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What’s up storyteller? Today’s article is going to be a little bit different because I have spent a long time developing a tool called the Magic System Blueprint, and I want to talk about that with you today.

Whether it’s Harry Potter’s witchcraft and wizardry, the superpowers of Marvel, or the Star Wars hyperdrives, good magic systems enhance and augment every aspect of a story. But building a good magic system is complicated, and most guidance is limited to open-ended questions.

Unfortunately, this kind of vague, instinctive learning doesn’t work for everyone. There’s got to be a better, more structured way to understand, analyze and build magic systems. That’s where the magic system blueprint comes in. The Magic System Blueprint is a book and worksheet designed to help you develop and understand your magic systems in record time.

Rather than ask an endless stream of open-ended questions that are difficult to answer. The blueprint identifies and explains universal attributes possessed by all magic systems. Best of all, it takes these definitions and nuanced ideas and consolidates them into a single-page template that you can use over and over.


If this is your first time on my site, I’m C. R. Rowenson. I’m an award-winning fiction author and writing coach. I’ve been obsessed with magic systems pretty much my entire life. But as I got more into writing and working with other writers, I got tired of struggling and seeing others struggle so much with building magic systems.

So I took all of my experience with teaching and my background in engineering and used it to analyze and break down the concepts and core functions of magic systems and start developing tools to help myself and others build better magic systems.

The Magic System Blueprint is one such tool, and it’s actually the culmination of about a decade of experimentation, practice, exploration, and refinement. Whether you’re a writer, a game developer, or some other kind of storyteller, the Magic System Blueprint has something to offer you.

And here’s the best part, there’s a crowdfunding campaign starting in August 2021! So if you’re interested, be sure to sign up using the form down below and you’ll get notified any time any changes happen or as soon as the campaign goes live. Plus, if you sign up early, you will get access to a special reward that’s only for early backers.

Hope to see you there. Thanks so much. And stay awesome.


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