I'm trying to tweak/balance the Wizard (and to a lesser extent the Cleric) class(es) in Pathfinder.
The two things that really irritate me are:
- Spell components. Tongue of frog and Eye of newt may be nice for color, but after casting the spell (wiht the Eye of Newt), it just becomes too much book keeping for little real immersion/gain from my perspective
- Memorizing spells. I've read the argument that you have to push alien formulae into your head to be able to cast spells (and the casting is just "firing" the spell), but again, it strikes me as bookkeeping for the sake of bookkeeping
I realize the Sorcerer class is an attempt to get rid of these gripes, but from what I read Sorcerers can't use/make Scrolls and other magic items (at least from my read of the rules). I want to create a class that is about halfway between sorcerer and wizard, but don't know how to tinker and make sure it's balanced. Help?