Rob Godfrey wrote:The question that needs to be answered is why barbarians have anathema at all? Whta doe sit achieve? If its balance are mages going to have a 300 page contract to keep spell casting? Because so far they make no sense at all. (apart from superstition and that is easily covered by 'this resistance applies to all spells beneficial as well as detrimental) I mean the base idea makes no sense as a concept.
Not 300 pages at a shot, but Wizards and Magi do have to read their spellbooks to prepare spells each day. And for the more diabolically-oriented of these, these probably do look like sets of Infernal contracts . . . or credit card agreements.
reading the spell book is about the level of equipment maintenance (something that has to be done, but that outside of edge cases doesn't effect game play.)