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Old 11-02-2014, 07:55 AM   #11
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For fiction Operation Chaos by Poul Anderson and The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump by Harry Turtledove deal with modern world magic.
Both are in a tradition established by Robert Heinlein's "Magic, Inc.", as Anderson explicitly acknowledged in the dedication to Operation Chaos. I believe it's the prototype of the genre.

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Old 11-02-2014, 07:57 AM   #12
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Actually if you think about it, a fanatical and competent group of wizards could systematically create no-mana pockets and master fighting using the terrain, and subsequently develop non magic TL equivalent stuff to be able to fight back against some sort of magical opression.
That was one of the options I considered in GURPS Thaumatology: Urban Magics. There's also "create a strip of no-mana circling a place you want to defend," which shuts down a lot of magical attacks as they cross it, but doesn't stop using magic inside.

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Old 11-02-2014, 12:22 PM   #13
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The astronauts of Gurps: Technomancer, I think they called them Astromancers;-) would be able to travel around the solar system fairly well with Gurps Magic. ExtraSolar travel would take longer. Extraplanetary colonies would be more common.
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