I know it’s not Wizard Week yet, but I want to share this micro-AP of Dungeon World while I’m thinking about it.
The party was raiding the Thieves’ Guild, with pursuit hot on their heels (being held only momentarily back by an immovable rod to bar the door.) They come to the final door to the vault, and there’s the obligatory giant grid of multicolored tiles where the heroes have to leap across the correct way (following the colors of the rainbow, making knight moves) to get to the far side. (And there’s swinging blade-pendulum traps complicating things as well.)
They manage to get to the far side, miraculously, and then the Wizard goes: “Wait! I cast prestidigitation. It can change the color of objects, right?” He rolls a 10+, and, with Empower Magic, swaps the color of two of the tiles, creating a false “correct” route.
They run into the vault, and a few moments later, hear the sounds of magical zaps and screams behind them.
Yes, the wizard killed a pile of dudes with an Empowered Prestidigitation.
That’s how you do it, ladies, gentlemen, and assorted and sundry others.