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    Default Animate Objects puzzle

    Not a "solve this for a cookie" puzzle, but a "what were they thinking?" puzzle.

    Why isn't animate objects on the wizard/sorcerer spell list? Animating objects is a classic trick for wizards and sorcerers (Fantasia "Sorcerer's Apprentice", anyone?), but someone at Wizards/TSR apparently forgot to make it available to them as a spell. It's restricted to clerics and -- of all caster classes -- bards.

    I intend to house-rule it as a wizard/sorcerer spell. Any reason it shouldn't be a Level 6 spell for them?
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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    I've also house ruled it to be on the wizard/sorcerer list.
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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quite a bit of fluff (I think I remember something from the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook, at least) used to describe wizards as animating objects. Finding out they couldn't was a bit of shock when I checked.
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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Dhavaer View Post
    Quite a bit of fluff (I think I remember something from the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook, at least) used to describe wizards as animating objects. Finding out they couldn't was a bit of shock when I checked.
    Yeah, given that wizards are forever creating golems and such, it's silly that they don't get animate object. I see no issues with putting it on their list.

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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Runolfr View Post
    (Fantasia "Sorcerer's Apprentice", anyone?)
    Fantasia is a musical, so obviously it belongs on the Bard list.

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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Zherog View Post
    I've also house ruled it to be on the wizard/sorcerer list.
    Should be 7th level for Sorc/Wiz, one should'nt take the Bards thunder (it is his 6th level spell).

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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
    Should be 7th level for Sorc/Wiz, one should'nt take the Bards thunder (it is his 6th level spell).
    And what of the Cleric?

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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    What of the cleric?

    There shouldn't be a problem house-ruling it in. I mean, wizards are already so broken, one spell wouldn't make a difference.
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    Default Re: Animate Objects puzzle

    Quote Originally Posted by Shas'aia Toriia View Post
    What of the cleric?

    There shouldn't be a problem house-ruling it in. I mean, wizards are already so broken, one spell wouldn't make a difference.
    I was referring to the fact that Animate Object is a sixth level spell for Clerics too. And so therefore the Bard has no Thunder to speak of as is. Thus a Wizard would not steal it by having a sixth level spell.

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