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25th Jun '16 9:45:32 PM nombretomado
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* The "Wild Mage" class in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', best known for appearing in ''BaldursGate 2'', casts the same spells as a standard mage with a 95% chance of expected results . . . and a 5% chance of something else, ranging from dropping a cow on the target to summoning gemstones out of nowhere. For added fun, their unique level 1 spell "Nahal's Reckless Dweomer" can mimic almost any other spell but has a much higher chance of bizarre effects.

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* The "Wild Mage" class in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', best known for appearing in ''BaldursGate 2'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', casts the same spells as a standard mage with a 95% chance of expected results . . . and a 5% chance of something else, ranging from dropping a cow on the target to summoning gemstones out of nowhere. For added fun, their unique level 1 spell "Nahal's Reckless Dweomer" can mimic almost any other spell but has a much higher chance of bizarre effects.
3rd Jun '16 6:22:53 PM AuraXtreme
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Not to be confused with a magic ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
22nd May '16 9:34:19 PM ThatBitterTase
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** In the notorious RPG ''TabletopGames/{{FATAL}}'' it is actually possibly to cause a magical misfire that ''destroys the entire world'' by accidentally casting the spell list's world-destroying spell. And [[CrapsackWorld nothing of value is lost]].

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** In the notorious RPG ''TabletopGames/{{FATAL}}'' it is actually possibly to cause a magical misfire that ''destroys the entire world'' by accidentally casting the spell list's world-destroying spell. And [[CrapsackWorld nothing of value is lost]]. That's just one result out of ''thousands''; the misfire list goes on for a dozen pages and also includes [[MemeticMutation RANDY GAY OGRES!]]
24th Apr '16 3:14:24 PM eroock
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* Causing YourHeadASplode in [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/magic-trick/ this]] strip from ''Webcomic/LoadingArtist''.
21st Apr '16 8:39:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', one of the random encounter is an IneptMage trying to cast a spell for flying. He was successful, except he didn't think of a way to get back down safely, so he just fall from the sky to his death.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', one ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': At lower skill levels, it is possible to fail when casting spells. The result is the magical "whoosh" of the random encounter is an IneptMage trying spell being cast, but no effect taking place. A pop-up message will then appear alerting you that you've failed to cast a spell for flying. He was successful, except he didn't think of a way to get back down safely, so he just fall from the sky to his death.spell.
1st Apr '16 2:28:29 PM eroock
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9th Mar '16 2:13:26 PM Hossmeister
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* This happens all the time to [[IneptMage Questor Thews]] in Series/TerryBrooks' [[MagicKingdomOfLandover Landover]] books.

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* This happens all the time to [[IneptMage Questor Thews]] in Series/TerryBrooks' Creator/TerryBrooks' [[MagicKingdomOfLandover Landover]] books.
9th Mar '16 2:08:03 PM Hossmeister
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* This happens all the time to [[IneptMage Questor Thews]] in TerryBrooks' [[MagicKingdomOfLandover Landover]] books.

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* This happens all the time to [[IneptMage Questor Thews]] in TerryBrooks' Series/TerryBrooks' [[MagicKingdomOfLandover Landover]] books.
25th Feb '16 9:36:40 PM NoxSky12599
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Ron Weasley has neither the raw determination of Harry or the bookish scholarliness of Hermione, and so can seem to lag behind the other two in magical power or skill, but nothing was worse for him than when his wand was broken. Offensive spells tended to rebound on the caster--i.e. him. This, however, turned out to be a good thing when Gilderoy Lockhart stole Ron's wand and tried to erase Harry and Ron's memories with it. (You can guess what happened.)

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Ron Weasley has neither the raw determination of Harry or the bookish scholarliness of Hermione, and so can seem to lag behind the other two in magical power or skill, but nothing was worse for him than when his wand was broken. Offensive spells tended to rebound on the caster--i.e. him. This, however, turned out to be a good thing when Gilderoy Lockhart stole Ron's wand and tried to erase Harry and Ron's memories with it. (You can guess what happened.))
** This is also apparently a very serious risk when experimenting with creating new spells. Luna Lovegood's mother was killed in an explosion caused by a spell she was researching.
22nd Jan '16 2:39:16 PM intastiel
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* Invoked in ''Literature/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when a character with absolutely no magical training [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1020.html activates]] a harmless scroll so ineptly it explodes, [[spoiler:quite deliberately, because he needed a weapon]].
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