((First time here and look what caught my eye))
In some RPGs I've played I found that magic can be useful and fun.. One time I remember me and some friends were playing a RPG over at some forums.. It was fun how we discrive the use of migic, very descriptive... I can remember a line.. but let me translate it to you:
"Suddenly, his eyes starts to blur... he's starting to watch a haze, or like a mist, first from his hands, then from his body, then it's everywhere, in the buildings, in the air.. in the ocean.. everywhere.. also things seem to happen slower, almost like the time stopped there.. like everything else, he's moving slower too...
Then he realized that he can feel the misty haze inside of him.. He can feel how it moves.. how it emanates from him.. Now, he feels he can control it..
The haze is staring to flow more and more from his body, he feels how it starts to compress in his hand, how it's staring to create heat, how it combust and how that haze transforms into fire.."
That was an intro to magic... and we used that way of playing.. it can be fun if you know how to use it...
((By the way... this was from a RPG made in forums, not with board and dice or video games..oh, and sorry for the grammar.. I'm learning english))