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Maybe not exactly the way anyone wanted it to work, but it is not imaginary in the story and you may rely on it to do something. This style of phlebotinum is sometimes subject to magibabbleits own flavor of technobabble. Depending on the story, it may leave the Willing Suspension of Disbelief somewhat unstable.
Some flavors of Functional Magic: Along the lines of Piers Anthony 's Xanth books, in which characters are born with abilities that are quite specifically defined, in addition to their superhuman ability to survive puns. This also can happen in Magic Realism. Often the Inherent Gift is simply the ability to use magic; otherwise it's usually elemental powers.
The Gift may be inherited or it may appear seemingly at random. An underlying magical rule system lets users alter reality; for example, the use of "True Names"Sympathetic Magicor Ritual Magic. Most "study spells and say words of power " magic systems seen in fantasy literature, films, and TV shows are Rule Magic.
Vancian Magic is a completely fictional example. This variety is where you find things like the "Law of Contagion" — that is, if you have a piece of the target, you can affect it from afar since it's still part of a "whole", even if it's miles or kilometers distant. This is, however, usually just one rule in a larger system.
This form is heavily dependent on The Laws of Magic or the author's own custom-made limitations. Rule magic can sometimes be Sufficiently Analyzed to the point that a standardized system of Formulaic Magic is developed to allow precision construction of complex spells akin to computer programs.
One example of this variety of rule magic takes the form of Geometric Magic based on systems of complex figures, or matrices of Glowing Runesconnected by Tron Lines implied to function somewhat like a circuit board.
This type is a common feature of the Advanced Ancient Acropolis. Another flavor uses complex arcane equations as a superior replacement for the antiquated Language of Magic to focus and channel the mystical energies.
This form tends to be favored by Fantastic Scientists and other scholarly mages. Music has magical effects. Used in settings where bards have magical abilities. As one might guessit is rarely used outright offensively, tending instead to focus on healing friends and befuddling or beguiling enemies.
Particularly modern and more offense-oriented versions may use literal Power Of Rock. Differs from other Rule Magics in that it often employs only the magic inherent in the materials used, rather than magic from the "caster"; depending on the setting, practitioners of alchemy may or may not have or be required to have magical ability of their own.
Practitioners of magic tap into and control or weave together one or more magical forces. Often invokes a Background Magic Field. Magic which waxes and wanes according to how close the manipulator is to a " Ley Line " falls into this category.
Magic performed with some form of mystical device or relic. The device may be inherently magical usable by the average Joe to cast spells or a conduit for magic within the caster usable by inherently magical people but a regular device to everyone else.
Making new devices is sometimes a trade in magic-heavy worlds.
Magic is cast by spirits, gods and cosmic entities with whom the "caster" makes deals; the "caster" in this case knows nothing more than a glorified phone number — and preferably how to negotiate really well. The fictionalized version of "Wiccan" magic seen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, to a lesser extent, Charmed is mostly Theurgy.
When Magic itself is a kind of entity with which casters make bargains and cut deals, this becomes a variety of Wild Magic below. Modern conceptions of necromancy are generally portrayed as this, or Rule Magic with this in varying amounts.Colin Thomas Johnson (born 21 August ), better known by his nom de plume Mudrooroo, is a novelist, poet, essayist and playwright.
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