Spellcraft Fastplay

Spellcraft

Restriction: you must be able to examine an object to be identified
Restriction: you cannot retry spell identification
Restriction: you must wait 1 week to try learning a spell from book or scroll
Restriction: you must wait 1 day to try learning a spell from a borrowed spell book
Restriction: you can only attempt to ascertain properties of an item once per day
Restriction: you must be able to clearly see a spell being cast to identify it
DC Base: 15 + spell level (identify a spell as it is being cast)
DC Base: 15 + spell level (learn a spell from a spell book or scroll)
DC Base: 15 + spell level (prepare a spell from a borrowed spell book)
DC Base: 15 + item’s caster level (identify the properties of a magic item using detect magic)
DC Base: 20 + spell level (decipher a scroll)
DC Base: by item (craft a magic item)
DC Modifier: +1 per 10 feet (distance to the source, object or spell being cast)
DC Modifier: -2 (favorable conditions, according to appropriate sense)
DC Modifier: +2 (unfavorable conditions, according to appropriate sense)
DC Modifier: +5 (terrible conditions, according to appropriate sense)
DC Modifier: +5 (creature making the check is distracted)
Dice Modifier: +2 when your a specialist wizard to identify, learn, prepare from chosen school
Dice Modifier: -5 when your specialist wizard to identify, learn, prepare from opposition schools
Check Frequency: per use
Success: you identify the spell being cast
Success: you identify the property of a magic item
Failure: you fail to identify the spell being cast
Failure: you fail to identify the property of a magic item
Time: no action (identify a spell being cast); why not say free action?
Time: 1 hour per spell level (learn a spell)
Time: half an hour (learn a 0-level spell)
Time: 3 rounds per item to identify

Final Notes

Bonus In: +2 elf (identify magic items)
Bonus In: +2 Magical Aptitude (feat)
Bonus In: +4 Magical Aptitude (feat) + Spellcraft (10 ranks)
D20: Spellcraft

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