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Re: Unsolved Mystery Book11 Shaggy snacks
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2017, 05:32:30 PM »
And most of them would be like that idiot pornstar in BR that thought she was great at magic that was coming fro somewhere else.
Idiocy knows no borders and will be found wherever people congregate. If magic was real (as in the Dresdenverse) there would be severe repercussions because magic has consequences. Imagine all the idiots who try to summon something or want to jump ahead to the "cool stuff" like making fireballs without putting in the discipline and training first. As much as I would love to be a wizard, I do not want our society to discover magic (in the Dresdenverse form).

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« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2017, 05:53:06 PM »
Emotion-based power in the age of the offended. Not good.
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« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2017, 05:56:23 PM »
If I had access to magic, I would be the world's greatest criminal. I'd wind up full blackhat in a month.

And you'd never catch me.

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« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2017, 06:17:28 PM »
I would try to figure out a way to make modest money with minimal effort.
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« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2017, 06:28:09 PM »
Bank robbing would be a piece of cake. Put everyone in the bank to sleep from outside, hex the cameras, walk in, empty the drawers, walk out. Several thousand dollars for a few minutes of work. Hell, maybe you could even do a portal cut by opening a Way into the Nevernever that bisects the vault door, cutting it open with a rip in space. Rinse and repeat across the country; with access to the Nevernever, you could hit anywhere you wanted with ease.

I know Harry frequently says that a lot of practitioners use their talents to make a lot of money, but I don't know how they do that legitimately outside consulting for people who already know about magic.


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« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2017, 12:22:34 AM »
Bank robbing would be a piece of cake. Put everyone in the bank to sleep from outside, hex the cameras, walk in, empty the drawers, walk out. Several thousand dollars for a few minutes of work. Hell, maybe you could even do a portal cut by opening a Way into the Nevernever that bisects the vault door, cutting it open with a rip in space. Rinse and repeat across the country; with access to the Nevernever, you could hit anywhere you wanted with ease.

I know Harry frequently says that a lot of practitioners use their talents to make a lot of money, but I don't know how they do that legitimately outside consulting for people who already know about magic.
Except, if magic were real, there would be defense mechanisms against it. Unlike the DF universe, people would actually be all over the real magic and it would not be some underground thing. If magic were real in our world, our world would be dramatically different. What a horror show that would be.

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Re: Unsolved Mystery Book11 Shaggy snacks
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2017, 02:22:47 AM »
I would try to figure out a way to make modest money with minimal effort.

I suspect the biggest temptation to what counts as black magic in the DV for me would be getting my damned upstairs neighbours to quieten down.
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« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2017, 06:02:15 AM »
Been there and done that with the noisy upstairs neighbors. Still have some, but they are down the block, big difference.
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« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2017, 01:18:23 PM »
Except, if magic were real, there would be defense mechanisms against it. Unlike the DF universe, people would actually be all over the real magic and it would not be some underground thing. If magic were real in our world, our world would be dramatically different. What a horror show that would be.

I shifted context without telling anyone, because I occasionally assume that people on a forum can read my mind; in this hypothetical context, I'd have magic, but the people would be like those in the Dresden Files universe: blissfully (and willfully) uninformed.

I'm also pretty sure that the White Council wouldn't really care if I was robbing banks so long as I didn't break any of the laws or violate anyone's territory.

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« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2017, 11:35:07 PM »
Like the Fae, you would be following the letter of wizard law. Still got to deal with mortal law.
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Re: Unsolved Mystery Book11 Shaggy snacks
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2017, 07:16:35 AM »
Just hope there is no analogue to Murphy or Dresden in one of the towns you hit with your bank robber scheme.

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Re: Unsolved Mystery Book11 Shaggy snacks
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2017, 10:44:05 AM »
I suspect the biggest temptation to what counts as black magic in the DV for me would be getting my damned upstairs neighbours to quieten down.
Keep hexing their stereo until they stop buying new ones. Will solve most of the problems and will drive them crazy without the use of black magic.
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« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2017, 04:21:07 AM »
I shifted context without telling anyone, because I occasionally assume that people on a forum can read my mind; in this hypothetical context, I'd have magic, but the people would be like those in the Dresden Files universe: blissfully (and willfully) uninformed.

I'm also pretty sure that the White Council wouldn't really care if I was robbing banks so long as I didn't break any of the laws or violate anyone's territory.
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