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19th Mar '16 7:09:47 PM IMHO
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** Verditius create a casting tool when they learn a new formulaic spell. They must use this tool to cast the spell. If it is lost or destroyed, they must spend the time to make another tool for the spell. The tool itself is not consumed in the casting.

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** Verditius magi create a casting tool when they learn a new formulaic spell. They must use this tool to cast the spell. If it is lost or destroyed, they must spend the time to make another tool for the spell. The tool itself is not consumed in the casting.
19th Mar '16 7:08:10 PM IMHO
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* Largely [[AvertedTrope averted]] for spells in ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica''.
** A standard spell does not require any components.
** All ritual spells consume vis in order to power the magic. A spell has to be a ritual spell if lasts more than a month, effects an area that is large enough to qualify as a boundary, or a similar target, if it creates something permanently, or if it simply past a certain level.
** The one time non-ritual spells need a physical component is when it is meant to be cast on someone or something that is not within the caster's senses. This type of component is an arcane connection. It also helps to overcome magic resistance. Again, the item is not consumed.
** One supplement introduces potent spells that require certain materials to cast a spell. If the caster does not have the material, the spell cannot be cast, but if he or she does have the material, then it grants a bonus to the casting total. The item is still not consumed, however.
** When making devices that can work magic, the material of the item is considered in determining how much magic it can hold and sometimes provides a bonus to the magus instilling it with magic.
** Verditius create a casting tool when they learn a new formulaic spell. They must use this tool to cast the spell. If it is lost or destroyed, they must spend the time to make another tool for the spell. The tool itself is not consumed in the casting.
19th Mar '16 4:59:07 PM nighttrainfm
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* Obligatory ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' mention. Various ritual spells require various components, some even require the EyeOfNewt. Although according to the resident witch, eye of frog is cheaper. Really, you're just paying for the brand name.

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Obligatory ''Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}'' mention. Various ritual spells require various components, some even require the EyeOfNewt. Although according to the resident witch, eye of frog is cheaper. Really, you're just paying for the brand name. Giles also considers salamander eyes equally effective.
9th Mar '16 9:41:57 AM Hossmeister
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* An episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has Fu Dog using Eye of Newt simply because it's used in so many potions.

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* An episode of ''AmericanDragonJakeLong'' ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has Fu Dog using Eye of Newt simply because it's used in so many potions.
8th Mar '16 6:22:54 PM Eievie
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* Symbolic items - wedding rings, grave dirt, a pure red rose. Some materials, such as gold and silver, carry heavy symbolic value all by themselves.
* [[SympatheticMagic Items related to your intended victim, recipient or yourself]] - articles of clothing, treasured trinkets, personal effects, hair, baby teeth, fingernail clippings, fingers, urine samples, blood, etc.
* Body parts from exotic creatures - sometimes from creatures that don't actually have those body parts (hen's teeth). The more magical the creature the better. A unicorn's horn beats a crocodile's liver, but the blood of a god is better still. Doubly so if [[BodyToJewel it has crystallized]]. Upping the danger, the creature is sometimes a MonsterLord.
* Certain plants - again, some are more potent than others. Plants traditionally associated with magic (wolfsbane, nightshade, mandrake, etc) outrank the common blade of grass.
* Inorganic substances - certain types of rocks, minerals, metals, etc. May have to come from a specific place (e.g. dust from a graveyard or water from the river Styx).
* [[InsubstantialIngredients Non-physical components]] - bottled moonlight or the sound of a cat's footsteps.
* Items with improbably specific requirements - an unripe Sunset Wonder picked 3 minutes before noon on the first frosty day in the autumn and peeled left-handedly using a silver knife with a blade less than half an inch wide.
* Reusable items - equipment for mixing the ingredients or casting the spell, like a MagicCauldron or a MagicWand. Could be as simple as a bowl and spoon, or as complex as an entire alchemical laboratory.

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* Symbolic items - wedding items--wedding rings, grave dirt, a pure red rose. Some materials, such as gold and silver, carry heavy symbolic value all by themselves.
* [[SympatheticMagic Items related to your intended victim, recipient or yourself]] - articles yourself]]--articles of clothing, treasured trinkets, personal effects, hair, baby teeth, fingernail clippings, fingers, urine samples, blood, etc.
* Body parts from exotic creatures - sometimes creatures--sometimes from creatures that don't actually have those body parts (hen's teeth). The more magical the creature the better. A unicorn's horn beats a crocodile's liver, but the blood of a god is better still. Doubly so if [[BodyToJewel it has crystallized]]. Upping the danger, the creature is sometimes a MonsterLord.
* Certain plants - again, plants--again, some are more potent than others. Plants traditionally associated with magic (wolfsbane, nightshade, mandrake, etc) outrank the common blade of grass.
* Inorganic substances - certain substances--certain types of rocks, minerals, metals, etc. May have to come from a specific place (e.g. dust from a graveyard or water from the river Styx).
* [[InsubstantialIngredients Non-physical components]] - bottled components]]--bottled moonlight or the sound of a cat's footsteps.
* Items with improbably specific requirements - an requirements--an unripe Sunset Wonder picked 3 minutes before noon on the first frosty day in the autumn and peeled left-handedly using a silver knife with a blade less than half an inch wide.
* Reusable items - equipment items--equipment for mixing the ingredients or casting the spell, like a MagicCauldron or a MagicWand. Could be as simple as a bowl and spoon, or as complex as an entire alchemical laboratory.
8th Jan '16 2:07:11 PM Doug86
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* In a Halloween episode of TheSimpsons, Patty and Selma are witches, cooking the classic recipe...

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* In a Halloween episode of TheSimpsons, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Patty and Selma are witches, cooking the classic recipe...



* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Trick or Treat"]] Huey, Dewey and Louie enlist the help of a witch to get back at Donald for pranking them. She whips up a potion with quotations from MacBeth, and partway through she leans over to the nephews and says "This is the real stuff, you know. Right out of Shakespeare."

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* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Trick or Treat"]] Huey, Dewey and Louie enlist the help of a witch to get back at Donald for pranking them. She whips up a potion with quotations from MacBeth, ''Macbeth'', and partway through she leans over to the nephews and says "This is the real stuff, you know. Right out of Shakespeare."
20th Nov '15 10:58:47 PM Jeff-R
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* The twins in ''Film/DoubleDoubleToilAndTrouble'' overhear a group of witches discussing there methods to brewing potions. One of the witches can be heard asking another if she uses a microwave.


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* The film ''Film/HocusPocus'' uses this trope when the witches produce the potion that enables them to absorb the life force from the children.
5th Nov '15 3:55:47 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''RanmaOneHalf'' manga sometimes spell components are needed by the magic users, for example, Happosai needed the tears of a creature both male and female for a rejuvenation potion.

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* In the ''RanmaOneHalf'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga sometimes spell components are needed by the magic users, for example, Happosai needed the tears of a creature both male and female for a rejuvenation potion.
25th Oct '15 5:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, phoenix lamps, lit by phoenix feathers, and the Water of Life, retrieved from a well at the edge of world, are the first of many, many, many such items.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' ''Literature/ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, phoenix lamps, lit by phoenix feathers, and the Water of Life, retrieved from a well at the edge of world, are the first of many, many, many such items.
27th Sep '15 6:40:02 AM Kirayoshi
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* In another Creator/RoaldDahl book, ''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', there's the formula that created the titular giant peach and the enormous insects that lived in the peach's pit:
-->"One thousand long, slimy crocodile tongues boiled in the skull of a dead witch for 40 days and 40 nights. Add the gizard of a pig, the fingers of a young monkey, the beak of a parrot and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking three spoonfuls of sugar]], and then let the moon do the rest."
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