Monday, August 30, 2010
Of Scrolls and Flaming Oil
First, of course, is their utility in deterring adventurers from using flaming oil. After the first time or two the party finds the charred remains of a scroll case in the debris from the giant spider webs they just torched with such abandon, perhaps they'll be a bit more circumspect.
Second, they give the DM a controlled way to introduce higher-level spells into the game, as well as giving the players a chance to add spells to their spell books. A 3rd level magic-user can still be a formidable force when he has a scroll with lighting bolt, and it gives players a chance to add to their own spell books without having to find an enemy wizard to loot.
Don't forget the scrolls!