Spells are the biggest departure from a typical fantasy RPG . Gone is the Vancian magic system and in it’s place is a more modern JRPG style system. An unlike some other systems, the same spell can be cast over and over as long as the spell caster wants.

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Mana

Mana is the amount of magical energy a character has to spend after a long rest.

  • Wizard’s mana is their level plus their Intelligence bonus (include ability focus).
  • Cleric’s mana is their level plus their Wisdom bonus (include ability focus).
  • Druid’s mana is their level plus their Wisdom bonus (include ability focus).

For example a 3rd level wizard with +3 Intelligence would have 8 mana to spend before they’d need to rest to recover their mana.

Spell Mana Cost

A spells mana cost is determined by its level.

Ex. 2nd level spell would cost 2 mana.

Recovering Mana

To recover mana a character must rest. Assuming that a full 10 hours of rest can recover 100% of a character’s mana, then for each hour of rest, a character would recover 10% of their total mana.

Sacrifice Self

A spell caster can choose to use their hit points in the event that they run out of mana. Only after a caster’s mana pool has reached zero may they use their health. 2 hit points = 1 mana. Damage taken to a character this way heals like normal.

Potion of Mana

Like a potion of healing, the potion of mana can restore 1d8 mana to a spell caster. Mana can never exceed the maximum value available. These potions are expensive, rare and coveted by magic users. Typical costs are 800gp and up.

Limitations of Spell Casting

  • No spell caster could cast a spell for a mana cost higher than their level.
  • The spell caster cannot take any other action in a round when casting a spell.
  • A spell caster who cannot speak or is bound can not cast a spell.
  • If the spell caster takes damage before their turn in combat, the spell is interrupted and the mana is lost.
  • The spell caster must be able to see the target the spell is to be cast on.

Wizard Limitations

Wizards cannot cast a spell for which they do not have the formula. This means that they must have the spell in their hand – either on a scroll or in their spell book at the time of casting.

If the spell formula is lost, then the intricate knowledge is also lost and spells cannot be cast anymore.

Cleric Limitations

Clerics have a limited number of spells provided by their gods. Unlike a spell book, their magic is divine and cannot be destroyed, but it can be taken from the character if the character does something against their god’s (DM) wishes. In addition, the cleric must have their holy symbol in one hand to cast their spells.

OPTIONAL: It is recommended that the DM limit the spell choices clerics can choose from. The DM has the final say in spell picking for a cleric, and is the limit of choosing a god driven character.

Druid Limitations

Druids draw their power from the very fabric of life itself. Druids call this source Gaia. Unlike other magic classes they can cast any of their spells, but only in the positive. Reverse or evil versions of spells are not available to them.

Casting Spells

The spell caster must roll d20 plus their modifier (WIS/INT + Level) vs a DC 10 + spell cost/level. If the roll does not meet or exceed the required number, then the mana is used, and the spell fails.

For example a 3rd level wizard with +3 INT casting a 2nd level spell roll d20+5 vs DC12

Saving Against Spells

The Difficulty Check for saving against a spell is: 10 + the spell level. If no ability score is specified – use the Wisdom ability score.

Learning New Spells

Wizards acquire spells in the form of scrolls they find when adventuring. Once they find a scroll, they must “scribe” it into their spell book to keep it. Once a spell is ascribed into the spell book, the character my use it as normal.

Clerics have access to their entire spell list. They must pray to their deity each day to receive the number of spells allowed. This can completely change after each 8-hour rest. Spells received are limited to the whim of the deity (the game master) and may differ from the spells the character is attempting to acquire.

Druids have access to their entire spell list. They must attune to nature each day to receive the number of spells allowed. This can completely change after each 8-hour rest.

Complete Spell List

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Zero Level

1st Level

2nd Level

3rd Level

4th Level

5th Level

6th Level

7th Level

8th Level

9th Level

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