I see there is a fourth level spell called Magic Mirror. Turns out it is the same thing as Scry. I was going to "steal" Scry from 3.5 SRD (for the most part) which makes gives various chances to be able to succeed. In fact, there is a table for the modifiers. Also, to cast a spell through the Scry only has a small chance of succeeding. Magic Mirror is just "if you know the name, it works" and any spells cast through automatically succeed. However, the description of Magic Mirror needs work as the range makes no sense, and there needs to be a little more detailing.
Also, Scry is designed to be used by any spell caster. So, the item used can be whatever is appropriate for the class (mirror or ball for M-U, holy water for Cleric, natural pool for Druid, pool of blood for Necro, etc.) Magic Mirror is basically M-U/Spellcaster only and only with a mirror.
The main question, however, is in the end, only one spell is needed. Which should I use? Where should I put it? (In New Spells or in Spellcasters?)
For the record, here is my spell:
Scry Range: see text
Magic-User 4 Duration: 1 minute/level
This spell allows the caster to observe and listen to another creature (and its immediate surroundings) irrespective of the distances involved. To perform scrying, the caster must have some kind of surface that the image can be viewed from. Common examples are a (non-magical) crystal ball, mirror, pool of still water, pool of still blood, or some other smooth, clear or reflective surface.
The target gets a saving throw (using modifiers in the table below) to negate the spell. If the saving throw is failed, the caster will see and hear the target and the targets immediate surroundings. If the target moves, the view will follow the target and keep the target in the center of view.
Condition Save Modifier
No knowledge +10
Secondhand knowledge +5
Firsthand knowledge 0
Personal knowledge -5
Have likeness or picture -2
Possession of garment -4
Possession of lock of hair, bit of nail, etc. -10
On a different plane -5
The following spells have a 5% chance per level of the caster to be cast through the scry: detect magic, detect evil, ESP.
Here is the LM spell:
Magic Mirror Range: 10’
Spellcrafter 4 Duration: 1 round/level
Turns a reflective surface within range into a magic mirror through which the caster can view other creatures or areas. The caster must name the area or creature. The caster and any other creatures viewing the mirror will be able to see the images, but only the caster will hear sound from the viewing. Detection and vision spells can be cast into it, allowing the caster to detect magic, see invisible, etc in the area he is viewing.
Last edited by daryen
on Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:58 am, edited 1 time in total.