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Post by waysoftheearth » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:37 pm

Re: Q&A

Can we buy potions and/or scrolls (including cure spells) from the Wizard Gorthaur?

By the book Clerics (and M-Us) are able to construct their own spell scrolls (including cure spells). So it looks like a cure light wounds costs 100gp and takes a week :|

I guess a question is, if we can't purchase scrolls from Gorthaur, can clerics/M-Us work on scrolls while they are otherwise idle in the stable?
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Post by Makofan » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:54 pm

Re: Q&A

waysoftheearth wrote:Can we buy potions and/or scrolls (including cure spells) from the Wizard Gorthaur?

By the book Clerics (and M-Us) are able to construct their own spell scrolls (including cure spells). So it looks like a cure light wounds costs 100gp and takes a week :|

I guess a question is, if we can't purchase scrolls from Gorthaur, can clerics/M-Us work on scrolls while they are otherwise idle in the stable?
Gorthaur has no clerical services available, but working on scrolls is a perfectly fine way to spend a character's down time

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Post by riftstone » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:26 am

Re: Q&A

We have to be able to cast the spell in question, correct? I mean, Serech can't create a scroll of cure light wounds at 1st level (before he ever gets the spell).

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Post by waysoftheearth » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:30 am

Re: Q&A

riftstone wrote:We have to be able to cast the spell in question, correct? I mean, Serech can't create a scroll of cure light wounds at 1st level (before he ever gets the spell).
I think that's right; it says: Magic-users and clerics can copy spells which they can memorize onto scrolls.
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Post by Makofan » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:34 am

Re: Q&A

riftstone wrote:We have to be able to cast the spell in question, correct? I mean, Serech can't create a scroll of cure light wounds at 1st level (before he ever gets the spell).
Correct. You have to hit 2nd level to create Cure scrolls.

First level is hard

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Post by waysoftheearth » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:47 am

Re: Q&A

The 2nd level cleric is a penitent man, for sure.

But the novice cleric can still read a spell scroll (of any spell level!) and begins play with a book of 1st level spells... so a question for Mako might be: can spells be read directly from spellbooks?
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Post by Makofan » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:11 pm

Re: Q&A

Negative. If a spell could be read directly from prayer books, then the spells per day limit would be pointless.

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Post by waysoftheearth » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:04 pm

Re: Q&A

Makofan wrote:If a spell could be read directly from prayer books, then the spells per day limit would be pointless.
Except that if casting a spell from a books is treated like casting from a scroll it would permanently erase the spell, requiring the M-U to spend100gp and a week of effort to replace a first level spell ;)
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Post by Makofan » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:14 pm

Re: Q&A

waysoftheearth wrote:
Makofan wrote:If a spell could be read directly from prayer books, then the spells per day limit would be pointless.
Except that if casting a spell from a books is treated like casting from a scroll it would permanently erase the spell, requiring the M-U to spend100gp and a week of effort to replace a first level spell ;)
Well then I guess it could be done!

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Post by riftstone » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:44 pm

Re: Q&A

If you cast it from your book, and don't have it memorized, how would you re-create the spell? Wouldn't you have to get it from an external source?

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