"Technology suitably advanced will effectively be magical" or some such. I'm paraphrasing somebody but damned if I know who.
In any, magic is a staple in fantasy RPG campaigns, whether we are talking spells or items.
Spells kinda match up to psionics or psi powers, but what matches up to the magic items?
Now, I'm not saying that D&D is simply killing things and taking their stuff - I'm mean, it is that but it's more too. The thing is that "stuff" is often magical in nature - potions, scrolls, rings, swords, etc etc... What is the parallel in SciFi?
Better loot... er, weapons?
I'm guessing alien artifacts.
Damn, I've really been away from SciFi RPGs for way too long ;)
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