Magic systems and my prefered magic bullshit system (writing craft) and (book nerd shit)

Today, might be a sword and sorcery mixed with Gunsmoke day…

I’m coming to you square my dude and up front. I treat magic in my stories with careful care and avoidance of explaining shit to much. I draw my inspiration from what I’ve read. The strange and the masterpiece.

The Warded Man by Peter V Brett is the most weirdest horror movie like story about magic I’ve read. The themes about fear and magic words being imprinted on your skin and drawing power from the universe bullshit was to much. I couldn’t get past book one in the series.

The story is tragic as it is weird and creepy. The magic is alive in the world. Not my style but the action is nice and story draws you into the world.

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

This shit is my shit. Steampunk meets old western feel classic fantasy. The magic is as in evolution of the time and world and fits. The story and the charecters are the focus and the book stands on it’s own.

The magic is used in a practical sense to me and doesn’t take a main stage to the characters. This is my kind of magic bullshit though I’m a long way from profecting my own system the ideas I got from the story and world affirm a means of doing it my way.

My kind of magic bullshit in my stories:

I like the means of magic for the protagonist being a means to an end. To get shit done and put the shit away when you don’t need it. He doesn’t want to be ruled by magic or use magic to dominant others because it’s been done to him or he’s done it to other people and paid the price. Think sword and gunsmoke.

For the antagonist. He wants magic to be a means for him or her to control the world and people are them for their own motivations. It wouldn’t matter if it was for good or bad motives the antagonist can not live without magic or the power it gives them. Think magic words and wands.

Read the books their good reads.

Warm Regards

Guardiandogg

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