In MoM if you took 10 or 11 books in a School of Magic you could research ALL the spells in that School. With 40 spells per school that makes sense.

In WoM we'll have nearly twice the spells as MoM. And it take only 9 picks in a Circle of Magic to gain access to the most powerful spells.

So, Do we want to follow MoM's example and have 9 Circles plus the Master of <Circle> Discipline that Aaron proposed give access to ALL the spells of the Circle? or leave some spells randomly out?

Quote Originally Posted by Hoverdog View Post
re: the amount of spells per circle
Right now, the planned amount is:
- 2 spells of each circle combination (fire-summoning, water-augmentation etc.) for tiers 1 and 2
- 1 spell of each circle combination for tiers 3-8
- 2 spells of each singular circle for tier 9
Each Circle has access to 12+12+6+6+6+6+6+6+2 (or 62) spells going by what Hoverdog posted.

I think 62 leaves room for having some spells not finding their way into your research list - even when you specialize.

Having stated that (because I know Troy in particular likes this aspect of MoM) - I am personally leaning towards 9 Circles + the Master of <Circle> Discipline should grant access to all 62 spells; especially if the Discipline costs 3 picks like Aaron suggested.

The 11th book in MoM was like the Master of <Circle> Discipline. 10 books still got you all 40 spells. In WoM I don't think 9 Circles gets you all 62 spells. So, what % does 9 Circles get you?


The Research Book.

I am absolutely of the opinion that WoM should follow MoM's footsteps of having the semi-blind research path. Not knowing what you ultimately can research opens up so many more strategic possibilities and forces the player to adapt if Spell_X doesn't show up in their book.

Semi-blind research also provides one small advantage to Magic specialists - who spend all early and mid game playing catch-up to the players who are Discipline heavy.