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Old 02-17-2016, 11:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: What does magic do?

Originally Posted by Emerald Cat View Post
On the other hand, magic becomes unwelcome if it is used to justify deus ex machinas ad nauseum.
It's equivalent to the science fiction rule that you can't hang a plot on technobabble. Your key plot has to be something your audience can understand. So fixing the problem of the week with a nonsensical whatzit might be okay, but the conflict needs to be about retrieving the stolen spellbook, or reaching the reverse ion generator before the ship explodes.
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