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Yes. In AD&D, including 2e, the general guideline is that unless something was forbidden it was allowed. When adjudicating the fine points of the rules, the writers assumed that the common sense of their readers would fill in the details, even if that common sense might vary from reader to reader. At conventions, in letters, and over the phone I’m ...


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If we read the spell descriptions, we can see that the wording for some of them specifically tells us that the caster level dependent features are upper limits. For example: Mount: The type of mount gained by this spell depends on the level of the caster; of course, a caster can choose a lesser mount if desired. Dimension Door: the wizard instantly ...


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Wild mages could cast a different caster level, but could not choose. tl;dr Wild mages were the closest published mechanic that could cast spells at a level different than their caster level, but it was a random effect. Wild Mage In the Tome of Magic one of the features of wild mages is "Level Variation": ...affects all spells that have a level ...


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Foreword I think that @HeyICanChan's response is a perfectly reasonable RAI interpretation of permanency, and I would have no complaint about a GM using it in a game in which I played. However, I think that, RAW, the spell functions a little differently... Text of the Spell The permanency spell reads as follows. I've highlighted the sections that are ...


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