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Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in GamesGame Magic: A Designer's Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis with practical game design advice in the form of a magical recipe book (grimoire).The book gives you an in-depth understanding of the history and structure of magic to make your games richer and deeper. It shows how to set up tables of correspondences and spell components as well as how to write programming code integrating these components as part of game mechanics. It also illustrates how to divide a simulated world into domains of influence (such as alteration, conjuration, and necromancy) and how to use specific rule systems to simulate powers within these realms.Showing you how to weave compelling magic into your games, the book is interspersed with examples that illustrate how to design and program magic systems. Working examples are available for download on a supporting website.

Zusammenfassung
Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in GamesGame Magic: A Designer's Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis with practical game design advice in the form of a magical recipe book (grimoire).The book gives you an in-depth understanding of the history and structure of magic to make your games richer and deeper. It shows how to set up tables of correspondences and spell components as well as how to write programming code integrating these components as part of game mechanics. It also illustrates how to divide a simulated world into domains of influence (such as alteration, conjuration, and necromancy) and how to use specific rule systems to simulate powers within these realms.Showing you how to weave compelling magic into your games, the book is interspersed with examples that illustrate how to design and program magic systems. Working examples are available for download on a supporting website.

Inhalt

How to Use This Book. Magic Systems in Theory and Practice. From Exemplary Game Magic Systems to Code Recipes. Schools of Game Magic. Magic as Programming, Programming as Magic. Game Design Lessons from Occult Magic. A Videogame Designer's Guide to Non-Digital Game Magic. Adapting Game Magic from the Literature of the Fantastic. Works Cited. Appendices. Index.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Game Magic
Untertitel
A Designer's Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice
Autor
EAN
9781466567870
ISBN
978-1-4665-6787-0
Format
E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber
Crc Press
Genre
IT & Internet
Veröffentlichung
22.04.2014
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Anzahl Seiten
376
Jahr
2014
Untertitel
Englisch
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