As a fan of the genre for years, I've always been hoping to play a game that had surprising, powerful magic spells. Specifically, I've always hoped to play a mage-type character that could shapeshift into other forms, like the wizards of old tales (e.g. Merlin, and countless others in literature). I mean, imagine being in a situation that requires stealth, then turning into a rat to sneak through, or facing multiple, powerful enemies, and turning into a griffin in order fly out of range and attack at your leisure. This makes for such great storytelling. Obviously, a beginning character shouldn't be able to just turn into a dragon, but down the road, something like that would be awesome and fulfilling. I started this thread to talk about any and all cool magical effects people would like to see in the game, and how these effects might affect gameplay.