Friday, January 3, 2014

A&A Spell List Table of Contents



I've been putting off writing and revising for the last month.  Every time I opened that mammoth of a document I got so caught up in fixing minor errors and preserving internal consistency from previous tweaks it happened to suck all the fun out of writing and designing.  Turns out all I need to get my Muse back in action is to take a break from the editor's hat (and god help me Layout) and exert a little creative expression.  I took my exhaustive spell list and narrowed it down to 3 Cantrips, 5 Lesser Spells and 3 Formidable spells per school.  Taking the best and most peculiar available I've arrived at this point.

Naming conventions and design drew heavily from Vance as outlined in this post (fair warning, I was much more eloquent 2 years ago).  The names like many of the effects are often very silly, which I happen to enjoy but is not for everyone so there are great deal of straightforward spells.  

One things I always enjoyed in playtesting was giving the player's the name of the spell rather the mechanics.  I would marvel when a player's internal interpretation of a spell turned out different than mine, and often times much better.  Over the next week I'll be looking through each Spell School and explaining what each of these mysterious and often inscrutable spells do.  Although some have already been touched upon

Feel free to provide your own guesses in the meantime.


  • Cantrips
    • ESP
    • Befuddled Train of
    • Telepathy
  • Lesser
    • Anabel’s Hurled Cutlery
    • Dyne’s Runaway Force
    • Kinetic Warning
    • Prescience
    • Mime’s Imprisonment
  • Formidable
    • Astral Shift
    • ·         Fatal Friend
    • Limitless
  • Cantrips
    • Burrito Bedroll
    • Clef’s Proven Dreamwalker Dweomer
    • Spell of the Lonesome Road
  • Lesser
    • Runes of Protection
    • Pandora Chains
    • Ignescent Writ
    • Dyne’s Potent Galvanic Sheath
    • Cherubim Aegis
  • Formidable
    • Egon’s Nullifying Pattern
    • Sigil of the Startling Dawn
    • Mwu’s Gyroscopic Imprisonment
  • Cantrips
    • Miere’s Assuaging Effulgence
    • Dodon’s Curious Guiding Somnambulism
    • Dyne’s Canopied Caboose
  • Lesser
    • Mesmerizing Waltz
    • Liam’s Soporific Problem Solver
    • Feldoon's Audacious Whimsy
    • The Unexpected Sorcerous Slug
    • Dracula Gaze
  • Formidable
    • Prismatic Armor
    • Visual Tunnel of Consecutive Concussive Dynamism
    • Egon’s Catastrophic Occult Discharge
  • Cantrips
    • Feldoon’s Curious Ever-Expanding Bubble
    • Liam’s Slippery Restraints
    • Reconstruction
  • Lesser
    • Vaporize
    • Mwu’s Unfailing Remedy
    • Edgar’s Formula for Inscrutable Decrepit Reinforcement
    • Ricocheting Surface
    • Whiskers of Whimsied Flight
  • Formidable
    • Dynamite Dunamis’ Scintillating Disintegration
    • Highlander Bifurcation
    • Wash’s Forcible Viscerous Switch
Conjuration
  • Cantrips
    • Investigative Oscillation
    • Liam’s Greased Gradient
    • Bountiful Biscuits
  • Lesser
    • Befuddling Beheader
    • Dinotrap
    • Marionette Marauders
    • Interloping Ruckus
    • Predator and Prey
  • Formidable
    • Numberless Tentacles from Dimensions Beyond Reason
    • Unerring Arcane Lancer
    • UP FROM THE DEPTHS
  • Cantrips
    • The Atypical Ostentatious Wardrobe
    • Charm of the Sudden Raucous Jest
    • Trew’s Chimerical Augury
  • Lesser
    • Conspicuous Chamelon
    • Disgruntled Decoy
    • The Impotent Capricious Phantom
    • Phantasmal Afterimage
    • Secret Base
  • Formidable
    • Impromptu Mirrored Maze
    • Gateaux’s Unknown Horrors
    • Edgar’s All-Encompassing Mirage
  • Cantrips
    • Interrupting Circadian Cicadas
    • Edgar’s Extended Intermission
    • In Due Time
  • Lesser
    • Abounding Rifts
    • Rejuvenation
    • Accel Mode
    • Dimensional Decade Swap
    • Clef's Exhaustive Effort
  • Formidable
    • Clashing Titans
    • Gateaux’s Chronojuncture
    • Ersatz Perseverant Moment
  • Cantrips
    • Hollis’ Redolent Trick
    • Spell of Transient Gills
    • Feldoon’s Added Hump
  • Lesser
    • Perpetually Accumulating Paper Tiger
    • Rodent Scourge
    • Peculiar Pygmy
    • Ezrel’s Lupine Blossom
    • Dodon’s Abrupt Macrodactyly
  • Formidable
    • Strange Metamorphic Hex
    • Egon’s Disastrous Enervation
    • Mirror of Misdeeds
Necromancy (Requires: Corrupted)
  • Cantrips
    • Siphon Departed
    • Torment
    • Apparition’s Armament
  • Lesser
    • Gravesiren’s Call
    • Specter of Mortality
    • Shackles of Decay
    • Haunt
    • Plague
  • Formidable
    • Vampiric Drain
    • Wither Away
    • Restless Replicator
Lifa (Requires: Providence Trait)
  • Cantrips
    • Cloud of Fireflies
    • Peacefulness
    • Rise Warrior
  • Lesser
    • Infinite Unending Wellspring
    • Holy Circle
    • Island Gigantism
    • Last Hero
    • Road to Dawn
  • Formidable
    • Life Cycle
      • Jubilance of Summer
      • Last Gasp of Autumn
      • Rebirth of Spring
      • Fade to Winter
  • Man From the Machine
  • Supernova
Entropy (Requires: Void)
  • Formidable
    • The Enigmatic Doom of Gilgamesh
    • Gateuax’s Ruinous Vista
    • Calamitous Colossus