Interesting that you added a phase 3, because in the initial draft of the rules, it was a three-phase combat round, but I simplified it after months of play-testing.
Just because my 1st level Fighter got 3 attacks versus the Rats from HELL with his Heroic Fighting and Weapon Mastery Abilities.
I comprehend the stingy bit, it might be screamingly unjust to ruin such a good Fireball scroll, just on the concerts of varied Class school having secret arcane script for their scrolls, but as I was pondering the idea I thought of this...
So, just a thought Jeff!
If scrolls are written in secret language of Magician/Wizard types, here is a way secrets can be stolen from others? This is not accurate as I quickly rushed this, but if it only the language that differs, it could allow for some form of sharing without it being a free give-away?
It would be very rare for a Divine and Arcane spell to comply, divine magic is absorbed from the gods, not learned from old dusty scrolls in time consuming study. So any knowledge cleric could give is, “it is about faith!”. The Magician sorts back in disdain “Rot!”
Wizard Speech is the name given to the multiple different languages of each magical profession; the different forms of language are on list below and none are interchangeable or related in any way to another type of Wizard Speech. Each is different and unintelligible to another form of Wizard Speech, so this is how they guarded their jealous secrets of their arcane discipline from other schools of Magic.
Warlocks and Legerdemainists gain the particular Wizard Speech of the Class/School they choose at character creation. Bards gain Illusionist's Jargon.
Each has a ratting between 1 – 10, meaning each 1 = 10%.
Each, personal language of Wizard Speech starts at Ratting 10 for their own Class language.
Learning Another Wizard Speech:
First must have proper materials, it is possible a Magician gains a Pryomancer's notebook written in Pryomancer's Dialect and can take a few weeks to attempt to comprehend text (GMs might think 1d4 weeks or months multiplied by Ratting they attempting to learn/comprehend, so a Magician with Necromancer’s Cant3 would multiple to 1d4 result by 4 to gain next ratting), a roll based on Int would suffice, but even if successful, he would only learn the rudiment of a basic form of Pryomancer's Dialect1 and have a 10% chance of comprehending a scroll for a Pryomancer's spell of a similar type of spells known to the Magician Class (Example: “Influence Normal Fires”).
The Magician would have to either study the Pryomancer's notebook if GM thought it was extensive enough to gain more knowledge from and gain a higher ratting, or seek more text elsewhere and at least create a sub-quest for Magician.
Learning another Class's spell of Different Nature:
Example would be: a Pryomancer attempting to learn a Necromancer’s spell “Locate the Dead.”
Time Scale to learn: 1d6 months minus 1 week/Wizard Speech ratting. So theory is, a Magician who has mastered Necromancer's Cant10 (this of course should be near impossible to do), could roll a 1 or 2 on die and take zero minutes (or as long as it takes to read scroll and copy it into their spellbook) to comprehend a spell only fit for a Necromancer. Once studied properly, he could then use the same spell at whim as any of his Magician spells.
* Next, they must roll their % chance after study to see if they comprehended text. That is a Magician with Necromancer’s Cant3 would have 30% chance and if he succeeded with that (00 is still a failure no matter their skill), he also must still roll his Int chance on the “Magician's Chance to Learn New Spells,” chart!
I not think Druid and Cleric spells are interchangeable, or in fact how Divine scrolls are made as it about faith, a god (via a Cleric) may bless a item, example a common copper ring and for a time period (which becomes the scroll in theory), it can for example contain one CLW and a Command spell, but to actually write faith onto a bit of paper seems more arcanic than divine power.
Just an opinion, not a gameplay rule, but again, if a Cleric Scroll was found, it not necessary be a scroll, just a Human's femur etched in bizarre hieroglyphics or cuneiform and just shaken about in faith to cast the one-time cast spell integrated into it!