Saturday, May 2, 2015

GURPS101: Spell Kits for Casters - Cryomancer


Fire tends to be the “go-to” element for spellwork that damages the target. But what of ice?
Cold can kill just as easily as heat can. It’s the extremes of temperature that kills…so why
don’t we see more “cryomancers” in fiction or RPGs? They can make the ground slippery,
preserve a corpse, silence an alarm bell with a shroud of ice, or create barriers of solid ice.
Things fire (which has its own special effects uses) can't do. Well, it could be that they are not
“sexy” enough, or maybe it’s just tradition. Regardless, casters concentrating on ice and snow
can be as dangerous – or more dangerous – their fire-using brethren...

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