Wizard Spell Bonus Calculation Spreadsheet
D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
by Weldon Chen
Many of the problems that Players and Game Masters face is an easy way to determine what changes their characters undergo in a world where three moons may augment wizardly magic. Are the moons in alignment? What bonuses do the wizards get?
Most suggest turning to the moon tracking charts including the ones from Dragonlance Adventures and Time of the Dragon. Those moon charts are reprinted at dragonlance.com by Matt Haag, and are viewable by clicking this link. To make things even easier, however, there is calculation table that provides the information for you. Download the tables from the link below.
1. Find the Right Sheet
Begin by choosing which sheet to use. There are four such sheets with slightly different rules. The four sheets included in this program consists of moon charts and rules from Dragonlance Adventures, Time of the Dragon, Tales of the Lance, and a variant called Granak Red-Silver's Timetable. The specific differences are explained in further detail below.
Here is a breakdown of what is provided in the program.
Dragonlance Adventures Sheet:
Using the rules provided in Dragonlance Adventures, pages 27-28, the chart uses a cycle with high and low sanction each as being a quarter of the period of the three moons.
Time of the Dragon Sheet:
Using the rules provided in Lunar Display Chart, the chart uses a cycle with high and low sanction each as being a less than the waxing and waning times for the three moons.
Tales of the Lance Sheet:
Using the rules provided in Tales of the Lance, pages 88-89, the chart uses a cycle with high and low sanction each as being a quarter of the period of the three moons.
Granak Red-Silver's Timetable Sheet:
This particular variant assumes that an event like the Night of the Eye is an occurrence that takes place in the middle of the night. Thus, on the previous tables, the Night of the Eye alignment should occur in the day previous and after a Night of the Eye, and arranges the moon positions accordingly.
2. Enter the Year and the Dating
Next, in the outlines boxes at the top, type in the year and the dating system used. You have the choice of PC, AC, or SC. Just remember that PC counts backwards. Also, for those who choose years after 383 AC, the sheets will also provide an equivalent year in terms of the SC dating system. The sheet will calculate 5th age years using both dating systems.
3. Enter Month and Day
Next, type in the month (1-12) and the day (1-30). The sheet will automatically calculate the day of the week, the month, and the year, providing names commonly recognizable for most users.
4. Enter a Wizard's Vital Statistics
For more information, especially for wizards, please type in the data for your wizard. The sheet requires your wizard's order (i.e. the robe color), the wizard's level, and the wizard's intelligence since these factors affect what spell bonuses that wizard may have. Please beware that several subtle differences between sheets may give surprising values.
This spreadsheet was inspired by the work of another, wherever he may be. This version was created with the help of Weldon Chen and Chris McLaughlin.
The spreadsheet was produced on Microsoft(r) Excel 2000 for Office 2000. It is recommended that you use the latest version for best performance. If there are any "bugs" in the sheets, or if you wish to thank the persons responsible to making this sheet available, please feel free to contact Weldon Chen in care of Granak Red-Silver at www.dragonlance.com.
This item has been published here with permission from the author(s) and may not be reproduced without permission. This is a fan submission and its contents are completely unofficial. Some characters, places, likenesses and other names may be copyright Wizards of the Coast.