I am excited to share with you a confounding and captivating collection of arcane curiousities to add a spark of the strange and silly to your of choice.

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Corva's Curious Compendium: systemless spells, items and oddities for your home game.

Corva's Curious Compendium is for the compassionate adventurer who prefers non-violent solutions.

All entries are welcome to be used for personal and home games. In fact I encourage it!

I'll share a new one every week until I run out of ideas, get bored, or forget.

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ENTRY 1

Ever wanted to harness the power of a housecat in your adventures?

Now you too can spend decades studying the intricacies of arcane magic in order to force someone to remain seated in a non-hostile manner.

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ENTRY 2

Sometimes what a studious spellcaster really needs is to be given some space.

Fortunately, Corva's Curious Compendium has just the spell for you!

Soap not included.

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ENTRY 3

Poisoning people is wrong. Making people think they are poisoned is ... still wrong but certainly has its uses!

Corva's Curious Compendium provides a wondrous magical item that will certainly make a banquet more interesting ...

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ENTRY 4

Sometimes to get through a tough time, what you really need is for someone to believe in you.

If friends are temporarily absent, magic can provide!

Corva's Curious Compendium provides a spell for just this eventuality.

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ENTRY 5

It's dangerous to go alone. But don't take a sword -- take a magical creature!

It might seem inconvenient to bring a firebreathing lion or an allosaur with you wherever you go, but Corva's Curious Compendium has the space-saving solution you've been looking for.

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ENTRY 6

Sending letters takes a long time and sometimes the intrepid arcanist needs something a little speedier.

Enter this spell from Corva's Curious Compendium, which will get your message across lickety-split.

Well ... more or less ...

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@vicorva
What kind of buff does the target end up with? ;)

@tuturto I did actually do this to one of my players -- our rogue pissed off the wrong wizard.

She went around for a whole day desperate for a spellcaster to remove it and kept getting told 'Have you tried a bath?'

She thought I was trolling her.

I mean ... I was. But not the way she thought!

Eventually she found a wizard who just dumped soapy water on her. πŸ˜‚

@vicorva poor rogue, hard to sneak in shadows if stench gives you away πŸ˜‚

@tuturto that was exactly the issue, yes. XD And she absolutely *lived* for pickpocketing people. It didn't last very long but it was very funny while it did and the whole party enjoyed it. :)

@vicorva

This is brilliant& I'd love to use it in my next game!

Also seriously considering this for OOG use when trying to social distance at the market.

@AgentCarter_SSR Thank you! If you do use it, let me know how it goes! :blobCatBlep: It's very funny when people don't know what's happening yet. XD

Also heh. Whatever it takes to get people to STAY AWAY and WEAR A MASK!

@aldersprig Glad you think so. XD My players have mixed feelings, usually depending on whether they are using these or having them used *on* them ...

@vicorva@social.scribblers.club as one would.

These make me think of other non-violent "combat" options. I feel like writing my own but I don't want to step on your toes...?

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