Sunday, December 29, 2013
Scrolls Without Magic-Users
Now, think about a campaign where you only have fighters and thieves, or maybe a single merged fighter/thief class. And there are no NPC spellcasters, but you still want magic, and you still want spell scrolls. Where do they come from? Who makes them?
Obviously, anyone. But each scroll must be researched separately, even if the scribe has researched that same spell for a previous scroll. The GM rolls secretly, and the scribe winds up with a scroll no matter what... but if the research roll fails, the scroll is a curse.
You now have a rare, powerful magic setting.