Dungeons & Dragons spells created by a neural network


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/10/dungeons-dragons-spells-crea.html


#2

Area of effect? Duration? Level? I don’t think that I’m the only one disappointed that this only creates the names, not the spell description…


#3

For the best one you’ll have to click through.

It’s gotta be “Mous of Farts”.


#4

May I suggest Epic Spell Wars? (Ooh, there’s a sequel out.)

Hard to top Tasha’s Hideous Laughter as far as “real” DnD spells go.


#5

Maybe we need the person or team that developed RoboRosewater to create a new system for D&D spells rather than Magic spells.


#6

Barking Sphere

Oh, somebody threw that one on my Boss, absolutely no doubt about it.


#7

That one jumped out at me too as particularly funny.

“I cast Barking Sphere!”

“OK, what does it do?”

“It summons a sphere.” Pause. “That barks.”


#8

Vicious Markers sounds like a cantrip used by frat bros at wizard school when their buddy drinks too much and passes out.


#9

Blech, even computers are only into caster wank.


#10

My personal favorite is farming. I’m not sure how it manages to get there from D&D spells.

Wait… would mous of farts be a hay pile made of multiple farts or multiple piles of hay that fart?


#11

Does Fomend’s Beating Sphere come with lube? Asking for a friend.


#12

Mine too. Sometimes the simplest absurdity is best.


#13

Meh. Not much better than the random thief skill generator I made nearly 20 years ago. I mean who doesn’t want to Detect Pockets and Climb Languages?


#14

Bigby’s Feeling Fingers.


#15

That actually sounds like a very useful Thief skill. Being able to detect if someone has secreted something about their person is very helpful in allowing the thief to steal that thing.

…not so much.


#16

It might be useful in frightening an Umbral Cat.


#17

Evard’s Black Tentacles?


#18

Unnatural Lust. Used it to good effect in a game last week.


#19

I’m trying to work in a leomund’s secret chest joke here…


#20

“I cast Wrathful Hound on our party’s war dog.”
“Okay, but he gets a saving throw… uh-oh, critical fail!”