What can be done within the Muto Vim guidelines? p4

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

This post continues the convoluted mix of ideas around Muto Vim meta-magic borne out into potential spell mechanics.

Sorcerer’s Reach (Form) Downward

Muto Vim Gen, R: Touch, D: Momentary, T: Individual

The caster alters their own targeted spell by reducing the Target range by one magnitude less, with the same limitations of Wizard’s Reach (Ars p.160). The target spell must be no higher than the level of this spell.

(Base Gen, +1 Touch)

This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

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What can be done within the Muto Vim guidelines? p3

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

This post continues the convoluted mix of ideas around Muto Vim meta-magic borne out into potential spell mechanics.

Wizard’s Reach (Form) To Distant Shore

Muto Vim / Creo Gen, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell alters the targeted spell by extending the target range by three magnitudes, with the same limitations of Wizard’s Reach (Ars p.160). The target spell must be no higher than half the (level -5) of this spell.

(Base Gen, +2 Voice)

This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

What can be done within the Muto Vim guidelines? p2

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

This post continues the convoluted mix of ideas around Muto Vim meta-magic borne out into potential spell mechanics.

Wizard’s Reach (Form) Across the Span

Muto Vim Gen, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell alters the targeted spell by extending the Target range by two magnitudes, with the same limitations of Wizard’s Reach (Ars p.160). The target spell must be no higher than half the (level -5) of this spell.

(Base Gen, +2 Voice)

This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

What can be done within the Muto Vim guidelines? p1

As part of a November 2017 Ars Magica writing challenge – I’m doing one spell a day.

This post is a convoluted mix of ideas around Muto Vim meta-magic borne out into potential spell mechanics. Many of the points will only suit some players, and this is meant more as a discussion and example for MuVi in Ars Magica, rather than concrete assured spells for immediate use in a saga.

Many of the published MuVi spells are invented at Range: voice with the intent of casting against others or to assist others, there are many other permutations. The MuVi guidelines also indicate that a spell which modifies another by more than two magnitudes is possible but needs either Creo or Perdo requisites to add or subtract the magical power, and a Base level to totally change a spell is equal to or less than (half level +1 mag). It is interesting that the guidelines indicate adding a requisite Creo or Perdo, rather than plainly insisting the spell isn’t possible.

Here are samples I can see as useful MuVi modifications of Wizard’s Reach (Ars p.160) which steps the range in different ways, which demonstrates how the difficulty in MuVi spells increases dramatically.

Wizard’s Reach “Downward” for lowering the target range instead of increasing because canonical Ars Magica spell guidelines require very specific effects for Muto Vim. This might be desirable to work around the MR of an opposing caster from Range: Touch to Range: Personal. “Across the Span” for effects moving upward by 2 magnitudes, and “To Distant Shore” for an extreme example of spell extensions to a range, e.g. Personal to Sight, or Touch to Arcane. There is also the potential for the caster to affect their own spells rather than intend to work cooperatively, which are slightly easier due to one less in-built magnitude, indicated by “Sorcerer” to separate the effects.

Wizard’s Reach (Form) Downward

Muto Vim Gen, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell alters the targeted spell by reducing the Target range by one magnitude less, with the same limitations of Wizard’s Reach (Ars p.160). The target spell must be no higher than (level -5) of this spell.

(Base Gen, +2 Voice)

This spell is part of the free new spells compendium for Ars Magica.

Oh gosh my arms, the magic, it hurts

MuVi spells to change the spell recipient (3 of 3)

Continued from Wizard’s Misdirection to Return Home and Wizard’s Misdirection to Receive Blessings, a variation to pass a spell to a target touched.

Wizard’s Misdirection to My Friend

Muto Vim General, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell changes the intended target of another spell, to target a person the caster of this spell is touching. If the new target is invalid then this spell has no effect. This spell must be one magnitude higher than the spell to be altered.

(Base Gen for a significant change, +2 Voice)

MuVi spells to change the spell recipient (2 of 3)

Continued from Wizard’s Misdirection to Return Home, a variation to force the spell to affect the caster of this MuVi spell.

Wizard’s Misdirection to Receive Blessings

Muto Vim General, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell changes the intended target of another spell, to target the caster of this spell. If the new target is invalid then this spell has no effect. This spell must be one magnitude higher than the spell to be altered.

(Base Gen for a significant change, +2 Voice)

 

MuVi spells to change the spell recipient (1 of 3)

I’m pondering the chaos of Muto Vim spells again, and all sorts of silly stuff is fluttering by my mind’s eye. As MuVi effect must have a very specific intent and effect, I’ve written three variants on the theme for changing the intended specific target, but not the Hermetic Target type. I did especially so that the three variants are (hopefully) clearly written and ready to use. Although doubtful, it is possible for a Vim specialist to cast these effects spontaneously instead of fast-cast-formulaic, to affect another magi’s casting so a quick reference is handy.

Wizard’s Misdirection to Return Home

Muto Vim General, R: Voice, D: Momentary, T: Individual

This spell changes the intended target of another spell, to target the caster of that other spell. If the new target is invalid then this spell has no effect. This spell must be one magnitude higher than the spell to be altered.

(Base Gen for a significant change, +2 Voice)