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Group Magic System Building

Discussion in 'World Building' started by S.T. Ockenner, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. S.T. Ockenner

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    1: Magic is a natural facet of the universe, and is found everywhere as an ambient force
     
  2. WooHooMan

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    Is this one of those “everybody contributes one aspect to this magic system” kind of thing?
    You should really explain that in the first post.

    If it is...
    2. Magic can’t be used to create something out of nothing. It only manipulates what is already there.
     
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  3. S.T. Ockenner

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    3. In addition, magic does not know how to appear and disappear things. It's not magic itself that can't do these things, more a limit on what others can do with it.
     
  4. Mithnen

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    So do we all have an inherent belief in 'Magic' as a force, even in a Christian society?
     
  5. S.T. Ockenner

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    This is a fictional world, with no Christians or any other real world religions.
     
  6. FifthView

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    4. Although found everywhere as an ambient force, there are places and people where it seems to collect more than usual.
     
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  7. S.T. Ockenner

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    5. To use magic, people have to have staring contests with dogs, which channel the magic for them.
     
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  8. S.T. Ockenner

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    6. the dogs would spit out the spells wherever they were pointed.
     
  9. WooHooMan

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    7. Because in this setting, dogs aren’t just animals. They are spirits who take physical forms a la wolves in Shinto.
     
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    8. Spells are always accompanied by bright light in obnoxious colors.
     
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  11. S.T. Ockenner

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    9. Magic is based on moon cycles; unusable on a new moon, hyperpowerful on a full moon
     
  12. Saigonnus

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    10. spells are also accompanied with the smell of cheese in the area of effect. The stronger the spell, the more pungent the cheese. (full moon = Camembert)
     
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  13. S.T. Ockenner

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    11. Pie negates magic
     
  14. WooHooMan

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    So, magic is a natural force of the universe dependent on the phases of the moon, negated by pie, channeled through staring contests with dog spirits who then spit out spells which are accompanied by obnoxious lights and the smell of cheese?

    Not to be a buzzkill but this seems too disjointed and random to be workable in a setting or funny on its own. I was under the impression that each point would mostly build-off of previous points to make something structurally sound enough to be workable, be it serious or comedic.
     
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  15. MrNybble

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    12. Good magic of the light has a scent of rainbows, while bad magic of darkness smells like shadows.
     
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    13: Offensive magic is amplified against anyone who questions its logistics.
     
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    14. Magic only works as intended when the current situation calls for it, but not work for similar situations.
     
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  18. S.T. Ockenner

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    15. cheese pie greatly increases magic. If such a pie were to exist, the moon would be a full moon until the cheese pie ceases to exist. The moon would also get closer to the world.
     
  19. S.T. Ockenner

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    16. If someone had a staring contest with a dog on the moon, they would grow a mushroom on their head that gives them infinite powers until the mushroom is knocked off of their head.
     
  20. Vaporo

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    17. Attempting a staring contest with a dog on the moon causes cataclysmic lunar earthquakes.
     
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