Sorcery

Activities theme

Player character can or must employ knowledge of the arcane, cast magic spells or do other sorcerous deeds.

1264
games
72
platforms

Alternate names: Witchcraft, Spellcasting

The first video game about Sorcery was released in 1981.

SSI, Electronic Arts and Paradox Interactive has published most of these games

[ Sorcery ]
Manner: Instant - Delayed - Held
Safety: Safe - Hazardous
Variants: Ingredients - Pre-casting
This is NOT for cases where the player uses magic artefacts or other tools that produce magic-like effects, but for actual spellcasting - drawing magical symbols, uttering words of power, weaving magical energies, cursing, or whatever else. So cases where the player employs their Supreme Wand of Flaming Death do NOT count.

The use of intermediary objects becomes somewhat confusing with foci and inscribed magic symbols, but there's a clear difference in that the object itself does not have any magical properties the user invokes but rather uses the object to help do what they can do otherwise without aid. In case of inscribed runes, the act becomes closer to enchanting objects but can be occasionally considered a variation of drawing those symbols in air.

Object enchantment and summoning should not be considered part of this tag, even if magic is used by the player to accomplish them.

Parent group

Magic

Child group

Spell designing

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Related groups

Tools
Magic artefacts, Magic weapons
Creatures
Mystic protagonist
Activities
Summoning
Other
Superhuman powers

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Platforms

Windows 446
Linux 211
Mac OS X 81
MS-DOS 79
X360 44
PS3 44
Mac OS Classic 20
Apple II E 16
PS2 15
Amiga 15
Android 15
PS 14
PS4 14
NEC PC9801 14
Atari ST 13
NES 13
C64 11
Internet Only 11
BeOS 9
iOS 9
Apple IIGS 8
BSD 8
Xbox 8
Xbox One 7
NEC PC8801 7
MSX2 7
Nintendo DS 7
Switch 7
SNES 6
FM Towns 5

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