VANCIAN MAGIC: This site provides a comprehensive meta system of Magic referred to collectively as "Vancian Magic". It is
patterned after the "fire & forget" style of casting described in some of the works of author Jack Vance, which became an
integral part of how many people think of magic use in Fantasy RPG's
as the basic idea was adapted to become the core of the D&D style of magic use. The Vancian Magic Systems presented on this site are all Charges based,
organize Spells into Spell Levels, are able to use the concept of "Metamagic Feat" Talents, and by and large should be very usable by those who like the D&D X/Day /Spell Level style of Magic Use.
VANCIAN CASTING MODELS: Three separate Casting Models that work
within the concept of Vancian Magic are provided. Each have their
pros and cons:
PREPARED CASTING: This Casting Model uses a limited Variable
Power Pool (VPP) that can only contain Spells with 1 Charge
each, which must be prepared to the VPP once per day. However,
to compensate for this the VPP's Real Cost limit is greatly
GESTALT CASTING: This Casting Model uses a partially cosmic
VPP that can only contain Spells that share a limited number of
Charges with all other Spells of the same "Spell Level". While
very flexible, this Casting Model is also very expensive.
- SPONTANEOUS CASTING: This Casting Model uses a stacked
series of limited Multipowers (MP's), on per "Spell Level", with
a limited number of Charges on both the Reserves and individual
Spell Slots. While extremely flexible and easy to use, this
Casting Model is expensive, individual Spells must be paid for
as slots, and eventually the system gets outpaced by both the
Prepared and Gestalt Casting Models at higher point levels.
VANCIAN PACKAGE DEALS: Many Package Deals for various Vancian
- VANCIAN SPELLS:
Numerous Spell write ups divided by types of Magic are provided for
use with the various Vancian Magic Systems on this site. Many of
these Spells are direct conversions of D&D Spells.