Point Cost: Players can increase their magic career as normal, or increase specific spells or schools for 1 point each as skills.
Roll skill in the selected spell or school for what you want to cast. Mana cost of the spell is equal to the base cost of wanted effects(s) plus any additional effect modifiers minus your magic career level. Spells can never be reduced to 0 mana by modifications, only the Magic career can do so. Normally, spells require movement, sounds, and a focus. Attempting to cast a spell without one of these incurs a 1 die penalty that stacks with each missing requirement. Building a spell that doesn’t require one of these three things can be done by adding the correct modifier.
Pick a container for the spells you want to use. Spells are limited in some way in the chosen container.
When creating a spell, pick a save that makes sense against it. As a general rule of thumb, Reflex is used to avoid sudden attacks or explosions, Toughness to shrug off force or an infection type spell, and Will to stop would-be intruders from entering or modifying his or her mind or state. From now on targets of the spell always use this save against it. If a spell is material enough to allow saves from defense rolls add the according modifier below.
Spell Duration: Spells with a duration longer than instant are determined by the rank in the spell itself, plus the number of hits rolled when casting the spell. Ex. Ericsan-sama casts a 3-point spell with a duration of minutes. He rolls 6 dice when casting it and gets 1 hit. The duration is 4 minutes [3+1 minutes].
Note: Changing a spell after it has been decided can be done, however one basic spell part can never be changed, chosen at creation. (Ex. A damage spell can be changed to add range(mod), increase damage(mod) or tokens(base) to target, but it can not be changed to not deal damage anymore.) Spells may only be increased in mana cost, limitations (negative modifiers) may be bought off, and new benefits (positive modifiers) may be added or increased, but benefits may not be taken away and new limitations may not be added.