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THEGREAT NETSPELLBOOKsixth editionCompiled and edited byBoudewijn Wayers

The Great Net Spellbook (Prologue)2PrologueAs I promised over a year ago, I am now — finally! — posting the Great Net Spellbook, currently at its sixth edition.This version has a lot of new spells, compared to the fifth edition of the Spellbook. Almost all spells were editedby me to make them somewhat more legible (for example: SOME OF THEM WERE COMPLETELY CAPITALISED,some of the spells contained lines that did not fit on one line, while others contianed much speeling missteaks).Please, read this prologue completely before continuing to read on. It contains an introduction to the Great NetSpellbook.Copyrights and Other Legal StuffNote that a lot of the spells contained in the Great Net Spellbook have been copyrighted by their respective authors.Starting this edition, these authors — when known — have been mentioned along with the spells they contributed.Permission has been granted by these authors to copy the spells for your personal use. Also, you may freelydistribute copies of their work, so long as you do not prevent others from doing the same, and no commercial orbarter considerations are obtained in exchange for such copies.When you distribute these spells, you must distribute them in whole, unchanged. Specifially, this file containingthe copyright conditions, and the names of the editors must be included. Make sure that you distribute the entirepackage the way you have received it yourself. You may not claim these spells as having originated from yourself.Once in a while, the Great Net Spellbook will be updated. Because of the large amount of work this involves, andthe few spare time we all have, this will normally take quite a while. For example, it took me about two years tofinish the sixth edition after I published the fifth edition. Note, however, that since the fifth edition, the entire layouthas been changed, so these two years of work have not been in vain. I have never committed myself to a publishingdate, and my successor (see the epilogue for more information) will not likely commit himself to a date either.Please, be gentle with him: don’t rush him. Only the fact that he has taken much of the attention off ny back overthe last half year or so has provided me with the time needed to finish this sixth edition. Whenever he thinks hehas accumulated enough new spells to warrant a next edition, there will be a subsequent one, and it will be posted,and most probably put on various ftp and www sites.Another remark about copyrights: the spellbook has been checked as thoroughly as possible not to contain anyspells that have been published in any official TSR publication before. The fifth edition of the Great Net Spellbookappeared to contain no less than six of these copyrighted spells, which have been duly removed. If we want toretain our own copyrights, we must respect those of others.D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, AD&D, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, TSR, Dragonlance, Greyhawk and probably lotsof other words used here are either registered or non-registered trademarks owned by TSR, Inc. They are used inthis work without permission, but this should not be regarded as an attempt to challenge their rights.Note that this work can and should not be used without TSR’s excellent Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’sGuide, which have inspired a whole generation of roleplayers. Let me quote a passage from the Player’s Handbook,which says:"The AD&D game is continually evolving — each player and each DM adds his own touch to thewhole. No list of special thanks can be complete without recognizing the most important comtributorsof all — the millions of players who, over the years, have made the AD&D game what it is today."Let’s all cooperate to make the game even greater! See below, under contributors, for an attempt to thank at leasta few of the millions mentioned above.

The Great Net Spellbook (Prologue)3Other Net ResourcesThis edition of the Great Net Spellbook now includes all spells from the Net Carnal Knowledge Guide and the Net Guideto Alcohol, both edited by Reid Bluebaugh [email protected] , and all spells from the first edition of the NetDark Sun Resource Book, edited by John Martz john [email protected] . Note that this means that you will sometimeshave to refer to these sources to look up terms. Some spells that were written for the Dark Sun world might haveto be adjusted when used on another world. This is, of course, up to individual DMs.Note further that spells from the Tome of Mighty Magic (another Internet resource, not the TSR book) have not beenincluded in this edition. One reason for this is that all these spells were lacking most second-edition terms and wereoften too high or low level, the other reason was that its copyright status is uncertain. Anyway, the Tome of MightyMagic can easily be used on its own, if necessary.ContributorsMany thanks to Jim Lewallen [email protected] and Michael Lerner [email protected] , whorespectively accumulated and posted the starting lot of these spells. When they started out, they were going to puteach author’s name next to each spell. Then they started getting two or more copies of the same spell, and decidedto just put their names in one big list. Unfortunately, this meant that when I took over, I was unable to trace mostof the spells back to their original authors. The following people have contributed to the Great Net Spellbook, but Ihave been unable to link them to any specific spell. Still, I would like to thank them for posting or e-mailing theirspells (there must probably be some people whose names are missing even here: my apologies to them all):Name UnknownName UnknownName UnknownName UnknownHoward AbramsPer BeremarkGregory R. BlockGary BrewertonJohn DeachmanTed DreibelbisGeoffrey Edward FaganJamie FordMatthew GoldmanRichard GriffithRob HoldenGeoffrey HopcraftCharles K. HughesCraig A. JensenPaul D. Jones (Illithid)Matt King (Archmage)Christopher M. KnuthDavid KrikorianJim LewallenChua Hak LienAllan LongleyJohn Murray [email protected] jaydee%[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] habrams%[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] NO net access any moreAddress unknown [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

The Great Net Spellbook (Prologue)Rob McNeurDoug Newcomb (Grimbor)Bill NolandLouis NortonMichael OwenThe Jade PiperStephen P. Potter (Sh’r’ldana)Matt PresleyLiam Russell Eric QuinSean A. ReithRincewindDaniel L. RoukAllen S. RoutRonald P. SaterDonald A. ShafferMark SteiglitzElf SternbergNathaniel TaggMarcus M. TrevinoJim ValdesaliceJim VilandreRussell WallaceLei WangJamye WorthingtonEd Zeamba4 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] NO net access any more [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Special thanks should go to Glen Barnett [email protected] , who didn’t contribute any spells, but insteadsent me some 60 kByte of constructive criticism, which has proven very helpful in my editing work.On some ftp-sites, you might find some of these spells as they have originally appeared, including the name of theone who posted them first. Lots of spells have been e-mailed to me directly, and won’t be found on the ftp-sites,except for in this or another edition of the Great Net Spellbook. Note that where you found this collection of spells,you should also find a file containing all spells in their original form, if I could trace it back.Editor’s NotesAfter receiving these spells, I read them all, edited them to get a uniform format, and to make them more legible.Also, note that, starting the fifth edition, I did a lot of editing, and not only in a lot of obvious cases of spellingerrors.Especially, from the fifth edition on, I have tried to remove all traces that were left over from first edition AD&D,and to change everything to second edition terms and format. Should you find any remains of or references to thefirst edition, please send the editor e-mail saying so, so it can be corrected in a subsequent edition.Note that — even though they aren’t in the second edition — I did retain the cantrips. There are also some10th-level spells, which have been introduced into second edition AD&D in the Dragon Kings book (Dark Sunsetting).Where no level was indicated, I just guessed what level the spell was to be in. Furthermore, in those many caseswhere either school, range, area of effect, or anything the like were missing, I just used my own brilliant mind andmade them up.

The Great Net Spellbook (Prologue)5Disclaimers All references to gender have been generalized, where the text allowed for this (I have removed all referencesto "her" and "she" for uniformity reasons, since "he" can, in English, refer to both men and women). Hopefully, all first-edition notations, most notably the "segments" and the infamous "yards"-notation have beenremoved. The use of capitals is as uniform as I could manage in the little time I have (if you notice, for example, anycapitalized names of spells, or spells that have not been italicized, please drop me a line). All spelling has been and will be changed to British English, not American English (at least, according to myspeller). Talking about spelling: everything should have been spell-checked. If you still notice any errors, again, pleasedon’t hesitate to write the editor. The use of abbrevations has been made more uniform; have a look at the standards I try to keep to get animpression how exactly. I’ve tried to uniformise the references to foot/feet etc.Terminology Used, often ConfusedNote that the Player’s Handbook clearly mentions that if a spell does not mention otherwise, its range is alwayslimited to the wizard’s sight, next to any other restrictions. Furthermore, when there is a reference to a person, whatis meant is any bipedal human, demihuman, or humanoid of man-size or smaller, such as dwarves, elves, gnolls,halflings, and kobolds. Only intelligent undead should be considered persons.I have used the following two notations when naming spells: II and [2]. Let me explain why I make this distinction.When a spell is named, for example, magic bolt [2], the [2] indicates that this is a spell of about the same strengthof an already existing spell of the same name. The corresponding [1] spell can be found in either the Great NetSpellbook or in an official TSR publication. In the latter case, the original spell obviously has no [1] to its name. Spellsthat were almost exact copies of existing spells have not been included. When a spell is labeled magic bolt II, theII indicates that this is greater-strength version of an alreadly existing spell. Again, if the original spell was froman official publication, the original won’t have a I attached. Note that most of these spells just increase the range,damage, or something like that, and thus aren’t very interesting. Sometimes, however, one of these spells is reallyoriginal. Since I don’t want to be a judge on which spells to include and which to exclude, I have decided not toremove any spells at all.A Final RemarkDungeon Masters, you should be sure to check these spells before introducing them into your campaign (preferrablybefore even showing them to your players), and make sure they are right for the way you run your campaign. Someare awfully powerful (if not munchkin-like) but others could use a little more kick, that is for you to decide. If youfind that some spells seem far too powerful as given, but you don’t have time to adjust the range, duration, areaof effect, material components and the spell effects as carefully as you would like, you might consider justincreasing the level of the spell, to be more in accord with spells of similar power. Similarly, you may want toreduce the level of other spells. Don’t let your players talk you into introducing a spell at too low a level.Boudewijn Wayers, Keeper of the Great Net Spellbook and the Great Net Prayerbook.March, 1995.

The Great Net Spellbook (Table of Contents)6Table of ContentsPrologue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Cantrips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7First-Level Spells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Second-Level Spells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .