Tag Archives: Magic the Gathering

The Highly Confused Heroes of Magic the Gathering

After some shuffling of pages, the rules for combat, spellcasting and guidelines for converting spells from Magic: the Gathering to Magic: the Multiverse are now up. The system should be just about playable now, although it still feels very bare bones, and … 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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Advance warning of semi-hiatus

It’s been longer than usual since I last posted something on here. There are a mixture of reasons for that; partly because I was away for Easter, but mainly because I’m now starting on some ethnographic work for The Geek … 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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What Ancient China can tell us about Power and Society

I’ve been recently reading a lovely book about Chinese history alongside my Song of Ice and Fire binge lately, and the two have dovetailed in quite a pleasing fashion. The main point of similarity between both: the examination of power. … Continue reading

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