Friday, July 17, 2009

Rules regarding resting and recovering spells

The rules regarding resting and recovering spells according to the Beta. This information starts on page 165.

Wizards:

Rest: To prepare her daily spells, a wizard must first sleep for 8 hours. The wizard does not have to slumber for every minute of the time, but she must refrain from movement, combat, spellcasting, skill use, conversation, or any other fairly demanding physical or mental task during
the rest period. If her rest is interrupted, each interruption adds 1 hour to the total amount of time she has to rest in order to clear her mind, and she must have at least 1 hour of uninterrupted rest immediately prior to preparing her spells. If the character does not need to sleep for some reason, she still must have 8 hours of restful calm before preparing any spells.

Recent Casting Limit/Rest Interruptions: If a wizard has cast spells recently, the drain on her resources reduces her capacity to prepare new spells. When she prepares spells for the coming day, all the spells she has cast within the last 8 hours count against her daily limit.

Sorcerers and Bards:

Daily Readying of Spells: Each day, sorcerers and bards must focus their minds on the task of casting their spells. A sorcerer or bard needs 8 hours of rest ( just like a wizard), after which he spends 15 minutes concentrating. (A bard must sing, recite, or play an instrument of some kind while concentrating.) During this period, the sorcerer or bard readies his mind to cast his daily allotment of spells. Without such a period to refresh himself, the character does not regain the spell slots he used up the day before.

Recent Casting Limit: As with wizards, any spells cast within the last 8 hours count against the sorcerer’s or bard’s daily limit.

Divine casters:

Time of Day: A divine spellcaster chooses and prepares spells ahead of time, just as a wizard does. A divine spellcaster does not require a period of rest to prepare spells. Instead, the character chooses a particular part of the day to pray and receive spells. The time is usually
associated with some daily event. If some event prevents a character from praying at the proper time, he must do so as soon as possible. If the character does not stop to pray for spells at the first opportunity, he must wait until the next day to prepare spells.

Spell Selection and Preparation: A divine spellcaster selects and prepares spells ahead of time through prayer and meditation at a particular time of day. The time required to prepare spells is the same as it is for a wizard (1 hour), as is the requirement for a relatively peaceful environment. A divine spellcaster does not have to prepare all his spells at once. The character’s mind is considered fresh only during his first daily spell preparation, so a divine spellcaster cannot fill a slot that is empty because he has cast a spell or abandoned a previously prepared spell.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Retroactive Clue

It has occurred to me that I gave you some wrong information about the note you found on Boss Kreef (the head bugbear). Keith asked something to the effect if he had seen anything like it before and I emphatically said 'no.' The opposite is true.

The language is some sort of polyglot. There are characters from most of the written languages you know, and some you don't. It's obvious this is a mashed-together patios like Swahili or International Sign.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Redlander Game Tonight

You will level up shortly after we start. Bring a 2nd level copy of your character.

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