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    At 11:00 PM 8/5/2002 +0200, Vicente wrote:

    > The population/magic level thing is resolved this way. Each
    > population level takes out two mana points (so, a plain with level 5
    > population and a a level 5 source would earn d4+9-10 mana points: more or
    > less nothing. Elves ignore this). And every province has has a maximun
    > magic level (the level indicated in the rulebook) like they have a
    > maximun population level.
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    > Temples earn Divine Mana (Faith) equal to their GB income (they earn
    > less mana than wizards, but they earn GB that wizards can´t get easily).
    > Mana is used for casting spells ;) (instead of using a lots of RP).

    I have a few questions:

    Do temples and sources still earn RP or does mana replace them?

    Mana is used to cast realm spells, correct?

    Can mana be used for anything other than casting realm spells? Can it be
    used to do any of the things RP do, or can it be used during magic item
    creation in place of XP?

    Can one get mana through vassalage agreements?

    Gary

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    At 11:00 PM 8/5/2002 +0200, Vicente wrote:

    > The population/magic level thing is resolved this way. Each
    > population level takes out two mana points (so, a plain with level 5
    > population and a a level 5 source would earn d4+9-10 mana points: more or
    > less nothing. Elves ignore this). And every province has has a maximun
    > magic level (the level indicated in the rulebook) like they have a
    > maximun population level.
    >
    > Temples earn Divine Mana (Faith) equal to their GB income (they earn
    > less mana than wizards, but they earn GB that wizards can´t get easily).
    > Mana is used for casting spells ;) (instead of using a lots of RP).

    I have a few questions:

    Do temples and sources still earn RP or does mana replace them?

    Mana is used to cast realm spells, correct?

    Can mana be used for anything other than casting realm spells? Can it be
    used to do any of the things RP do, or can it be used during magic item
    creation in place of XP?

    Can one get mana through vassalage agreements?

    Gary

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    Hello,

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gary" <geeman@SOFTHOME.NET>
    To: <BIRTHRIGHT-L@ORACLE.WIZARDS.COM>
    Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 11:38 PM
    Subject: Re: Alternative Sources and Magic


    >I have a few questions:
    >Do temples and sources still earn RP or does mana replace them?

    They continue earning RP. Mana is just another new currency, like a
    "Magic Gold Bar" or something similar.

    >Mana is used to cast realm spells, correct?

    Yes. Mana is used for spells and their maintenance (you can summon magic
    armies (undeads for example) and you maintain them with mana). It can also
    be used when you use the build action to build something magical. I use it
    also for building bretchur tower ships (and in general "magical" units or
    things).

    >Can it be used to do any of the things RP do,

    No. RP are totally appart from mana. RP is used for all actions (Cast a
    Realm Spell has now 1 RP cost, and the rest is mana. If expensive material
    components are used, add also some GB).

    >or can it be used during magic item creation in place of XP?

    Haven´t thought that one. While a GB (a "realm level thing") has its
    "character level thing" equivalent (2000 gp), mana doesn´t have it... MoM
    and AoW 2 have several spells about crafting magic items, but that could
    break balance in the game (and doesn´t help explaining the low numbers of
    magic items on birthright)... Very interesting point, I´ll think further
    about it.

    >Can one get mana through vassalage agreements?

    Yes, like you can get GB or RP. Although it´s useless for regents
    without temples or sources. A multiclass regent (lets say, fighter/wizard),
    could use mana without sources, but only for building things (not casting
    realm spells without sources). A regent without magic abilities can´t even
    store mana. Thanks a lot for the points (specially the magic items one ;)

    Vicente

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