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Old November 26, 2018, 15:41   #1
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Lightning Bolt vs Frost Bolt

I haven't played as a Mage a lot, so maybe I am missing something here.

In the second book of Spells, Conjuring and Tricks, we have the Lightning Bolt and Frost Bolt spells. While LBolt always produces a beam, FBolt mostly produces a Bolt and sometime a beam.

So, wouldn't Lightning Beam be a better name? I am having to look at the description again and again when faced off against a corridor packed with Orcs.
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Old November 26, 2018, 16:40   #2
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I haven't played as a Mage a lot, so maybe I am missing something here.

In the second book of Spells, Conjuring and Tricks, we have the Lightning Bolt and Frost Bolt spells. While LBolt always produces a beam, FBolt mostly produces a Bolt and sometime a beam.

So, wouldn't Lightning Beam be a better name? I am having to look at the description again and again when faced off against a corridor packed with Orcs.
Short answer: Yes

Longer answer: I'd quite like 'bolt','beam', 'breath' and 'ball' equivalents of all the standard attack spells. I'll test that out one day
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Old November 26, 2018, 17:26   #3
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We inherited the name from DnD, where there is Fireball (targetted AOE) and Lightning Bolt (hit all enemies in a line).
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D&D inherited the name from real life,where the term 'lightning bolt' (or 'thunderbolt') is current. Renaming storm spells and lightning bolt won't be an improvement.
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D&D inherited the name from real life,where the term 'lightning bolt' (or 'thunderbolt') is current.
Unlikely; that would require D&D players to know what real life is.
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