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Old 2009-07-19, 16:12   Link #2214
Arkeus
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Originally Posted by synaesthetic View Post
Magic A is Magic A doesn't mean you have to explain how the magic works, in a pseudoscientific manner, using Rein-chan style infodumps.

To be consistent is easy; just show each spell consistently throughout the work. Don't make one spell do something totally random and unrelated. If a mage is shown to be at a specific level of experience and power, don't show them destroying the world two minutes later.
I didn't say you had to explain it, just that *you*, the writer, had to know it.

Also, it's not just a question of power, but of exotic abilities. For example, we know mind-control and mind-reading exist in nanohaverse, but we don't know yet how they counter that. However, it *is* logic to believe they have countermeasure. OTOH, i would be hard press to believe in demons in MGLN.
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