ exponent. (2 to 4)
I’m not sure what to do here, any ideas?
Performance art. Acting, Poetry, Dance, Musical instrument, Miming, etc…the caster dig into his Emotional attribute to generate his Magic/Effect.
Doing a visual or auditive performance. Skill based.
The PC must have the Gifted traits to be able to cast Performances.
1 year difficult test to learn a new spell by practicing the skill.
lenght of spells: 1 scene, the performance lenght, need to be doing it for it to be active. Starts 1 exchange later in a conflict.
Successfull=tax Forte ob.(spell obstacle)
Failure=Emotional attribute roll ob. (spell obstacle + margin of failure)
Effect (spells) (open ended)
[i]Folie Dansante/i= ob. 4 ou 6(include PC), Targets must make Will test (ob.4 +Margin of success)Can’t control (dance)hiself till hurt. When hurt target make steel test ob.4 to resist. Last till the performance ends.
[i]Sans Regret/i= ob. 3 ou 5(include PC), -1 hésitation + Margin of success. Last till the performance ends.
[i]Hypnophilia/i= ob. 4 ou 6(inclus PC), ½ will+Margin of success VS target’s will. 1 scene.
[i]Faux Prophète/i= ob. 3, Target suffers +1 ob. + Margin of success on social rolls. 1 scene.
I think I covered the five parts from The Magic Burner. I’m kinda new to Burning but I feel like it’s not too broken. I haven’t playtested it yet so it’s hard to tell already. In the setting we see Magic as something only a few is able to do. It’s not that rare but it’s special and not mundane.