|Rosita the Riveter|
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I have this:
Magic is technology. Low level magic items are very common, though magic items like tablets, torches, blood scanners, and heat vision goggles wear out every few months at most and need to be re-enchanted, and anything above low level magic is just too power hungry to use. Alchemical engines, which consume alchemist's fire to generate mana, are the primary means of generating power. They can either power a magical device directly or transmit the power over copper wire. Alchemical engines are powerful, but they are also extremely dangerous, and a trained professional has to be present at all times during operation. Trains, fueled by alchemical engines, are ubiquitous for travel between cities. For travel within cities, streetcars that take their power from copper lines are dominant, as the energy can be generated under supervision in a central plant instead of putting a dangerous engine in every vehicle. Bicycles are also very common, as are horses.
Inside the home, warmth and cooking is provided by safefire, which is an alchemical liquid that lacks the volatility of alchemist's fire. It will burn, but won't explode. Perishable food is stored in freezeboxes, which need to be periodically filled with alchemical ice, which is a liquid with a low freezing temperature that stays cold for weeks until the magic wears off. Food can be imported from almost anywhere in the world, do to the ease of cooling or canning it, so people can eat a varied diet at a comparatively low cost. People typically own tablets, which are polished wooden or metal boards with arcane glyphs. These glyphs allow arcane spellcasters familiar with a particular glyph to send audio and images to the tablet. This only works one way, so tablets cannot send information to other tablets, but this is a useful system that allows the dissemination of news stories, music, and theater programs to a massive audience. Different glyphs typically have different material at any given time. Person to person communication is provided by small magic mirrors, which allow the user to talk to and see another person who has a mirror.
Cosmetic magic has become part of society. Widening or narrowing a nose, changing eye color, reversing hair loss, making hair straight, curly, or wavy, changing hair color, making lips fuller or thinner, getting or removing tattoos, and such are not difficult changes to make using magic. Hair or eye color changes in particular are readily affordable. More involved changes like height changes, racial changes (switching from human to elf and stuff like that), weight loss, and so on are more difficult, and is very expensive. Racial change in particular is something only the wealthiest can afford. Short intensity spells like alter self aren't difficult, but to do this sort of thing on a permanent basis is. Of course, this is a boon to criminals, which is why records are kept of who got what for anything more involved than a color change, in case the police need to find the person later on. For high intensity procedures like race changes, the police have to be sent a notification ahead of the procedure, do to the chance that somebody might be trying to avoid detection. There are of course illegal cosmetic magicians who will modify things with no questions asked (if you are rich, that is), so this is certainly not a completely effective system. Still, it's surprising how many criminals get caught because they weren't smart enough to get their cosmetics done off the grid. As an aside, it isn't unheard of for racial or ethnic minorities with enough money to get facial tweaks to get some features of the majorities. Tieflings sometimes try this, but if you cut off their horns, recovery hurts a lot and they grow back.
This creates security problems, naturally. The most obvious solution is to ask people to place all magical devices in a bucket, then scan them for magic to see if they have changed shape or been effected by some sort of mind effecting spell. Another common security method is tattooing. Alter Self only reproduces the subject's tattoos if the caster knows about those tattoos, and magic means tattoos can be changed or removed. It is quite common for people in secure areas to have secret tattoos that change shape and location frequently (sometimes even weekly or daily for really high security stuff), and only reveal the tattoos to security personnel or coworkers. That way, if somebody is acting suspicious, they can be asked to show their tattoos. If the proper tattoo isn't present, it is a gigantic red flag. Another security method is to take blood samples from those allowed into an area (or specifically excluded), and use a device called a blood scanner to compare a person to the blood sample. If it is their blood, the scanner will be able to tell. Only Alter Self and Polymorph can change blood, so this is effective if one has the means to carry blood samples of specific individuals. The existence of disguise and mind control magic means that anyone who works with secure information is taught to be very paranoid about any sort of strange or unusual behavior from coworkers. Security tends to be extremely quick to detain people and examine them for mind control magic (a simple detect magic isn't enough, because almost everybody pings when you scan them with that), and codephrases are very common (like, you don't say the right morning greeting to someone, you get detained and questioned). Getting detained often is pretty much part of having a security clearance, as it happens to everybody. In fact, not having been detained in a long time is often cause to be detained. When people can take the form of other people without too much effort, facial modifications aren't hard to get, and mind control is a thing that exists and isn't horribly difficult, you need to have constant suspicion of everybody with a security clearance. There is also invisibility magic. Expect to see a guard wearing heat vision goggles if people sneaking around invisible is considered a security concern. In fact, heat vision is so effective and so readily available that invisibility isn't considered to be anywhere near the security threat that Charm Person or Alter Self is.
Not quite finished. Feel like I don't have enough magitech devices outlined here. Need more basic consumer goods. A while back somebody mentioned toys for kids?