Re: Magic

Subject: Re: Magic
From: Tommi Leino (
Date: Tue Aug 17 1999 - 17:27:31 EEST

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Juha Jantunen wrote:

> Also, I've read through the Majik web pages and found quite little about
> the world itself... It could help me to get the "feel" of the world and
> what kind of spells might be appropriate. This of course is not of great
> importance, but if there is some file ready that describes the world,
> peoples, etc. that is not on the web pages, I'd like to read it...

There is no one, do it. I have waited it for years, still all attempts
have failed. It is not a simple task but actually the _overview_ of the
world should fit in few pages, maybe even one is enough. This is of
utmost importance.

> And what of the priests? Is their magic similiar to the "ordinary" magic,
> or are they dependant completely on the favour of their chosen deities? I
> understand they, and anyone else, can learn "normal" magic if they choose,
> so it's not such a big issue.

All these questions should be answered in the overview you're making. Read
all the articles from,
the articles with subject "gods in majik" and "priests in majik" should
help you with this question.

> And lastly, what about a substance-based magic? Potions, items and such
> which produce magical effects? Has anything like that been planned?

No, and also there is not yet decided for real as far as I can remember
where the magic comes from and why. The mortals may not need to know
about it (except that I would like it that way), but I think it is
important anyways. I don't think it too great if magic works in a way,
"when you do this, this happens", instead the magic users should know
more of it; are they channeling some power or what.

Tommi Leino / Majik 3D project

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