Questions tagged [magic]

For questions that have to do with magic, as opposed to science/technology. Remember to explain any limits.

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How could children from the past, who have magical abilities be introduced into society? [closed]

The initial time they come from would be after 1900. And the different children would come from different years. These children would have control of their powers and could keep them hidden if needed....
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What are some alternatives to magic and technology? [closed]

It seems most worlds are run by either magic or technology. Sometimes it is both. But usually they are opposites. One may be the yin to the yang. Entire societies are usually based off of one or the ...
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Why should fire-breathing dragons save fire for later?

In real nature, poisonous snakes attempt to save poison for later - because they have only limited amount of it. And instead of it they try to hide as soon as possible or to terrify enemy (if hiding ...
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How do i make skeletons formidable hand to hand fighters? [closed]

In my kingdom I hired a group of necromancers, they are powerful but their thralls are weak, mainly skeletons and half rotten corpses but I can equip them with anything and the magic of the ...
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What is the buoyancy limit for swimming?

I have read in various books, sci-fi, fantasy or modern day with supernatural beings, doesn't matter. In some of them, the characters killed their enemies by drowning them, because they were too heavy ...
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What to name a magic (technicaly mana type) type that runs on emotion? [closed]

I have three types of magic in my world, this unnamed type, spiritual and arcane. All magic types can be used exclusively to create magic. For this emotional magic it would generate from any ...
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Ban on Religion

How would the population of a large medieval country react to a sudden ban to a certain widespread religion. Several information regarding the setting: Gods have real impact on the world. They can ...
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Team of people need to destroy a highly guarded room without hurting anyone [closed]

In my fantasy novel, there is a rebellion that needs to be stopped. They have a weapon in a highly guarded room that is under ground. The team tasked with stopping the rebellion plans to drop several ...
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What would Rome do first with magic? [closed]

In a a previous question, I asked about making a rune-based magic system. The system strongly resembles a computer programming language, and that got me thinking, what sort of thing would an ancient ...
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If I replace physics with magic and obsolete scientific theories, is the nitty-gritty developed nations take for granted important enough to explain? [closed]

Most fantasy worlds work according to real physics with magic haphazardly tacked on. I want to build a world where physics works according to magic or, perhaps more accurately, how people in ancient ...
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How do magic forensic works?

Imagine a detective using a special kind of instrument to see the lingering leftover of magic spell at the scene, markings such as spell circle could help to identify type and nature of the spell used ...
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How does magic enter the real world after a calamity? [closed]

Background The world of Phrelle is Earth, but many thousands of years after an unspecified calamity. I would like to use Phrelle as a home brew setting for a D&D campaign, populating it with ...
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Can a force field that absorbs kinetic energy protect someone from a nuclear bomb? [closed]

In my modern fantasy story, a nuclear bomb is launched and lands in a city 30 miles away from a wizard. He creates an airtight force field to protect himself. Would the force field protect him by ...
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Steam powered airships [duplicate]

So is it possible that an airship could actually fly using a steam engine? For example a blimp like airship that could carry a dozen or so people, as well as coal for a fuel source, and obviously a ...
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Creating a Religion - Against Christianity-esque and Islam-esque religions to establish a pantheon of false(nonexistent) gods [closed]

To begin with the gods of both Islam-esque and Christianity-esque in my story are just super humanoid beings with semi-immortality(They won't die but can be killed) but they already died including all ...
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What's the heaviest and most resistant metal for an armor? [closed]

In a world where humans are physically stronger (say, they lift about 40-45k lbs), and probably gravity is 0.6 from Earth's, what is the best metal to make an armor from?
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Use of magically Bound Bowls Pair [closed]

After years of research, MagicBowls create a new product: The nearly indestructible Bound Bowls Pair. Whatever happens to one is applied to the other as it was one object! We just don't know how to ...
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How would a sword go about leaving behind distortions in space? [closed]

How would one go about making a sword leave a distortion in space after it's swung? For example- A sword is swung akin to a baseball bat swing, from behind the shoulder to make an arc in front of ...
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How to make a fortress that can withstand Elemental benders [closed]

My world has elemental magic users similar to Avatar: The Last Air Bender. With this in mind how would fortresses and castles be designed so that they could withstand an army when almost every army ...
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Wizards from (a moon of) Planet Nine are causing Blizzards. How should we convince them to stop? [closed]

Scientists recently discovered Planet Nine. Planet Nine inhabitants (or rather the the inhabitants of one of its moons) has been observing the Earth through probes for some time (it is easy to send ...
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A Fearsome Shout [closed]

"And there I was, ambushed by cliff climbing bandits! I was outnumbered ten to one," the other patrons at the mead-hall groaned. They had heard this story too many times to count, "but I remembered ...
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What effect would magic have on the gender roles of a medieval world? [closed]

If magic follows the following rules, what would the effect be on the gender roles of a medieval (1200-1300) civilization? All magic requires runes and a verbal activation (saying 'magic words' that ...
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How would react a medieval magic world to the arrival of an Interstellar colony? [closed]

Edit (I rephrase the question a bit to try to not made it opinion based) A space colony comes to a planet who is pretty similar to how fantasy's worlds tend to be represented. The space colony is 44%...
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How can I limit teleportation through magic? [closed]

Context In this medieval-fantasy (Tolkien-esque, except humans are the only race except for some incredibly rare magical ones) world, a few individuals ( have become mages, sorcerers and monks - ...
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Could a wood transforming magic influence our ecosystem? [closed]

Okay, I have a world just like ours. There is only difference: 1 out of 100.000 people wield the magic to change the form of wood. They touch it and can form it to whatever form they think of, from ...
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How to turn/ lead the purest and most strong willed people to the dark side or evil path? [closed]

How can I turn the purest and most strong willed good people to the dark side or evil path? For example the main characters Natsu and Naruto from the animes Fairy Tail and Naruto, they are one of the ...
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help: heart in a box [closed]

So, one of my main characters, 'Underneath' serves the 'old king', who lays among cobwebs and old scriptures underneath the cathedral of silence, bitter and crippled. She provides him with snips of ...
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In a multiverse war, are these armies evenly matched?

My world (actually worlds) has a multiverse that has two empires at war with each other. They travel through universes via portals built by an even older multiverse civilization, which was destroyed ...
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If a group of wizards is stranded on a small jungle island with deadly tigers, how can they survive a month? [closed]

Tragedy! 10 Novice wizards are stranded on a jungle island, and they need to stay alive until the next tour comes in a month. They know only the most elementary spells, and the waters around them have ...
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How do i sell the last love potion? [closed]

Let's say a guy (let's call him Rene) found an old chest in his new house. The chest contains only a strange bottle filled with 600 milliliters of a pink fluid that emanates an eerie light. The note ...
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Unusual ways to kill people with air manipulation [closed]

Apart from suffocating them or blowing them away, how could you kill someone by manipulating only air? Assume they are on a plain devoid of any objects. Also assume that you CAN'T manipulate air on ...
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How many Gs would you experience at the sun's core [closed]

Thinking of the inside of the sun, how many Gs can I subject someone to in a magic field of altered gravity before the atoms within the field start to undergo fusion? It's not like anything within the ...
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How can the absence of the soul provide for immortality?

I am Yosef Mengalus, a mage and Philanthropist with an interest in studying the metaphysical. The soul is the core of the human being, and the seat of what makes a person "them". Personality, emotions,...
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US Police trying to arrest a god [closed]

I have a character who the police are trying to arrest for a crime that he was framed for. He doesn't want to be arrested, but rather than just change the situation, he is just not letting the police ...
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How many soldiers you need to kill a supersonic swordsman? [closed]

Myrsh is a halfbreed necromancer living in a xenophobic elven kingdom. He kidnapped the elven princess and trapped her inside a gemstone. He is very powerful and has supersonic speed. He wields a thin ...
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What would be the fastest way for a wizard to kill a knight or vice versa? [closed]

I want to find the fastest way for a wizard to kill an experienced knight. The knight has only been trained to fight against wizards, but has fought many other people and won. The knight has plated ...
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Suitable melee or ranged weapons for weak mages? [closed]

My Pyromancers are considered the weakest mages of the kingdom,This guys can only ignite things in fire with small but powerful non-lethal taser-like sparks using their minds,this skill is limited by ...
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I want my fantasy world to be as without magic as possible. Tips? [closed]

I want to make a high fantasy fiction world, but I don't like a whole lot of magic and I am falling into a trap that I need it. I don't want no magic, but just enough that it feels like another world. ...
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How do I keep magic users from destroying my world? WIP! [closed]

The problem I am having is that my magic is simply too powerful for my world where a noob with a simple book can destroy the entire world, there are also many other problems that I won't speak of now ...
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Reason for magical abilites [closed]

In my fantasy universe there are people called Naorein that can control the world around them, bending it and using it to their will. However, it is all small scale, like people creating small ...
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Reason for leaving? Hibernation method? [closed]

All right, in a medieval fantasy world a tyrant conquers a peaceful kingdom and the native docile dragons immediately migrate to a new geographical location and begin to hibernate until said tyrant ...
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How can humans seal gods away [closed]

Let me first explain the gyst of my work in process. It's set in a medieval world where Magic comes in the form of earths natural energy. God-like entities overlook regions around the world and and ...
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Solution for sacrifice dependent society

In my fantasy world, a society depends greatly on the practice of ritualistic sacrifice on large scales. This is because of the world's magic system, that allows the wielders to insert a piece of the "...
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How would history be different if Communism was white supremacist? [closed]

Let's assume Communism does the same as it does historically, killing x million Chinese, millions of Africans, Siberian indigenous peoples. However, instead of using far left rhetoric, it justifies ...
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How would the military fight magicians? [duplicate]

This is a follow-up question to this one: How would the police fight magicians? Differences about the powers of the two are italic. In my story there are two guys, each equipped with a unique, magic-...
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Concerning magic and the replacement of the four traditional elemants with the four fundamental forces [closed]

In a world of magic where spells are not based on fire, water, air, and earth; rather, the electromagnetic force, the gravitational force, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nuclear force—How do ...
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Of Nazis and Zombies [closed]

It's 1942 and the Nazis finally perfected a weapon which will change the war : Die Früherwaffe This weapon basicly is some kind of mathematical-magic-powered weapon that allows you to cast spells. It'...
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Meta element for hand to hand combat? [closed]

Swords have been around since the beginning of humanity and many other weapons. But if we could control the following elements: Fire, Wind, Water, Gravity and energy (Lighting). What would be the ...
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I Just stole all of the money in the world. What happens now? [closed]

Using a magical computer virus, I’ve stolen all of the money in the world. All of the cash. All of the money from every checking, savings, retirement account. Every bitcoin, etherium, and doge ...
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Should healing potions be illegal? [closed]

How should a world where healing potions exist be treated. They have a massive benefit but could easily be used for evil.