Designer’s Notes: Chi Sorcery

Chi Sorcery . . . Whew. Where to start?This one has some roots. First, this project started life as a “could I do cinematic skills as powers?” about 5 or 6 years ago. Then at some point +Pk Levine released Thaumatology: Sorcery and I was mentally milling about for something to write for an upcoming Pyramid. I pitched this […]

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Boil and Bubble: Seiðr Ritual Path Magic

Norse magic, or seiðr (anglicized as siedhr), is typically practiced by women (called völva or seiðkona), but male practitioners (called seiðmaðr) are possible. Seiðr magic involves the manipulation of the elements, communication with the gods and their messengers, traveling the nine-realms, fortune-telling (usually by runes), and the direct manipulation of fate. Practitioners of both sexes […]

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Boil and Bubble: Thaumaturgic Ritual Path Magic

Thaumaturgy is a Christian form of magic dating back to various Gnostic traditions, which relies on the intercession of angels and other spirits of the Lord (including saints, martyrs, etc.). It isn’t necessarily tied to actually calling on Divine Aid (see GURPS Powers: Divine Favor), but can be. Those who practice Thaumaturgy are called “thaumaturges,” […]

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