Imprisonment

I always liked the spell imprisonment. I remember thinking about how miserable the creature looked in the Players Handbook drawing underneath the spell description [At least I think it is for imprisonment; the next spell is gate, which would also be a terrible experience]. That monster’s spirit was certainly being imprisoned. He was probably sitting around the liar, thinking about how was going to get himself some vrock’s amulet or hook up with the sexy manes demon who moved in across the street, when, blammo, out comes the imprisonment. My guess is maintaining focus is difficult.

Another spell that I recently rediscovered was shape change. It is one of the ninth-level spells that I always overlook on my way to wish. When Mildor the Mightly makes his way to 18th level and can finally get one of those uber-powerful spells, I am not stopping at shape change. It doesn’t seem that impressive. Why would I want to change shape? I can Bigby’s Crushing Hand or drop a big Wall of Iron on any clown, horde, or troop that comes my way. But as a mature adventurer I see the subtle pleasure in being able to change shape every segment. Every six Earth seconds Mildor can change into a new shape. Essentially, he could be a gnat, a pit fiend, a  storm giant, a kobold, and end it all up by morphing into a xorn. That’s right, a xorn.

Not to be confused with actual imprisonment

Not to be confused with actual imprisonment

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