Writers Great article from io9 for those of you developing Fantasy stories or novels regarding some things to consider for your magic system. I think you could use the same questions for technology (with a little modification) if you're writing science fiction.
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- Speaking of which,I noticed a similar bonding thing in Gryphon Clerks. I like how it grows as a relationship grows. I think that's cool.
I want to use it to totally screw with people though, so I can't do it that way.Aug 22, 2012
- Well, it screws with Berry pretty much when she's connected to a shaman who's angry all the time and sleeps around. But yes.Aug 22, 2012
- Yeah but if that had been allowed to grow naturally the way most do, that never would have happened.
Also, I'm about 85% of the way through and should probably have some comments back in a week or so.Aug 22, 2012
- Excellent! Thanks. I have a list in my head of things I think might not work or might need changing. I'll be interested to see if you identify any of them.Aug 22, 2012
- There's a few things there I hadn't thought to mention, such as limits in space and time.Aug 22, 2012
- I think Number 12 is the most important to answer because that will shape your story. And it's really the most interesting question from a story stand point. With a powerful enough magic it wouldn't take very many people to rule a world. If they do it's not necessarily bad. It might be the best world ever. You don't even have to answer the question, but you do have to ask it. The story might be about a group of magic users who could rule the world but choose not to. If one of their members decides to go against that choice BOOM you got a story.Aug 23, 2012