Magic has started working!
But it’s not legitimate magic. Not the magic of Merlin or the powers of psychics. Instead it is the magic of a ‘silly’ game. A Role Playing Game called Warspell and other games like it. The sort of games played with oddly shaped dice and little lead figurines by even odder people.
And now not only is this silly sort of magic working, but the oddballs who play the games suddenly have special powers. Some of them are gifted with combat, or other skills. Others can do magic. They’re riding magical horses through the sky or healing the sick in the name of false gods.
They say they’ve merged with a character they played in one of their games. But is that really true?
Have they merged, or been possessed?
To the Merged, things look a bit different.
Suddenly, with no warning, they have the memories of a whole other life. Not a game life, a real life with a real mother and father, real friends and enemies. For many, even most, a life filled with violence and pain. Yes, they have skills and abilities, but those abilities were learned and earned in a hard school. Yes, they are changed, but anyone would be when they suddenly had a whole other life added to their own,
But they are still themselves.