What Kind of Spellcaster Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Kind of Spellcaster Are You?
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About This Quiz

Magic is a very loaded term. In some cultures, magic, the occult, and religion are one. In other cultures, magic is considered the antithesis of religion. The very idea of what is magic and what is simply the way the world works can vary widely. It is said that sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, but even in these days of paper-thin mobile phones and artificially intelligent supercomputers, the cultures of the world still hold fast to their beliefs around magic, even inventing a few new ones.

Spellcasting can be divided into a huge spectrum of categories. How one divides these is based largely in one's belief structure. If one believes in "black" magic and "white" magic, then those may be the only acceptable categories, and if one believes that the door between life and death swings both ways, then it is possible that necromancy is simply a part of all magic and not a specialty at all. Taking these cultural differences into account, we have identified a series of "paths" of magic that reach into specific areas of specialty, or concerns.

Are you wondering what to put on your application to Hogwarts or Miskatonic University? Take this quiz, and we'll tell you what is your spellcasting specialty!

How up on technology are you?
I know it all!
Enough to use an app when I have insomnia.
I use all the basic stuff on my phone without a problem.
I'm no good with technology.

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How disciplined are you about when you go to bed?
I'm up all night gaming.
I'm so disciplined about it.
I usually get to bed on time.
I used to say "I'll sleep when I'm dead" but now I get to bed only a little late.

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How many news alerts do you have on your phone?
Only a few. I have so many other alerts, I can't be bothered.
None
Many!
One or two, I think.

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How much time have you needed to heal after the loss of a loved one?
I've not yet had that happen.
About a year, which is normal.
More than a year
For me, those wounds never heal.

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How much time do you spend online?
All my time is spent online. Except for when I'm showering.
Very little
A few hours a day
As little time as possible

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Do you enjoy entertainment that forces you to question your point of view?
No! Who would like that?
Yes, I find that enjoyable.
Sometimes, if it's correct.
Only if it has good reasons for it.

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Have you ever been to a street psychic?
No, never.
Only once
Several times. I have my favorite one.
I did once, but walked out in the middle. It was trash.

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Are you freaked out by morbidity?
Quite a bit, yeah
Sometimes, depending on how it's framed
Only the randomness of it
No, not at all

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How often do you replace your phone?
Every time a new one comes out that I want
Every two years or so
When my contract ends
When it breaks

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Do you often find yourself reeling from nightmares?
Never
Frequently
Only around certain specific events
About the average, I'm guessing.

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What would you most want to know of tomorrow?
What are the features I need to future-proof for?
How I will feel and what to do about that
How the markets will do
Who will survive

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How do you feel about going to the doctor?
I'd rather stream it.
What kind of doctor? A GP or a shrink?
I dread it.
I have no squeamishness around it.

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Do you know how all the settings and apps on your phone work?
Oh yeah. Every one.
Just a few
I just call, email, text, and read the news.
I have a few specialist ones I know well.

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Do you find the way you physically feel radically changes after daylight saving is enacted?
I feel fine. Just adjust my alarm clock.
Oh yeah. I get hit hard.
Somehow I never see it coming.
I feel like the walking dead after daylight saving starts.

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How much time do you spend worrying?
Not much, since I set a timer to remind myself to stop worrying.
I wake up at night worrying.
I worry all day, every day.
What, me worry?

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Have you ever gone to a cemetery for a reason other than a funeral?
Nope. And I stream funerals; I don't go to them.
I once went to one in a dream.
No, not at all
Sometimes I go, just because.

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Do you know how to reinstall a computer's operating system?
Do I? Is the Pope Catholic?
Do I know how to what a what?
I guess I could Google it...
I'd have to ask my dad how to do that.

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How much stock do you put in symbolism?
Symbols are easier to understand than words.
Symbols mean more than anything else can, and can exist in language or art.
Symbols can tell us things, but not much detail.
I've had enough of symbols.

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Do you play the lottery?
No. It's a tax on idiots.
Sometimes, when the pot is big
Frequently
Only scratch-offs

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What color dominates your wardrobe?
Silver
Blue
Green
Black

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How often do you need to call the handy man?
Never!
Whenever anything breaks
When the plumbing goes
When my electricity fails, I have a guy. Igor.

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How similar do you feel most people really are?
Everyone is different.
Some people are similar.
Everyone is the same.
We're all going to the same place.

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Do you manage your own investments?
I just invest in ETFs.
No, I let the pros do it.
Yes! I'm a day trader.
I only invest in T-Bills, gold, and canned tuna for the apocalypse.

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Do you think the past holds more lessons for us than the future?
Not really.
Yes, I think so.
Certainly not!
Neither has anything to teach, only people do.

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Is newer always better, in your opinion?
Yes, always!
Not always.
It's not what's new, it's what's coming.
No, never.

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How knowable is "truth"?
Pretty knowable. Check Snopes.
I wish I knew!
Truth? I only care about facts.
Who cares?

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What are the terms of your employment?
I'm a permalancer.
I work part time.
I'm a freelancer.
I work full time.

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How many languages do you speak?
I know Java...
Just the one
A couple, including symbology
Several languages, including some dead ones

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Would you consider unnecessary surgery like laser eye surgery if it did more than just fixing something like nearsightedness?
Hell, yes!
Maybe
No way
If I can come up with a list of cool mods.

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Have you heard of lucid dreaming?
I have an app for that. It doesn't work.
Heard of it? I do it all the time!
I think it's nonsense.
I'm going to give it a try.

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