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Magicians display the widest range of capabilities of all characters who follow novice paths, thanks to the spells they learn from the magical traditions they discover. One magician might delve into the darkness of Necromancy, creating undead thralls to protect and accompany her on her adventures, while another could pick up a sword and find the magic in it, discovering the Battle tradition to enhance his fighting abilities.

Until now, magicians differentiated themselves largely by their spells, but In Pursuit of Poweroffers them much more flexibility and versatility. Now, magicians can swap out the talents they would gain from their novice path for those related to the traditions they've discovered. As a magician, your talents could reflect your growing mastery of your particular traditions, providing new choices and abilities beyond those available in Shadow.

If you have what it takes to learn and wield magic, unleash your newfound potential with In Pursuit of Power!

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Alison R May 25, 2023 4:09 pm UTC
I think there might be an editing error that causes a huge change in interpretation. Can I ask for clarification?

On page 6, it says "If, for example, you have discovered Arcana and Alchemy, you could exchange the Cantrip talent for Alchemy Focus AND Arcana Focus." Should it say OR instead of AND?

Let's say I'm a wizard with Cantrip, and Alchemy and Arcana.
If I keep Cantrip, I get 2 0-rank spells from Alchemy and 2 from Arcana, and no special talents.
If I swap Cantrip for Alchemy Focus, I get 2 0-rank spells from Alchemy and 1 from Arcana, and Antitoxin special talent.
If I swap Cantrip for Arcana Focus, I get 1 0-rank spell from Alchemy and 2 from Arcana, and Simple Spells special talent.
But, as page 6 implies, I can swap Cantrip for BOTH Alchemy Focus and Arcana Focus, and end up with 2 0-rank spells from Alchemy and 2 from Arcana, and Antitoxin, and Simple Spells.

That doesn't seem right. There should be a trade-off, not a strict upgrade...See more
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Tim R August 23, 2018 12:56 am UTC
I know it is stupid to ask since my last 3 times went unanswered. I bought the softcopy. Fo I get a partial rebate getting POD? Like all the customer focused companies?
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Matt S August 30, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
I'm assuming you bought the "PDF + Softcover Color Book (Premium Heavyweight)", if so, that already has a discount factored in, if you look.

If you bought the other softcover option, I feel bad for you, cos it's a trick to catch those who don't pay attention.

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Daniel H September 04, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
If you did grab the wrong one - email schwalb entertainment directly and he may be able to help you. No promises.
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Matt S August 14, 2018 12:57 pm UTC
Like this a lot, as it allows even more customisation, and I'm really eager to see what the follow-up to it, Occult Philosophy, brings to the table.
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