I'm reading "A Direct spell is cast directly on a person. The spell succeeds if the mage wins IQ against his target, otherwise it fails." So really there's a Saving Throw effect of sorts on the Kinetics but not Freeze or Clumsiness ? Might DX be a option on the challenge ?
Post by mister frau blucher on May 2, 2020 10:31:08 GMT -5
Taking your questions in order:
1. Kinetic spells like Magic Fist are Magic strikes, and cannot be resisted like other Direct Spells - see the second sentence in the description of Kinetics magic.
2. Freeze and Clumsiness are Direct spells. That is, they are cast directly on a person, so they may be resisted as per the text quoted above. Dynamic(instantaneous) and Static(lasting) spells may or may not be Direct, depending on the description (ie, whether it affects a person directly, or an area, such as with Shadow).
3. You could make an argument for DX, as D&D often does with their saving throws. But the way we see it, the effect itself of those spells is magical rather than physical, so it is resisted by willpower rather than any physical characteristic.