As any good cook will tell you, the key to great food lies in the ingredients and how they are combined. The same holds true for spells. The lists in this chapter are by no means comprehensive, but they provide enough information so that eventually you can design your own spells. You don't need to run out and buy everything on these lists. A good way to start is to select a few staples that seem to fit the kinds of spells you want to do. As you become more proficient at casting spells, you'll compile your own lists of what works and what doesn't.