Magical effects determine what your magic-users can do, but magic system variables determine what your system actually is.
Here are the five most important magic system variables of them all.
Welcome back! Let’s get right to it. No time for delay and funny business; I’ve been drinking green tea all day and I’m FREAKEN PUMPED!!! That’s all the silly, I promise… for now. Last time we talked, we discussed the concepts of hard magic versus soft magic and rational magic versus nebulous magic. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go back and read Types of Magic, Pt 1.
“But what if my magic isn’t ready for that? How can I know if it’s finished?”
Wow, voice in my head, you always have the best questions. Writing these posts is always so much easier with you to talk to. Today we are going to explore 7 ways to answer that exact question so you can know if you are ready to move on.
You could say that I’m a fan of magic. [Wait for laughter] You’re right, of course. I’m far more than just a fan. I live for magic, breathing deep the creative fumes until they sear my lungs. There’s nothing I enjoy more than learning of new and creative magic systems and letting my mind run wild. Hopefully, this describes you too. If it doesn’t I’m going to ignore your reality