A magocracy is a form of government where users of magic - wizards, witches, warlocks and so forth - rule over those who don't (or can't) use magic. Perhaps the most powerful mage rules over others, or perhaps only the ability to use magic matters to qualify for government, instead of raw power.
- Technocracy (bureaucratic) - a government based on technical knowledge instead of magical power
Game and Story Use
- As with an ethnocracy, a magocracy can be a regime that the PCs wish to overthrow. The magical powers of the ruling elite make this even more dangerous!
- Consider how magic works in your campaign setting. If magical talent is inherited, society might resemble an aristocracy with powerful families of mages. But if it is a matter of knowledge and learning, elements of a Technocracy might creep in.