Most fantasy worlds have magic in them. It seems to be the defining factor of Fantasy- aside from the mythic races, like Elves and Orcs. We often make the mistake of dismissing it's ability to be used by the simple fact that "it's magic," and magic doesn't need to be explained because of what it is. But what if we tried? What if we could come up with a logical explanation for why mages can throw fireballs, and clerics can heal fatal wounds with a touch and a word? I want you to try to give a logical, at least somewhat scientific explanation on how you think magic works, be it all magic in general, or a specific spell or practice. Also, this is a discussion about the topic, so feel free to re-interpret others explanations, but PLEASE, DON'T MAKE THIS AN ARGUMENT OF HOW MAGIC SHOULD WORK. This is meant to be a fun discussion of the possibilities of the mechanics and science behind magic, and not a debate on how your logic is better than that of anyone else, though corrections of logical fallacy and incorrect science are usually welcome. Any members that turn this thread into a debate will be reported to the mods. Keep it friendly, and enjoy yourselves! ^^ I'll start by explaining my take on the mechanics of Pyromancy. Heat is caused by the speed with which molecules vibrate and the amount of friction this vibration creates. The faster molecules vibrate, the hotter, the slower, the colder. Fire is essentially a visual representation of the heat created during the chemical reactions known as burning, which is often caused by the molecules of the burning object receiving more-than-normal amounts of energy, causing them to vibrate, cause friction, and create heat. My thought is that when magic is used to create fire, the caster is transferring energy to a space or object, to the point that the targeted space or object catches fire.