Farmer burn and soldier fumble!"
This week’s piece is a bit of a hex. I’ve always liked the idea of a witch or wizard just looking at someone with their evil eye, and thus cursing them with a variety of misfortunes.
The word “compuration” is obviously a gaffe. A friend translated a Finnish text into English with Google Translate, and the machine-brain decided to flip the Finnish word “kompurointi” (stumbling; from “kompuroida” to stumble, to blunder) into “compuration”. The word sounds quite funny to a Finnish ear, and seemed aptly suited for a spell moniker. Additionally, the naming witch is one of our current active characters.
Writing up the spell has reminded me of the long standing project of taking a good hard look at the DCC fumble rules, so the next couple of pieces will likely revolve around that topic.
Stay healthy, stay safe.