Tastes Like You Only Sweeter
I'm in the middle of writing, and i've hit a roadblock. I like to describe a lot in my stories, particularly when it comes to worldbuilding and the world mechanics. maybe i do it too much, but this topic WILL crop up in my writing sooner or later, so I better figure it out.basically the Main Character this chapter (character focus shifts occasinally) is in a situation where he's going to use his magic. (specifically ice magic to manipulate the snow around him) and in the middle of attempting to describe how he does it, I realize my mind is blank. I have NO idea how to cast a spell.google is no help, it just brings up wicca spellcasting rituals (completely opposite how magic is used in-universe) and how to have your D&D character use magic. I've come to the realization that this seems to be a topic that is touched on RARELY at best. the only example i've actually read was in Eragon, but magic dosn't work that way in this story.now, I know a good way of going about this is to first know how magic is used in-universe. nearly everyone has at least SOME magical capacity, and in combat it's used much the same way as in the DMFA or Dominic Deegan webcomics, or follows the "full contact magic" trope. so generally, non-"squishy" wizards. in both cases, magic seems (more-or-less) controllable with a gesture or thought, and used to attack directly, or even augment an existing attack (typically a punch in Dominic Deegan) I'd like to hear some ideas/examples before trying to tailor one of my own so i have more of an idea of what is expected from casting. "magic words" and incantations just ring corny to me, but it dosn't do enough in the relm of description. anyone can say a "magic" word, but what makes that magic happen? in that regard, the "magic word" is really just a method of bringing the magic from the mind to the physical world and hence unnessesary once a certain level of skill is achieved. and I should prolly mention Wands and Staffs, they're not used often. they're just an augment and it's usually seen as better to just use a regular weapon instead since their magical "bonus" dosn't typically outweigh the benefits of having actual weaponry on hand. none of the focus characters use them.