Atlatl Jones wrote:
I'm curious why spellburn can only be applied to physical attributes. Surely it's appropriate for a spellcaster to addle his wits, or damage his sanity, personality, or luck to improve their spellcasting. It's usually a bad idea, especially for the intelligence attribute, but in a desperate spot I'd find it fun for a wizard to blast so much power through himself that he becomes a drooling idiot, in order to get one last spell off.
Because the gods of the otherworld hunger for flesh and blood. And since you can't commit brain surgery on yourself during an adventure, it's easier to chop down your finger or cut your arm.