Spells

Magic Trick!

“Did’ja see the wizzard up in tha pub las’ night? ‘E musta been one of the most powerful wizzards ever! E’ summoned shadows right there, an’ set Alexei’s hair on fire by snappin’ his fingers!” I’m not a big fan of how the small magics available to arcane practitioners have been handled in Dungeon Crawl …

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Loptir, Lord of Flame

“The life of the common folk of the north is everywhere similar due to the simple imperative of survival through the bitter winter. Loptir offers succor to his followers, warmth and comfort to all who are in need.”

A Thing from the Between-Spaces

“Worlds exist, this we know. And between them, something else. A non-space, limitless and incomprehensible. Not a dimension, but the lack of it. In that unfathomable realm, things float. And watch. And wait.” This weeks article is a double whammy: an eldritch, existential, ectoplasmic patron from beyond, and a magic item to introduce it to …

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Breathe Un-life

“We went to the tower in the east woods las’ week. Y’know, the one they say was abandoned by a wizard a few years back? Figured it was time to see if anythin’ was left be’ind by the freak who used ta live there. Was a bad move of course. Never meddle in the affairs …

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A Field Guide to Giant Man-Apes

“Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman, Sasquatch…these names refer to things seldom seen and often feared. Their forms and colorations are as varied as the names used to describe them. Giant creatures that often live in isolated wilderness, but sometimes come into conflict with civilization. Even when in contact they are often described with a timidity that …

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Spell – Phandaal’s Gyrator

“From his mouth gushed the syllables of Phandaal’s Gyrator Spell. The Deodand was jerked off his feet and flung high in the air, where he hung whirling, high and low, faster and slower, up to the tree-tops, low to the ground.” – Mazirian The Magician

Spell – Forlorn Encystment

“I have decided to apply the Charm of Forlorn Encystment, which constricts the subject in a pore some forty-five miles below the surface of the earth.” – Jack Vance

Spell – Acid Arrow

“Far out, man! Did you see that wee unicorn hit the three-headed goblin, too?” Hereby I present my take on the classic D&D spell (Melf’s) Acid Arrow for DCC RPG.

Friggseth, the Seed in the Earth

“A seed. A simple seed is all it takes. To connect with the future, to create anew. Too bad you’ll end up reaping what you sow, maybe. Unless you get cut down early in a shower of blood and sparks. And maybe even then, you might end up with a leafy future.”