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SigilWraith
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:45 pm    Post subject: quick question about learning spells Reply with quote

On page 43, in regards to learning (and failing to learn) new spells, I reference the following quote:

"Failure indicates the spell has not been learned. A wizard may only attempt to learn a new spell once per skill level."

My question: Does this mean that, even if a wizard finds and copies 3 spells, he can only attempt to learn ONE of them until he reaches a new level (at which point he can only attempt to learn just one more)? OR, does it mean that he can make 3 rolls to learn all three spells, but if he fails to learn Spell B, he must wait until reaching the next skill level to re-attempt to learn Spell B....

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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he can make 3 rolls to learn all three spells, but if he fails to learn Spell B, he must wait until reaching the next skill level to re-attempt to learn Spell B....

This.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coolness. That's what I thought. The other seemed a bit too restrictive and I would have probably house-ruled it to this "Spell B re-try" interpretation... but I just wanted the authors' true meaning.

By the way... thanks for being so accessible. It's very, very cool of you. God bless the World Wide Web, I understand Mr. Gygax got a lot of late-night phone calls back in the late 70s, lol.......
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thinking is, it's already punishing enough to have to spend the skillpoints, to be able to try and find spells, to be able to cast them a limited number of times. There should be some flexibility in the system for allowing casters to learn spells.
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