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Vancian Magic and D&D
My very first introduction to D&D and its magic system came from the Dead Alewives’ parody “Dark Dungeons,” which can be summed up with the following excerpt (courtesy of The Obsolete Gamer): D&D Player 1: “I wanna cast a spell!” D&D Player 2: (shouting from the kitchen) “Can I have a Mountain Dew?” DM: “YES! You can have a Mountain Dew, just go get it!” D&D Player 1: “I can cast any of these, right? On the list?” DM: “Yes, any…any of the first level ones.” D&D Player 2: (shouting from the kitchen) “I’m gonna get a soda, anyone want …