|A new Horizons Dev Journal has been posted at RPGVault. Artifact Entertainment Creative Director David Bowman discusses spellcrafting:
The skill to create a magical scroll that can be exchanged between characters or transferred to a spell book in Horizons is known as Spellcrafting. This skill is developed while belonging to either the Scholar School or the prestige Spellcrafter School. A Scholar or a Spellcrafter must have the knowledge (represented by a spell formula), the skill, the proper resources (specified in the spell formula), the appropriate tool (a quill), and an appropriate work area (currently a Scholar's desk) in order to create a magical scroll. It is important to understand that just possessing a magical scroll in no way allows you to cast the spell contained in the scroll. The casting of spells will be covered in a future journal.
Spell formulae are gained through exchange, loot, quests and as rewards for progress in either the Scholar or Spellcrafter Schools. Some spell formulae allow for the use of up to four techniques during the creation of the magical scroll. It will be possible for the crafter to apply signature techniques to such formula and create a scroll that results in a spell that is modified in multiple ways from the base spell.