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 How To Make A Mage, How to start flinging spells
 Posted: Jul 7 2018, 10:13 PM
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So you wanna make a Mage...
Awesome! Here's a step-by-step guide to get you going.

Get ready: WRITE!
  • Step 1: Concept and basic info. What is your idea? How old is the character? Why this "species?"
  • Step 2: Write Personality. Who is your character? How do they act around others? What do they hide from others? Roughly 2 paragraphs, please.
  • Step 3: Choose Mage Society. These are "sub-factions" of Council Mages. Essentially, they are a combination of a "social club" and a "professional fraternity." All Mages will be a member of one and each represents a "style of Magic." In brief:
    • CES: Psychics
    • Kadji: Shaman
    • Lian: Alchemists
    • Mara: Necromancers
    • Masar: Fate/Luck Manipulators
    • Opifex: Artisans/Inventors
    • Silvani: Nature Mages
    • Sophia: Priests/Priestesses
    • Tanka: Prophets
  • Step 4: Define Schools of Magic. What Schools of Magic does your character study? Typically (i.e. 99.9% of the time) they study the same Schools as their Society, but after mastering their first School some branch out into others.
  • Step 5: (OPTIONAL) Choose Conspiracy. Is your character part of a group? Which one? Why would they join?
  • Step 6: Write History. Who were they before they were changed? How did they become a Mage? Who trained them and which Society did they join? How have their studies progressed over time? At least 3 paragraphs, please.
  • Step 7: Create a Profile and Input Info. If not already done, just create a profile here on the site and add your info to it. Then let an admin know by replying here.
Note: As always, any questions or comments, please feel free to contact an admin!
Note: For more information on how to fill out your character's profile, please check this page.
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