Follow-on to this question, is it possible to coordinate (synchronize) the castings of spells such that if Alice the Mage is casting a spell that needs more FP than she has available (from her own FP, plus Energy Reserve if in play, plus Powerstone/Manastone/Power Item), Bob the Younger (her apprentice and assistant) can Lend Energy at just the right time to keep Alice from having to use HP (at a skill penalty of -1 per HP used) to cast the spell (with the penalty potentially increasing the inherent risk of casting related to critical failures)?

Sure, that's what Share Energy is for (though the cost of two points per point used by the recipient is an issue, as is the limit of 5 FP shared) -- but if you're playing under Dungeon Fantasy/DFRPG that spell isn't available.

So, can Bob help Alice this way?


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No, that's something Lend Energy cannot do.

As you wrote, Bob could learn the more advanced spell Share Energy to help Alice that way (assuming that that spell is known and available to Bob in the campaign situation).

It sounds like maybe you just missed it, though. Share Energy is in the Dungeon Fantasy RPG Spells book on page 39.

The spells are broken up in their abilities and costs to intentionally require more learning and more energy if you are going to gain the benefits of being able to conveniently and immediately coordinate to share energy and to let a caster use more mana than their own means allow. In this way there are some interesting tradeoffs and limits.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is that one of the DFRPG books, or the original DF PDFs, and if the latter, which? I don't have all of those, and don't have the full DFRPG (though my GM does). Further, this is Healing College -- available only to Clerics, in DF/DFRPG -- is that listed on the Cleric spell list? If not, nobody can actually learn it unless it's the in only prerequisite path for a spell in another college. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Feb 19, 2020 at 17:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ZeissIkon: That's in the Spells book of DFRPG, on p. 39. It's available to clerics, druids and wizards; for wizards, it has a prerequisite of Lend Energy. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 19, 2020 at 17:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmm. I might need to have another little email chat with my GM, then. It's not on the Cleric spell list in DF:1, which is all I have to go on (I've got a scattering of DF PDFs), and I asked if it was possible to learn it... \$\endgroup\$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Feb 19, 2020 at 17:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks, @JohnDallman, for the page reference. \$\endgroup\$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Feb 19, 2020 at 17:39

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