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Spell-Casting

Post by TheBrollachan » Fri May 21, 2004 5:30 pm

Can spells or dis-spells be used more than once? The early spells such as S-W-O-R-D were used more than once by one team if I remember correctly. Yet in later series it would appear that once a spell is cast it cannot be recast.

Anyone got a favourite spell?
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by HStorm » Fri May 21, 2004 5:50 pm

Any spell, once cast, can be dispelt.

Spells are never destroyed once cast or dismissed however. What happens is that a dungeoneer is given a single use of a spell, but the person who gave them that use can still cast the spell for themselves as well. That's why the same spell may resurface from time to time e.g. ENERGY, ANVIL, FIRE.
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by TheBrollachan » Fri May 21, 2004 9:13 pm

Would it be fair to assume that the early basic spells were created by Merlin. Then with the arrival of Lord Fear came new spells. Then with new techno-magic came more advanced spells.
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by HStorm » Fri May 21, 2004 9:42 pm

Well you can assume that if you like, but I doubt it. For one thing in Merlin's time there were numerous other wizards around like Mogdred, Hordriss, the elf-king etc.

I wouldn't say spells like FLOAT were any more sophisticated than, say, TRANSFORM.
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Lowebo » Sun May 23, 2004 3:32 pm

All about Splash!

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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by simiano » Sun May 23, 2004 6:49 pm

i cast a spell in the knewbie forun check out its another km fan btw my fave spell was dance
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Visage » Sun May 23, 2004 7:58 pm

Certainly it seemed that normally you could cast a spell once and once only...

However, dispelling was a bit different...

Two cases from Series 3...

1. The team that first reached level 3 dispelled SWORD a grand total of three times, once the one that they had been given, then twice to dispell Mogdred's magical sword...

2. The second team to reach level 3 managed to dispell Mogdred's TOAD spell on McGrew without ever having possesed the spell or even having heard it spelled out...

So....

I propose that any dungeoneer who has seen a spell cast and knows (or can guess) its name can also dispell it, but that this isn't common knowledge or usually the spell attacks too quickly for them to dispell....

Hmmmm....

Oh, and for the record, my favourite spell is definitely FILLET, as being the only spell to my knowledge that had to be made from ingredients like good old fashioned magic... I suppose the more complicated the concept the harder the spell to make...
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Lowebo » Sun May 23, 2004 8:20 pm

I think if i went in there i'd spell cast:

LetMeWinNow

reckon it would work? or just try glory!! lol (and hope)

Slightly off tangent, but if dungeypersons had watched past series' in depth couldn't they call out Malefact/Gwen/Barry(!!) three times immediately??
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Visage » Sun May 23, 2004 9:14 pm

I'm certain they could, and all but Barry might get a response...

But....

Just because you've called them doesn't indicate that they need to help, most calling names were given out in return for favours, after all, Maldame made it very clear that summoned wizards didn't need to be friendly:

'If you call on me, I shall shrivel you like a dried toad's skin! HA!!!'

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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by HStorm » Sun May 23, 2004 9:18 pm

In which case, how come both Lord Fear and Julie were able to summon Greystagg by calling Gwen three times, even though she never gave either of them permission? ;D
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Visage » Sun May 23, 2004 9:47 pm

Well I never said that they needed permission, only that the person summoned might not be too willing to help them win the dungeon like WW was suggesting....

I'm surprised if Greystagg helped them, not having ever seen her episodes as that series is waiting taped at home for my later delectation!
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Re:Spell-Casting

Post by Lowebo » Sun May 23, 2004 10:17 pm

Ah, but Hordriss and Greystagg have said themselves - anything to annoy/defeat Lord Fear!! Ok, crap tv, but still...
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Favourite Spells

Post by Drassil » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:51 am

The Brollachan wrote: Anyone got a favourite spell?
One of my favourite spells is TOAD from Series 3. The scene around it, in which Mogdred (probably Mogdred ;)) turns McGrew into a toad for offending him, struck me as scary, creepy and funny when I first saw it as a child. It was satisfying, too, to see the team swiftly overcome the predicament by dispelling the magic and returning their comrade to human form.

Another of my favourites is a rather more obvious choice: DISMISS!

So, what are your favourite - and/or least favourite - Knightmare spells? I look forward to reading any choices you wish to share. For a near-complete list of Knightmare spells, with more details available for each one, see http://interactive.knightmare.org.uk/le ... ory/Spells
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Re:Favourite Spells

Post by HStorm » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:09 am

I quite liked AVAUNT when I first saw it in action, because it looked like a laser bolt "blowin' da muvva away!!" I didn't realise at the time what 'avaunt' actually meant, and that it was really just sending the ghost elsewhere.

WEB was fun too because it was quick, simple and effective (and Cedric's frustrated sobs were quite satisfying).
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Re:Favourite Spells

Post by Fidjit » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:27 am

Hear, hear to AVAUNT. Until it came up on YouTube I never saw it in action, as you say Martin its a really great way to dispose of a cavern wraith

Mine would probably have to be SWORD. If the work mates give me grief, cast one of these and send it out after them... Watch 'em run for the hills! ;D

Or perhaps even a SPLASH spell! We work right next to the River Medina! ;D;D

It would be fun to possess the spells FIRE and FREEZE

Why not create a spell? Like SNEEZE, UNDO, or REVERSE? Explain how it works and all that...
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