Spellbook: The Grimoire

Title: The Grimoire
Physical Description:The Grimoire is the second most-common volume of magic found on the shelves of spellcasters and wizard guilds alike, although it is usually hidden away from the prying eyes of apprentices. Sometimes called the Journeyman’s Book, the Grimoire is bound in black calfskin and has parchment pages written in green and purple ink, with some illustrations and diagrams in black, red and gold. Usually the owner’s rune is set in gold on the front cover, to identify the owner and prevent its removal from the library in obvious fashion.
History: The Grimoire is considered the companion volume to the Enchiridion. Where the Enchiridion plays mostly with safe and useful magics, the Grimoire veers into more dangerous territory — spells to control and hypnotize, to cause sleep, and to cause fear. Spells for spying and for being seen, and for harming one’s enemies are included in the Grimoire more thoroughly than in the Enchiridion.
Value: 5,000 GP
# of Pages:100
# of Spells: 49 (17 first level, 18 2nd level, 10 3rd level, 4 4th level)
Spell List:
1st Level spells (17 pages) 17 spells
Grease, Charm Person, Hypnotism, Sleep, Tenser’s Floating Disk, Color Spray, Ventriloquism, Animate Rope, Erase, Enlarge Person, Expeditious Retreat, Feather Fall, Jump, Reduce Person, Cause Fear, Ray of Enfeeblement, Chill Touch
2nd Level Spells (37 pages) 18 spells
Protection from Arrows, Resist Energy (Acid), Resist Energy (Cold), Resist Energy (Fire), Resist Energy (Electricity), Resist Energy (Sonic), Glitterdust, Melf’s Acid Arrow, Summon Swarm, Detect Thoughts, Locate Object, Scare, Spectral Hand, See Invisibility, Tasha’s Hideous Laughter, Continual Flame, Scorching Ray, Shatter
3rd Level Spells (30 pages) 10 spells
Leomund’s Tiny Hut, Summon Monster III, Displacement, Major Image, Gaseous Form, Water Breathing, Rage, Suggestion, Arcane Sight, Clairaudience
4th Level Spells (16 pages) 4 spells
Remove Curse, Lesser Geas, Shout, Stone Shape

3 comments

  1. I liked it… I don’t know why I didn’t respond to it right away, but of course 4e has sort of thrown a monkey wrench into the idea of spellbooks, anyway.

    What happened to MY OTHER OPTION?

  2. I liked it, but I’d love to see you work up a year’s subscription, or even a couple of years’, so that someone could use it instantly. 🙂

    I also want to GAME. I’m so hungry for it I’m nibbling on the edges of my Scion: hero books.

    i’ll have to order the traveller books and see what I can do about starting a play-by-blog game.

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