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Spells 'R' Us universe

Established by Bill Hart

Authors are invited to write in this universe, but Bill Hart is the owner of the universe and retains all rights and privileges of that ownership. Any author making use of the concept, structure, and characters must conform to the following rules. 

Re-posted from The Transformation Story Archive :

Spells 'R Us is a small shop located in any mall, and run by an old man who more often than not wears what looks like a bathrobe. In the shop, magical spells and/or items may be purchased. It is a universe, where, quite obviously, magic works. However, few people believe in magic, which in turn leads to careless and sloppy spellcasting. And when you add in the shopkeeper's somewhat warped sense of humor, just about anything can and does happen. Simply, this universe can be described as: "What you see, ain't necessarily (or usually) what you get." It is also a universe which is easily carved into sub-universes. The "Animal Crackers" and "People Crackers" stories by Michael Rich spring to mind. Each originate at the Spells 'R Us shop, but then each set of crackers takes on its own independence.


  1. The stories should revolve about the store in the mall "Spells 'R Us" and/or the wizard(s) running it.
  2. Since the universe, is a spin-off of my "Strangeness at the Frat House" story, don't mess with the characters in it. They may appear in your stories, but nothing permanent may be done to them. It's my job to mess those characters up.
  3. Any possible transformation is acceptable.
  4. With the exception of item 2, just about anything is fair game. The only limiting factor is the limit of your imagination.



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