Sunday, September 25, 2016

5e Magic v Technology

5e SRD Series
D & D 5th Edition and a 5e x 5 SRD Project
The difficulty with 5e escalating HP and Damage.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
-Arthur C. Clarke

Some time during my look through and conversion of magic items what came to my mind is how closely many of the magic items might be to advanced technology for a science fiction world.
A Ring of Flight might be a ring device that emits a anti-gravity field. Boots of Sneaking might be made from a high tech material that eliminates sound waves and is built to minimize their creation.
Even magic items that that summon elementals can be explained by linking wormholes to alternate worlds filled with elemental beasts.
Power armor suits of technology have different magical shields and material skin such as stone-skin in magic.
This became more apparent when I looked into some of the devices found in science fiction and science fantasy worlds.

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