James (ObservantRaven)
James (ObservantRaven) asked Brian McClellan:

What gave you the idea for your magic system and how did you go about developing it?

Brian McClellan I wanted to develop a magic system around guns (specifically Thomson machine guns) after watching Public Enemies. But I've always wanted to write epic fantasy as a career, so I stewed on the idea a bit then watched Sharpe's Rifles and knew that's the direction I wanted to take things. Black powder mages came about naturally from there.

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