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The Spell Saying Guide


Have you ever wanted to talk like a real academic wizard with consistent names for their spells, or to have something more fun to shouth than "FIREBALL!" every time you enter a small room? Then this is exactly what you need. This short document is a very simple exploration of how we might say spells in 5e (though the ideas hold true for a lot of different systems). It serves as the explainer and gives you the necessary tools to customise and reimagine the system to better suit your world, characters, or taste.

The book includes:

  • A brief introduction to the theory and explaining the influence of my other works such as The Theory of Magic and The Spell Writing Guide. 
  • The table which allows any 5e spell to be translated to these sounds
  • A dictionary of 5e SRD spells if you simply want a quick reference document
  • An analysis of where this system fall short

The book (if it is even long enough to deserve the title) is mostly focussed on 5e D&D but with a decent enough understanding of the theory you should be able to produce similar works for other systems, that is no gaurantee of course and I warn you that doing so will take considerably more effort. If you are just looking to translate 5e spells though this is an easy guide that is hopefully comprehensive enough.

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Cora M January 24, 2024 2:32 am UTC
Preview please?
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Angel L January 27, 2024 6:24 pm UTC
Yes, please.
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Eric S February 27, 2024 8:48 pm UTC
yes :)
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Jason G March 19, 2024 2:22 pm UTC
So I purchased for the heck of it and wanted to share some insight.

The spells are broken down by different criteria which determine the sounds of the spell and how it is said.
As exampled:
Bless → Sousinse
1st level enchantment /
lvl 1 - S /
Enchantment - O /
30 ft range - Usin /
1 Minute - Se /
Fire Bolt → Cuire-’mul
Cantrip - C /
Evocation - U /
Fire damage - Ire /
No area - (-) /
120 range - Mul /
has no duration so ends here
I hope this helps, it is interesting and can be unique for those who would seek to add some flavor to their RP, but may become complex for those new to the games.
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Auden J June 11, 2024 10:09 pm UTC
Thank you, Jason!
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