The Return to Imposing Limitations Upon Magic

The problem with imposing limitations upon magic rears its all-too-ugly head during the revision stage.

When you realize just how many times you broke your own rules!

Durn, and that was a fun scene! Oh, well …

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2 thoughts on “The Return to Imposing Limitations Upon Magic

  1. Honestly, I think most fiction breaks its own rules in that regard all. the. time. We (the reader) often don’t notice or don’t care enough. So if the scene is THAT cool, I’d say cheat a bit.

    • It’s actually funnier now. I found an instantaneous spell — a grooming spell. Say it in Latin, snap your fingers, and all the wrinkles fall out of your clothes and the knots out of your hair. It violated two new rules — only dueling and healing spells are instantaneous, and no magic for things you can do yourself. The new scene is actually funnier. The old wizard who slept in his clothes pulls out a hairbrush and says “Little grooming spell” and proceeds to brush the knots out of his hair.

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