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« Reply #19: September 16, 2007, 09:05:47 pm »

I've thought of something else.  I tend to think of aggressive magic in terms of physical activity, and judge whether I'd do a magic spell based on whether I'd do an equivalent physical action.  Like, would I slap the face of someone spreading nasty rumors about me, if given the opportunity?  Hell yes!  In that case, I might use a targeted "stop gossip" spell, with nastiness graded to the nastiness of the rumors, and how hard I'd slap.  *g*  Would I take a baseball bat to the head of someone who broke into my house?  Yes!  So the house protection spell I'm working on now is the magical equivalent of "baseball bat to the head" and then some -- we were robbed last year, and I have *lots* of rage.  So, baseball bat to the head, back, and testicles.   Cheesy 

LMAO! Actually Catja, your ethics make quite a lot of sense to me as well! For some reason, whenever I think of magical ethics I automatically go to the 'peace, love and prosperity' spells version...

But your examples have certainly given me a few ideas to mull over... I particularly like the house protection ethics idea (since I don't have a baseball bat, I'll substitute golf club - and I do have the physical strength to inflict serious injuries with that item... you break into my house, you'll get beaten 'til you're unconscious and you'll stay that way until the police get here! Grin).

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