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Old 11-04-2019, 10:21 AM   #31
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Default Re: Magic and Hard SF

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And some kind of limited energy or Fatigue that dwindles over time. That would give a pseudo-scientific feel while also keeping them from hanging around too long.
Oh wait, the Draining disadvantage, but no advantage to repair itself could work.
I think the Draining disadvantage is the best option; such a complex construction should be unstable, though it will be years or decades before anyone learns how to create such things. Ki manipulation theory (Thaumatology) is still very much in its infancy.

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Old 11-04-2019, 02:29 PM   #32
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I've always wanted to write a fantasy novel about the people who, in the local equivalent of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, are working out the laws of magic in the same way the laws of nature were worked out in our world.
Already been done, by Randall Garrett. Look up the Lord Darcy series.
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