Comic 16 - Medium Size Category

19th Apr 2008, 4:00 PM in The Thick Plottens
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The main problem with a Vancian magic system. You can't cast HALF a spell. Jane's just too good at this magic stuff.

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26th Jun 2010, 8:06 PM
Actually, Reduce Person "counters and dispels" Enlarge Person. He should've been back to normal size.

27th Jun 2010, 2:32 AM
00Davo
Actually actually, "counters and dispels" does not mean casting that spell undoes the effects of the other.

"Counters" refers to the use of counterspell - if someone's casting a spell, you can cast a spell which counters it at the same time, canceling out their own spell. Neither spell has any effect.

"Dispels" refers to the use of Dispel Magic. If a spell with a duration has already been cast, you can use a spell which counters it to attempt to dispel that first spell. It's usually easier just to cast the actual Dispel Magic spell, though.

Simply casting Reduce Person after Enlarge Person won't dispel either of them. Since the effects of these spells generally don't stack, I arbitrarily decided that the Enlarge Person spell was overtaken by Reduce Person.

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Transcript:

Bob: My, you're awfully tall all of a sudden.
Bob: Oh, I've shrunk, haven't I?
Bob: Well, you'd better drum up an Enlarge Person spell RIGHT NOW!
Jane: Fine. Enlarge Person!
Jane: Huh? Where did he go?
Jane: Oh.
Bob: Great. Try Reduce Person.

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