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Chapter 2: Building Games / Building Items / Item Effects / Special Abilities

Scaling out of Usefulness

Source GM Core pg. 131
Some spells aren’t appealing if their rank is too low. For instance, an item that casts 1st-rank breathe fire three times per day might be 5th or 6th level. The problem is that spell scaling has the biggest impact at low levels, so the spell isn’t effective compared to other actions a character could take. Err on the side of fewer, more impressive activations.