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Deep Magic: Ley Lines

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Draw Upon The Deep Magic of the Land!

Magic flows like an invisible river, wending across the landscape. Most cannot see the ley lines; but to you, trained in the arts of geomancy, they blaze as glowing torrents of energy, pulsing bands of light, glittering strings. This power, the power of the land itself, is yours to draw upon.

Deep Magic: Ley Lines brings the secrets of ley line magic into your 5e campaign, featuring:

  • Random tables for the effects of weak, strong, and titanic ley lines on your spells, as well as ley line backlash
  • Two new feats—Ley Initiate and Ley-Bound—and a new Geomancy arcane tradition
  • Using ley lines in the Midgard Campaign Setting
  • 15 new spells, including ley storm, land bond, ray of life suppression, volley shield, and more!

The wise see the world as it truly is: a shimmering net of flowing magic. Plunge your hands into its torrents, and charge your spells with unfathomable power!

 
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Matt C August 17, 2017 7:26 pm UTC
Ley Disruption seems really bad. During playtesting it's effects were nullified by just... getting up. Second level, and all it really does is difficult terrain. Entangle does it better. The prone knockdown happens at the start of something's turn, so it just immediately gets back up, nullifying any point of prone even happening. The only way something would stay prone is if it used over half it's movement to enter Ley Disruption in the first place, and it even gets a save against that effect. It should be at the end of it's turn, like Grease (an entire spell level below it) gets to do. Any thoughts on this?
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Dan D September 07, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Hi Matt! This is a bit of a delayed response to you, but I have previously passed along your questions/feedback regarding Ley Disruption and the Ley Line Savant feature to the developer, along with some wording changes to LLS, and some possible mechanics changes to Ley Disruption. They might be incorporated into the upcoming Midgard Heroes Handbook, but I'm not certain.

In the meantime, here are my thoughts on what you've brought up:

Ley Line Savant has a total range of 1 mile. Suggested rewrite:

"Additionally, as an action you can sense the presence of ley lines within 1 mile. You know the direction to every ley line within range, as well as the intensity of and distance to the closest ley line."

This lets you functionally find multiple ley lines within range, previous wording only ever made it feasible to find one (it's always the closest until you randomly walk toward another one).

For Ley Disruption, it wasn't intended as a "lockdown"...See more
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Matt C September 28, 2017 4:26 am UTC
Hey Dan, I appreciate the reply. One last thing, and this is a big one - The actual leyline tapping at the start of the book makes no proclamation of when you can choose to actually tap leylines and infuse your spell (and thus make the Arcana check) during the spellcast. Before you declare you're casting a spell? After you declare it, but before you pick which spell? After you pick which spell, and which spell level you want to cast it at?

The feature of tapping your spell with ley energy and getting to roll on the table goes from useful to useless depending on your interpretation. We've argued whether saying 'I want to cast magic missile, and infuse it with ley magic' is the intended use, or what have you, because then when they get a feature that is useless for that spell.. well.

We've gone about it this way at the table: You have to declare you're casting a spell, and at what level. But not which spell. So "I'm going to cast a spell at level 3 and roll for ley magic". They...See more
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Matt C August 17, 2017 6:03 pm UTC
RE: Ley Line Savant

"Additionally, you can sense the presence of ley
lines within 1 mile. As an action, you can discern
the intensity of the nearest ley line and the
direction and distance to it."

Is the discerning that you do with an action limited to the 1 mile distance? Or can you sense the closest leyline regardless of distance?
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Christopher J November 21, 2016 8:35 am UTC
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Does tapping a ley line (p.4) require a bonus action or does it occur in the same action as the actual spell cast?
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Dan D November 21, 2016 6:10 pm UTC
Hello Christopher! Tapping a ley line to augment your spell is part of the same action used to cast the spell when you're within range of a ley line. You must make the choice when you cast the spell, but there is no other additional action or bonus action required!
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Christopher J November 24, 2016 4:59 am UTC
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Thank you! That clarifies it perfectly.

For anyone else reading, these Deep Magic books are well worth the money spent on them. Well thought out!
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