In this question I'm using Postcognition as more of an example of how instant / concentration spells work.
I have a situation in my Mage The Awakening group where a player cast Postcognition rote on some quest item to reveal information about how it arrived in a specific place.
He rolled 6 successes, which with Time 3 means 6 minutes of Postcognition as long as he concentrates.
What I don't understand is how many attempts at this spell he has in a scene. I can't find any rules to clarify that regarding casting instant spells whatsoever.
Seems strange to me that you can potentially cast Postcognition indefinite times to see every second of object's past. Also, a lot of other spells can be abused in such fashion.
Or is this intended?
To focus this sense on something or someplace other than the mage’s current physical location, the mage must also use Space 2
Does this mean that to retrace the object's location in time the mage must also use Space 2, of does this apply to current object's location?
- Mage casts Postcognition on a briefcase he is touching right now and wants to know where this briefcase was 30 minutes ago.
- Mage casts Postcognition on a briefcase which is currently far away and wants to know where this briefcase was 30 minutes ago.
Also, does this rule - "try as long as I can" - apply to all instant spells? (considering no chance roll situations)