I play kingmaker again. There I realized potential problems.
For clerics, the game should show which of the domain spells are cleric spells and which are not.
The domain slot and the domain spells have the same color. Some players may assume you can only use those spells in those slots. This is only true if domain spells are not cleric spells. Domain spells that are cleric spells can be used in any slot, including the domain slot.
Even I have problems to remember wich spells belong to wich class. Its not a big issue because you can find out easy by try and error.
But some players might not even try because they assume you can only put spells into slots with the same color.
Same thing for other classes that also have spell slots that can only be filled by some spells. Specialized wizards have school slots, but all their spells are wizard spells. There may be other classes too.
suggestion: Spell description could include information that a spell is a class spell of class x.
It might be helpful in any case, though it does not really solve the problem above.
Some spells show a description like: “Bone shaker does 3d6 damage plus 1d6 per 2 caster levels.”
What is the base caster level? I learn it at lv3, does it mean I already get an aditional 1d6 at lv3 when I learn it or do I get the first extra 1d6 at lv5? Do oracles get the extra damage one level later because they get the spell later?
Suggestion: A description may be:
- When counting starts from level one: " The spell does 1d6 damage per 2 caster levels."
Those descriptions already exist.
- When counting starts from a higher level: “The spell does 3d6 damage plus extra 1d6 for every 2 caster levels above 3.”
note: I play Kingmaker in german at the moment, so it may be a translation issue.
These are only small issues, but it may help some players to understand the rules better.