Magical Tradition
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Basic Information

A Magical Tradition is a body of spell-casting techniques, and philosophical or religious beliefs pertaining to one particular view or method of magic or occultism. Here's a list from Wikipedia of a great many real-world Magical Traditions:

See also:
magic
-mancy
laws of magic

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Game and Story Use

  • Any of the Magical Traditions on this list is full of great ideas for character concepts, spells, magic items, game worlds, etc. Basing the magic of your setting on something from the real world can help give it flavor beyond Color Coded Wizardry and the Standard Fantasy Setting.
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