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Thoughts on World Creation: Magic

Tweet My continuing series on fantasy world creation. There are a couple of very important questions a GM must ask about magic during the world creation process. Simply slapping magic on top of a medieval setting just doesn’t ring true. Something as powerful as magic is going to change civilization in some way — or be changed by it. Mages: Corner Practitioners or Feared Outcasts? This is critical. How does the average person view mages? Are they like a modern day doctor? Can you find one on every corner? Is the a Magic Item Mart(tm) down on Market Road, run by a friendly gnomish enchanter? Or do average people look on powerful mages with fear and distrust? Perhaps there’s justification for a distrust of mages and magic. After all, can you really trust someone who can … Read entire article »

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