Re: [Trackered] bug? or my ignorance? how to create lvl 0-9 custom scrolls
- --- In email@example.com, "Matt" <Otiendikil@...> wrote:
>It would also be better if the Minor, Medium, and Major types hadI'm guessing that Minor/Medium/Major are the divisions given in the
>explanation. I hadn't heard about these divisions elsewhere and
>know to select them, or which one to select.
Dungeon Master's Guide under random generation of scrolls. The drop
down box is probably a hold-over from a very old bit of code (pre
5.5.x, when I started using the program). At this point it is probably
more difficult to remove than it would be to put a notation in the
documation for the item customizer. Then again, 6.0 will cure all of
our ills. :)
Sir George Anonymous
> I'm guessing that Minor/Medium/Major are the divisions given in theHi Sir George,
> Dungeon Master's Guide under random generation of scrolls.
That is a good guess, but it seems (from how it is presented by one of
the hypertext RSRDs, at http://dndsrd.net/magicItemsSSW.html#scrolls )
that the there is an overlap in the random scroll generation
categories of "Minor", "Medium", and "Major" scrolls, so that a Minor
scroll contains spells of levels 0-3, Medium of 2-5, and Major of 4-9.
Another possibility is that Minor/Medium/Major derives from the
breakdown, for example, of rods into Lesser, Normal, and Greater,
where the highest spell level affected is 3, 6, and 9, respectively. (
http://dndsrd.net/magicItemsPRR.html#rods ) Or, it could be just a
result of the easy division of the number 9 (well, 10 with 0 level
spells) into an aesthetically pleasing 3 groups; As the song says,
"Three is a magic number, yes it is."
Whether it is an 'official' set of RSRD categories or not, it should
probably just have a note somewhere in the PCGen program explaining
what each Minor/Medium/Major category applies to. Also, as I was
talking about earlier, the 'epic' code (as I understand that it),
needs to be somehow cleaned up and segregated as the
Minor/Medium/Major code is, since it is an unexplained, always
available, and confusing option presented differently than the others.