|Spell Class||Spell Name||AC Cost||Range||Effect||Duration of Effect||Nullified or Partially Nullified by?||No Effect on?||Number of Cards in Spell Deck?|
|ATTACK||Fire Ball||2 AC||0 – 15″||Damages Target||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||6|
|ATTACK||Cold Spell||2 AC||0 – 15″||Damages Target||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||6|
|ATTACK||Lightning Bolt||2 AC||0 – 15″||Damages Target||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||6|
|ATTACK||Mega-Blast||3 AC||0 – 15″||Damages Target||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||5|
|GENERAL||Nullify||1-4 AC||0-8″||Nullifies or Reduces the effects of Certain Spells||Variable||N/A||N/A||5|
|GENERAL||William Tell||3 AC||0-8″||Enhances Friendly Missile Fire||Instantaneous||Nullify or The Yips||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||Wild Pitch||3 AC||0-8″||Wards Off/Diverts a Large Missile Attack||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||1|
|GENERAL||The Yips||3 AC||0-8″||Reduces Enemy Missile Effectiveness||1D4 Activations||Nullify or William Tell||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||Charles Atlas||3 AC||0-8″||Enhances Friendly Melee Attack Effectiveness||1D4 Activations||Nullify or 98-lb Weakling||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||98-lb Weakling||3 AC||0-8″||Reduces Enemy Melee Attack Effectiveness||1D4 Activations||Nullify or Charles Atlas||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||Thorny Devil||1-2 AC||0-8″||Creates an Entanglement||1D4 Activations||Nullify||N/A||1|
|GENERAL||Alacrity||3 AC||0-8″||Doubles Movement Rate||1D4 Activations||Nullify or LSD||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||LSD||3 AC||0-8″||Halves Movement Rate||1D4 Activations||Nullify or Alacrity||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||Walk on Water||4 AC||0-8″||Allows Movement on Water||1D4 Activations||Nullify||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||Wall of Smoke||2 AC||0-8″||Creates a Wall of Smoke||1D4 Activations||Nullify||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||Wall of Flame||2 AC||0-8″||Creates a Wall of Flame||1D4 Activations||Nullify||N/A||2|
|GENERAL||Suck It Up Sunshine||3 AC||0-4″||Removes All Current Fatigue, unpins or stops retreat||Instantaneous||N/A||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||I ain’t a-skeered o’Ya||4 AC||0-4″||Removes Any Possibility of Fear from Undead, Monster, or Magic Attacks||Game unless nullified||4 AC Nullify||Elves, The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||Marshal Ney||3 AC||0-4″||Nullifies a Unit Morale Break and No Morale Checks for 1D4 Activations||1D4 Activations||Nullify or Overlook Hotel||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||Overlook Hotel||3 AC||0-4″||Degrades Morale – Must Roll 2x for Morale for 1D4 Activations||1D4 Activations||Nullify or Marshall Ney||The Undead||1|
|GENERAL||Don’t Worry, Be Happy||4 AC||0-4″||Removes All Current Fatigue, and Resets Casualty Rate to Zero Losses for Morale Purposes||Instantaneous||N/A||The Undead||1|
|MUNDANE||Fly||1 AC per 10″ Flight||N/A||Wizard Flight||Instantaneous||N/A||N/A||6 cards – Reference only|
|MUNDANE||His Master’s Voice||2 AC per activation controlled||0-6″||Control Beasts, Large Creatures, Large Animals, or Individual Creatures||2 AC per activation controlled||Death of Wizard or Cessation of Spell||Trained or Semi-Sentient Animals||6 cards – Reference only|
|MUNDANE||Buzz||3 AC||0-6″||Control a Swarm, Reduce Enemy Effectiveness||1D4 Activations||Death of Wizard or Cessation of Spell||The Undead, Ents, Lizard men||6 cards – Reference only|
- I created the spell attributes in Excel. I have a large spreadsheet that I use for all the game data – and this lends itself to cutting and pasting tables into the PowerPoint.
- I cut and pasted the parts of the tables I need from Excel into PowerPoint. (Once again, thank you Buck for your help!) I then inserted colors, pictures, graphics and adjusted the font sizes. This was a nice way to make cards legible. I just used clip art that I thought appropriate.
- I then saved each PowerPoint slide as a separate slide and separate jpeg.
- I set up a Word file with documents set to print to 3″ x 5″ cards for the Spell Deck. I then inserted each PowerPoint jpeg into the Word document, and adjusted these jpeg’s to fit the card. This made printing a breeze.
- I printed the cards on my printer (well, my old printer – this project was its swansong). With 68 cards in the deck (50 total for Attack and General and 18 Mundane), I had 136 cards to assemble front & back. This supports 6 players as each Wizard gets three Mundane cards.
- Then I coated the printed side of each card with Krylon fixative with each card on pieces of cardboard with “blue” painting masking tape. The fixative gave the cards a nice protective coating. The blue masking tape assisted in easy removal from the cardboard.
- I then separated the cards so I could assemble them. I made a two jigs, one for applying spray glue and one for card assembly.
8. For glue application, I affixed the card backs to popsicle sticks with blue painting masking tape on the printed side for applying spray glue (also Krylon). These I mounted on a display piece of wood from AC Moore that had three routed slots on it. I was able to spray 4 cards mounted on the wood at a time with the glue. I also made an assembly jig out of 1/4″ and 1/8″ plywood for card assembly. It had a small press with the weight being old casting plugs left over from our Academy days.
9. I then used the assembly jig to put the cards together with no misalignment.
10. The jig had a short term press, followed by using some large medical textbooks as presses.
Here is what the Spell Deck looks like – although they are on 3″ x 5″ cards this is the PowerPoint I used to make the deck:
I am pretty happy with the Spell Deck. It is legible and sturdy – and I can even shuffle it!