Kevin Crawford
▶ Stars Without Number
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

Here is a sketch of how I might handle Warriors and Experts with magical abilities in a theoretical SWN:R Space Magic supplement.

The trick, of course, is not depreciating the value of a conventional Warrior or Expert when you have people who want to have flat-out magic powers to go with their guns or skills. My general tactic is to clip off the keynote special abilities of the class and instead allow them to spend their resources on a pool of "magic powers" foci. A conventional Warrior will have the autohit/automiss ability and a selection of combat foci. An Arcane Warrior will not have the autohit/automiss ability and won't have any more foci than the regular Warrior, but they'll be able to pick them from a group that includes directly magical abilities. An Arcane Warrior doesn't have the deadly aim of a conventional one, but he might have the ability to spacewalk in his underwear or summon a Shadow warbeast to help him.

Tanner Yea
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

What are these "Shadows" mentioned throughout the text? Are they SWN's answer to demons?

Kevin Crawford
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

Mathematical constructs manifested through metadimensional energy flows. The Nominalists argue that they're nothing but artificial constructs instantiating the formulae used to construct them, while the Realists believe that they actually have independent existences in an alternate metadimensional frequency, and the formulae just bring them across into our reality.

Tanner Yea
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

+Kevin Crawford Ah, technobabble demons ;). I love it though, hope the supplement comes soon. I assume it's be released like a Mandate Archive or a smaller book like Dead Names?

Chris Dunlap
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

+Kevin Crawford besides Shadows, "other occult creatures" are mentioned. What other beings would an Arcane Warrior face or be involved with?

Rebecca Ashling
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

I am really going to love the space magic supplement you're doing.

Jim Alcala Sales
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

This is so very cool! These foci could be used as the Unique Gift foci. This really has my imagination going!

Cracked Neurons
2018-07-01T17:40:19.435Z

Please make this theoretical documentation of space magic a real thing. My neural pathways are ready for downloading.