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8th Apr '17 5:15:55 AM MartinusXIV
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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...

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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse...collapse (and [[MetaGuy observing the mysterious disappearance]] [[NoodleImplements of calipers]] from Tamriel since the beginning of the 4th era)... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...
8th Apr '17 2:50:35 AM MartinusXIV
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* Sequel Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim allows you to have a conversation with Riften's resident court mage [[AbsentMindedProfessor Wylandriah]] about her investigation into a magical construct and a reagent that will allow said construct to maintain a field of permanent harmonic energy. Expressing interest in the topic results in a discussion on theoretical applied harmonics and Ralston's constant of universal inversion and how to apply them to hold magic fields in place while simultaniousely counteracting complete universal collapse... If that doesn't make much sense to you, but you don't want to admit it, don't worry... you can [[InsaneTrollLogic talk your way out of it]]...
26th Mar '17 12:45:51 AM AlaAlba
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* In Manga/MahouSenseiNegima, there are training arcs just to describe the exact mechanic of MidSeasonUpgrade the heroes have to access, what kind of conditions they have to fulfill and drawbacks the techniques/spells will befall to the users, how the techniques are different between the users' elemental affinity or magic cultures, etc. And as if manga panels are not enough, each of the manga's volumes has its author note filled with nothing but pages of real life references of each spell or magic practice used in the manga.
15th Mar '17 7:37:26 PM Argon2
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* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'''s manga adaptation had little indexes at the end of each book to explain things like Eidos and decomposition-type magic.
30th Jan '17 1:05:48 PM FordPrefect
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** Additionally, the Archive, a single human whose purpose is to be the physical containment of the entirety of humankind's body of written knowledge. This includes everything that has been written about the usage of magic. While a normal human with no inherit gifts, she is still probably the most adept magic caster on earth, knowledge that doubtlessly includes not only how to cast any spell, but how they work, and why they work.

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** Additionally, the Archive, a single human whose purpose is to be the physical containment of the entirety of humankind's body of written knowledge. This includes everything that has been written about the usage of magic. While a normal human with no inherit inherent gifts, she is still probably the most adept magic caster on earth, knowledge that doubtlessly includes not only how to cast any spell, but how they work, and why they work.
28th Dec '16 10:41:23 PM Xtifr
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* The Bob Howard[=/=][[TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] stories by Creator/CharlesStross are *made* of this trope. The magic in this setting is based on mathematics and computer science -- Alan Turing invented the local {{Magitek}} -- and it reads like a cross between MIT's 6.001 and Abdul Alhazred.

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* The Bob Howard[=/=][[TheLaundrySeries Laundry]] stories In ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross are *made* of this trope. The Creator/CharlesStross, the magic in this setting is based on mathematics and computer science -- Alan science--Alan Turing invented the local {{Magitek}} -- and {{Magitek}}--and it reads like a cross between MIT's 6.001 and Abdul Alhazred.
30th Oct '16 10:15:03 AM nombretomado
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* {{GURPS}}: Thaumatology has a perk that allows your character to spout an endless amount of meaningless but authentic sounding nonsense at the drop of a hat.

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* {{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'': Thaumatology has a perk that allows your character to spout an endless amount of meaningless but authentic sounding nonsense at the drop of a hat.
4th Jun '16 6:01:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Annala tries to explain magic theory or monster behavior to her friends, Revas and Oito, but because she always uses technical terms, they don't get it. Instead they rely on Eric for the LaymansTerms.



* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'': In spades. There are arts, mystery cult initiations, exotically named spells, different types of vis, and a dozen or more exotic traditions to speak about in character. The magic rules are so closely linked to the in-setting magic concepts that it becomes difficult not to talk in magi babble.

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* ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'': In spades. There are arts, mystery cult initiations, exotically named spells, different types of vis, and a dozen or more exotic traditions to speak about in character. The magic rules are so closely linked to the in-setting magic concepts that it becomes difficult not to talk in magi babble.
11th May '16 1:55:08 PM WickedIcon
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** This is underselling it a tad, frankly: if you took all the MagiBabble out, you would be left with a fairly short visual novel.
1st Apr '16 1:50:53 PM Azvolrien
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*''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a bit here and there; some young mages wandering around Stormwind chat about their studies in magi-babble terms (and drop some Ghostbusters references in the process), while Kalecgos gives us the following during the Dragon Soul raid; what it actually ''means'' is unclear, but it's a good excuse for another boss fight:
-->'''Kalecgos:''' The Focusing Iris within the Eye of Eternity may allow us to converge the magical matrix contained within the Dragon Soul!
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