Ch 08 Laboratory
The abstraction of “seasons” means that characters produce laboratory products in seemingly quick time. Such results are considered the culmination of ongoing work done in downtime, completed when the character spends her seasons.
CREATING A LABORATORY
A lab takes one season to “set up” and one season to “personalize.” A lab can only be set up or personalized by someone with Magic Theory 3. Any magus with Magic Theory 1 can use a laboratory set up by someone else, but with a -3 penalty to all Lab Totals.
Effect Expiry: Replace the Effect Expiry periods on the chart with the following:
- 8 seasons = x10
- 20 seasons = x5
- 50 seasons = x2
Note: see Ch 10 Long Term Effects for discussion of “Seasons”
DISTRACTIONS FROM LAB WORK
Distraction does not penalize studying or laboratory work.