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    Magic Encylopedia

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by adamant, Jul 20, 2007.

    I recently thought of grouping magics, things accomplished by magic, and other things linked to magic. In my eyes, this would aid RPG players and creators, as well as anyone else attempting to create a magic system (or just find one). The list would have cohorts of similar magics, and perhaps a description of them. If anyone is interested in helping, just add to the thread and I'll edit the original post to keep things looking tidy. Nothing is set in stone, so if you believe you have a better way to organize the magics, by all means, speak up!

    Damn, I just noticed that the title is missing an extra 'c'. Let that be a lesson to you little kiddies, don't try to spell multi-syllable words when you've stayed up to 4 in the morning.

    The Encyclopedia (a work in progress) is Listed Below...
     
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    Traditions

    Internal and Unlearned Sources
    Genetic
    - Mutation
    Mind
    - Psionic
    - Psychic
    - Illusionary
    Chakra
    - Martial Arts
    Connection to Nature

    External and Learned Sources
    Sigil
    Object
    - Talismans
    - Amulets
    - Runes
    Summon
    School of Thought
    - Alchemy
    - Arcane
    Ritual
    - Divine
    - Sex Magic
    - Scrying

    Spells and Effects
    Elemental
    Fire...Lightning
    - Fireballs
    - Thunderbolts
    Earth...Wood
    Air, Wind
    Water...Ice


    Time, Spatial
    Teleportation

    Life, Death
    Necromancy

    Entropy, Correspondence, Luck

    Matter

    Mind
    Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)
    - Precognition
    - Retrocognition
    - Remote Viewing
    - Clairvoyance
    ...Clairsentience (touch)
    ...Clairaudience (hear)
    ...Clairalience (smell)
    ...Claircogizance (know)
    ...Clairgustance (taste)

    Mind Reading
    Astral Projection
    Psionic Blast
    Illusions
    Mind Control, Hypnosis
    Kinesis
    - Pyrokinesis, Cryokinesis (Temperature)
    - Telekinesis, Psychokinesis
    - Hydrokinesis
    - Aerokinesis
    - Photokinesis
    - Gyrokinesis (Gravitational Pull)
    - Geokinesis
    - Magnokinesis (Magnetic Fields)

    Spirit, Holy

    Energy, Heat, Light

    Items and Concepts
    Magical Fantasy
    Amulets, Talismans
    Sigils, Religious Symbols
    Rune Stones
    Tarot Cards
    Crystal Balls
    Potions (Elixir of Life)
    Besom Brooms
    Flying Carpets
    Wands, Staffs/Staves
    Invisibility Cloaks
    Swords, (Magic Weapons)
    Prophecies
    Magic Guns
    Crystals (Non-Magic)
    Ores (Non-Magic)
    Totems
    Poppets
    Alternative Medicines
    Curses

    Science Fiction
    Powered Exoskeleton
    Rayguns, Plasma Rifles
    Particle Beams (Weapon)
    Directed-Energy Weaponry
    Railguns
    Brain-Computer Interface Technology
    Jet Packs
    Starships
    Warp Drive
    Stasis
    Faster-than-Light Travel
    Bioships
    Floating Cities
    Anti-Gravitational Technology
    Terraforming (The process of making a planet more like Earth)
    Space Habitats

    Creatures, Spirits, and Beings
    Half-Human
    Gorgons
    Centaurs

    Minotaurs
    Merfolk (Mermaid, Mermen)

    Humanoids
    Faeries/Fairies
    Elves/Elfs
    Nymphs
    Ghosts, Spectres

    Zombies
    Vampires
    Giants
    Goblins

    Oni
    Gremlins
    Orcs
    Ogres
    Cyclopes
    Dwarves/Dwarfs
    Trolls

    Mutants
    Demigods
    Demons/Daemons

    Tengu
    Genies

    Shapeshifters
    Werewolves

    Kitsune

    Other Fantasy Beings
    Dragons, Wurms, Drakes
    Imps
    Leviathans
    Basilisks
    Krakens

    Tanuki
    Kappa
    Orochi
    Hydra
    Griffins
    Sylph

    Egregores
    Unicorns
    Qilin

    Science Fiction
    Androids
    Robots
    Transhumans
    Cyborgs (CYBernetic ORGanisms)
     
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    surely there must be such compendiums out there in print... have you looked, to see what they are?

    check it out [54 items on amazon alone]:

    Amazon.ca: : generic
     
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    silly me!... i guess you meant to have one posted as a sticky or something here, and not actually be writing another book of them...

    if so, it would be helpful to refer to the books already available, don't you think?... since you can't really give much if any info on all of the multitude of magick-minutiae in a thread...
     
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    I'm not trying to get every little thing, just enough so that people could experience other things they may not have seen other wise. Something concise. A bit of a reference.

    Though I only did a meager search, there wasn't much that seemed to be what I wanted. And then I got a virus. So I stopped looking.
     
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    Hmm I can see the point in this, especially from the point of view of the RPG section... but then wouldn't this post be better off there?

    I didn't mean that to sound rude by the way, its just that because it was in plot creation it seemed as though you were asking help to write a book on it.
     
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    Well, it actually would help for my book (and may inspire some for others). Though as I was making the post, I realized the potential it could have in a RPG setting. However, it doesn't seem anyone is interested in doing anything with it. So yeah.
     
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    The mental arts: Mind reading, controlling, modification; telekinesis; pyrokensis.
     
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    Thanks for the input Ferret. Simply due to that, I've went on a little streak with the list. Do you think that the format seems okay? As I'm going to be busy reading for a while, I'll take a little hiatus. When that's done, I'll be adding more items to the categories and also writing a little about them.

    Please, add to the Encyclopedia! Writing information on topics is good writing practice. :)
     
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    Not that anyone appears interested, but I've added a lot to both the 'Items and Concepts' and 'Creatures, Spirits, and Beings' sections. They link to Wikipedia articles, but I'll eventually put up a small description of most/all.

    Also, I'm starting to add Science Fiction sections.
     

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