I'm trying to write a puzzle game about a traveling wizard. Does anyone have any ideas for things he could do with fire and ice spells besides the obvious?
So far I have making a bridge of ice to escape a bear, and then melting it to drop the bear in the river.
So, what confuses me here is that the wizard is capable of creating an ice bridge (with ice magic) and then melting it (with fire magic). Can't he just freeze/burn the bear? Does he feel like killing a bear is morally dubious?
Anyway, doing puzzles that are solved with fire & ice can be a fun gimmick.
To avoid rambling, I'd say think about:
Regarding examples, I'll leave it up to more creative folk. Mizal's idea is certainly not an obvious one, aha.
Create an aircraft by building a big glider and then steering it with gusts of hot and cold air
Interesting, I really like this one!
Mizal's ideas are...um....I think she was just hungry.