Now that we’ve announced our dates and locations, let’s return to the paths of study at New World Magischola. Here we have the Artificier Path.

Artificiers develop the most detailed understanding of how magic affects the physical world.

The path of the Artificier is complicated by an internal conflict, the pragmatism of building (ArtificER, the fabricator’s term) juxtaposed by the aesthetics of design (ArtificIER, the artisan’s term).  If it’s a magical object or artifact, the artificier student must know how it was made, how to destroy it, how to replicate more of it, and how to make it better.  This type of magical creation is not nearly as forgiving as spell casting or potion brewing, requiring a detailed exactness in order to make functioning objects that also last.  More than any other path, there’s significant amount of Leeuwendaalders waiting to be invested in Artificiers who might create the next life-changing device in the Magimundi.  The most significant interest is in artefacts and devices that can function in concert with mundane technology, or at least duplicate mundane technology’s functionality.  These items and designs are at the very cutting edge, with students creating innovations that even their professors have never seen before or imagined.

Types: Power Stockpiler, Fabricator, Artisan, Weaponizer, Break Stuff, Merch Maker, Technophile

About Maury Brown

After working as a marketing and communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, Maury Brown moved to the education sector, where she has more than 15 years experience designing curriculum, delivering and assessing instruction, and conducting research on engagement and learning with students in elementary school through graduate school. A diverse writer of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction with degrees in literature and creative writing from the University of Virginia, she is finishing her PhD in Rhetoric & Cultural Studies, researching larps as participatory design and interactive storytelling. She has been involved in role-playing games since the early 1990s.