Talk:Magic scroll

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Scroll Handling / Casting

I'm pretty sure it's a ma.sp.special check and not a ma.it.scrolls check because I've tmed ma.sp.special multiple times with differing spell sizes and people who have more ma.sp.sp manage to carry more scrolls than me while having less ma.it.sc than me. 125.255.15.79 10:04, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

The ma.sp.sp check is for controlling the spells on scrolls in your inv, and is checked every time you handle a scroll. The check for identifying a spell on a scroll is ma.it.scr. The checks for casting a spell from a scroll, once you pass the identification check, are the spell methods. So, to cast a spell from a scroll, you have to pass the scroll handling skillcheck (ma.sp.sp), the spell identification skillcheck (ma.it.scr) and all the relevant spell methods skillchecks. Zexium 19:36, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Old AMD article

Scroll Science, AMD edition 45 (Apr 2004) says the formula is half head space. I looked for the article because I have a post that says:

We determined once what the formula was for calculating how many scrolls of different sizes of spells you could carry, and published this in the AMD. The method of calculating it was promptly changed, and so far I don't think anyone has managed to work out the new formula.

Discrepancy in text and table

It doesn't seem to be pointed out elsewhere that there is a discrepancy between the number of scrolls shown in the table and the text that describes how many can be held:


The amount of scrolls that can be held safely depends on the magic.spells.special skill, with the check being the mindspace of the spell times numbers of scrolls held. JPCT and TPA are a special case, with the check for them being (mindspace / 2) * scroll number. It is possible to carry one or two scrolls over the maximum amount for a short period of time.

Whereas the table data shows a number much more closely aligned to half that amount. i.e. safely held scrolls is roughly ma.sp.sp/2*mindspace unless its tpa or jpct in which case its ma.sp.sp/mindspace

Pokey (talk) 14:50, 23 June 2020 (EDT)

I edited this info in, since there were no objections to my commentary above.

Pokey (talk) 17:56, 25 June 2020 (EDT)