[RPG] How to a character create a Spell Scroll


How can a character create a Spell Scroll?

I've read through the DMG, and the section "Creating a Magic Item" on p.284 is about creating the design of a magic item "type", rather than create an actual magic item

Best Answer

Xanathar's Guide to Everything adds optional rules for creating spell scrolls. They can be found on page 133, but I'll highlight the basics here.

A character must have proficiency with the Arcana skill as well as the spell prepared/known and must have the material components required to cast the spell.

The cost to scribe a spell scroll is in gold required and time taken. See chart below, all Cantrips scribed are cast as if the caster were 1st level.

Level Time Cost Gold Cost
Cantrip 1 day 15 gp
1st 1 day 25 gp
2nd 3 days 250 gp
3rd 1 week 500 gp
4th 2 weeks 2,500 gp
5th 4 weeks 5,000 gp
6th 8 weeks 15,000 gp
7th 16 weeks 25,000 gp
8th 32 weeks 50,000 gp
9th 48 weeks 250,000 gp
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