Effects Outline

 General Information:
       Window > Relationship Editors > Dynamic Relationships Editor
               -Similar to light linking
               -First place to try if something is having no effect

       Affect both Dynamic Fluids and Particles
       Many types, try them all!
       You can animate anything in Maya, animate field attributes

Part 1: Particle Effects
       Create Emitters
       Change Particle Types (cloud, tube, surface, etc.)
       Create Particle Cloud Shader
       Change Shader Attributes for different effects

Part 2: Fluid Effects
       Create Fluid
       Create Emitters
       Change color attributes

Part 3: NCloth String