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AN INTERESTING FINISH TO A TOURISTY DAY

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Today I thankfully got my camera back in working order. I’ve recently gotten really into film photography, something about it is just so humbling and carries a certain mood that digital can never replicate.  788 more words

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Necromancy spells, part 9

The run of new and tailored spells for Ars Magica themed for necromancy will probably cease playing though my mind soon, till then here are five more new spells. 408 more words

Ars Magica

Two Lightning Ward spells

As The Incantation of Lightning is a dramatic, well known, and flavorsome spell in the setting it makes sense that a defense might be created. Personal wards are not cumbersome to create but they have to be specific, so a paranoid wizard in Ars Magica needs to create a range of them and activate them proactively. 175 more words

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Magi Lab Protections using Illusions

A while ago I wrote about a few effects to protect a Magi’s lab and here are a few more using illusions. Many effects are tricks that won’t fool or dissuade another wizard, but they may abstract the lab enough to make it difficult to navigate. 564 more words

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Research based on tutor's recommendations from assignment 1

Paula Rego

Dame Paula Rego (1935-) is a Portuguese-born British artist “who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. … Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. 1,236 more words

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Charged devices for sailors

Here are some charged devices for sailors and marines; a portable wind, and a magical auger. In the write-up there is the spell effect using common Ars Magica notation and also any enchanted device modifications which might be needed. 546 more words

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A spell to make objects sentient, like Pinocchio

After writing the Ars Magica spells about Frozen, there are a plenty more movie based spell effects to ponder. I started writing this post with Pinocchio in mind, but an actual tree would also be a suitable target, as it’s branches could conceivably act as hands of a sort (as demonstrated in one of the of the Ars sourcebooks on a massive tree). 397 more words

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