Beginning Spells

The Magic User player character in the world of Moondust begins with four first level spells. One of these four spells must be Read Magic. The other three may be chosen by the player. As an option the Magic User may replace one of these beginning spells with 3 cantrips. The cantrips and/or spells are chosen from the following list.

Available Cantrips

Bluelight
Clean
Color
Dry
Dust
Firefinger
Flavor
Gather
Stitch
Unlock

Available First Level Spells

Armor
Burning Hands
Dancing Lights
Detect Magic
Feather Fall
Light
Magic Missile
Shocking Grasp
Spider Climb
Write

Beginning Spell Book

The Magic User player character will start with one standard spell book. This book will be a gift from his or her master or mentor. It will contain all their initial spells and cantrips. Additional books must be purchased or found.

Types and aspects of spell books

Standard spell books cost 1000g for materials, plus an additional 100g per spell level for each spell contained therein. Standard spell books are approximately 16 inches in height, 12 inches wide, and 6 inches think. They weigh 150gp and contain 96 spell slots. Each spell takes up multiple spells slots based on its level as follows.

Cantrips = 3 slots
1st 3rd = 4 slots
4th 6th = 6 slots
7th 9th = 12 slots

Travelling spell books cost 500gp for materials, plus an additional 100g per spell level for each spell contained therein. Travelling spell books are approximately 12 inches in height, 6 inches wide, and 1 inch thick. They weigh 30 gp and contain 24 spells slots. Each spell takes up multiple spells slots based on its level as follows.

Cantrips = 3 slots
1st 3rd = 4 slots
4th 6th = 6 slots
7th 9th = 12 slots

The process used is scribing spells to a book is much more time consuming and expensive that scribing a scroll. This imbues a certain level of permanency to the spell that cannot be obtained with a scroll. This allows the memorization of the spell contained therein, without the side effect of it being erased from the book.