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Newbiespud 27th Jan 2022, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: GreatDinn

Guest Author's Note: "Spell components are a weird and funny thing to look at. When you take a peek at the full list in 5e of spells, what they do, and if they require components, you often find there's a lot of jokes or just blatantly obvious things. What do you need to cast Alarm? Basically, a tripwire and a bell. What do you need for Chain Lightning? 3 silver pins to serve as lightning rods, an amber, glass, or crystal rod to serve as a grounding rod for you, and a bit of fur to...generate static electricity for the spell. What do you need for Darkvision? Well, you can use an agate, or you can use...a piece of dried carrot. I guess in D&D they really do make your sight better. And finally, the classic: what's the material component of Minor Illusion? A bit of fleece. Really helps to pull the wool over someone's eyes.

So yeah, when you take a look at the list, there's a lot of spell components that are perfectly edible. I still think I maybe wouldn't trust the snacks of a wizard who doesn't distinguish between their component pouch and their backpack."

Newbiespud's Note: Got some news about Spudventures (which probably won't come as a surprise to anyone who's noticed the lack of recent updates).

Notice: Guest comic submissions are open! Guidelines here. Deadline: February 20th.



Emtu 27th Jan 2022, 6:43 AM edit delete reply
> It's just a simple stock image spell.

GD 27th Jan 2022, 11:46 AM edit delete reply
Sometimes, the call of the pun is too much to resist : 3
you know that guy 27th Jan 2022, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
oh jeez, I didn't realize the pun until you pointed it out
Digo 27th Jan 2022, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, spell components are a huge source of injokes by the game's creators. It also explains why so many wizards are skinny and frail. They need better dietary habits.
Prairie Son 28th Jan 2022, 7:48 AM edit delete reply
Like Gust Of Wind's component being beans. The spell is one big fart joke.
Borg 27th Jan 2022, 8:11 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget the component for Detect Thoughts: a penny.
Guest 27th Jan 2022, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
The components for fireball are a bit of sulfur and bat guano, which in real life can be combined to create gunpowder.
Philadelphus 27th Jan 2022, 10:47 AM edit delete reply
I suspect the amber, glass, or crystal rods are for rubbing the fur on to generate static electricity (fun fact, the Ancient Greek word for amber, ēlektron, is where we get the word electricity precisely because people realized it did funny things if you rubbed it with fur).
GD 27th Jan 2022, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
You are correct. I'm so used to using rubber or the human body to generate static electricity. I forgot you can use glass/crystal to do it as well.
Roguim 27th Jan 2022, 1:28 PM edit delete reply
Yeah rule number one: be careful with your meal when is the Wizard turn to prepare them....
Guest 28th Nov 2022, 9:19 PM edit delete reply
On the other side or things, agate is closely related to tiger eye, so that also has a somewhat joking relationship to Darkvision, though it's more of a pun.
Prism Smasher 28th Nov 2022, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Oops, forgot to tag that with my name.