Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Question for GURPS (and other RPG) fans

For the Tooth and Claw RPG I need to explain why magic doesn't seem to exist, although there are legends saying that it existed in the past. This works for Forgotten Futures, does it seem about right for GURPS and other systems?
Another possibility is that a serious investigation of magical legends will reveal that dragons and their related species were originally created by Yarge magicians who wanted fearsome monsters to protect their homes and underestimated their creations. The first dragons turned on their masters, destroyed them, and used the last vestiges of their magic to attain their full size. There is no other magic in the world because dragons absorb it from their environment and by eating each other. This is a good solution if you are using another rules system (such as GURPS) that has finite magical resources, and implies amongst other things that there might still be magic in countries that ban dragons (such as Rasdogah Erofal) or the continents that dragons have never visited. In such a situation dragon flesh will definitely be the most potent source of magic around; if any Yarge magicians remain they will be very interested in acquiring some. Any side effects are left to the imagination and sadism of the referee…
Tags: forgotten futures, jo walton, rpg, tooth and claw

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