Daily Writing Prompt #478

October 30, 2014

A living legend who has saved the world several times finally reveals his true name, and it’s something completely embarrassing. However, because he’s saved the world, this embarrassing name become commonplace, and within fifty years there are millions of people named “Riceball” or something along those lines.

Daily Writing Prompt #477

October 29, 2014

Magic that grows in power based on how many people have died in any given area. Battlefields would allow mages to go all-out (more so if more than one battle occurred there), and possibly hospitals. Using magic would consume power proportional to the magic used.

Daily Writing Prompt #476

October 28, 2014

A small, non-sentient organism is the only being capable of magic, and their feats of magic are nothing more than producing food or teleporting away from predators.

Daily Writing Prompt #475

October 27, 2014

As people grow older, they have numerical stats applied to them based on things like intelligence, charisma, and strength. These numbers, rather than the person’s actual abilities or talents, are used to determine the results of tests, elections, and even wars.

Daily Writing Prompt #474

October 26, 2014

Spells have to be downloaded before they can be cast, and their download time depends on the user’s proximity to typically magical locations like tombs and ancient towers and such.

Daily Writing Prompt #473

October 25, 2014

An entire sport dedicated to achieving the most epic of fails, using everything your world has to offer, be it magic, gadgetry, dragons, or anything else.

Daily Writing Prompt #472

October 24, 2014

Space travel is possible via transportation spells, but only one-way.

Daily Writing Prompt #471

October 23, 2014

A mage manages to influence soldiers on both sides of battlefield to drop their spears and fistfight the entire battle.

Daily Writing Prompt #470

October 22, 2014

When living things die, they respawn as a completely random organism. They retain about 25% of their memories, and these come back over the extent of their next life. These memories build over the collective lives.

Daily Writing Prompt #469

October 21, 2014

A magic system based on how much fun the user has. For example, a kid playing a video game she’s been looking forward to for months can use much more powerful magic than a student studying his least favorite subject for a test he’s not ready for. The type of usable magic could depend on what the user is doing to have fun (physical activity could buff the body, mental activity could buff the mind, etc.).

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