Iain Aschendale Nov 18, 2018
Good points here, primarily in the fact that working magic would totally and completely change a society's development. I'm getting around that by having the ability to use any sort of magic be dependent on some very rare circumstances (seventh son of a seventh son, surviving a flatline, etc) and the knowledge of what to do. This accounts for tales of magicians in the past while limiting magic use to an unselect group of people who may not even know they have the ability, and whose ability in modern times might end up with them getting treated with anti-psychotics.