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Hi everybody, dear gamers,

I wonder if a 1st level wizard can choose higher level spells than the ones he normally masters. Should it be based on the table of characteristics (intelligence) or that of the wizard class (levels) to determine the spells accessible from the first level ?

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I typically allow my spellcasters to try higher level spells. Looking at the charts we notice that the chance of success goes down as spell level goes up and so the danger level increases. That sometimes makes for more fun.
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Thanks for your response Finarvyn. And how do you operate when acquiring spells at 1st level, for example. Do you let the player draw higher level spells than those he normally masters ? I mean, it's written in the chapter about the wizard class : " known spells are determined randomly. They may be of any level for which the wizard is eligible, as shown by the max spell level column ". But which table are we talking about here : table 1-12 wizard or table 1-1 abilities scores ?
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I'd stick with 1st level spells at 1st Level. But if they discovered a higher level spell than they'd normally qualify for, they could try to learn it and cast it, leaving the gamble up to them...
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Thanks for your advices !
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GnomeBoy wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:49 am I'd stick with 1st level spells at 1st Level. But if they discovered a higher level spell than they'd normally qualify for, they could try to learn it and cast it, leaving the gamble up to them...
The class has a maximum spell level by level, and your Intelligence also affects your maximum spell level known.

I would limit 1st level characters to knowing 1st level spells, but if there is (say) a scroll or something, they can certainly try to use it!
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