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Marty Lund
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Hey everyone!

I am in the middle of making a board game (And although I am not here to talk about it) I have a question.

In a game, what do you like better, Magic or none fiction?
And if you're gonna have magic, do you like just magic?
Or Elemental?

I'll do a poll just because everyone loves to vote
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Which one do you prefer?
Magic
if so Elemental?
None fiction
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This depends largely on gameplay. If this is just theme for theme's sake, it really doesn't matter much.

If it involves bringing back the dead, then things like magic may be important.
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It's meant to be a very open ended question.

What I mean by that is, it doesn't really matter. but over all, what theme sounds more enticing.
 
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I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).
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cferejohn wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).


Elemental magic is one of the forms of magic. Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.

None Elemental would be more like Harry potter magic.
 
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cferejohn wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).

Nor what "none fiction" means.
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I like magic because it triggers the imagination but elemental or not it depends from the theme.
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I think in general magic is boring because it just makes everything so explainable it's hardly worth explaining. It can be evocative though, so if you do go magic, I'd say keep it elemental since it keeps things from getting too wild and also lets people relate it to something familiar.
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I like a coherent story, a coherent set of mechanics and clean game play.

If you call that magic, technology or rydiwrare, I don't care. I might substitute 'rydiwrare' for 'magic' though if you tried to make me say it too many times in a rulebook.
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russ wrote:
cferejohn wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).

Nor what "none fiction" means.


Sounds like you need to read more.
 
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Hicitup wrote:
russ wrote:
cferejohn wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).

Nor what "none fiction" means.


Sounds like you need to read more.


Sounds like you need to learn English more.
 
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bltzlfsk wrote:
Hicitup wrote:
russ wrote:
cferejohn wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "elemental" (or what "non-elemental magic" would look like).

Nor what "none fiction" means.


Sounds like you need to read more.


Sounds like you need to learn English more.


Non fiction means non fictional.

"Puerto rico" "Chess" "Ticket to ride" and hundreds of others.

Haven't you ever heard the term?
 
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... You said NONE fiction.
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Hicitup wrote:
Non fiction means non fictional.

Oh, you're referring to the word "nonfiction", sometimes written with a hyphen as "non-fiction"? "Non" is a prefix. "None" is a separate word.

Your original question was:
Quote:
In a game, what do you like better, Magic or none fiction?

which was rather confusing to parse, e.g. it seemed that you might mean do you like "fiction with magic" or "fiction with none", i.e. "fiction with no magic"?

Presenting up "magic" and "nonfiction" (not "none fiction") seemingly as if they are opposites, is confusing, since they are not; a lot of fiction does not have magic. E.g. is Sherlock Holmes or The Great Gatsby "magic" or "none fiction"?

If I enjoy fiction without magic, how do I answer your question? I now think you intend that I'd say "none fiction" since you seem to be using "none fiction" to mean merely "no magic", but that makes no sense.
 
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Tariff wrote:
... You said NONE fiction.


Oh oops. lol

that was an accident.
 
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russ wrote:
Hicitup wrote:
Non fiction means non fictional.

Oh, you're referring to the word "nonfiction", sometimes written with a hyphen as "non-fiction"? "Non" is a prefix. "None" is a separate word.

Your original question was:
Quote:
In a game, what do you like better, Magic or none fiction?

which was rather confusing to parse, e.g. it seemed that you might mean do you like "fiction with magic" or "fiction with none", i.e. "fiction with no magic"?

Presenting up "magic" and "nonfiction" (not "none fiction") seemingly as if they are opposites, is confusing, since they are not; a lot of fiction does not have magic. E.g. is Sherlock Holmes or The Great Gatsby "magic" or "none fiction"?

If I enjoy fiction without magic, how do I answer your question? I now think you intend that I'd say "none fiction" since you seem to be using "none fiction" to mean merely "no magic", but that makes no sense.


I guess yeah I should say more like fictional or non fiction. Would make more sense but for my game it isn't really that way, idk...
 
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