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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Poem: "Wipeout"
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fayanora From: fayanora Date: December 1st, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, a friend and I were discussing magic in my Lyria world, and everyday magic came up. Because of the discussion, people in Dralakkith - an industrial civilization where everything uses magic - can now take college courses in industrial magic. There are also spells handed down families, like stitch-repeating spells for tailors. I look forward to ideas from this poem.

I also had to change the way magic affects people, as a result. Before I put thought to workaday spells, I had a system where all mages had loooong lifespans because of magic. Now one's lifespan and extended youth depends on the power AND frequency (how often used) of spells. Which neatly explained a character I had who wasn't getting as much youth out of being a mage as he should have, under the old system. With him not being much for spellcasting and more of a potion maker, his older appearance was explained.
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