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  1. I'm taking a Bible as literature course this semester. For the second half of the class I have the option of doing a creative project rather than a second paper. I'm seriously considering doing a RPG supplement for the world of the Old Testament using the Legend system. I know this has been done already with the Testament RPG, but this would be a different system. And I'd be doing my best not to peek at Testament as I'm working on the supplement. Magic and miracles would be one of the more complicated aspects to the project, but as luck would have it my first paper is on magic in the Old
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  2. "And while Moses didn't have a magic staff, the Pharaohs magi apparently did." Good point. The Old Testament goes out of its way to contrast the way God acted for the Israelites with how the Gentiles believed the supernatural worked. The Egyptian magicians could turn their walking sticks into snakes, could turn small quantities of water into blood, and could call small numbers of frogs out of the Nile. Moses' staff did cool stuff only when God told him to use it, but his stick-snake ate the magician's staffs, he turned the entire river into blood for days, and he called enough frogs out
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