In Part I of the Vocola series, I demonstrated several syntax features useful for creating flexible macros: alternative words, optional words, and variables. In a couple of examples, we looked at spellcasting macros that, while effective, would be difficult to maintain. In this post, I’m going to show you my latest iteration of how I am able to manage my many different abilities with minimal effort.
The key to the system I recently settled upon is recognizing that you have 3 distinct types of abilities:
- Helpful, targeted spells such as Lifebloom or Rebirth
- Harmful, targeted spells such as Moonfire or Lunar Strike
- Non-targeted spells, either helpful or harmful, such as Tranquility or Starsurge