Episode 182 The 7 rules of fantasy magic systems, part 2

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The 7 rules of fantasy magic systems, part 2

Today’s Topic A look at the first four rules of the magic system

We covered the basics of the magic system in episode 181 or part one of this series. Now let us get into the details of the first four questions into the system.  I would like to give a great shout out to Write A Functional Magic System that completely inspired these episodes. Thanks tvtropes.org.

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Podcast Show Flow

  • 1st Rule of Magic: What type of Magic System?
    • Innate
    • Learned
    • Extra magical
    • Science as Magic
    • Illusions
    • Hybrid
  • 2nd Rule of Magic: How is magic powered?
    • Divine
    • Supernatural
    • Life Energy
    • Mana
    • Other Dimensions
    • Multiple
  • 3rd Rule of Magic: How magic is used?
    • Artifacts
    • Rituals
    • Schools
    • Spells
    • Science
    • Location (Sacred spaces, ley lines)
    • Inner (willpower, mental images)
    • Outer (gestures, voice, symbols, materials)
    • Combo
  • 4th Rule of Magic: Who can use magic?
    • Scholars
    • The Gifted / Cursed
    • The Chosen / Sold
    • Supernatural Beings
    • Genetics
    • Race Limited
    • Accidental
    • Everyone

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The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Write down your magic system for the first 4 rules

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Write A Functional Magic System

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