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Author Topic: Steampunkable Schools Of Magic  (Read 1328 times)
von Corax
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2015, 05:24:42 am »

I think there's a reason no one calls their character's power Necrourgy, that really doesn't sound right.

I think it only falls under Thanaturgy if it would be considered a good thing, as opposed to something like raising an unholy army of undead.

Unless I've screwed up my etymology somewhere (which is not entirely inconceivable,) "thanaturgy" translates roughly as "death-working," which sounds to me a perfectly amoral term.
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2015, 04:59:34 pm »

could be worse, it could be something like Todtarbeiten...Wink not that I can speak German, of course...Wink
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2015, 05:20:09 pm »

I think todenwerk would be more accurate.
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2015, 05:24:05 pm »

I think todenwerk would be more accurate.
Sounds like someone who performs magic using amphibians. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2015, 01:20:21 am »

I think there's a reason no one calls their character's power Necrourgy, that really doesn't sound right.

I think it only falls under Thanaturgy if it would be considered a good thing, as opposed to something like raising an unholy army of undead.

Unless I've screwed up my etymology somewhere (which is not entirely inconceivable,) "thanaturgy" translates roughly as "death-working," which sounds to me a perfectly amoral term.

Considering I had to look that one up, it appears I mixed it up with Thaumaturgy (the working of miracles).
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« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2015, 06:42:05 am »

Todenwerk? Sounds like a great name for a steam torpedo...wait, torpedos are steam-drive...
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2015, 08:23:53 pm »

Machinomancy could be the a form of divination used to "speak" to a machine to find out what is wrong with it. People often say that their machines "hate them" and refuse to work, now we can find out exactly why.
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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2015, 04:08:15 am »

I have always want to know what I did to offend the train ticket machine.
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von Corax
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2015, 04:25:20 am »

I have always want to know what I did to offend the train ticket machine.

It's not you — most train ticket machines are dicks.
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