The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

This week, we open a gateway to the spirit realm to call forth a podcast that defies the feeble constraints our earthly plane and human minds.  "What sorcery is this?" you ask.  It is precisely that, mortal: this week we talk about magic.  Actually, we use Robert Rath's recent article on the subject to push past the usual focus on psychic missiles and black cauldrons.  Magic is a common mechanic in games, but its more sociological role is rarely portrayed.  What would it look like if magic in games was a lifestyle, rather than simply a way to roast bad guys when you're tired of swinging a sword?   As always, don't hesitate to join the conversation by suddenly materializing in the comments!

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Show notes:

- "I Hate Magic," by Robert Rath, via The Escapist

- Runtime: 28 min 25 sec

- Music by: Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_223_-_Conjuring_Video_Game_Magic.mp3
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