Monday, 20 August 2012

My first legitimate d30 and d24 rolls.

In order to support my purchase of Dungeon Crawl Classics I bought some d30s and d24s. I haven't used them yet -- until yesterday's Pathfinder session.

A random spell book was indicated as treasure. 6 spells, levels 1-5. A d10 was drafted for the levels -- and it was a nice 2 1st, 2 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 4th stack that almost seemed like a reasonable distribution. However Pathfinder spells are listed in a very discouraging format for randomization, long lists of spells by individual schools (Abjuration, etc). Luckily my 1st edition AD&D Players Handbook was at hand. And there are 30 1st lvl spells, and 24 2nd - 4th lvl spells!

d30s and d24s to the rescue! Rename Wizard Lock to Arcane Lock, and scratch the Leomund's off of the Tiny Hut and spell selection was complete.  Thanks to the hundreds of spells in Pathfinder, five of the six of those old classics were spells our Wizard didn't have in his spell-books!