Trance Spell question

Does the Trance Spell detect cursed items? That’s how it gets regularly used in my game which seems to make cursed magic items pointless. It strikes me as maybe that isn’t right since the Detect Curse spell is higher level.

Or have I been doing this actually RAI?

IIRC, Trance was a spell inspired by a B/X spell found in a Gazeteer, rather than one I built using the Player’s Companion. I don’t think it’s well-balanced. I’d probably remove some of its functions if I did it over again.

Ah…good to know. It seems overly powerful for first level to me!