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Scrasamax
August 29, 2007
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Votes: 12 / 4.875000
Magic as an Attribute    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

To the winds with memorizing spells and counting mana points.

Siren no Orakio
August 1, 2007
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
The Pierced Veil    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

"He’s dead, Sir Paladin." "... What?" "Hens-bane, my Lord, a false tooth. Not even our best interrogators could get an answer from him now." "Bring the corpse to me. The veil of death will be pierced."

Scrasamax
July 31, 2007
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Summoning    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Dire Ape, I choose you!!!

Scrasamax
June 22, 2007
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Thanatoros Infection    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Rotten piles of choss, that’s all that was left of the wizard’s tower, that’s it.

Jhobham, Adventurer-Upon-Return

valadaar
June 4, 2007
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.785714
School of Midwifery    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

Not all magic is focused on war or power. Some magic is used to ease some of the hazards of normal life. The school of Midwifery is one such school.

valadaar
June 3, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 4
Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Zoimorphisits School of Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Zoimorph School of Magic is a school of magic specialized in altering and creating variants of life, sometimes referred to as Arcanaeugenics.

Scrasamax
April 16, 2007
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.857143
Paradigm Shift and Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

"a new (scientific) truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."

Max Planck

Ria Hawk
March 14, 2007
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Comments: 22
Ideas: 15
Votes: 9 / 5.000000
X-Jacks    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

I have never been happy with the way that magical constructs were presented in games.  Admittedly, a large statue stomping the surrounding countryside is an impressive image.  But the logic (or lack thereof) involved has always bothered me.

Chaosmark
January 6, 2007
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Comments: 0
Ideas: 0
No votes
Nether Energy    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

"The nothing outside of Creation defies our description and reasonings, leaving us with just the effects and our attempts to explain it." ~Energies of the Universe, Praetor Skelundus H’renta

manfred
December 18, 2006
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 15
Votes: 1 / 4.500000
Icathian Magic    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The sum of all spellcasting traditions of one world - or most of them - in one place.

valadaar
December 16, 2006
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Comments: 31
Ideas: 5
Votes: 7 / 4.142857
School of Entwiners    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The school of Entwiners is formed around the art of creating magic with rope and knots.

manfred
October 22, 2006
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Order of the Holy Swine    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Deep forests hide many secrets, and traditions older and stranger than civilization itself.

Scrasamax
October 10, 2006
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Comments: 16
Ideas: 6
Votes: 11 / 4.500000
Tmesian Sorcery    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

The art of putting spells within spells.

Scrasamax
August 20, 2006
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.222222
The Elven Art of War    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Elven soldiers, elven armies? What a human, and therefore shortsighted, idea…

Athiyk student quote

Spark
August 13, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 11
Votes: 7 / 4.428571
Theologa Arcana    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

Ah, MAGIC. A simple word, yes, but with countless meanings, endless depth, and doubtless power.

Scrasamax
May 21, 2006
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 7
Votes: 6 / 4.166667
Meta-Magic and Spell Components    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Somewhat system specific, but bear with me.

MoonHunter
April 10, 2006
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.250000
Galron Stones    Systems  (Mystical)   (General)

Galron has found lasting fame for simply being the first one who mentioned the stones in the record.  This ancient parchments, translated into so many languages, is a hodge podge of various techniques that can be done, processes to do many of them, and vague hints about what can be done what the older magics.

Chaosmark
March 5, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Elements of the Creation    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

All that was, all that is, all that will be, all Creation is formed of the Five Elements.

Chaosmark
March 4, 2006
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
Ritual Magic In Tyren    Systems  (Mystical)   (Specific)

Ritual Magic, a viable (albeit forgotten) alternative to Kren.

Chaosmark
March 4, 2006
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.150000
Kren, the Name of a Card    Systems  (Mystical)   (Defining)

The Kren glowed with mystic power, and with a small flash of light, the physical form of the card disappeared, the energy within rushing outwards…

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Swordbiters are parasites. They are long, thin and silver, and digest metal, somewhat like rust monsters, but smaller and more insidious. They resemble stick insects, but when they cling to metal they are very well camouflaged, and one can be biting your sword for a week before you notice it. They cannot be removed by hand, as they are very strong, but if the blade is inserted into fire they will leap off to escape the flames. Sometimes, old treasure hoards are infested with them, and the first glimpse you get of the "glittering" weapons is a pile of rusted swords encrusted with these thin silvery insects.

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