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Magical Mishaps: 100 New Wild Magic Surges

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Everyone makes mistakes, and when you’re playing with the very fabric of the universe, sometimes those mistakes have surprising, harmful, or spectacular consequences.

Tired of rolling on the same-old table of 50 magical effects from the Player's Handbook? This table provides 100 brand-new effects that can be used as sorcerers’ wild magic surges, hazardous effects of casting in an area that crackles with magical energy, or any similarly appropriate situation. Cheat sheets for relevant spell effects and monsters are also included.

 
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Tom F April 25, 2021 5:43 am UTC
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Fantastic resource. Think there might be one error (otherwise quite an interesting choice); number 21 states "one of the caster's eyes turns into a 500gp sapphire"; not sure if this is meant to be target, instead of caster? Otherwise, what happens if it happens twice? Feel the character might get a bit annoyed becoming blind. On the other hand, having one eye as a jeweled sapphire sounds like a pretty cool character quirk.
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Thomas A May 02, 2021 7:10 pm UTC
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Hi there! Great questions. Here's what I thought while I was writing it.

I did mean for it to be the caster whose eye transforms, trying to keep a mix of good and bad things for the caster. (Losing sight in one eye is a definite bummer, but could be an interesting character quirk, just as you said!) However, I'd also encourage the DM to take the ball and run with it, so to speak. If I were running the game and the caster lost both their eyes, I'd have the character be blind for a bit -- but then talk with the player to see how they felt about it. I'd probably offer them a short quest or some other means for them to regain their sight, turning the sapphires into something like Geordi La Forge's visor. So what started as a penalty could turn into an advantage.)

But basically, I'd encourage the DM to take this table as a jumping-off point, and do whatever results in the most fun for their players.

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Robert A March 04, 2021 3:13 pm UTC
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80 - I'm not sure how much of a problem a transparent cranium is, since the cranium is the top of the skull, but it would still be covered with flesh, so how would that be apparent? The material doesn't change, so there's no threat there, but it can't even be a distraction.
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Thomas A May 02, 2021 7:12 pm UTC
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Ha! Indeed. I suppose I meant that their flesh would turn clear as well -- and probably have all their hair fall out, now that I think of it. Sort of like Cranium Rats. (I can't remember if they're in the Monster Manual or Mordenkainen's or what, but an image search should bring them up.)
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