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August 10th, 2010, 10:24 AM #16
I like the idea of schools or sects focusing on different aspects of the magic system. i dont like magic systems that use books/scrolls/regeants in order to "cast" magic. id much prefer a mental arts type of system.
August 10th, 2010, 11:08 AM #17
I think there's room for both types. Some cultures may have developed the mental crutch of needing scrolls or spell books to cast anything.
Another question: are we simply going to say this world is an "other-Earth," with the same flora and fauna, or are we going to come up with fantasy versions of horses and birds and such?
August 10th, 2010, 11:18 AM #18
i think we can see how it goes. if some people want to develop areas down to the subatomic level thats fine, buti think we should leave a little building freedom for the people (read: suckers) that will be writing the stories.
and im good with having more manual based magic along with mental based magic, but we should probably define it down a little further. there should be some kind of limitation.
August 10th, 2010, 11:20 AM #19
One think I think we should avoid is the D&D like concept where there are literally hundreds of intelligent species from Orcs to Kobolds to Kuo-Toa and Centaurs. This always struck me as a difficult thing to explain. How did they all evolve (or get created and escape into the wild and prolifirate). I can see a few other races, but not overkill.
We could even be strict about there only being one intelligent race, but that would also limit creativity so I am not a fan of that idea.
August 10th, 2010, 11:28 AM #20
i agree. id go along with a few specific races if someone could think up some interesting ones, but id prefer human only.
August 10th, 2010, 11:58 AM #21
There are lots of different gods, many of whom want their own race, not to mention magical mishaps, corruption from the Far Realms, interbreeding, celestial and demonic meddling, and the influence of various other planes of existence.
Now, that might be too high fantasy for some, but itíd fairly well explained.
August 10th, 2010, 12:00 PM #22
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August 10th, 2010, 12:14 PM #24
If gods exists, I don't think they'd be uniform in their habits unless thereís specific godly law about how they can interact with mortals.
August 10th, 2010, 01:41 PM #25
I vote no actual god presence (malazan style) but if they communicate to their worshippers i wont complain.
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August 10th, 2010, 05:02 PM #27
I wouldn't have a problem with gods appearing as less-powerful avatars, sort of like how Paladine appeared as Fizban in the Dragonlance books.
August 10th, 2010, 05:33 PM #28
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August 10th, 2010, 06:40 PM #29
August 11th, 2010, 12:15 AM #30
Or if we're doing the apprenticeship thing, then you may have copied the spell but maybe it was beyond you then. Now that you've studied, you may finally understand how to cast that spell - or not.
Simple magics should draw their energy from you. But unless you've got some incredible internal reservor, you'll need to tap into something else for the powerful spells - either a group of people willing to join themselves into a battery that you can draw from, elemental forces, sacrificial magic, ley lines or mana wells.