Updated May-26-2021 / Originally Published Dec-11-2016 Formerly “Types of Magic Part 1: Hard Magic, Soft Magic, and Everything In-between” What’s up storytellers? I’m C. R. Rowenson, the magic engineer, and it’s time to talk about magic. It’s here. The time has come for us to talk about the types of magic systems. So in this article, we’re going to talk about the four. Yes, four universal types of magic systems.
Updated Mar. 31st, 2021 Originally Published Sept. 5th, 2018 What’s up, storytellers? I’m C. R. Rowenson, and it’s time to talk about magic. Specifically, about how to create a magic system I’ve built a lot of magic systems over the years, dozens of them, both on my own and while helping various authors build their own systems. While going through all of that, I discovered that there’s a seven-stage process
Stage 0 of Building Marvelous Magic: Where to Start Building I have to come clean. I lied to you… and not just about the mystery meat. I said there are 4 Stages of Building Marvelous Magic Systems; that’s only mostly true. You see, the majority of my lessons, including the four stages themselves, comes from painful analysis of my own years of experience and practice. Here’s the bad news: You’re