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Alexander's Theory of Magic

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A short summery of my homebrew theories of maigc.

Alexander's magic theory in four simple steps.

The world is made up of three components:
Matter, Energy and information.

The amounts of Energy and Matter are fixed, while the amount of ideas in the world grows exponentially each minute.

Everything in the Universe requires information attached to it (electrical charge, velocity, chemical composition, effects on surroundings etc) in order to be classified as existing.

Magic is therefore the art of importing new data from your mind to the Universe.



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Scrasamax
October 24, 2011, 1:42
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Interesting interpretation, so matter and energy are fixed. That's fine, matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Information, ideas, are not fixed and can be created as well as destroyed. Is this malleable third realm spirit? Or is it astral in nature? I ask since it could be argued that information and ideas are subjective observation and if recorded become material or if simply communicated they become energy (sonic then electrical then stored in chemical bonds in a brain)
Alexande Doyle
October 24, 2011, 14:51
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I consider the mind to be something the brain does, not the brain itself. The mind and ideas exist in a separate state are facilitated by the physical (i.e. the chemicals and electric charges of the brain in order to impact our physical existence.

hylandpad
October 25, 2011, 16:17
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i'm not going to vote yet. I think there is alot of good potential here, that needs further extrapolation. As a writer, theres not much I can do with just this to make it a unique, or interesting story. As a TT gamers, theres not much I could do to integrate this into my campaign. I understand this is supposed to be a scholarly inerpretation of Magic, but I feel it would be so much better with a bit more meat.

In other words, it's a good, strong framework, but now the building needs some walls.

Mourngrymn
October 25, 2011, 22:31
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I agree with hyland. If you intend to present this as a scholarly interpretation than present it as such. Perhaps as two scholars discussing it and turn it into a conversation, or excerpts from a tome that someone found. Or perhaps an arcane user finds said tome and opens up an immense amount of power with the understanding it brings.

Bottom line it needs more, its tempting as it is but it is lacking.

Kassy
April 24, 2012, 16:08
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I agree with the above comments.

This is more of a stub than an actual submission.

Will hold off voting for now.



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