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comment Why is burying yourself not such a great plan?
this reminds me of a long running joke in my rpg group about camping in the wilderness. the end point was something like this: Pitch the tent, dig a ditch next to it, light a fire in the ditch, put the sleeping bags in a nearby tree, then go to the nearest inn and get a room, put wizard lock on the door of the room, climb out the window and go back home and forget about the whole thing
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comment History of the Wish Spell
@SevenSidedDie I'm certain there were magic shop rules before 1980 in D&D, I'll see what I can find
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comment History of the Wish Spell
the interesting text is "...and have not the powers typically credited to them"
Feb
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comment History of the Wish Spell
The only other historic D20 reference I can find is from a game called "Empire of the Petal Throne" (1975) on page 29 which has almost exactly the same wording
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comment History of the Wish Spell
there are no obvious references, back then we had to take a lot on faith and handwaving. The usual interpretation is that the original Wish spell was a true WISH in the fairytale sense of the word, with all the power that implied
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comment History of the Wish Spell
I've added the reference
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answered History of the Wish Spell
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comment Can psychic damage affect mindless creatures? Can radiant damage sterilise water?
For reference, in Gamma World, Radiant damage translates to "Radiation" damage like alpha-beta-gamma-krypton-cosmic-etc sci-fi radiation types.
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