The BEHIND THE SPELLS series gives you a nice overview examining a single spell. It covers it's history and development, practical ways to use and defeat the use of the spell, and a few varient spells.
This explores magic missile, often one of the first offensive spells a young wizard learns. The spell creator's background includes some great story hooks you could easily incorporate into your game. Only one varient spell was detailed, but several varient ideas were mentioned.
Worth the money.<br><br>
<b>LIKED</b>: I liked the interesting ideas for applications of the spell against objects.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: There was only one fully detailed varient spell. The other varient spells suggested could have also been detailed, instead of just quickly summed up in a sentance or two.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>
[4 of 5 Stars!]