|Fire Woman by Steven Jacques|
Having recently read Dying Earth, I found myself completely enamored with the way magic was portrayed and how spells and the sorcerers that wielded such spells were named. Using this cool site I found and a thesaurus as inspiration, I renamed a few traditional D&D spells in an attempt to bring a bit of wonder back into a game that is approaching 40 years old. Here is a sampling:
- The Improbable Charm of Narban-Zo (Charm Person)
- Excellent Prismatic Spray (Color Spray)
- Spell of Dweomer Detection and Analysis (Detect Magic)
- Byssetzol's Buoyant Hauler (Tenser's Floating Disc)
- Mortheeti’s Impassible Portal (Hold Portal)
- Oumexah’s Potent Projectile (Magic Missile)
- Lunylla’s Linguistic Cognizance (Read Languages)
- Arcane Discernment (Read Magic)
- Whisper of the Pacifist's Slumber (Sleep)
Go ahead and give it a shot (but don't forget to share).
You and I are on the same wavelength. Check out my blog for some similar stuff I've been doing, more in the sword/sorcery/weird fantasy vein.ReplyDelete
J - pick up a copy of The Primer of Practical Magic from Pelgrane Press:ReplyDelete
There's a similar table, but for rolling dice rather than computer-generated, at http://mbenign.blogspot.com/2008/06/vancian-spell-generator-or-it-pays-to.htmlReplyDelete
My tables site (http://www.apolitical.info/webgame/tables) has lots of name lists, which work well.
Another good source of inspiration is the magic items from Tekumel, such as the 'Eyes'.
@Ohio Metal - You got a new follower. I sent you an email as well.ReplyDelete
@Art - That book looks amazing. I'm going to check if Friend's in Antioch has it. They have a ton of d20 stuff still.
@Anarchist - Great tables! Bookmarked, and following you now as well.
This post netted me a lot of great stuff! I knew it was a good decision to put sexy devil boobies in the post!