January 16th, 2009

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Sorcery Discussion

Over the course of about 10 or so years I've been hammering out sorcery for an online game (and the RPG that is being developed inspired by it). It has gone from a mish-mash of 'anything goes' to a reasonably laid out group of styles, and now I'm in the process of refining it further, adding texture and depth to the magic of the setting, and figuring out why that magic exists and how normal people get access to it.

I've had different reactions from the players who use magic, and from people who either play there, or who used to play there, and I'm narrowing down my ideas about sorcery in the setting, trying to decide how to lay things out. I'm not finished yet -- I'm still waffling on 'the source' for the different styles, but this is what I've come up with so far:

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