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    Default Dark Magic Rebound I: My hand does WHAT after it falls to the ground?

    Hi playgrounders, the goal of this game is simple, to come up with a large list of ideas of what happens when magic goes wrong, it can be anything ranging from the silly, (your hand now has the intense need to grope anything that comes nearby), the minor and frigthening cosmetic, (your eyelids turn into small tendrils that curl and uncurl around your eyes when you blink), or the horrific and disturbing, (you vomit up all your blood, which then forms into a humanoid shape that your mind transfers to). The rules are as follows:
    1. You the normal 3 post rule
    2. You must number your ideas, and continue the list, for example if a poster leaves off at #4, your post must continue at #5.
    3. No more than 5 ideas per post, leave some ideas for the rest of us wizards
    4. It's preferred that you should be comfortable with people using ideas in this thread (possibly your own) in their role playing games, and if you aren't please say so, no judgement will be bestowed.
    5. If you are going to use this stuff in a game, let the rest of us know, it could be fun to hear about! I think this thread will make for a fun (and dark) list of magical rebounds to appear in a game.
    6. And while it's not required, have fun! Go nuts! Be descriptive, but please follow forum rules.

    Any questions should be sent to me in a private message or in a post, and they will be answered and or dealt with.
    I guess I'll start this thing off with the examples above

    1. Your hand becomes possessed with a minor demon, causing it to grope all creatures that come nearby
    2. Your eyelids become small tendrils tipped with tiny teeth that constantly curl and uncurl in a spiraled fashion when you blink
    3. You spew all of the blood and ichors from your system, which transforms itself into a humanoid shape and your mind/soul are transported to it
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    4. Unlike Jenny from the Block, you forget where you came from.
    5. You turn into the newt version of a human centipede (newtian centipede?)
    6. You fall into a deep, undisturbable sleep, wracked with nightmares.
    7. Your top half is paralyzed.

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    8) your fingers grow longer
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    Default Re: Dark Magic Rebound I: My hand does WHAT after it falls to the ground?

    What spell was that? It would help a lot to say which spell was used.

    9) Teleport- You're deep inside a mountain. Really inside. You can't move, you can't breath...

    10) Teleport again- right into another person. You just murdered him. People at wherever you teleported from will watch his bits appear and fall to the floor.
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    11. Grease - An ooze's soul got caught by the spell just as it was departing this plane. Your grease is now sentient, mobile, and hungry.

    12. Wall of Iron - The spell works fine, and a large amount of iron is summoned in a wall-like shape. Oh wait, it's molten iron.
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    12 Invisibility - You turn invisible... to yourself and only yourself.

    13 You eyes leave your head, tendrils growing out from behind them, and begin to fly after you choking you with their tendrils.

    14 Your spell conjures forth verminous creatures from beyond the veil of reality which hunger for your magical power.

    15 Time Stop - The duration increases to (from your frame of reference) permanent, only ending when you die; of course to everyone else it was only a split second.

    16 Teleportation magic - You arrive inside out.
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    17 Intangible - your spell is executed to perfection, and you have no physical presence in the world. Unfortunately, the spell does it's job too well, and gravity fails to keep you from flying off the planet.

    18 Teleportation - turns out your momentum does not end when you cast this spell, which is bad news when you attempt to use it to escape free-fall. A small group of travelers notice you suddenly appear by the roadside and watch as you immediately SCRUNCH into the ground. They assume you must have gotten a god REALLY angry and move on.

    19 Your fingernails grow in reverse.

    20 Teleportation - what is it with you and this spell? Anyways, you pop into a space occupied by another again, however, this time you fuse with them briefly and you both become horrified at the monstrosity you've become before simultaneous heart attacks take you both out.
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    18: You suffer from an intense case of flatulence for the next twelve hours. In addition, each time you break wind, you randomly expel rainbows and butterflies.

    19: Every idiom you speak becomes reality. For instance if you say, "it's raining cats and dogs," then cats and dogs begin to fall from the sky; or if you remark, "I'll be a monkey's uncle," you become a monkey.

    20: You summon forth a ten-inch pianist, complete with a miniature piano, who happens to be a bit of a jerk.

    21: You reverse your alimentary tract.

    22: You transmute you skin into cheddar cheese.

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    Oh cool this is getting replies! That idea for mentioning what spell you use was a good idea too!

    23. Magic missile: the spell begins to ricochet like crazy without stopping, hitting everything nearby if in a confined space (including you and your allies, it never misses)

    24. Enervation: Your body shrivels and weakens, leaving you with the appearance of a wight or ghoul

    25. True strike: your eyes take on the appearance of blue glass lenses, everything you look at is blue, and sunlight gives you headaches

    26. Your tongue grows a mouth and a mind of it's own. It only speaks french for reasons unknown.

    27. Daylight: as the eldritch words of power escape your tongue, the spell itself is cast on your tongue. Every time you open your mouth you annoy people who don't like light, it's not enough light to harm anything but boy is it annoying!
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    28: You turn into a small Gollum-like creature and are dropped off in Gollum's cave. (Soon Gollum is mayor of a small and very strange town . . .)
    29: Cheese for everyone!
    30: You start crying every time you hear the word 'peanut'
    31: Blue toy poodles appear and follow you around.
    32: Your hands begin to plot against you.
    33: You fall in love with a painting.
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    34: Dragons are attracted to your delicious scent. Did I mention they want to eat you?
    35 - Haste: A single part of your body speeds up moving out of sync with the rest.
    36 - Wish: Your wish is posted on the Your Wish Granted with a Twist thread and granted a session late.
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    37. Light: The light appears in front of your eyes instead wherever you wanted to have it. Have fun being blinded!
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    38: Tongues - you reeallly don't want to know
    39: Fear - the spell reverses, from now on you are always timid and start your sentences with "um"
    40: Endure elements - congrats, you can no longer be harmed by selenium, manganese, or chromium
    41: Shout: AAAH! HUAAAAGH!! AHUUUAAAAAAAAAH! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
    42: Finger of Death: your middle finger on your non dominate hand becomes bony and skeletal.
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    So that's what happened to Link. :DD
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    39 Din's Fire (or Fireburst): The fire goes in you instead of out. Take double damage.
    40 Lightning Bolt: The skyfather is angered at your use of his weapon. You get a -2 on saves against hostile divine magic and cannot benefit from beneficial divine magic until you appease him.
    41 Finger of Death: Your channeling of necrotic magic invokes not a controlled release of deathly energy but an aspect of death itself. A dread wraith appears and attacks you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaydos View Post
    13 You eyes leave your head, tendrils growing out from behind them, and begin to fly after you
    In 4e, that is a thing which can happen by chance in the Far Realms. Just by standing around too long, your limbs can be disfigured in every which way. It is Disturbingly sick. I think only one in twenty is safe.

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    45. Burning Hands - See the name of the spell. Ouch.
    46. Your hair begins to grow at a rate of 1 inch per minute.
    47. Lightning Bolt - You summon a cute little puppy named Bolt. Petting him is contraindicated.
    48. Raise Dead - You raise the dead. Approximately 5 feet into the air.
    49. The fingers on your dominant hand become colored in consecutive colors of the rainbow. All 7 of them. Did I mention that you now have 7 fingers on your hand? Because you do, and you will have a Dexterity penalty with that hand until you learn to use the new ones.
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    50: magic missile - there's a giant nuke! And it's headed this way!!
    51: plant growth - all grass in (1d6) miles grows to 5 feet in length (or 5 more feet)
    52: Sympathy - You will not kill and will try to prevent your allies from killing
    53: sleep - good night, you pass out
    54: enervation - your body shrivels and blackens, and falls to the ground with a sickening shriek.
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