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posted 9mo ago by Mithical‭

#1: Initial revision by Mithical‭ · 2021-11-20T17:37:39Z (9 months ago)
We've made a few modifications to the rules for Wild Magic surges during this campaign that I feel have enhanced my experience. Here are a few of the things we've changed:

**Make the table more relevant to your specific campaign**

The magical effects in the Player's Handbook don't have to be set in stone! Feel free to add effects or to modify the existing set to be more relevant. For instance, this is a campaign in a modern setting, so certain rolls on the Wild Magic table will fry all electronics in a certain range, allow access to restricted devices, disrupt ATMs, or make McDonalds burgers appear out of thin air.
If you've got a specific theme for your campaign or your character, modify the table to have wild magic effects that are relevant to that theme. I've seen fire-based Wild Magic tables around the internet, and other modified tables - put together a list of effects that works for you.

**Roll more often - whenever you want to!**

One of the things we've stated in our campaign is that Wild Magic surges can happen when the character is going through strong emotions. This is a pretty standard thing in a lot of fantasy novels, so it might not be a totally foreign idea to the players in your campaign - if your character is going through emotional upheavals, that might come through in unexpected magical surges. Roll on the Wild Magic table.

Of course, you should discuss with the other players at your table and your DM about this before putting anything into practice. Because while you might appreciate the chaos of the Wild Magic table more often, your co-players may not appreciate a random Fireball centered on your party the same way you do. Decide as a group what level of chaos and Wild Magic you're collectively comfortable with, and modify the rules as desired from there.