House of the Blue Circle
Read and Write Magic
Step: Rank + Perception Step
Requires Karma: No
The Read and Write Magic talent allows a magician to learn new spells and write them in his or her grimoire. Without the Read and Write Magic talent, a magician cannot learn new spells. A magician can usually attempt to learn only one spell per day. To learn a new spell, the magician makes a Read and Write Magic Test against the Difficulty Number of the spell. If the test is successful, the magician has learned the spell and can write it in his grimoire.
This talent also allows magicians to read and write magical writing such as that on scrolls or magical glyphs. The character makes a Read and Write Magic Test using the Difficulty Number of the writing. The success level determines how well the magician understands the writing. An Average success allows the magician to understand the basic gist of the text, but not any subtle or complex ideas it contains. A Good or Excellent success means the magician understands the subtleties of the text, though he might misinterpret obscure clues or riddles. An Extraordinary success means the magician completely understands the magical writing and easily deciphers any hints, clues, or hidden meanings. A magician may attempt to read or write one piece of magical writing a number of times a day equal to his rank in Read and Write Magic.