For this post, I started writing about low level M-Us, being a kid and loving the Wild Mage in the Tome of Magic, and how much fun it is to give a Player a risky but potentially powerful option and just watch them sweat, but really, "Magic-Users Break the Unverse" sums it up. Click this link to get the Arcane Stress & Spell Mutation optional rule.
Also, Brendan suggested that I note the name of the blog on the pdfs that I put up.
I've gone back and added the blog name to:
(Note: the arcane stress & mutation pdf is made to print onto 8.5x14 legal paper and fold like a pamphlet)