skywalker wrote:That's cool As said, I am not really interested in house rules. I am interested in finding a compelling reason for why the two subsystems work the way they do.
You know, that is a pretty clever explanation - I'll have to remember this theory.Tiger's Heart wrote:I could propose another reason for the 8 hours of sleep to replenish mana - magic is tied to the fade. Humans and Elves (for dwarves don't use mana nor have contact with the fade when they sleep / dream) must regain their mana reserve by contact with the fade for a reasonable duration. This occurs when they sleep and visit the fade in their dreams (even if they have no recollection of doing so).
Tiger's Heart wrote:I could propose another reason for the 8 hours of sleep to replenish mana - magic is tied to the fade.
Zapp wrote:skywalker wrote:That's cool As said, I am not really interested in house rules. I am interested in finding a compelling reason for why the two subsystems work the way they do.
Perhaps you mean that you are content with how the rules work, and you only want to make up a reasonable fluff story for why this is so...?
I generally prefer Codex-entries rather than fan-created wikis (personal interpretation of vague or seemingly conflicting sources can really create problems), but it's still correct - after some digging (an idea I could've gotten earlier instead of asking here, duh) I did find a reference in the Prima guide. Thanks for the assist, tho.Zapp wrote:"Every living being, with the exception of dwarves, enters the Fade mentally when they dream and mages tap into it when they cast spells."
"Well, we know from Origins, Awakening and DA2 that dwarves can enter the Fade. They don't dream, but they can be forcibly brought into the Fade."
http://dragonage.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:W ... he_Fade%3F
Bunch of tower-spoiled pansies I say!skywalker wrote:I also suspect that the 6/8 hour discrepancy has something to do with Mages not being able to stand watch at night but other PCs can with no issue.
Lynata wrote:So that means dwarves don't dream? Alright, at least the concept of dreaming and the Fade being irrevocably connected remains true even then, or rather makes even more sense than before if you consider the dwarves' lyrium-resistance. Apologies for the short off-topic!
Balgin Stondraeg wrote:This implies their dreams are really boring down to earth stuff like going over work routines to perfect them or continuity & contingency plans. And that their dreams are less psychedellic and more constant.
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