I'm pretty happy with the "spell" selection. Each one strikes me as useful, distinct, and allowing for just the tiniest sliver of credence.
The problem is: Where do Illusionist characters get new spells? MU's and Elves are motivated to adventure in order to find new spells, and Clerics gotta smite to please their gods. But how do you tie Illusionist trick advancement to adventuring?
• An Illusionists Guild that will only sell new training for extortionate prices?
• Seed adventures with points of inspiration that help an Illusionist discover new tricks?
Eugh, neither of these quite does it for me.
Well, I don't have to solve this problem until someone gets to around 2000 XP.