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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    BardGuy

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    Default Creating or Re-Creating Spells

    A scenario I am considering is a time when magic is just coming back into prominance after centuries of supression (no magic power available). Arcane magic is just in its rebirth. Warlocks have emerged, but are hated and hunted. Same with Sorcerers. Wizards opperate in secret. At this point, over half of the spells previously known have been lost. Wizards the world over are scrambling to either find lost scrolls, ancient spellbooks, or trying to recreate lost spells. A wizard can "copywright" a spell he creates and use it to gain wealth, power, and status.
    Since wizards will initially be nerfed in power through lack of the extreme versatility they normally enjoy, I want them to be able to create spells, but not too easily. I heard there were spell creation rules in UA, but I couldn't find them.
    I was thinking of using some combination of Spellcraft and Knowledge Arcana and base it on spell level/character level.

    Has anybody in the playground used spell cration rules? How did you do it?
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    Ettin in the Playground
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    Default Re: Creating or Re-Creating Spells

    You want the DMG, not UA. Page 198.

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    Default Re: Creating or Re-Creating Spells

    Mostly through RP, with a spellcraft check at a DC of 15 + proposed spell level at the end to see if they got it all right.
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    Default Re: Creating or Re-Creating Spells

    One thing that is in UA that might interest you in Incantations. Also, that sounds like a really cool idea.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Creating or Re-Creating Spells

    Quote Originally Posted by volthawk View Post
    One thing that is in UA that might interest you in Incantations. Also, that sounds like a really cool idea.
    I hadn't really looked at incantations, but they fit in very well with my concept. Thanks Volthawk!
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