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What is your opinion about "magic words"?

Billybones

Acolyte
But then ya see, I am a realist, and scary stories haveta seem real.
Like killer roboskeletons, armored in titanium, with 1000 HP Diesel engines and a man working them.
Kinda makes ya think, donut?
With tanks for diesel and water to keep the pilot alive.
 

pmmg

Myth Weaver
Well, that should get you over the five post limit.

I am not sure that has a lot to do with the topic of Magic Words. It does make me think, but maybe in another thread about technology.
 

thepomelomage

New Member
I quite liked how the game Skyrim handled magic words. Most magic in the game didn't require words, only skill (which is also something that I like to see in books - magic that relies on the caster's innate ability along with imagination and mental focus). However, the Dragonborn had the power to use the language of dragons. I suppose this counts as an "arcane language", as has been mentioned. But in this case, it's a language that dragons may use freely while, when used by a human or other race, turns into a powerful spell. It also comes with a cost, as some who train to use these words of power may lose the ability to speak normally without causing devastation and putting people in danger.
 
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