Well, since someone else posted asking about guidelines for monster creation, I might as well share that I've been preparing my homebrew and imagining a patron or two for it. Now, I've decided to try my hand at actually putting one of them on paper. I should be finished by the end of 2012
I'm having fun, but man is it long. I thought I would do 3, I think I'll stick to one, and even then I won't do more than one level 1 patron spell for it, the rest will come if required.
Any thoughts on spell creation? I was doing a invoke patron spell for my patron, and scaling it is pretty hard for a beginner.
For example, what DCs should I use? I saw some higher spell check results in other spells required a DC 30 save to avoid. Where does that come from? Intuition? What is a DC 30 save vs a 30 spell check result, for example? Are we assuming that both follow each other more or less?
Do you ignore the possibility of spellburn when you design a spell, just assuming that spellburn is exceptional and higher results on the spellcheck should normally mean a higher level caster?
And then, effects and damage...
It's not coming with an original idea for a spell that's hard for me, it's scaling it across the different spell check results. Any tips would be helpful and appreciated.