The Misunderstood Art of Necromancy

Yes, I’m saying that Necromancy – the arcane art that brings dead things to life – is misunderstood. “Isn’t it evil? Isn’t it vile? Isn’t it disgusting?” Um. Well, it certainly can be. But I would argue that it can also be amazingly effective at treating health concerns that are not being handled well through…

That Healing Feeling

The whole discussion about potions and other applications of magic, especially oils and poultices, got me thinking about the different ways that different magical theories might approach healing. Let’s look at three different disciplines today: Life Magic, Necromancy, and Divine Magic. (I’ll talk more about Life Magic and Necromancy in other posts down the line…)…

Strange Wizardry: Four Accidents

As I was writing up last week’s post about the monsters created through alchemical experimentation, my mind wouldn’t stop wondering about some of the other weird accidents that might occur during wizardry. So I came up with a few… Don’t Inhale! The warehouse at the old school of wizardry didn’t fare too well after Arqor…

Magick to Go: Strange Alchemy

Since my ideas about Runic Magic didn’t scare you off, it must be time to bring up another fascinating field of wizardry… Alchemy! Like runic magick, the ideas behind alchemy are¬†closer to¬†traditional spellcraft in that an alchemist casts spells designed to affect material things. The whole art of Alchemy revolves around the idea of almost…

Slow magicks – Runic Wizardry

There are fast spells, which have effects that spring into the world quickly to do their deeds (like Fireball), and then there are slow spells, which linger or wait for some condition to be met before releasing their power. Runic Wizardry is the latter. For this style of magick, an ancient alphabet is used. Many…

The Art of Lesser Wizardry, or How to Dabble in Magic Without Singing Your Eyebrows…

What is Lesser Wizardry? Does it mean you’re less of a wizard than someone who practices something greater? Not at all. Think of Lesser Wizardry as the training wheels for a beginning wizard. Lesser Wizardry provides an opportunity for apprentices and students to learn the basics of wizardry without setting their hair on fire attempting…

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