I'm new to DnD 3.5 and I'm wondering: how does a sorcerer learn new spells?
We have a party member who insists sorcerers have to learn spells from spell books or from other sources.
On the other hand the Player's Handbook says on the page 179:
For instance, when Hennet the sorcerer becomes 2nd level, he gains an additional 0-level spell. He can pick that spell from the 0- level spells on the sorcerer and wizard spell list, or he might have learned an unusual spell from an arcane scroll or spellbook.
Which I'm interpreting as Hennet the sorcerer getting the 0-level spell instantly without a need to learn it from anywhere as long as the spell is from the sorcerer and wizard spell list.
Do sorcerers just gain "slots" when they level up and have to learn the spell from somewhere, or do they get the "slot" AND the spell?