Episode 89: Magic, What helps? What Hurts?

Abracadabra.... Not the Steve Miller Song

Today's Topic – Magic, What helps? What Hurts?

After the world is blown up, and new groups start to form.   It is time to start rebuilding your fantasy world. Check out part one! and Part two

  • What is a magic system
    • Look to games and fiction for inspiration
    • Or to systems that have been used in our world
      • Tarot
      • Nordic Runes
      • Astrology and many many more
    • Systems
      • Extra Magical
      • Innate
      • Learned
      • Science as Magic
      • Illusion
    • A Bonus system from the producer

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The Rating


Micheal's Picks

Classic Ouija Board Game

Bonus no mention of Waterworld … finally

An Honest Liar
The Skeleton Key
Mage the Awakening
The Prestige
Lord Of Illusions (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]


The Worldbuilding Task for the Day

Create a magic system for your world

The Real World task for the day

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The Tease 1 Minute

Favorite fantasy Works

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  • GnosticDancer says:

    I just wanted to put out there that your dismissal of Tarot as “not being real” is incorrect. So many folks think that Tarot is just about “fortune telling” and it isn’t. It is a larger more profound system of study.
    yes, cold readers use Tarot to make $.. but I would say research the history of Tarot and the estoteric study of Tarot.

    • Michael says:

      If Tarot is your thing then that’s great! I don’t mean to knock what another may have fun doing with their time. But my experiences with Tarot never have convinced me that it’s anything other than a form of entertainment. Researching its history futher than I have already will not alter the experiences I’ve had. If you enjoy it then great, keep enjoying it. It’s not for me.