How to Create a Magic System

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Overview So, you want to write a fantasy book or create your own tabletop game, or you simply enjoy idea crafting. One of the cornerstones of any of these is a sound magic system. Magic draws a reader or player in. It breathes life into an author’s world, giving it an element … Read more

Weaknesses and Limits in Magical Systems – Why They Are Important

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Overview When designing a magic system, be it a soft one or a hard one, perhaps the most fun part is creating the different powers a magic-user has access to. After all, who does not like imagining some noble, heroic figure staunchly turning away a dragon’s fire? Or someone roasting entire armies … Read more