looking for mage type Mc's with interesting magic system

#1
I like mage Mc's that try innovate with their magic. it doesnt have to be on royal road either. some books i've read that fit are

Sole survivor
Gamer of the dead
Daniel Black series
Defective Hermit
The Science of Magic (The Heretic)
Most of andurs books
Rebirth in a Corrupt World

i've read a lot more on this site but these are some of the books that embody what i'm looking for.
an Mc who becomes OP with the engenuity of their magic rather than brute force.
if you know any i would be really gratefull, thanks.

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#2
Royal Road:
Eterna's Source has an interesting magic system

webnovels/lightnovels:

Magi Craft Meister has something called "engineering/craft" magic,  basically, magic used to build normal stuff (like pipes) and magical tools (like a plate that heat food or golems), but I personaly don't think the story is that good.
Hachinan tte, Sore wa Nai Deshou! has an MC that is a mage, and has an enormous quantity of magic, wich he uses to attack, create stuff (like fermenting food for wine making). It's really a calm story.
She Professed Herself The Pupil Of The Wiseman has an MC that Is an Summoner (the light novel version I find to be more interesting), and the summon aspect can be really interesting. the MC can change some of his summons with a crystal of an element.
The Reincarnated Person Doesn’t Want to Cheat has a magic system where the people offer their magic to spirits fo the elements to use spells.
Youjo Senki has an MC that is a mage fighting In a war (it isn't a simple fantasy story, the world has a lot of technology and magic)

RE: looking for mage type Mc's with interesting magic system

#6
If you don't mind recommendations away from RRL,

Mistborn (Western Novel) (3 books, complete) - http://www.rednovels.net/book/Mistborn-1/
Magic in this world is based on the consumption of certain metals (depending if you are born with the aptitude). E.g. Copper could pull metal toward you, iron could push metal away from you, tin could enhance your 5 senses (could be wrong, I can't remember each specific use). Anyway essentially you end up being able to fly around 'pulling' yourself using the metal on the side of a building and such. Really cool novel, would recommend.

Tarrin Kael's Sennendar Universe (8 books, complete) - http://www.weavespinner.net/worlds_of_fe...rin%20Kael
Although the website isn't very great. Would recommend downloading the Word file and changing it to PDF in your preferred format - http://forums.sennadar.com/viewforum.php?f=25
This has 4 different types of magic.
Sorcery: Imagine the world is filled in an imaginary spider web encompassing everything (mana). A sorcerer is capable of 'pulling apart' a weave and finding the different elements within. To cast spells the MC has to 'weave' together in certain patterns etc.
Druidic magic
Wizardry
Priest
Good character development for MC and the story is on a LoTR epic fantasy scale

Happy reading!

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#9
10/19/2016 3:13:05 PMBlaiseCorvin Wrote: [ -> ]Well, it's not on RRL right now because I went KU until the end of the year, but my book may interest you.

#1 best seller on Kindle, 127 reviews on Amazon.  Someone must like it, hopefully you will too. :)

https://www.amazon.com/Delvers-LLC-Welcome-Blaise-Corvin-ebook/dp/B01M0U4B3S/


I've already bought your book and finished it as well as caught up with your recent chapters. It does frustrate  me when they keep falling for you know who's bullshit, I also keep wondering how and if you're going to write them out of it. I do love it though and i hope to se another book on amazon.

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#10
Hey, if you don't mind some shameless self advertising, i think my fiction has a really interesting concept of "magic".
Basically, instead of using mana or wacky powers my MC uses organic nano machines that are bound by the laws of nature.

Still, with the right ingredients, these nano machines can make some cool things.

I also think it adds individuality since I try to support everything scientifically but at the same time trying to show just how much these little beings can do.

Symbiote

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11/15/2016 3:00:14 AMChasedHydra Wrote: [ -> ]Hey, if you don't mind some shameless self advertising, i think my fiction has a really interesting concept of "magic".
Basically, instead of using mana or wacky powers my MC uses organic nano machines that are bound by the laws of nature.

Still, with the right ingredients, these nano machines can make some cool things.

I also think it adds individuality since I try to support everything scientifically but at the same time trying to show just how much these little beings can do.

Symbiote


It looks really interesting. I have seen similar takes on magic with nanites and i always enjoyed those.
btw I've been reading it since undefined

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#14
11/16/2016 1:50:54 AMJade Dragon Wrote: [ -> ]i'll self promo my work here.  

Curse of the Forsaken  http://royalroadl.com/fiction/8513

It's got a different magic system and a MC who has some pretty nice strengths in it.  that said take the content warnings seriously.  the MC doesn't really get into the magic till later in the book.


Thanks, and I am already a fan of your story. I stopped reading it so I can binge it in a week or two.

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#15
First! In modern supernatural, I'd suggest the webserial Pact, by Wildbow. [Link] - It rambled at some points, but the magic was very intriguing. Original I'd say, but I'm not oversaturated in the genre. As always, talented guy. And free.

Second, I'll mention myself. I went for unique and I've been told I succeeded. Great compliments. The magic is based in metaphysics and concept manipulation, essences. There's a scene wherein the heroes fall for a detail descent, a trap set by a witch. In it, the hall they're traveling down is losing information. And if they cannot get out, they will begin to break down. 

As for the main character, they're an expert, sliding towards power near the end. Their main trait, I'd say, is intelligence. They innovate, have insight. There's 80K available on the site, here. You can find the RRL listing in my sig.

Third, I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this one. It was a story where the magic system involved lots of drudgery and hand positions. I haven't read it yet, but I heard good things. I'll have to find it again later. 

Good luck with your reading, Town.

Edit: I was thinking of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magicians_(Grossman_novel)

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1/8/2017 3:59:58 AMNadirz Wrote: [ -> ]Hey! In royalroadl I'd recommend Lightning Does Strike Twice.

In fictionpress you can find Mother of Learning.

For a fan fiction you can certainly try Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality.


Thanks for the recommendation. I read lightening does strike twice and I'm caught up with it. I'm gonna read mother of learning soon. Im probably gonna give harry potter and the methods of rationality a pass until much later. I did bookmark the page so I'll evebtually get to it.

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1/9/2017 6:08:57 AMTown Wrote: [ -> ]
1/8/2017 3:59:58 AMNadirz Wrote: [ -> ]Hey! In royalroadl I'd recommend Lightning Does Strike Twice.

In fictionpress you can find Mother of Learning.

For a fan fiction you can certainly try Harry Potter and The Methods of Rationality.


Thanks for the recommendation. I read lightening does strike twice and I'm caught up with it. I'm gonna read mother of learning soon. Im probably gonna give harry potter and the methods of rationality a pass until much later. I did bookmark the page so I'll evebtually get to it.


Your welcome!

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#20
If you don't mind buying books on amazon, I'd recommend anything by Brandon Sanderson. Amazing author who introduces new magic systems with every new series he writes. Unlike other author (coff coff, Ruthfuss and coff coff, Martin), he releases 3 new books a year.

For a quick read, try "Emperor's Soul", which received a Hugo award
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616960922/ref=x_gr_w_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1616960922&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

For the full Sanderson goodness, in a complete series, Mistborn
https://www.amazon.com/Mistborn-Final-Empire-Brandon-Sanderson-ebook/dp/B002GYI9C4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484531363&sr=1-1&keywords=final+empire

For the ongoing Epic with 2 books standing at 1000 pages each, Stormlight Archive.
https://www.amazon.com/Way-Kings-Stormlight-Archive-Book-ebook/dp/B003P2WO5E/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484531404&sr=1-1&keywords=stormlight+archive