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    Default Identifying magic items

    Im in the process of converting Trollslayer to MW, but cant find in the rulebook, how to identify enchanted objects. Witchsight seems to deal with spirit and demons only. Is there a spell for this in Basic roleplaying?

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    I don't know, but I suggest a spell called 'Identify' that requires 1MP per level, 1 minute to cast, pus one 100GP pearl. Each level identifies one property of the magic item.

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    The Magic spell Perception can be used to perceive magic or magic items. But knowing what each item can do is another matter. I would probably create/use a Knowledge skill for it instead of using a spell to identify the magic contained in an item. Knowledge (Occult) is an obvious fit or maybe a use of Research skill supported by Knowledge (Occult)?

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    Ok, thanks. Ill try the knowledge(occult) skill option

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    I noticed when browsing through some old of the swedish Drakar och Demoner products that you there you could also use the Magic spell Vision to gain knowledge about how to activate a magic item. I rechecked the spell in the BRP book and it is still there. So there is another "official" way to learn how to use a magic item.

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    Witch Sight is definitely appropriate for the recognising magical aura.
    I tend to view enchanted items as quite "chatty" and likely to introduce themselves.

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    Excellent question, and good research!

    I'll add something about this in the enchantments section of the Chronicler's Guide. Seems a good place for it.
    Please note I do not actually work for Chaosium; I just do the occasional freelance editing work for them.

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