Dear fellow arcanum fans. This most replayable of games has been my bread and butter for ten years and more. Only after reading this site did I discover Meta Abuse. This is a bug which allows you to make spells permanent with no ongoing fatigue cost using the reflection spell. Cool, eh? After a few weeks Hexperimenting with this, I discovered a way to delete the overlapping animations, making the game run faster and now, after many years of Hexperimental magicks, I am proud to announce the discovery of Super Mega Meta Abuse. That's right, boys and girls, it is possible to layer permanent spells onto yourself, not just your followers. This includes, Body of Fire and Invisibilty, as well the old favourites, Energy Shield and Hasten. Cool, eh? So here's the instructions with a quick refresher for regular, everyday meta abuse. Meta-Abuse: (I) followers galore! (i) summon a beastie or control one with a spell; (ii) cast Reflection Shield on said beastie (iii) cancel the beastie spell, the 'dropping spell' animation reflects onto you, while the spell stays up. Now cancel the reflection shield and the beastie is yours forever. (II) superdog! (i) cast a buff spell on your follower, like Energy Shield; (ii) cast Reflection Shield; (iii) Cancel the buff spell, THEN the reflection shield. Your follower now has a shield forever. Add more spells to taste. Super Mega Meta Abuse: The trick here is to start with a summoned creature with a reflection shield upon it. DO NOT make it a permanent follower. (i) Cast a spell at the reflection shield, eg, Body Of Fire. The spell will rebound upon you and you will be maintaining a Body of Fire. (ii)Cancel the reflection shield. (iii) cancel the summoning spell. Your creature will disappear. So too will the Body Of Fire spell. But you will still be a fire elemental!!! At no cost for as long as you want!!! The summoned creature is carrying the maintained spell while you have the effects, so when the creature goes, it takes the cost while you keep the benefits. It works for anything, so get hexperimenting. If you need to undo a permanent spell (like invisibility) on yourself, just cast it again (bouncing it off a reflection shield) and then cancel it. You will reappear. Yay. I sure hope this helps you all continue to enjoy this really most excellently replayable game for many more years to come. BTW it may entertain you to learn that I discovered this technique by accidentally morphing my wizard into a sheep permanently. The next thing to discover was how to undo it!