Tuesday, October 15, 2013

All The Magic

AD&D1 is the maxnificence for spells. 

It has versions of nearly everything that was in the previous editions, plus the ones afterward were never as weird.

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Well for a long time there's been this which has all 770-odd AD&D spells. Which is nice but hard to search.

There's also this which is searchable but doesn't have all the spells.

Now just today, Adam T has produced a new one, viewable in Firefox and Chrome which I'll let him explain...


It contains write-ups of 95% of the traditional AD&D list, most of them renamed, all of them rewritten as necessary for clarity, logic and balance. There are also spells from many other sources, very possibly including ones I have gleaned from you (yes, you, the reader). Apologies; happy to give credit if you let me know that's the case.

This is my home campaign spell list, based on a hybridised 2nd Ed system. It ought to be very translatable to your system of choice, but there will be some leakage of campaign material into the spell descriptions. Some of that will hopefully be evocative enough by itself, but much of it will need to remain mysterious.

...add him on Google + to get it.

EDIT: Oh wait, now Ram just went and put it up here.


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This is a step toward the Holy Grail--a complete, searchable list:

-of all spells in all not-in-print editions of D&D,
-downloadable and editable
-rewritten so the descriptions are as short as possible (like the 3.5 srd) and easy to reference

And why is this a big deal?

Because as of 2013, for nearly every single working part of D&D there is at least one DIY-made replacement part available on-line. There are alternate takes on races, on classes, on monsters, alternate planes, alternate combat systems, save systems, everything.

The possibility of a totally fan-made game just as fat as the original D&D game is just around the corner--in effect a complete "OSR edition" of D&D containing all the best and coolest stuff, totally playable as its own game with no reference to any other product.

But I did say nearly. Most of the missing parts are within trivial reach--if nobody's built a better Giant Ant yet we can get someone on that. The spells, however, are a big hurdle.

One day I hope to be able to turn to Evard's Black Tentacles and get a fucking spell where I can fucking understand what it does in the middle of the game at a glance, but this is not that day. It's getting closer, though.

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For the record, here's all the spells in AD&D:


1Acid Arrow  
2Acid Cloud  
3Advanced Illusion  
4Adventurer's Luck  
5Aerial Servant 
6Affect Normal Fires  
7Aid  
8Air Breathing 
9Air Walk  
10Airy Water  
11Alarm  
12Alter Reality  
13Alter Self  
14Animal Friendship  
15Animal Growth  
16Animal Summoning I  
17Animal Summoning II  
18Animal Summoning III  
19Animate Dead  
20Animate Dead Monsters  
21Animate Object  
22Animate Rock  
23Anti-Animal Shell  
24Anti-Magic Shell  
25Antipathy/Sympathy  
26Anti-Plant Shell  
27Armor  
28Aspiration  
29Astral Spell  
30Atonement  
31Attraction  
32Audible Glamer  
33Augury  
34Avoidance  
35Babble  
36Badberry  
37Banishment  
38Barkskin  
39Battering Gauntlets  
40Beast of Burden  
41Beckon  
42Bee  
43Beguiling  
44Belch  
45Benediction  
46Beneficent Polymorph  
47Besieging Bolt  
48Bestow Curse  
49Bind  
50Binding  
51Black Tentacles  
52Blacklight Burst  
53Blackmote 
54Blade Barrier  
55Bladethirst  
56Blazing Beam  
57Bless  
58Blindness  
59Blink  
60Bluelight  
61Blur  
62Boiling Bath  
63Bookworm Bane  
64Brawl  
65Breath of Life  
66Bubbling Buoyancy  
67Bug  
68Burning Hands  
69Cacodemon  
70Call Lightning  
71Call Woodland Beings  
72Candle  
73Canticle  
74Cause Blindness  
75Cause Critical Wounds  
76Cause Disease  
77Cause Fear  
78Cause Light Wounds  
79Cause Paralysis  
80Cause Serious Wounds  
81Ceremony  
82Ceremony: Oath  
83Chain Lightning  
84Change  
85Change Self 
86Changestaff  
87Chant  
88Chaos  
89Chariot of Fire  
90Charm Monster  
91Charm Person  
92Charm Person or Mammal  
93Charm Plants  
94ChiII  
95Chill Metal  
96Chill Touch  
97Chime of Release  
98Chromatic Orb  
99Clairvoyance  
100Clean  
101Clenched Fist  
102Cloak of Bravery  
103Cloak of Fear  
104Cloak Undead  
105Clone  
106Cloudburst  
107Cloudkill  
108Color  
109Color Spray  
110Colored Lights  
111Combine  
112Command  
113Command Earth  
114Commune  
115Commune with Nature  
116Communicate  
117Comprehend Languages  
118Conceal Alignment  
119Conceal Charm  
120Cone Of Cold  
121Confuse Tongues  
122Confusion  
123Conjure Animals  
124Conjure Earth Elemental  
125Conjure Elemental  
126Conjure Fire Elemental  
127Construction Crew  
128Contact Other Plane  
129Contaminate Water  
130Contingency  
131Continual Darkness  
132Continual Light  
133Control Temperature  10’ Radius  
134Control Undead  
135Control Weather  
136Control Winds  
137Corpselight  
138Cough  
139Creak  
140Create Food & Water  
141Create Water  
142Creeping Doom  
143Crushing Hand  
144Crystal Dagger  
145Crystal Dirk  
146Crystal Rhythms  
147Crystalbrittle  
148Curdle 
149Cure Blindness  
150Cure Critical Wounds  
151Cure Disease  
152Cure Light Wounds  
153Cure Minor Wounds  
154Cure Serious Wounds  
155Dampen  
156Dancing Lights  
157Dancing Werelight  
158Darkness  
159Darkness 10’ Radius  
160Deadly Strike  
161Deafness  
162Death Fog  
163Death Screen  
164Death Spell  
165Death’s Door  
166Deep Pockets  
167Defense Against Lycanthropes  
168Defense Against Reptiles  
169Delayed Blast Fire Ball  
170Delude  
171Demand  
172Demi-Shadow Magic  
173Demi-Shadow Monsters  
174Destroy Water  
175Destruction  
176Detect Balance  
177Detect Charm  
178Detect Curse  
179Detect Evil  
180Detect Good  
181Detect Illusion  
182Detect Invisibility  
183Detect Lie  
184Detect Life  
185Detect Magic 
186Detect Pits & Snares  
187Detect Poison  
188Detect Undead  
189Dextrous Digits  
190Diamond Screen  
191Dig  
192Digit of Disruption  
193Dim  
194Dimension Door  
195Dirty  
196Disc of Concordant Opposition  
197Disguise Undead  
198Disintegrate  
199Disjunction  
200Dismiss Earth Elemental  
201Dismiss Fire Elemental  
202Dismissal 
203Dispel Evil  
204Dispel Exhaustion  
205Dispel Good  
206Dispel Illusion  
207Dispel Magic  
208Dispel Silence  
209Dispelling Screen  
210Distance Distortion  
211Distract  
212Divination  
213Dolor  
214Dream  
215Drums of Despair  
216Dry  
217Duo-Dimension  
218Dust  
219Dust Devil  
220Dusty  
221Earthquake  
222Ebony Tendrils  
223Electric Arc  
224Electrical Screen  
225Emotion  
226Empathic Perception  
227Enchant An Item  
228Enchanted Weapon  
229Encode Illusionist Magic  
230Encompassing Vision  
231Endure Cold  
232Endure Heat  
233Energy Drain  
234Enlarge  
235Enmeshment  
236Ensnarement  
237Entangle  
238Enthrall  
239Enveloping Darkness  
240Erase  
241ESP  
242Exaction  
243Excruciating Screen  
244Exorcise  
245Expenitious Fire Extinguisher  
246Explosive Runes  
247Extension I  
248Extension II  
249Extension III  
250Exterminate  
251Extinguish Fire  
252Eye of the Eagle  
253Eye of the Tiger  
254Eyebite  
255Fabricate  
256Faerie Fire  
257Faithful Hound  
258Faithful Phantom Defenders  
259Faithful Phantom Guardian  
260Faithful Shield-Maidens  
261False Seeing  
262False Trap  
263Fantastic Fencers  
264Fascinate  
265Fear  
266Feather Fall  
267Feeblemind  
268Feeling Fingers  
269Feign Death  
270Find a Stray  
271Find Familiar  
272Find the Path  
273Find Traps  
274Finger of Death  
275Fire and Ice  
276Fire Charm  
277Fire Quench  
278Fire Seeds  
279Fire Shield  
280Fire Storm 
281Fire Trap  
282Fireball  
283Firefinger  
284Firewater  
285First Level Magic-user Spells  
286Flame Arrow  
287Flame Blade  
288Flame Strike  
289Flame Walk  
290Flaming Blade  
291Flaming Sphere  
292Flare  
293Flash  
294Flavor  
295Flesh to Stone  
296Floating Disc  
297Fly 
298Flying Feat  
299Fog Cloud  
300Fool's Gold  
301Footfall  
302Footsore 
303Forbiddance  
304Force Sculpture 
305Force Umbrella  
306Forcecage  
307Forcecube  
308Forget  
309Fortunes of War  
310Freedom  
311Freezing Sphere  
312Freshen  
313Friends  
314Fumble  
315Gate  
316Gather  
317Gaze Reflection  
318Geas  
319Giant Insect  
320Giant Strength  
321Giggle  
322Glassee  
323Glassteel  
324Globe Of Invulnerability  
325Glyph of Warding 
326Gnats  
327Go Down  
328Golden Revelation  
329Golem  
330Gong of Isolation  
331Goodberry  
332Grasping Hand  
333Grease  
334Groan  
335Grue Conjuration  
336Guards & Wards  
337Gust of Wind  
338Hairy  
339Hallucinatory Forest  
340Hallucinatory Terrain  
341Hand Fire 
342Handy Timepiece  
343Harm  
344Haste  
345Haze  
346Heal  
347Heat Metal  
348Heroes’ Feast  
349Hide  
350Hold Animal  
351Hold Monster  
352Hold Person  
353Hold Plant  
354Hold Portal  
355Hold Undead  
356Holy Symbol  
357Holy Word  
358Hunting Hawk  
359Hypnotic Pattern  
360Hypnotism  
361Ice Storm  
362Identify  
363Illusionary Script  
364Imbue Undead  
365Imbue With Spell Ability  
366Implore  
367Imprisonment  
368Improved Invisibility  
369Improved Phantasmal Force  
370Incendiary Cloud  
371Infravision  
372Insect Plague  
373Instant Daylight  
374Instant Exit  
375Instant Summons  
376Interposing Hand  
377Invisibility  
378Invisibility 10’ Radius  
379Invisibility to Animals  
380Invisibility to Undead  
381Invisible Stalker  
382Iron Sack  
383Irresistible Dance  
384Irritation  
385Item  
386Jump  
387Knock  
388Knot  
389Know Alignment  
390Lamentable Belabourment  
391Legend Lore  
392Levitate  
393Light 
394Light Step  
395Lightburst  
396Lightning Bolt  
397Limited Wish  
398Liveoak  
399Lizard to Log  
400Locate Animals  
401Locate Object  
402Locate Plants  
403Log to Lizard  
404Lose the Path  
405Lower Water  
406Lucubration  
407Magic Aura  
408Magic Font  
409Magic Jar  
410Magic Mirror  
411Magic Missile  
412Magic Mouth  
413Magic Stone 
414Magical Vestment  
415Magnificent Mansion  
416Magnify  
417Major Creation  
418Major Ward  
419Malediction  
420Marvelous Shield  
421Mask  
422Mass Charm  
423Mass Invisibility  
424Mass Suggestion  
425Massmorph  
426Master of Arms  
427Masterpiece Force Sculpture  
428Material  
429Maze  
430Meditation  
431Meld Into Stone  
432Melt  
433Memory Alteration  
434Mending  
435Merciful Metamorphosis  
436Message  
437Messenger  
438Meteor Swarm  
439Meteors  
440Mind Blank  
441Mind Scan  
442Mind Shield  
443Minor Creation 
444Minor Curse  
445Minor Globe of Invulnerability  
446Minor Ward  
447Minute Meteors  
448Mirage  
449Mirage Arcane  
450Mirror Image  
451Misdirection  
452Mislead  
453Mnemonic Enhancer  
454Moan  
455Monster Summoning I  
456Monster Summoning II  
457Monster Summoning III  
458Monster Summoning IV  
459Monster Summoning V  
460Monster Summoning VI  
461Monster Summoning VII  
462Moonbeam  
463Mount  
464Mouse  
465Move Earth  
466Mummy Touch  
467Mute  
468Negative Plane Protection  
469Neutralize Poison  
470Nod  
471Noise  
472Non-detection  
473Obscure Alignment  
474Obscure Object  
475Obscurement  
476Orb of Containment  
477Palm  
478Paralyzation  
479Part Water  
480Pass Plant  
481Pass Without Trace  
482Passwall  
483Penetrate Disguise  
484Penultimate Cogitation 
485Permanency  
486Permanent Illusion  
487Petition  
488Phantasmagoria  
489Phantasmal Force  
490Phantasmal Killer  
491Phantom Armor  
492Phantom Steed  
493Phantom Wind  
494Phase Door  
495Plague  
496Plane Shift  
497Plane Truth  
498Plant Door  
499Plant Growth  
500Poison  
501Poison Touch  
502Polar Screen  
503Polish  
504Polymorph Any Object  
505Polymorph Other  
506Polymorph Self  
507Portent  
508Power Word, Blind  
509Power Word, Kill  
510Power Word, Stun  
511Prayer  
512Precipitation  
513Predict Weather  
514Present  
515Preserve  
516Primal Fury  
517Prismatic Sphere  
518Prismatic Spray  
519Prismatic Wall  
520Private Sanctum  
521Produce Fire  
522Produce Flame  
523Programmed Illusion  
524Projected Image  
525Protection from Avians  
526Protection from Cantrips  
527Protection from Evil  
528Protection from Evil 10’ Radius  
529Protection from Fire  
530Protection from Gas  
531Protection from Good  
532Protection from Good 10’ Radius  
533Protection from Insects  
534Protection from Lightning  
535Protection from Normal Missiles  
536Protection from Scrying  
537Protection from Slime  
538Pugnacious Pugilist  
539Purify Food & Drink  
540Purify Water  
541Push 
542Putrefy Food & Drink  
543Pyrotechnics  
544Quest  
545Radiant Arch  
546Radiant Baton 
547Radiant Screen  
548Rainbow  
549Rainbow Pattern  
550Raise Dead  
551Raise Water  
552Rattle  
553Ravel  
554Ray of Enfeeblement  
555Read Illusionist Magic  
556Read Magic  
557Reduce  
558Reflecting Pool  
559Regenerate  
560Reincarnate  
561Reincarnation  
562Remove Curse  
563Remove Fear  
564Remove Paralysis  
565Repel Insects  
566Replay of the Past  
567Repulsion  
568Resilient Sphere  
569Resist Cold  
570Resist Fire  
571Restoration  
572Resurrection  
573Revenance  
574Reverse Gravity 
575Reversed Temporal Fugue  
576Ripen  
577Rope Trick  
578Run  
579Running Warrior  
580Salt  
581Sanctuary  
582Scare  
583Scent Mask  
584Scratch  
585Scribe  
586Scroll  
587Secret Chest  
588Secret Page  
589Secure Shelter  
590Sending  
591Sepia Snake Sigil  
592Sequester  
593Serpent Missile  
594Shades  
595Shadow Door  
596Shadow Magic  
597Shadow Monsters  
598Shadow Walk  
599Shape Change  
600Shatter  
601Shave  
602Shield  
603Shillelagh  
604Shine  
605Shocking Grasp  
606Shout  
607Shrink Animal  
608Shrink Insect  
609Siege Sphere  
610Silence 10’ Radius  
611Silencing Hand  
612Silver Tongue  
613Simulacrum  
614Sink  
615Skull Watch  
616Slay Living  
617Sleep  
618Slow  
619Slow Poison  
620Smokepuff  
621Smoky Sphere  
622Snake Charm  
623Snakes to Sticks  
624Snare  
625Sneeze  
626Solid Fog  
627Soothing Vibrations  
628Sour  
629Speak with Animals 
630Speak with Dead  
631Speak with Monsters  
632Speak with Plants  
633Speak with the Dead  
634Spectral Force  
635Spectral Guard  
636Spectral Wings  
637Spell Enhancer  
638Spell Immunity  
639Spice  
640Spider  
641Spider Climb  
642Spike Growth 
643Spike Stones  
644Spill  
645Spiritual Hammer  
646Spiritwrack  
647Spittle  
648Spook 
649Sprout  
650Staff of Smiting  
651Stalk  
652Starshine  
653Statue  
654Steady Aim  
655Steaming Sphere  
656Sticks to Snakes  
657Stinking Cloud  
658Stitch  
659Stone Shape 
660Stone Tell  
661Stone to Flesh  
662Stoneskin  
663Strangling Grip  
664Strength  
665Succor  
666Suggestion  
667Summon Insects  
668Summon Shadow  
669Summons  
670Sunburst  
671Sunray  
672Superior Force Sculpture  
673Superior Identification  
674Superior Spell Enhancer  
675Sure-Footed Shuffle  
676Sweeten  
677Swift Mount  
678Sword  
679Symbol  
680Tangle  
681Tap  
682Tarnish  
683Taunt  
684Telekinesis  
685Telekinetic Sphere  
686Telepathic Bond  
687Teleport  
688Teleport Dead  
689Teleport Without Error  
690Temporal Fugue  
691Temporal Reinstatement  
692Temporal Stasis  
693Thump  
694Tie  
695Time Stop  
696Tin Soldiers  
697Tiny Hut  
698Tonal Attack  
699Tones of Forgetfulness  
700Tongues  
701Tool Box  
702Torment  
703Transformation  
704Translate  
705Transmute Dust to Water 
706Transmute Metal to Wood  
707Transmute Mud to Rock  
708Transmute Rock to Mud  
709Transmute Water to Dust 
710Transport via Plants  
711Trap  
712Trap The Soul  
713Tree  
714Trip  
715True Seeing  
716True Sight  
717Truename  
718Turn Wood  
719Tweak  
720Twitch  
721Two-D’lusion  
722Ultravision  
723Uncontrollable Laughter  
724Undead Drain  
725Undead Mount  
726Undetectable Lie  
727Unholy Word  
728Unlife  
729Unlock  
730Unreadable Magic  
731Unseen Servant 
732Untie  
733Urgent Utterance  
734Vacancy  
735Vanish  
736Veil  
737Ventriloquism  
738Vicissitude  
739Vision  
740Vocalize  
741Volley  
742Wall of Fire  
743Wall of Fog  
744Wall of Force  
745Wall of Ice  
746Wall of Iron  
747Wall of Stone  
748Wall of Thorns  
749Ward Against Undead  
750Warding 
751Warding Tones  
752Warm  
753Warp Wood  
754Water Breathing  
755Water Walk  
756Weather Summoning 
757Web  
758Weird  
759Whip  
760Whispering Wind  
761Whistle  
762Wilt  
763Wind Walk  
764Wind Wall  
765Wink  
766Wish  
767Withdraw  
768Wither  
769Wizard Eye  
770Wizard Lock  
771Wizard Mark  
772Word of Recall  
773Wraithform  
774Wrap  
775Write  
776Wyvern Watch  
777Yawn  
778Zephyr  

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Also, here's a fan-made list of peoples' favorite spells from lots of other games that have no AD&D equivalent. If you can't see it, add me on Google+ along with a note that you want to be in my RPG circle.
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7 comments:

Jeff said...

"If you can't see it, add me on Google+ along with a note that you want to be in my RPG circle."

How exactly would I go about sending you such a note? Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I barely use G+ and so don't know it very well. There's no immediately obvious way to send messages other than via Hangouts, which I'm guessing is not what you mean.

Zak S said...

go to my profile and hit the word balloon

Jeff said...

Did that, it just pops up a hangout window. Is that what's supposed to happen? If so, I already messaged you that way once (back on August 25), and nothing changed.

Zak S said...

try typing +zak smith in the box

Jeff said...

Okay, tried it that way, let me know either here or there if it worked. And, thanks for your patience with my extreme noobness when it comes to G+.

Zak S said...

nope. try typing it in a different box

Jeff said...

I think I've got it. The word balloon on your profile has nothing to do with it, though!