• Justin Handlin

D&D Wizards Spell Component Easter Eggs



Crit Academy discusses the hidden easter eggs that we have found within Wizards of the Coasts' Dungeons and Dragons books!


Minor Illusion - Fleece - Pulling the wool over their eyes.

Aid: A tiny strip of white cloth (Think band-aid)

Antipathy/sympathy: Vinegar or honey - Because you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Confusion: Three nutshells - Much like the common shifting item under the shells(cups)

Detect Thoughts: Requires a copper piece - Penny for your thoughts?

Fireball: A tiny ball of bat guano and sulfur. Ingredients for black powder.

Passwall: Requires Sesame seeds - Open Sesame!

Lightning Bolt: A bit of fur and a rod of amber, crystal or glass -Used to create static electricity.

Water walk: Piece of cork - Cork floats in water

Water Breathing- a piece of straw or reed - improvised snorkel like in the old cartoons.

Message - copper wire - phone lines and telegraphs use copper wire

Tasha’s Hideous Laughter - Requires tart and a feather - Feather tickles ppl and a pie to the face is an age-old clown joke.

Gust of Wind - Legume(beans) - Beans the magical fruit that makes you toot.

Animal Friendship: A morsel of food - Give your dog a treat when they come - Reinforcement

Polymorph - Cocoon - Caterpillars turn into butterflies


From: Princes of the Apocalypse:

Disclaimer: Wizards of the Coast urges adventurers to remember that not all rock creatures are earth elementals. A talking rock that controls boulders is a galeb duhr. A talking rock wearing jewelry is a dao. A silent rock that’s resistant to non-adamantine weapons is a stone golem. A rock with wings is a gargoyle. A rock without a K is a giant bird. A rock that sits there and does nothing could be just a rock or a balor disguised by an illusion. In all cases, proceed with caution.


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Character Concept: Lawyer - short version constantly reminding characters or NPCs what is legal and what isn’t.

Busts out his collection of scrolls on different regions laws, and rulings.


Monster Variant: The Warden