The Sims 4 Realm of Magic
Guide to DLC Additions and Gameplay Features
Want to cast spells in The Sims 4? Realm of Magic promises a long list of spells for your Sim to learn - Coming September 10, 2019.
The Sims 4 Realm of Magic is now available for PC/Mac. The new Game Pack releases October 15 for Xbox and Playstation 4. This pack has many features centered around allowing the player to create Spellcasters, a new life state, with CAS and Build/Buy assets to make a believable world.
I've published the following guides for Realm of Magic:
The following are Coming Soon to the site, with releases through the week: Spell details, Potion ingredients and their magical properties, familiar information, getting around Glimmerbrook and the Magic Realm, and a review of the Game Pack.
A gameplay-focused review of The Sims 4 Realm of Magic. Includes extensive discussion on Spellcrafter abilities, and how they change gameplay.
A summary of the Maxis Realm of Magic Deep Dive, held just before the release of The Sims 4's latest game pack. Includes extensive info on spellcasters, curses, familiars, learning magic, alchemy... and on and on.
Click to Enlarge. Sims can have magical duels.
The magic system is useable by a new Life State, Spellcaster. This ability is passed along through birth by the Magical Bloodline Trait, though players are of course able to make a wizard in CAS or pursue the ability on a normal Sim through a Right of Ascension quest. Teens and up can cast spells, but children can take advantage of Familiars.
Drinking a potion in Realm of Magic. We know there are 15 different types of potion for you to learn to craft.
There are spells and potion recipes in the pack, which are both tracked in a spellbook. Three classifications of magic - Practical, Mischief, and Untamed for a total of 24 different spells to play with, the most of any Sims magic pack. There are a total of 15 different potions coming from a fourth Alchemy branch. The progrsesion system is similar to that of Vampires, in that there are multiple ranks of wizard.
As your caster becomes more adept at using magic, they'll unlock new potion recipes and spells. On rank up, the Sim gets one or more talent points that can be used to purchase perks. These vary greatly in function, helping you to better control magical charge, speed up potion crafting, become a master duelist or just increase xp gains.
A Spellcaster in The Sims 4 Realm of Magic.
You can do much to customize the look of your caster. Wands and brooms are purchasable objects, with several designs you can choose from. Additionally, there are a number of new CAS assets to create a certified magical look. New dresses, facial tattoos, and triple-earrings complete the witchy look and a cauldron that doubles as an off-the-grid cooking device ensures that your Sims' homes can look the part as well.
A Sim seems to have overloaded himself.
Spellcasters have a new form of energy, magical charge. It's not a mana system you deplete, but rather something that increases as you use magic and decays over time. It grows more dangerous to use magic the higher charge gets, and can ultimately kill your caster. This is the new death included in this pack and ghosts who died this way are now immune to dying again from overcharge.
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Familiars help to protect your Sim and may help with magical energy regeneration (passively).
Several kinds of Familiar will be available for players. They can protect against death, and provide passive bonuses to your Sims (mainly in the form of a +1 confident moodlet while active). They follow you around a bit like the streaming drones from the Get Famous Expansion. If a familiar absorbs a killing blow, it has a one week cooldown before it can do so again.
Shops will sell wands, brooms, and magical crafting materials for Alchemy.
Players who own The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs can tag their animal companion as a familiar, and they'll both sparkle and can be sent to forage for potion ingredients for your Sim. Hopefully this does mean they have the same abilities as the flying familiars. We know you can have as many familiars as you'd like, but that you can only have one summoned at a time.
Glimmerbrook and The Realm of Magic
The portal is one way to reach the Realm of Magic.
There are kind of two new worlds in this pack but it's safer to say one world with two neighborhoods. Neighborhood 1 is Glimmerbroook, a quaint town with five lots in which you can move in your Sims.
We believe the gurus are in this large house in the realm of magic.
Cross through the portal, use a glimmerstone that is given to your Sim when you become a Spellcaster, or cast a spell to reach the second area. Neighborhood 2 is the Realm of Magic, one giant lot with vendors and the three sages who can provide you with the Rites of Ascension which make you a caster.
What is presumably the magic realm
Sims will not autonomously use magic outside of the realm of magic, but that players are free to use magic if they so choose. This is to keep dozens of Sims from casting spells at random times throughout a game, but at the same time I'd prefer to have a say in that matter and perhaps experience a game where many Sims use magic.
Glimmerbrook supports The Sims 4 Seasons but the Magic Realm does not. It does have its own custom day and night cycle though.
Other New Stuff
Have a cauldron? Then you don't really need a stove. Great for off-the-grid living.
Brooms can be set as the default method of transportation, simply by clicking them in your inventory. There are two new Aspirations to pursue - Spellcraft and Sorcery (in knowledge) focuses on spellcasting itself and kind of guides you through the magic system, while there is also a Purveyor of Potions Aspiration under the nature category that is more about gathering up potion ingredients and recipes.
Sims learn spells and keep them in their spellbook.
A Sim mounts his broom. You can make a broom your main source of transportation.
Three disciplines of spellcasting are in the pack, along with alchemy.
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