Realms Society Magic

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22nd April, 2020.


ARCANE MAGIC

Use this page to determine what role arcane magic plays in the realm, what traditions, schools or places of learning are present.

You might want to note the realm's Arcane Attunement Modifier here as well as in the At a Glance section. This modifier should have some bearing on how prevalent arcane magic is in the realm.


View/Role of Arcane Magic

Outline whether arcane magic plays a role in the realm and how it is viewed. Is arcane magic common and items can be bought, or is it rare, only available to those in secret cabals, or is it non-existent in this realm?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Magic questions 5E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p23-4


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Traditions, Schools, Places of Learning, Magic Shops

Outline the traditions present in the realm. How do people learn magic? What classes and subclasses are associated with the realm? Where can magic items be attained?

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Bizarre places AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p299
Ley line power nodes AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p280
Magic academies AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p269
Magic prisons AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p269
Magical locations 3E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide 2 p236
Magic-user room dressing 1E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p218
Traps AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p234
Types of magic AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p256
Universities AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p166
Witch cairns AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p276

Examples & Samples

Name Type (Level) Known Traits/Features Resource
Alchemist Guildhall Civilised/Organisation (1) Next to a river/lake 5E D&D Kobold Press Book of Lairs p36
cerebus Assembly Civilised/Organisation (7-8) Political influence, seek ancient artifacts 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Wildemount p43
Claret Orders Organisation/Magical (9-10) Blood magic, monster hunters 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Wildemount p54
Cloud Citadel Dungeon (1-2) Top of a magical staircase, void dragons 5E D&D Kobold Press Book of Lairs p97
Izzet League Organisation (14) Magical tinkerers 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica p64, 143, 185
Magic Tower Dungeon (1-2) Star-shaped, connections to Shadowfell 5E D&D Kobold Press Book of Lairs p101
Oracular Conflux Civilised (1) Temple to observe stars, planes, weather. An observatory. 5E D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros p142
Order of Ancient Mysteries Organisation (6) Seeks historical lore 3E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide 2 p212
Planar Gate to Shadowfell Planar/Dungeon (1) Ruined tower, shadow fey 5E D&D Kobold Press Book of Lairs p64
Scribner Guild of House Sivis Organisation (6-7) Communication, news, postage, gnomes 5E D&D Explorer's Guide to Eberron p47
Simic Combine Organisation (13) Magical bio-engineering 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica p91, 156, 187
Wizard's Tower Civilised (1) - Sly Flourish The Lazy DM's Workbook p46


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Individual Casters

Name and detail any important arcane casters in the realm, their role in the realm and what stats you would use for them (if needed).

Idea Charts & Resources

Names & Descriptions Resource
Evil wizards AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p321
Magic practitioners AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p266
Sages/Historians AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p167
Sage specialties 1E D&D Dungeon Master's Guide p31
Scribes AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p167
Students AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p168
University professors AEG's Ultimate Toolbox p168

Sample NPC Stat Blocks

Name CR Reference
Apprentice Wizard 1/4 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p209
Scorchbringer Guard 1/2 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p243
Thought Spy 1 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p233
Counterflux Blastseeker 2 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p242
Dark Whisperer 3 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p316
Illusionist 3 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Precognitive Mage 3 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p228
Arcane Guard 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p312
Arcane Trickster 4 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p268
Cosmotronic Blastseeker 4 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p242
Reckoner 4 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p231
Warlock of the Archfey 4 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p219
Enchanter 5 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Flux Blastseeker 5 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p242
Galvanic Blastseeker 5 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p243
Mind Mage 5 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p233
Transmuter 5 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p218
War Caster 5 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p292
Abjurer 6 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p209
Arcane Archer 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p266
Artillerist 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p270
Battle Smith 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p271
Conjurer 6 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Lawmage 6 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p228
Mage 6 5E D&D Monster Manual p347
Mage Slayer 6 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p285
Warlock of the Great Old One 6 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p220
Arcane Knight 7 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p312
Hexblade 7 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p320
Storm Sorcerer 7 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p327
Warlock of the Fiend 7 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p219
Diviner 8 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Arcane Archer Elite 9 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p267
Evoker 9 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p212
Lore Master 9 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p284
Master Arcane Trickster 9 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p269
Necromancer 9 5E D&D Volo's Guide to Monsters p217
Biomancer 10 5E D&D Guildmaster's Guid to Ravnica p256
Elite Mage Slayer 10 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p286
Elite War Caster 11 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p293
Archmage 12 5E D&D Monster Manual p342
Dark Soul 13 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p280
Radiant Soul 13 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded II p281
Hex Knight 16 5E D&D Monster Manual Expanded p321

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