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Wild magic, anyone?


Does anyone know any sites or books I can read about magic that isn't controlled or defined by nature and ritual, but by the will, intent, and knowledge of the caster?

The setting resembles pseudo-Europe but only vaguely seeing how it's a (... slashy?) re-telling of Sleeping Beauty.

Magic in this story is an everyday thing that everyone has a little use of, even small children. It's also something that doesn't necessarily require great skill for great results.

For example, if a powerful wizard gathered the ingredients to make bread and then magically combined them to make a loaf, it would still taste like bread, could even be good if the wizard had a basic knowledge of baking, but a good baker with a basic knowledge of magic would make amazing bread because they already knew how to make good bread and knows what needs to happen to make great bread. See? (For simplicity's sake, let's assume both wizard and baker had the same amount of will to make their bread)

I tried light Google-fu and hardcore Wiki-fu with the phrase different magic types, and the information was really helpful, but it only explained what the magic does, not how it works. (though wild magic is apparently a series? idek.)

Also, does anyone know any tips/sites/general things-to-think-about when it comes to creating a working magic system?
Tags: ~folklore (misc), ~woo-woo
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