2011-12-31, 05:12 AM (ISO 8601)
Bugbear in the Playground
Re: Splat It! - Permanency Support (Work ALWAYS in Progress)
They are listed as examples of unacceptable bonuses, and for a reason. An armor bonus to an existing set of armor (as the spell Magic Vestments) is quantitative and applied to equipment, which is acceptable; an armor bonus being given to a creature which does not already have one (as the spell Mage Armor) is qualitative (unarmored ~> armored) and applies the bonus directly to the player, which is unacceptable.
Originally Posted by tuggyne
The only spell I have permitted that explicitly breaks this rule is Create Magic Tattoo, which sets a dangerous precedent, and may be taken off the list as-is.