Campaign of the Month: September 2013
A spell matrix is an astral construct that allows magicians to cast spells without interference from the denizens of astral space. The Spell Matrix talent represents the most basic type of spell matrix in Earthdawn. A magician may only safely cast a spell after he has first placed it into a spell matrix. The Spell Matrix Rank determines the maximum Spell Circle it can hold. For example, a Rank 2 Spell Matrix can hold a single First or Second Circle spell. The matrix’s Mystic Armor absorbs damage from attacks directed against it, such as from the Matrix Strike talent, and is equal to the magician’s base Mystic Armor. Each Spell Matrix represents a separate talent with its own Rank, and is improved independently.