The Teacher’s Amusement Center

March 9, 2007

Science and Magic, a deadly combination

Filed under: Chemistry,Comics,Earth Science,Order of the Stick — sciencefun @ 9:25 am


Order of the Stick is a Dungeons and Dragons based comic, but I couldn’t resist the application of real science in the occult setting.

For the record, though, GMs hate when you do that.
(Any science geek who’s played Mage: The Ascension should have first hand knowledge of this.)


  1. As a Mage GM AND a scientist, I must say not all GMs hate it when you do that. Just make sure your character has a strong ‘belief’ in science as their paradigm and it works! Got Technocrats! (incidentally, you can see why ‘science’ can be seens as an ‘iffy’ paradigm in a game – some people in real life don’t ‘believe’ in it, which boggles me. After all, why would quackery need to be debunked if some people weren’t buying it).

    Anyhow, neat blog!

    Comment by MageGuy — March 12, 2007 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  2. Good point. I should have specified non-science GMs. Taking 5 minutes to explain a simple physics effect (and having to use equations to back up your argument) really slows things down.

    Glad you like the blog!

    Comment by sciencefun — March 13, 2007 @ 9:42 am | Reply

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