Cloudy With A Chance Of Fireballs: A random spell generator for roleplaying soft-magick-ish OSR games

Will you spew forth the moss fountains of Okora's Enlightening Grace? Spawn the pursuing lava known as Lava of Bitterness? Summon the withering prison of The Trying Geometries of Cleopatra?

I just launched a free random spell generator on Itch as part of the Generator Jam 2021 hosted by Long Games. This was my first time publishing on Itch and I enjoyed the experience.

The generator is free to use and you can run it in any web browser.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Fireballs was inspired by the article Spell Lists Are Not Magical by Prismatic Wasteland. I also took heavy inspiration from OSR games like Mörk Borg, Maze Rats, Errant, and Troika! It strives to create the feeling of a world where magic is mysterious, hard to handle, and found mostly in scrolls.

It generates:

  • spell name
  • area of effect
  • range
  • damage
  • duration
  • the ritual required to cast the spell
  • the ritual required to recharge it
  • an arcane catastrophe that can strike should the caster fail in any way

Try the generator on Itch today!

PS. For my more technical readers, the code is open sourced on Github. You can see the repository here. Feel free to fork or just mine the data :)

This article was written by Adam Waselnuk on .

Adam has a life-long love of fantasy and gaming. He is the founder of Sword & Source.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Fireballs: A random spell generator for roleplaying soft-magick-ish OSR games