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    What are the most creative ways you've seen Wish used? I mean the good kind of creativity that pulls off a really inventive and helpful use for the characters, and not the kind where you figure out a way to set off a chain reaction that turns the entire universe into jello.

    edit: unless that's a good thing
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    Tap shoes. Not even of the magical variety.

    You'd be surprised how many wizards try to figure out if the mundane tap shoes ARE in fact magical in a very undetectable way. Which they are not.
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    An arcane rogue wished for the ability to once per day turn his level in cubic inches of any substance into any other non-valuable substance on touch. He could melt locks, ruin traps, and generally do all sorts of useful things. His end came, unfortunately, when he was spider climbing across the ceiling of a vast flooded chamber with a purple worm in it so that he could steal gems from a diamond-studded chandelier. He told the DM "I'll turn the fixture around the biggest diamond into water - no, air!"

    But it was too late. The splash of falling water alerted the worm, it reared up...rolled a crit...swallowed him whole...and that was the last we ever saw of Mr. Wish.

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    I just thought of one today, wish for dropneir (sp?) odins magic golden ring that drips nine non-magical coppies of itself every nine days. but after a while i figure all the added mass to the world would cause some issues with gravity and orbit and whatnot. But I don't want it for riches, I just think a self coppy producing device is cool, i don't care if it's jello or a gold ring, but the myth had it being a gold ring...

    on the inventive side, i would wish for the mental abilty to think up rhymes and allitterations on the spot at will, and the ability to turn if off at will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Signmakerens View Post
    Tap shoes. Not even of the magical variety.

    You'd be surprised how many wizards try to figure out if the mundane tap shoes ARE in fact magical in a very undetectable way. Which they are not.
    Why would a wizard think tap shoes were magic? Is this the mythical 3-int wizard who doesn't actually have the brainpower to cast spells? (Or speak properly.)

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    My personal best wish was, after planar binding a noble djinni and extracting three wishes from it, then using two wishes for my benefit, making my third wish "I wish you would forget that I everything that happened between when I summoned you and when you return to your plane, including the fact that you were summoned."

    The DM seemed caught off-guard, then puzzled, then had the aha moment when he realized I'd just made it very difficult for the djinni noble to ever seek revenge against me for binding him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomNPC View Post
    on the inventive side, i would wish for the mental abilty to think up rhymes and allitterations on the spot at will, and the ability to turn if off at will.
    subtract the bolded part and you have an elegant curse

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiriku View Post
    An arcane rogue wished for the ability to once per day turn his level in cubic inches of any substance into any other non-valuable substance on touch. He could melt locks, ruin traps, and generally do all sorts of useful things.
    He wished to be Metamorpho?

    Best use I ever saw was wishing a big red dragon had a mouth full of sovereign glue. Logically fire breath could melt the stuff, but there are no rules for that so it couldn't.

    Couldn't bite, couldn't use its breath weapon, couldn't cast any spells with verbal components. It was still a tough opponent, but it faced the dilemma that even if it won that wouldn't get rid of the glue. In the end it ended up negotiating (in sign language) for a significant portion of its horde in return for getting rid of the glue (the DM ruled that the wisher could dismiss the effect).
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    But Universal Solvent is, like, 50gp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forbiddenwar View Post
    subtract the bolded part and you have an elegant curse
    ok, I think I've got an idea for a book, but what's the antagonist, the curse, or the one who made it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki_Akuma View Post
    But Universal Solvent is, like, 50gp.
    Putting the glue in the dragon's mouth: Priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki_Akuma View Post
    But Universal Solvent is, like, 50gp.
    Really. Also- the rules don't specifically say that fire doesn't it melt the glue, so even though it should it doesn't?

    Player: I throw a spoon at the dragon.
    DM: Hmm, well, there are no rules for that- so congratulations, you've won!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvenblade View Post
    Really. Also- the rules don't specifically say that fire doesn't it melt the glue, so even though it should it doesn't?

    Player: I throw a spoon at the dragon.
    DM: Hmm, well, there are no rules for that- so congratulations, you've won!
    But there are rules for that. Improvised weapon, too light to deal damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvenblade View Post
    Really. Also- the rules don't specifically say that fire doesn't it melt the glue, so even though it should it doesn't?

    Player: I throw a spoon at the dragon.
    DM: Hmm, well, there are no rules for that- so congratulations, you've won!
    actually, check out the improvised weapons rules.

    and besides, it was a creative use of the spell. I would have allowed it as well. because it is funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki_Akuma View Post
    But Universal Solvent is, like, 50gp.
    Yeah, but the dragon's mouth was glued shut. Unless you can get solvent suppositories, it wouldn't help.
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    Of course it's creative.
    It's freakin' awesome.

    Oh, and I know about the improvised weapons.
    Sorry for the not-so-good example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvenblade View Post
    Of course it's creative.
    It's freakin' awesome.

    Oh, and I know about the improvised weapons.
    Sorry for the not-so-good example.
    Quite alright, I at least, was just teasing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvenblade View Post
    Of course it's creative.
    It's freakin' awesome.

    Oh, and I know about the improvised weapons.
    Sorry for the not-so-good example.
    see, this is the trouble with internet. I thought you were totally being a bi**.
    but you weren't.

    text communication fails abit some times
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    The dragon could snort the solvent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archaeo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuki_Akuma View Post
    The dragon could snort the solvent.
    But then he'd be seeing pink adventurers everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johel View Post
    I am not going to watch it but assume is has something to do with oolong, and I don't mean the tea either.

    ....

    For a treasure horde to be turned into a subservient to the party gold elemental until such time as they were all safely back into town.

    It is pretty common for you to kick in a door, kill something and take its loot, but when your loot does it for you it is priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadzar View Post
    I am not going to watch it but assume is has something to do with oolong, and I don't mean the tea either.

    ....

    For a treasure horde to be turned into a subservient to the party gold elemental until such time as they were all safely back into town.

    It is pretty common for you to kick in a door, kill something and take its loot, but when your loot does it for you it is priceless!
    Right for Oolong.

    And you won an internet for the "animated loot" idea.
    Gotta find a way to do something like that.
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    "-Kick a-ss !! We rox !!"
    "-...but as he's about to give his last breath, he activate a trap"
    "-Reflex save !!"
    "-Save your dice. Slowly, the whole hoard start crawling toward you. Every single gold coin, gem, coffer, magical item, weapon,... everything."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myou View Post
    But then he'd be seeing pink adventurers everywhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johel View Post
    Right for Oolong.

    And you won an internet for the "animated loot" idea.
    Gotta find a way to do something like that.
    "-Ok, you've just beaten the dragon"
    "-Kick a-ss !! We rox !!"
    "-...but as he's about to give his last breath, he activate a trap"
    "-Reflex save !!"
    "-Save your dice. Slowly, the whole hoard start crawling toward you. Every single gold coin, gem, coffer, magical item, weapon,... everything."
    HA! I once made an encounter in an adventure for a rogue character which was a long room full of stuff (Crates, barrels, carpet rolls, coat hangers, chests, etc.). At the end of the room was the treasure chest the rogue was looking for. He failed to find the magic trap guarding it, a CL 20th animate objects spell.

    The treasure horde.

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