Author Topic: Magic systems and Elysium  (Read 37 times)

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May 16, 2018, 08:44:23 am
Magic is a huge part of Elysium and a driving force that keeps a lot of players on the server instead of simply leaving for higher quality ones. The community has full control over how the laws of the world work to a certain extent due to the lack of official lore, and even that isn't required to be followed in some cases. For more on that an interesting thread I support was the one Melon wrote the other day, which you can find here-
Basically the lore team is useless and we're left to fend for ourselves.
Anyway back to the main point of this thread which is the magic that we use in our roleplay. Magic is one of the most inconsistent forces in Elysium because everyone uses different laws that don't mix well, drawing ideas and inspiration from a mix of other fantasy gaming and media tropes that weren't designed to fit together. I'm guilty of this too, basing most of my lore off another roleplay server I go on and having an extreme bias when listening to how other lore works. There isn't really a fix to this in the near future unless staff get their [Redacted because apparently this is a word you can get in trouble for saying?] together however in the meantime I've come across a few videos that made me start thinking, and I'd like to share those with you guys today. -

I came across them completely by accident. They talk about the different magic systems in different fantasy tropes most of us will know well, specifically hard and soft magic  systems and the rules that come  with them.  They talk about  the laws that are involved with magic and how each system deals with them, and if you follow them it'll probably make your magic a lot more consistent and help your roleplay abilities in general. I know personally they've given me a lot to think about and re-evaluate next time I'm writing up lore. Please tell me what you think below.
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May 16, 2018, 11:49:03 am
I actually might watch those myself, for my own writing purposes.

But yeh, Jye is right.
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