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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 02:16 AM
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The Rules of Magic, According to the Greatest Fantasy Sagas of All Time
The Rules of Magic, According to the Greatest Fantasy Sagas of All Time

Magic is mysterious and ancient, and its workings are often beyond the understanding of mere mortals. But that doesn't mean that magic doesn't have rules.

Now updated, with tons of corrections from the comments! Thanks to everybody who provided some tweaks to the accuracy of our chart.

Every fantasy saga has its own rules for magic, and its own explanations for how the magical arts work. Where does magic come from? Who can use magic, and how? Do regular muggles know magic exists? We dug through 50 or so of our favorite fantasy sagas, and compiled a complete list of the rules of magic in each of them.

Chart is here:

http://io9.com/5866306/the-rules-of-magic-according-to-...
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 05:53 AM
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1. Nice! Even nicer after I realized that they linked to a larger (and readable) version of the chart
Also, I found a typo in the Discworld entry. Who do I notify about the "standing magnetic field" that should probably read "standing magical field?"


Fun stuff!
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