When I'm creating NPC Mages, as a rule of thumb, I'm currently assigning them a number of dots in their Spheres equal to their Arete rating x3-4.

i.e.

Arete 3 Mage has at least 9 dots and at most 12 dots in Spheres

Arete 4 Mage has at least 12 dots and at most 16 dots in Spheres

Arete 5 Mage has at least 15 dots and at most 20 dots in Spheres

Obviously there are exceptions for outliers but is this a reasonable rule of thumb or is it too many/too few?

i.e.

Arete 3 Mage has at least 9 dots and at most 12 dots in Spheres

Arete 4 Mage has at least 12 dots and at most 16 dots in Spheres

Arete 5 Mage has at least 15 dots and at most 20 dots in Spheres

Obviously there are exceptions for outliers but is this a reasonable rule of thumb or is it too many/too few?

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