It never fails. I see the words "Vancian magic," and my brain leaps up with excitement that somebody's read Vance carefully and has something insightful to say about whimsy, wonder, danger, and irony.
@lumpley I should tell people that The Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze uses Vancian magic, then sit back and watch people throw tantrums.
@JoshuaACNewman Ha! If you don't, maybe I will!
@lumpley usually there’s not even sandestins, I mean come on
@edheil I mean, right?
@lumpley File under: ways in which Sorcerer is more Vancian than any version of D&D
@lumpley I found the first book filled with magic of whimsy, wonder, danger, and irony... but the following three didn’t.
Maybe everyone else only read the Cugel books?
@PrePostHuman Oh, I can't go along with that. I mean, you're clearly right that they only read the Cugel books. (Now we're talking about Gygax and/or Arneson and/or whoever, right?) But they didn't even realize what's fun about the magic in just them.
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