Re: [crawl-dev] Re: "Food prayers"
- // From: "Brian C. Robinson" <bcr19374@...>
// On Tue, 30 May 2000, Donald Brodale wrote:
// > Yet, with all this discussion of spells, spellbooks, and spell
// > use, I cannot but think that there *should* be spells reserved
// > for particular classes.
// Well, there could be something like "the book of elements" that
// contains awesome spells for each element. It could be very rare and most
// likely to be given by one of the gods. This book could contain one or two
// spells of each element that are really much better than anything else out
In a way, that's sort of what the Book of Annihilations is suppost to be...
at least that's what I think the intent was (since it is featured in
acquirement and as a Vehumet gift (it's the famous book referenced in
- // From: Josh Fishman <fishman@...>
// Brent Ross wrote:
// > // From: Josh Fishman <fishman@...>
// [ snip ]
// > // PS: If we did the "turn into an Efreet" version that I just
// > // thought up, would adding Necromancy into the requisite skill
// > // set be appropriate?
// > Probably not. Demons (or spirits) don't fall into Dead/Undead/Alive
// > triangle at all. In Crawl, the prerequisite magic for Demons is
// > Summoning (there is no Spirit magic). A bit awkward, but it could be
// > considered the channeling of a demonic spirit into the caster's own
// > body (and thus, a highly evil spell... very naughty).
// Hmmm ... almost makes me want to re-animate the "Vitamancy"/"Demonology"
// schools of magic debate. But not quite.
// There's a third option, which is to consider Dragons to be practically
// elemental fire (if you blur your eyes) and call the spell Dragon Form
// the equivalent of Ice Beast Form, Statue Form and Air Walk.
I did have similar thoughts. It's not really an elemental form, but it
does at least qualify as a high level elemental transformation spell, and
that's probably good enough (why confuse people with two choices).