LazarX wrote:Yeah, the big problem with any scientific analysis of PF magic is that it very quickly leads to the discovery of spell levels and character levels and different character classes and the whole paraphernalia of game mechanics.Boomerang Nebula wrote:
Perhaps it is, or perhaps not. But we do know that Pathfinder magic is modelled/approximated by rules that are mathematical. We don't really understand how quantum physics works but we do know it can be accurately modelled with mathematics. I see more similarities than differences between the two systems.
Pathfinder magic is modeled to be part of a wargame simulation that has been having roleplaying layers bolted onto it for the last four decades.
The only theory that the design follows is gaming theory.
It's not just magic that's effected, it's the revelation that creatures and things move in quantum steps that break down into huge 5 foot stages. Try to imagine our world if quantum effects were that visible. :)