So, I wanted to give a quick (and I think, exciting) update about interactivity and performing magic going forward.
There is now an account called “Magiq” (Hi @Magiq!) which is not a character but is instead the manifestation of magic on the forum and in-world. It will operate similarly to the old Book of Briars account, though it won’t be confirming guesses with “likes” it will instead reveal, via private message, the conclusions, benefits… and consequences of the magiq you perform going forward.
So, for example, you may choose to create and perform a scrying spell to gain insight into clues. @Magiq would then respond to those (or some of those) who performed the spell with information of what happened, information that is then up to you to turn into a narrative post that you share with your fellow magimystics.
Say you used a spell during your race against the Devoted and needed to know for sure that there was something hidden in Central Park before sending Cole. You’d perform the spell of your choice, and at some point, some or all of those who performed the spell would receive a pm from @Magiq, with anything from a series of words, a cryptic description of what you saw, or maybe just gibberish. Because Magiq has some surprises up its sleeve. Surprises that may benefit or hinder magic users depending on both choices and chance.
It’s a wild and dangerous time for us all, and magic will now begin to reflect that.
What I could REALLY use from you all going forward, is just continue to make sure that magic practice is scheduled and planned in a way that it’s clear on the forum when you’re going to cast, who’s casting, and what the hoped-for result will be, so that appropriate responses are ready and don’t break immersion or narrative continuity.