Friday, March 23, 2012

Modern Magic

One of the things I wanted to achieve with "Journey to Chaos" was a modern world that had magic. In all the shows and games and books I've enjoyed over the years I noticed a pattern: magic was only out in the open in settings with a medieval bent or outright fantasy world. In all the stories taking place in modern day it was hidden. Sometimes there was a reason (fear of witch hunts for instance) but other times there was nothing but a handwave. It was as if the magical masquerade was just an artificial source of conflict. With that in mind I created the world Eric arrives in, Tariatla, to parallel the real world things like its schools and sports and technology. It was a fun experiment and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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