Well, I should write down the whole story.
Lance Darkmoon was the character of a friend of mine, Matthew. Where I'm from he's a big time legend, and everyone reveres him...He sort of just does stuff...He's got purpose and all, but I'll have to write it all down. He is where I learned the void magic idea from. Since his specialty is making things not exist... Go to Comment
Mages/ wizards and such use cards (playing cards or tarot cards) as training tools. The patterns created by certain layouts of cards are mnemonic devices to teach key elemental associations and paths. With such interesting names as the Tree of Life, Phoenix's tail, Rythm of Heart, and Balance of the sphere, there pattern represent the matrices used by magic users to focus and present power. Spell processes can be represented by a sequence of cards.
So mages will often be seen handing around hands of cards.
Wizards will have a deck of cards with them. Since cards were used to train wizards in legerdemain, Since they have cards with them, they frequently know how to use them. Guild magic users often have a knack for fancy shuffles, palming cards, and a variety of card tricks and games.