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As they stand, if you can identify the spell being cast and you have the same one memorized or prepared you can counter your foe's spell. But with all the hundreds (thousands, maybe?) of spells available, what are the odds that both you and your enemy have the same spells readied? Sure, Dispel Magic works to a degree, but that's the only other alternative that I know of.
The idea I'm tinkering with is something like this; You're a spellcaster and an enemy caster is about to cast something. As a swift action, you roll a d20 + your primary spellcasting ability and the level of any spell you wish to sacrifice to release energy to counter the spell. The enemy caster has to roll an opposing roll using the same method to overcome your counterspell attempt. This idea will probably get ripped to shreds, but it's all I have at the moment.
So, does anyone have an alternate way to counter other spells? Share your ideas with me, please.