Magic

Magic may refer to:

  • Magic (illusion), the art of appearing to perform supernatural feats using sleight of hand, escapology, or other methods
  • Magic (paranormal), the use of paranormal methods to manipulate natural forces, such as witchcraft
    • Ceremonial magic, a ritual system of esoteric spiritual development using occult techniques
    • Magick, a specific system of ritual magic deriving from the religious philosophy of Thelema
    • Magic and religion, which may involve the intercession of deities or other spirits, such as prayer
  • Magic (fantasy), fictional characters or objects with magical powers.
    • Magic in fiction, the treatment of magic in fictional works
    • Magic (Middle-earth), the mystical, paranormal, or supernatural activity, appear in various forms in J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional realm of Middle-earth.
  • Magic (gaming), the portrayal of magic in roleplaying games
    • Magic of Dungeons & Dragons, widely used in the role-playing community, across many different fictional worlds, and across books, board games, video games, and movies.

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Warhammer Fantasy Battle - Editions of The Game - 4th Edition (1992) and 5th Edition (1996)
... A completely re-worked magic system was produced which was available as a boxed expansion set ... selecting spells they were drawn at random and the magic phase was based on the play of these cards, making magic a bit like a game within a game ... The magic system was further expanded by the Arcane Magic box set and the magic element of the Chaos box set ...
Rifts (role-playing Game) - Setting - Earth - Atlantis
... of Supernatural Intelligences, Atlantis is a land ruled by magic and monsters ... Enhanced by parasites or other magic, they are then pitted against one another or bizarre, monstrous creatures ... The Splugorth are also masters of Rune Magic (such as the creation of the fabled rune weapons), an offshoot of Bio-Wizardry ...
Trobriand Islands - People - Magic
... The Trobrianders practice many traditional magic spells ... Trobrianders believe that no one can make up a new magic spell ... Sometimes a man gives a woman magic spells because he wants to give her more than betel nuts or tobacco ...
Gothic (video game) - Gameplay
... to be a Mage (or joins the Swamp Camp), he will be able to learn Circles of Magic there are 6 of them ... Camp members cannot become mages, because they are limited to 4 magic circles (out of 6) ... However, they gain access to magic earlier ...
Magic: The Gathering World Championship
... The Magic The Gathering World Championships (Worlds) have been held annually between 1994 and 2011 ... It was the most important tournament in the game of Magic The Gathering, offering cash prizes of up to $45,000 to the winners ... was announced by Wizards of the Coast that they intended to restructure their Magic The Gathering organized play program ...

Famous quotes containing the word magic:

    A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself—for it is from the soil, both from its depth and from its surface, that a river has its beginning.
    Laura Gilpin (1891–1979)

    A full bosom is actually a millstone around a woman’s neck: it endears her to the men who want to make their mammet of her, but she is never allowed to think that their popping eyes actually see her. Her breasts ... are not parts of a person but lures slung around her neck, to be kneaded and twisted like magic putty, or mumbled and mouthed like lolly ices.
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939)

    Magic is akin to science in that it always has a definite aim intimately associated with human instincts, needs, and pursuits. The magic art is directed towards the attainment of practical aims. Like other arts and crafts, it is also governed by a theory, by a system of principles which dictate the manner in which the act has to be performed in order to be effective.
    Bronislaw Malinowski (1984–1942)