Title: Kobold Guide to Magic
Publisher: Kobold Press
Authors: Wolfgang Baur, Clinton Boomer, David Chart, David “Zeb” Cook, James Enge, Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, Kenneth Hite, James Jacobs, Colin McComb, Chris Pramas, Richard Pett, Tim Pratt, John Rateliff, Thomas Reid, Aaron Rosenberg, F. Wesley Schneider, and Ken Scho
Artists: Ralph Horsley and Darren Calvert
Pages: 160 pages
Genre: Helpful guide to using magic in in roleplaying games
MSRP: $19.99 in softcover or $14.99 in PDF at DriveThruRPG
This book has twenty-one essays by veterans in the RPG industry to make your magic more immersive, detailed, and real in your fantasy world. It is system agnostic so anyone in a fantasy setting could find the essays of value. It has applications for both authors and dungeon masters for using divination, magic cabals, magic that operates based on masculine and feminine energy, etc. The essayists do not come across as preachy or pushing a social agenda, which is welcome in an era where these things tend to creep into the hobby.
It is worth a read. It will not be a go to reference for every game, but it will help setup the groundwork in a campaign that uses magic. I would recommend checking out your local library to see if you can get copy, and hold off on purchasing until you have read it as applicability will vary.