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Firefinger was a personal cantrip that apprentice wizards could learn.[4][5][6] It caused a flame to be emitted from the tip of the caster's finger.[1][2][3]

EffectsEdit

This cantrip produced a flame up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) long that lasted for six seconds. It was hot enough to start a fire in kindling, burn parchment, and ignite other combustible materials provided they were mostly dry and in conditions conducive to fire. The caster's finger was not harmed by the flame, but it was not a good idea to cast this spell with a hand in a pocket.[1][2][3]

ComponentsEdit

This spell required verbal and somatic components to cast. The forefinger was extended and then the thumb of the same hand was flicked across it in a sideways motion while the caster spoke a word associated with control of elemental fire, such as dun-hill, ron-son, or zip-po.[1][2][3][note 1]

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Dunhill, Ronson, and Zippo were all popular brands of cigarette lighters.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gary Gygax (April 1982). “More Cantrips: Mini-spells for apprentice magic-users”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #60 (TSR, Inc.), p. 19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gary Gygax (August, 1985). Unearthed Arcana (1st edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 50. ISBN 0880380845.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mark Middleton et al (September 1998). Wizard's Spell Compendium Volume Four. (TSR, Inc), p. 1058. ISBN 978-0786912094.
  4. Gary Gygax (March 1982). “Cantrips: Minor magics for would-be wizards”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #59 (TSR, Inc.), p. 6.
  5. Gary Gygax (August, 1985). Unearthed Arcana (1st edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 45. ISBN 0880380845.
  6. Mark Middleton et al (September 1998). Wizard's Spell Compendium Volume Four. (TSR, Inc), p. 1048. ISBN 978-0786912094.
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