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For questions about spells, meaning the application of magic by using written or spoken words.

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'Magic' regeneration without breaking the 2nd law of thermodynamics

In designing a hard magic system, I would like to keep things consistent with the laws of thermodynamics (as many do) since, if I don't, I fear I may accidentally create a way for mages to create ...
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What would be a good metaphysical component for a spell? [closed]

Magic varies from story to story, but in most universes there's a price to pay for magic. The RPG system D&D sums it up three very ellegant categories: Vocal: some magic words, like Abracadabra; ...
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How does a luck spell work? [closed]

Don has been a royal pain to Harry, who just so happens to be an aspiring magician, and decides to get some of his own back: he casts a curse of bad luck! Now whenever Donald rolls dice, draws cards, ...
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How do I write a spell for mermaids? [closed]

I am writing a world in which humanoids are turned into merpeople via a song-spell. Any ideas on how do write one? I would like it to be in a different language, maybe a mix of Tolkien Elvish, Latin, ...
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What are some spells for a philosophy based magic system? [closed]

Basically my world is this: MAGIC EXISTS MAGIC is only LOGIC If you can PROVE something it is TRUE Now what do I mean by that? Basically in a traditional magic system to cast a shield you would ...
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How was Bladetree Magic created? [closed]

In my make believe world of Bladetree, there exists "Symbolic Magic" Where you are able to create magic powers and effects with "special" symbols. I will explain, before asking my question. These ...
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How imagination would work as a magic source?

I'm considering a world where a specific civilization can use imagination as power to invoke spells, create objects and creatures. The range of abilities depends on the user. Some individuals sweat ...
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How anyone would find unusual abilities?

How would anyone find that he/she has any unusual ability? Background There are two nations (called Priests of metals and Desert people) that have men and women gifted with very unusual* abilities ...