View Full Version : Vow Of Poverty & Spell Research

2010-09-13, 10:43 AM
So I there was a very helpful thread about Epic VoP (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167925), which brought up a question about researching spells.

I've never run an Epic campain before, but my initial understanding is that most level 10 spells are researched and thus cost gold.

So what is a VoP to do? While Vow of Poverty doesn't specifically state you can't do research, the obvious implications of doing research is that you must own/rent a lab, have several expensive materials, etc.

This just ins't an Epic concern, what if a VoP druid wanted to create a custom level 4 spell?

I suppose another party member could pay for the research & materials, but seems to be a bit of an oversight with VoP rules as written.

2010-09-13, 12:22 PM
The VoP rules mention substituting experience in place of expensive material components at a ratio of 5 gp : 1 xp. You can do the same thing for research costs. Still, the best epic spells cost 0 gp/0 xp anyway, so even VoP characters can make those.