Re: Changed magic in 2nd and 3rd Age

From: L C <lightcastle_at_WeBEyxiT8loS3kCr4UQyiwJJW9vkeLYmgbcQ18nmNZ_H8ZsEizz8gVL59PldePTM>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 03:36:25 -0400

simon_hibbs2 wrote:

>Awesome post, Julian.

Seconded, btw.

>So the Animist, Theist, Materialist systems of magic is that these are
idealised examples that give us reference points on a continuum of philosophies of magic. Likewise for their associated theories of the
>otherworlds and how mortals relate to them, including methods of

Which would have been nice to stress in the book.

>This is why some people just can't cope with Glorantha, because the
fact that there is no one single objectively true and easily explicable philosophical system underlying all of Glorantha is absolutely a
>deliberate feature of the setting, not a bug. There aren't even just
three mutualy exclusive but explicable and comparable true philosophical systems in Glorantha.

Well, they were never presented as that, really.

It is interesting in that this means "Heroquesting" doesn't have to be universal to Glorantha, and some magic systems don't ever have to include any "otherworld" component at all, I suppose.


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