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Patriotic Kaz

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Magic for everyone...
« on: April 23, 2009, 02:16:20 AM »
B/c i dont know where this goes best i posted it here...
This question has been on my mind lately if everyone could use a magic system and the power difference was minimal and skill was determined more or less on control, how would this book/ series effect the genre?
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Re: Magic for everyone...
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 03:26:53 AM »
If it was mostly a matter of education and practice, then it would suspiciously resemble modern technology.  The mystery would be gone and the "magic" of magic wouldn't be magical anymore. :)
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Re: Magic for everyone...
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 03:32:25 AM »
...I have a world that has magic somewhat along those lines, but it's also highly technical.

I have to disagree with you, Renoard.  It's still quite magical.  The key is that you don't reveal the intricate technical details to those who are reading.  Still quite magical.
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Re: Magic for everyone...
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 04:38:33 PM »
If you keep it in an air of mystery you do keep it from being a science. Science in its traditonal meaning is to search for knowledge...
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Re: Magic for everyone...
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 07:09:36 PM »
That's how it functions in-world.  Just not for the reader.
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