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Question #91901 posted on 12/19/2018 11:56 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is your favorite magic system you've ever heard of? Do you like it best because it makes the most sense, or because of what it allows you to do? And, as a bonus question, what would your own magic system be like?

-Windrose, asking questions 'cause no one else is


Dear Windy,

I really like the magic system in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). This is kinda of a cop out because different classes of characters have different systems for magic, but I like the variety and depth. Wizards learn magic through study and the higher levels and more study, the more spells they can perform. Sorcerers have their own innate inner magic that grows as they grow. Druids get their magic from nature while clerics get their magic powers as gift from deity. Bards perform music so well that it is has magical powers which is the coolest of all I think. I really like that there are different forms of magic from different sources. Many systems of magic only give magic powers to a small group of people who are special, so it's cool that magic in D&D isn't limited to just a few select individuals.