Category Archives: Magic: the Gathering

What is Humanity, Anyway?

Following on from my last post about non-human fantasy races, I’ve been scratching my head lately thinking about how humanity gets presented in fantasy and science fiction. Most particularly what the differences are in the two genres, and what it … Continue reading

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Gathering Magic: Spells for Magic: the Multiverse

I thought it was about time I elaborated on the spells and the spellcasting process in Magic: the Multiverse, before I put them up on that section of the website. There are several problems about how the spellcasting model of … Continue reading

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And like Magic, there was Content!

I’ve posted the section on character creation for my MtG-based roleplaying game (for now entitled Magic: the Multiverse). You can find it in the menu at the top of this site. As ever, any thoughts, comments, opinions, criticisms and condemnations … Continue reading

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Crunch and Flavour: Making a meal of Magic roleplaying

Characters are the foundation of any roleplaying game, the connection that players have to the collaborative story told during the game. They need to be the focus of any game, which for me includes the system behind the game as … Continue reading

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Interlude: Merchant Magic Format

My short stories for Mists of Albion are currently a work in progress, likely to have the first one up in the next day or two. In the meantime, I want to promote a favourite Magic: the Gathering format of … Continue reading

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Putting the Magic into Character Creation

OK, so the new two-posts-a-week thing has yet to take off. I’m putting it down to moving a load of my girlfriend’s stuff during a move. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I’ve begun reading A Game of … Continue reading

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Does a story tell anything in the telling?

In my browsing across the blogsphere, I’ve come across this post on “narratology” from the Urban Archives blog. It’s extracts from a book that discusses the central point of narratology as the contention that “stories, or more properly their narrative component, … Continue reading

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