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Archmage question. 
26th-Sep-2005 08:39 pm
When a sorcerer becomes an archmage, do they sacrifice one of their spells per day to gain the archmage abilities, or one the spells they know of the level indicated?
27th-Sep-2005 03:54 am (UTC)
The archmage sacrifices a spell slot. The contents of his spellbook do not change, but he can cast one fewer spell per day, of the appropriate level.
27th-Sep-2005 03:55 am (UTC)
No, no. Sorcerers don't have spellbooks. Does a sorcerer archmage sacrifice a spell per day, or a spell known?
27th-Sep-2005 03:58 am (UTC)
The term "spell slot" always refers to spells per day. If they meant "spells knowns," they'd say so in so many words.
27th-Sep-2005 04:04 am (UTC)
Right. The sorcerer loses a spell slot, not a spell known.
27th-Sep-2005 04:18 am (UTC)
I just didn't know the sorcerer was referred to as a "slot." I thought wizards were the ones that had "slots" that you place things into.

Language confused me for a moment. Thank you for the clarification.
27th-Sep-2005 07:02 am (UTC)
Ok, wait. sorry, but what did you mean exactly, by not thinking sorcerers were "slots"? they have a limitend number of spell to cast per day...
27th-Sep-2005 08:39 am (UTC)
Slots are slots, a Sorcerer's slots just aren't fixed each day, unlike a wizard's.
27th-Sep-2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
I can see that, I was just thinking of them different. I know they have spells per day, but I thought of those as spells per day, not slots.

Nevermind, I'm making it confusing, lol. XD
27th-Sep-2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
s'ok, I only just realized today that for metamagic, a sorcerer doesn't just pay normal price + extended casting time
27th-Sep-2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
...? They don't? I thought sorcerers increase the level of the spell by whatever and spend a full round for metamagic?
27th-Sep-2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm saying. I was mistakenly under the impression that they just cast the spell without raising the spell level. Like they only had to bust a bigger action to power up.
27th-Sep-2005 11:38 am (UTC)
Spells per day. Spells known is unaffected.
27th-Sep-2005 12:46 pm (UTC)
Think of it this way: why would becoming an Archmage mean a Sorcerer forgets how to cast a spell that he's already figured out how to use?

"Alright! I'm an Archmage!.....how do I cast Fireball, again?"
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