Hello, my name is Blankmarks and this will be a blog based around a certain passion of mine, magic!
I love magic in “fiction” to the point of getting into a magic mode after experiencing a magical story. I’m unable to play any game or read any story that does not have magic in some form during this mode.
I wrote these articles to share my passion and to catalog all I know about magic and other power systems. …
I’ve explored the untapped limits of magic but there’s more to explore.
If society or civilization was based on magic, how would it look?
What are the general stages magic goes through in fantasy?
I’ll break it down like the Kardashev Scale for technological civilizations.
For this, I’ll be ranking these based on worlds I’ve seen, both individual mages and society.
Also remember, this is in general and not every magic system or world may fall under here. The more unique hard magic systems might not fit under anything.
I wrote the descriptions with typical study-based magic worlds in mind…
Have you ever noticed that Magic is rarely present in advanced sci-fi stories.
In most fantasy worlds magic is the opposite of science and technology.
Science grows over time while magic declines.
There are few stories that show magic in the modern era but even those don’t show magic growing like science does.
What we forget is that magic is a science too and has the potential to grow in the same way.
Despite all the power that magic has shown, we’ve only seen it at it’s most basic.
Magic appears mostly in medieval fantasy and not in sci fi…
I published a video some time ago that ranked the strongest magic types and this blog post will explain it.
Make sure to watch the video to see the rules for context.
Let’s not waste any more time, let’s get into number 10.
Well here is a surprise, Necromancy is dead last.
This dark magic is powerful but compared to the rest, it’s not that good.
Its ability to make an army is among the best but unless it’s like Jin’s from “Solo Leveling”, it won’t be that good against the other types.
Most fights against Necromancy come down to…
The magic that can change the very fabric of reality and matter.
Just from that small description it should be obvious that these are very powerful magic types.
I’ve put them together because they are very similar and do about the same thing.
One thing I want to mention is that the name of these magic types came from D&D and Skyrim.
Unlike the others, which have universal terms to describe them, from what I’ve found this type does not have one.
So to simplify things I’ll just use these terms instead of making one up.
Without further ado, we…
Today let’s take a look at one of the most interesting and hard to pin down magic types.
Now don’t mind the death in the title because that’s only there to go a bit more broad than the basics.
The basics are actually the magic we all use in RPGs, white magic.
When I say white magic I mean all the healing spells in RPGs.
But that’s not the full extent of such magic and today I’m going to prove it.
I’m going to split this up into two section, life and death.
All the spells and abilities that focus…
I love summoning magic, it gives a unique and powerful side to magic and world.
Summoning can range from vast cosmic beings to little natural creatures.
I personally like the latter because it has more personal story options. But the other one can still be used effectively like in Final Fantasy X.
Without further ado, let’s dip our toes into this amazing magic type.
Summoning is a broad term and so there are many things that can be summoned and many places that they can come from.
When I see other stories use this magic, I start to think that there are many definitions for it.
This makes it like a blank canvas which can do pretty much anything.
There are some commonalities which we’ll cover but my mission today is to just make a general definition.
With that you’ll have a jumping off point to make your own unique Rune system.
Words are power, and that’s the reason why Rune Magic is so powerful.
From what I’ve seen, Rune Magic involves words given visual form. …
On my YouTube channel I published a video about the best energy sources in fiction.
I made the video when my last channel still existed and on there I wanted to make a video that explained my picks.
Well, things have changed and time has passed.
We’ll have to make due with a blog post instead. It’s a topic somewhat related to magic in fiction. Without further ado:
Note: I wrote this before the remaster was even announced so forgive me if some things have changed. Still, based on what I’ve heard not much has so most of this should still be relevant.
Welcome to another magic system review and today I’m going to review a video game magic system.
I’m mostly going to focus on gameplay but I’ll touch on lore when needed.
Without wasting any more time let’s get into the magic profile of Kingdoms of Amalur.
Name of System: Magic
Power Type: Magic
Method of Use: Primary- Thought and Secondary- Movement
Soft or Hard: Soft
I’m Blankmarks and I love magic in fiction. I’ll write about the various magic types and concepts not only for fun but to help writers create new magical worlds