Monthly Archives: March 2015
Adventures in World-building: Devising Magic Systems

A complex fantasy world isn’t built in one day or seven days. In fact, fantasy writers may find that their secondary-world isn’t complete until after their story comes to an end. This is a daunting concept to consider, particularly for writing-perfectionists with a tendency towards completeness. Even more daunting is the process of creating a magical world where the traditional features of society are completely altered by a unique force unknown to those of us living in the real world. As the world-builder, you are tasked with creating a system of magic that is consistent and believable. Without consistency, you…