I'll give this a try. Hope the lack of tolerance towards the topic doesn't bring down the thread.Given that this is a board that serves as home for creative games of head fantasy or fiction, I wanted to propose a Harry Potter themed headcanon game. Imagine there's a wizarding school in your country. How would it be? Tell us about its placement, architecture, student body distribution, subject curriculum, dress code, activities, etc...
>>36807813I'm from Colombia, so here's mine.Location: The school is placed somewhere in colombian section of the andean mountain range, far away from any muggle settlement. It’s a lone place that can hardly be reached by natural means and can’t be easily spotted from the sky because of the snow and clouds.The grounds around the school are be enchanted in such way that the weather feels like spring or summer everyday, except a couple of weeks when the enchantment is modified in order to let the students enjoy the snow.Architectural style: The distribution of the spaces is be organized in a complex of various buildings with different architectural structures depending on the use given to it.The architectural style is brutalist, mixing the use of exposed red brick and polished concrete, with arches, high ceilings, long corridors, water mirrors, indoor gardens with benches, various small open study halls with stone tables and many more witty details that give dinamism to the place. (Some examples of the architectural style of one of the many buildings that constitute the school: http://imgur.com/a/HDTX9/)The default architecture of the clasrooms for mostly theoretical clases offers plenty of space that can be occupied with desks large enough for each student to have a confortable place for their own, the wall on the front has multiple overlaping and movable chalkboards that the professor can slide and write on, creating a giantic collage of information if needed, also at least one of the side walls has enormous windows that allow the sunlight to pierce in (therefore, all the classrooms have a periferic disposition in their respective building). The default morphology of the workshops for practical clases is that of gargatuous empty halls that the profesor can fill with whatever they consider pertinent.
>>36807813>Imagine there's a wizarding school in your country. How would it be? Tell us about its placement, architecture, student body distribution, subject curriculum, dress code, activities, etc...In the United States...> PlacementSomewhere in the state of Massachusetts, probably a satellite campus of MIT or Harvard.> ArchitectureIt was probably constructed whenever magic moved from the realm of folklore and voodoo to actual studied science. Probably in the 1970s, then, so it would look more or less like any large, well-funded collegiate construction in the 1970s. Before then, magic, when it was academically studied, would have been studied in basements and out-of-the-way rooms in other colleges.> Student BodyPretty much the same as the student body at any major college, except they're all studying magic.> CurriculumMagic, magic, magic. For classes on other topics, which in the United States' college system tend to be mandatory, they can spend semesters at the main campus, taking regular classes.> Dress CodeSame as that at the main campus.> ActivitiesMagical competitions, research, etc.
>>36807951It’s important to note that the physical infrastructure of the closed spaces used for teaching purposes is built and enchanted in such way that its very sensitive to reshaping magic, so the professor can mold it in whichever shape, form or physical distribution they consider convenient for their activities.Student body: Generally the students arrive at the age of 11 or 12, right after finishing the “escuela primaria”. Those who don’t have the basic skills expected to be achieved through their basic education are assigned a tutor who can be a teacher or a last year student with high grades. A similar process is done with muggleborn students so they have guidance in this new, unfamiliar world. The school recieves students from Argentina, Chile, Perú, Bolivia and mostly Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; the institution doesn’t make distinctions by purity of blood and promotes unity and multicultural integration.School colours: Grey, blue-gray and amber.School uniform:• White long or short sleeve shirt.• Plain blue-gray, plain amber, plain dark gray, White, blue and grey plaid or White, amber and gray plaid tie. (optional)• Plain blue-gray, plain amber or plain dark gray sweater vest (optional)• Dark gray pants with vertical, thin, amber lines for the boys (or girls) and dark gray skirt with vertical, thin, amber lines for the girls.• Plain dim gray or plain black work robe with golden buttons.• Black leather shoes.
>>36807967Transportation: Starting the year, the students are be picked up at their homes by what, from outside, seems like a A8 Checker Marathon cab (taxi), but on the inside is large enough to place 30 passengers in confortable train-like seats; these vehicles have, also, been modified with flying and evanescence enchantments that are active during the aerial travel. In addition to the taxi service, there’s a special corridor at the main entrance with chimneys conected to the flu-network on both sides, which can be used by those provided with special permits.
>>36807989Educational aspectsGrading: Students are graded on a scale from 0 to 5, (being 0 the lesser and 5 the highest). For any means, any grade under the value of 2,95 is considered failed.Curricular distribution: Every student has to course through seven years of compulsory ordinary and basic education to get a graduation diploma and an additional year of optional academic training to get a “advanced professional degree” certificate.
>>36808015Years one and two compulsory subjects: Theory of Magic, History of Magic, Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Muggle Studies, Mathematics, and Spanish.Years three through six compulsory subjects: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi and Literature & Philosophy.Years two through six elective subjects: Divination, Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Magizoology, Being Studies, Magical Linguistics, Magical Archeology & Ancient Studies, Crafting & Enchanting: Theory and Workshop, Arithmancy, Astrology, Muggle Studies (compulsory until second year), Theoretical Magic (compulsory as “Theory of Magic” until second year), Magical Community Studies (compulsory as “History of Magic” until second year). Every elective subject has three levels, and all students have to course at least three levels of two subjects and two levels of other two subjects. A mínimum of two and a máximum of four elective subjects has to be chosen every year (from years two to six).
>>36808042Year seven compulsory subjects: Domestic Magic, Basic Magical Medicine & Healing Techniques, Defensive Magic, and Home Economics. The compulsory coursework in the last year is built with subjects considered fundamental for the everyday life of the average wizard.Year seven elective subjects: All students have to take at least two and up to five advanced courses, having in consideration that a minimum of one and a máximum of three advanced courses from the compulsory subjects of the previous year and a minimum of none (0) and a máximum of three advanced courses from the elective subjects must be taken (the previous levels of the chosen course(s) must have been taken on their completion. Advanced leveled subjects can only be taken on year seven).
>>36808060Year eight: The coursework in the last two years of education aims for the training of the student in one or multiple disciplines in a professional level. The academic activities are composed, mostly, on a hands-on and field approach to the área of expertise the student is interested in. This requires the completion of the advanced level of at least two of the core components of the discipline (one of which must be in a compulsory subject).Disciplines and core components:• Theory of Magic: Theoretical Magic, Magical Community Studies, Literature & Philosophy, Arithmancy, Magical Archeology & Ancient Studies, Magical Linguistics and Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation• Applied Magic & Magical Crafting: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Crafting & Enchanting: Theory and Workshop.• Transmutation and Magic Theory of Matter: Transfiguration, Potions, Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Crafting & Enchanting: Theory and Workshop, Theoretical Magic, Arithmancy.• Natural Studies: Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Magizoology, Being Studies, Magical Plants & Fungi.• Occultism and Cryptic Studies: Being Studies, Divination, Astrology, Magical Archeology & Ancient Studies, Theoretical Magic, Literature & Philosophy, Magical Linguistics, Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Arithmancy.• Introductory Auror Training: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Magizoology, Being Studies, Divination, Theoretical Magic, Magical Community Studies.• Social Studies and Diplomacy: Being Studies, Magical Linguistics, Magical Archeology & Ancient Studies, Muggle Studies, Magical Community Studies.• Medical Magic: Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Magizoology, Being Studies, Alchemy & Inorganic Transmutation, Theoretical Magic, Magical Community Studies.
>>36808081Here, an example of a whole academic curriculum:First year:• Compulsory Subjects: Theory of Magic, History of Magic, Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Muggle Studies, Mathematics, SpanishSecond Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Theory of Magic, History of Magic, Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Muggle Studies, Mathematics, Spanish• Elective Subjects: Arithmancy I, Magizoology IThird Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Literature & Philosophy• Elective Subjects: Divination I, Magizoology IIFourth Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Literature & Philosophy• Elective Subjects: Arithmancy II, Theoretical Magic IFifth Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Literature & Philosophy• Elective Subjects: Divination II, Theoretical Magic IISixth Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Spellcasting, Transfiguration, Potions, Magical Plants & Fungi, Literature & Philosophy• Elective Subjects: Divination III, Theoretical Magic IIISeventh Year:• Compulsory Subjects: Domestic Magic, Basic Magical Medicine & Healing Techniques, Defensive Magic, Home Economics• Elective Subjects: Advanced Spellcasting and Wandwork, Advanced Divinatory ArtsEight Year:• Advanced Professional Personalized Training: Introductory Auror Training
Let's see. Southeast 'Murrica.For one, it'd probably be in rural Virginia. Or maybe on the outskirts of a small city. Certainly not near DC though.Not quite sure on architecture though, as that's not something I know anything about. Not a castle, that's for sure.Student distribution is mostly lower and middle class, with a small handful of upperclass. Gender is pretty evenly split down the middle. Race-wise, a good majority of students are white, maybe 60-35?Subject matter is pretty widely varied. There's magic similar to European schools, but there's also a sizable focus on native rituals and beliefs as well. Plus, a smattering of other cultures magic, including voodoo, African tribal magic, Asian magic and Eastern European techniques. There's a much greater focus on dueling as a sport and pasttime. The most unusual offering though has to be the four semesters worth of war-magic, none of which is offered in Europe outside of small dedicated schools.Dress code is pretty lax and ultimately comes down to personal preference. Certainly not something that could reasonably be considered a uniform policy. So it's not entirely unusual to see jeans and t-shirts next to full suits and traditional robes.Activities are varied. Dueling is popular as previously said. And of course, football is popular, but many non-magical sports are represented if not overly popular. The only extremely out of the ordinary activity is various shooting disciplines. Other than that, nothing overly weird.
>>36808060That's rather funny."-Hi son, what magic advanced class are you taking on you seventh year of wizard school.-Ehm... Home... Economics..."
>>36807813I'm from the UK, so I'm not going to create another school.However I do have pretty good perspective on how Hogwarts compares to British schoolsThe book series was finished by the time I finished the first year of secondary school, and the film series finished the summer I graduated. I'd typically re-read at least part of the series when a new film came out.I can tell you this - Hogwarts, despite a load of obvious weird stuff, is pretty familiar to someone who went through the British school system. I actually really noticed this in a thread a while back discussing what an American wizard school would be like.
>>36807813http://vimeo.com/channels/keypeele/54162829I will just leave that here......
>>36807956>>36808431So we have some old America and South America; why not have two schools based on these lines? Bring some old world shit into this.>Ever since the Civil War two strong schools have been in the US>Northern/Eastern School is more focused on European style magic, wears old fashioned uniforms>Southern School is more homegrown American magic with gray uniforms as a call back to the confederacySpeaking of American schools, I'd like to imagine there is a degree of native american magic being taught there, special training you can't find anywhere else.
>>36810087I can very easily see a noticeable North/South split, considering wizards can live to be fucking old.
>>36810087Some electives in Shamanism, Druidism, Scrying, and Casino Administration.
>>36810087What about two idologically traditional schools: the north-east one and the south one, and a central one that simply doesn't give a fuck about the conflict.
>>36810339I would prefer a Western school, since I actually live in the west. Somewhere isolated in the Mojave desert maybe. But what would even be their specialties?Also one thing I like to think of in American wizard school is maybe they don't have as good a grasp on spellcasting as European style schools. See one thing I like about Harry Potter is how much the magic there is so varied; you have magical creatures, potions, animagus powers and appirition, divination and so on. Americans might focus on some or more of those, or perhaps some other ones, compared to the more rigid spellcrafting of the Eastern nations.
>>36810578>>36810339Hold on, I am writing up the Red Mesa Magical science facility right now
>>36810578I think there's the possibility it could be as varied as european magical education. Remember that the magic community tends to be pretty hermetic, therefore the academic transformation that education underwent during the centuries might have not affected the original methods. Also, I think there would be an international "gold standard" set of parameters for magical education. I think that at least one school in the USA would have a similar paradigm of education (in curricular terms)to the one I wrote for my country (Colombia) in my previous posts. I inspired myself on the Society of Jesus laic education paradigm, where you can build you own pathway on your formative process (this is used in large institutions in USA like Loyola University).
The U.S. being roughly 4-5 times the size of the UK would have 4-5 times the amount of wizarding schools (IMO anyway and because this is my story). So I am going to say there are 4 U.S. wizarding schools all appropriately named The U.S. Schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry (USSWW for short) followed by their location. So therefore there is USSWW – North, USSWW – West, USSWW – East, and USSWW – South. I don’t believe we are very creative at naming schools here so that is why I stuck with that theme.I won’t talk about each school, but I will touch on their locations and then focus on my school (USSWW – North, hereafter just called North). The USSWW – West is located in the Rocky Mountains and very difficult to access, it pulls students from Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and everything west of that point. The USSWW – South is located deep within a bayou in Louisiana and accessible only by boat. Its students come from Oklahoma, Texas and everything south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The USSWW – East is very interesting, it is located underground (similar to the ministry of magic) and is located underneath Manhattan. They even have an underground Quidditch stadium. They draw students from everything north of the Mason-Dixon Line and from Ohio on east. Finally, there is The North which encompasses most of the Midwest from the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas on over to Indian and Michigan. It is located in the northwoods of Wisconsin in deep forest, not far off from Lake Superior.
>>36810786Architecture: The school would be a Fort similar to the ones common during the revolutionary war (or similar to Fort Snelling if any are familiar). It would still have places named in the same manner, such as the armory, the guardhouse, the officers’ quarters and the commanding officers quarters. However, they would take on roles more suited to Wizardry. The armory would be where dueling classes were held, the guardhouse where detentions were to be served, the officers’ quarters for the teachers, and the commanding officers quarters for the Headmaster. In the center of the fort there would be small outbuildings dedicated to each subject. To get to and from different classes students walk outside between buildings. There would be houses (called clans) whose barracks would be located within the four walls of the forts outer portion.Atmosphere: While the building is reminiscent of a fort the atmosphere is not that of a military base. It is laid back and has an academic feeling, similar to Hogwarts. There would be less of an emphasis on uniforms and students are allowed free choice in what they wear to class and to and from class (because it gets very cold), as long as it follows somewhat of a dress code.
>>36810809Students: There is a wider age range of students here. Students begin to come when they are around 6 years old, when other students would begin going to first grade. This would eliminate the confusion of what to do with children until the reach the age appropriate for Wizarding School. However, they would not begin to learn practical application of magic until later (around a middle school age 11-12). From first through fifth grade they would learn reading, writing, math and other basic skills needed to function in the real world (both magical and muggle). They would also learn about wizarding history and other important aspects about the responsibility of magic as well as some of the theories behind spell work. This would both be at a level they understand and so they have some background for later when they begin to practice spell work. Sorting: the students are not sorted until the reach the sixth grade and begin the practical application of magic. At this point they have a pretty good idea about which clan would fit them. However, they do not just get to choose. The students rank their top choices as well as write letters as to which clan they desire to be in. Then a panel of teachers, who have watched them mature into young adults would take into account both their desires and abilities.
>>36810820Curriculum: Students are taught essentially the same subjects as those taught at Hogwarts. There is a dueling class and a few other extra classes that could be taken if desired, such as wilderness survival, American wizarding history and law. Additionally, there would be alchemy in addition to potions. Another portion of the curriculum would focus around the schools Native American ancestry and teach the magic and history of their Native American Wizard founders. As stated previously, 11-12 is the age at which practical magical applications begin. There would be classes that were practical application as well as those devoted to theory. There would even be an advanced class on the making of spells for those who score high enough across the board and are in their last year of school (twelfth grade or around age 18). There is much emphasis put on the workings of magic so that students can understand, but also respect how powerful magic is.
>>36810846School colors: The school colors would be red and white because of a battle between wizard clans in the North many years ago. It was a winter battle so the white denotes snow and the red denotes the blood lost. The history is that the wizard clans of the North once could no co-habit peacefully which eventually culminated in a great and terrible battle. After the battle, the remaining clan members came together and vowed to lay aside their arms and work together for the sake of their future children. This is when the school was started. It was originally called the Waabishki Misko School (Ojibwe for white and red). It was later absorbed into the USSWW system, at which time the fort was built for students.Mascots/colors: The school mascot is a large black bear, a native animal to the area. The houses are also named after animals of the area with corresponding mascots. The fox clan (similar to Ravenclaw, cunning, intelligent, and knowledgeable), colors orange and navy; the turtle clan (similar to Hufflepuff, resourceful, thoughtful, but with a tough exterior), colors green and gold; the Eagle clan (similar to Slytherin, persistent, passionate, and driven) colors gold and black; and the wolf clan (similar to Gryffindor, brave, strong, and stubborn) colors silver and burgundyThat is all I have for now, sorry this is so long. I really needed a break from finals and this just seemed so interesting! Thanks for reading!
What with America being so big, I have three:Baton Rouge School for Sorcery in Louisiana serves the southern US. In my head it'd be deep in the bayou and warded heavily. the surrounding forest is a magical creatures preserve. In the West there's a School in San Francisco. I don't have it's name figured out yet but basically it was opened after Alcatraz was closed down. The Department for Sorcery (magical government) had the dorfs excavate under the bay area and basically make a subterranean 'bubble' for lack of a better word. Kids get to school by taking a ferry to Alcatraz and then using a lift or a floo to get to the school proper. Children get one weekend a month to explore the surrounding city, though they still have a curfew.And one in Salem. When the English wizards came to America (possibly trying to escape persecution, idunno) they took a boat capable of sailing in the water and flying in the air. This boat was called the Salem. When they arrived (somewhere in Nova Scotia) they set up trade with the local indigenous peoples and made use of the first inter-continental portkey. Eventually they wanted a magical school for their children and (by this time they moved further south, even with magic shit's really cold up there) and opened Salem School for Magic. It's by far the most traditional of schools and its curriculum is nearly the same as Hogwarts.As for government, I mentioned the DoS but that is a relatively new institution, before that Magical America was very Wild West/Frontier-y. This has led to some friction between wizards because, while the Wizarding world is safer it's also more regulated. Anyway, tl;dr Anon was helping his GM put together a HP D20 because he's basically a HP encyclopedia and this (with a lot more) was some of what they came up with.
>>36810860Seems pretty cool - students writing to the clans they wish to join makes a lot of sense. It reminds me of something, but I'm not sure what?I like the idea that the 4 schools are very different, and a fort out in the wilderness of the north is an interesting translation of the castle thing Hogwarts has going on
>>36810885I am (slowly) writing one for the southwest, hold on. And a thought in the meantime: Should the Bayou school have been founded by the french and later taken over by the Americans as part of the Louisiana purchase?
Hey>>36810973taking a look at>>36810786could be helpful.
>>36810973I dunno yet, we were working more on the San Francisco one the most because we lived there. It was pretty easy to get inspiration. 30 bucks gets you a ferry to Alcatraz and a two dollar MUNI transfer gets you to Haight/Ashbury (that's where we put our wizarding shopping center, RadicAlley)
>>36810973That would be nice. That would give it some stylistic and pedagogic similarities to Beauxbatons as a baseline for the Americans to build over it.
China. Not too sure. Maybe something to do with electronics, or science? Maybe magical esports with players with absurdly high APMs? Magically, probably a lot of communing with ancestor spirits or other yaoguai. I'm not familiar with oriental magic aside from spirit communication. Could use some help in developing this department Academically, probably stiff and unrelenting, with a test similar to the gaokao, except to determine magical aptitude.
>>36810973Wizards tend to have small communities, and try not to get too involved in muggle affairs, so I'd say it's less "taken over by Americans" more "expanded to take more students".There's little reason for the french expat wizards to move out, that I can think of
>>36811022I see you've mastered the wizardly style street-namingKinda surprised the school is so new though
This is the best thread ever made. Period.
>>36811141That's nothing; the Dos is located in PhederAlley.
I have rather extensive headcanon for my country. A wizarding school, however, was not a part of it up until now. Thank you for the wonderful idea.Location: In the mountains, possibly Rila or Pirin mountain. This has a historical reason. Bulgaria was 200 years under Byzantine rule and 500 under Ottoman rule. During those times freedom fighters and monks migrated towards the mountains. One of the most famous monasteries is located in Rila mountain. It is located on mountain pick that is not easy to access.Architectural style: It is built in the style of a Eastern European monastery. It has one entrance that leads to a large open court. On all sides you can see the classrooms, common areas and the bedrooms for the staff and students. For reference:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rila_MonasteryStudent body: Due to the sociological factor of being under the rule of another nation, the students are not separated into houses. The school tries to harbor a feeling of unity among all the students. Most students are muggle-borns or half-bloods, as the majority of pureblood families choose to send their kids to Durmstrang.
>>36811317School colours: Green and WhiteSchool uniform: The school uniform is somewhat lax and there are guidelines provided with the admission letter. Parents are encouraged to purchase multiple sets of identical clothing to enforce at least some uniformity. The rules are looser for Sundays and every month there is one Sunday when the faculty organizes a 'party'.Sports: There were times when Quidditch was not allowed on the premises as a safety precaution during wars and uprisings. As of today, students are allowed to play the game during the weekends. No formal Quidditch cup is established.Transportation: Currently students have to go through the Travel Emporium to be able to reach the school. A special branch of the Emporium was built a walking distance from the school's entrance. Historically, students could choose their method of transportation. Muggleborns were side-along apparated by faculty members. In some extreme cases they were allowed to live on campus all year round.
>>36811338Educational aspectsGrading: Students are graded on a scale from 0 (no grade) to 5 (the highest grade).Year zero; age 9: Reading and writing, Mathematics, Flying (NB: There are entry tests that determine, whether a child should go in for the zero year. Flying is the only course that can be transferred to year one.)Years one through six; compulsory subjects: Potions, Transfiguration, Herbology, Magical Defense, Spellcasting, History of MagicYears one through six: electives: Muggle history, Astronomy, Divination, Muggle defense, Domestic magic, Ancient languages, Zoology, Alchemy, Arithmancy, Theory of Magic, Crafting, Enchanting. NB A minimum of one elective has to be chosen for the completion of the year. The maximum is four and there are four elective slots on the diploma. If a student chooses to take less than four courses, a 0 would be written as the grade for the empty slots. This would affect a students prospects in life as employers want a minimum average grade1 as part of the recruitment process. Electives can be changed after year three, some teachers require a test to allow transfer students.
>>36811199Noice.How close, out of interest, is wizard school USA to actual high school?I'm curious because I'm >>36809140, and outside of being a boarding school and teaching magic Hogwarts was really fucking familiar.For example, one of the House-type things (which were mainly for admin) at my school was literally "Merlin" . Not even joking.
>>36811356Years seven and eight: The coursework in the last two years of education is divided by core subjects and six subject groups. All students have to have a passing grade in the core subjects in order to graduate. Each student has to choose a subject from each of the groups.Core subjects: Spellcasting, Astronomy and Independent studies (the student chooses a topic out of any of the subjects thought at the school and has to write a lengthy essay for the duration of the two years.)Group 1, Academics: History of Magic or Theory of MagicGroup 2, Wands: Transfiguration or EnchantingGroup 3, Naturals: Herbology or ZoologyGroup 4, Cauldrons: Potions or AlchemyGroup 5, Duels: Magical defense or Curse breakingGroup 6, Muggles: A variety of subjects thought at muggle schools is offered. Students rate their choices. Three, or four, of the subjects are chosen for the year. Students go to their highest ranking choice that was chosen.Notes: The average in the diploma is calculated out of the averages for all the years at the school. Years seven and eight are counted as one unit and have a common average. For students that have passed their entrance exams and did not have to complete the year zero curriculum, the test results count towards the average.
>>36811363I imagine that Salem is very similar to Hogwarts. The wizards who founded it wanted a slice of home, and their sponsors actively made it very traditional. The other ones have specialty subjects. Baton Rouge offers a a class in VooDoo because of a large Haitian population. San Francisco is really the only one to offer muggle courses, being a pretty new school. I imagine them offering Languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin), Maths (but not sciences as magic basically makes physics a moot point), PE as, according to Quidditch Through the Ages, American Wizards don't play Quidditch but instead have a sport called Quodpot (think Hot Potato and Basketball but the ball explodes violently if you have it in possession for too long), They'd offer muggle sports as well as some traditional sports like Fencing and Archery. They'd have history as well, I suppose. I actually started writing an in-universe history book cause I was having so much fun with it.
>>36807813Magitech University of Mesa Sangre>Placement:Somewhere in the Mojave desert, in a hollowed-out mountain bluff. A wide radius perimeter fence is adorned with signs announcing things such as "US Nuclear Test Site. Trespassers will be shot on sight." and "Lingering Radiation Hazard. Absolutely No Entry."Seen from above (if it were not magically camouflaged), the bluffs form a large ring containing the school and adjacent community. >Architecture/History: MUMS is both the oldest and youngest magic fortress in North America. The original tunnels were dug by the Pueblo Indian tribe over the course of several centuries. The site was abandoned sometime in the early 1500s, likely due to the Shaman Wars and their aftereffects. >(see attached files: "The day the sky wept fire", "30 years of drought: historic climate shifts in North America", and "British army report: unusual diseases amongs't the native population".)The deepest levels of these tunnels have defied all mapping and exploration attempts. The Mesa was later reclaimed by Spanish mages fleeing the inquisition. Detecting the site's intrinsic magical nature, (see: leyline report) they built the Mission and Hacienda structures, many of which still stand atop the flat topped bluff. The current school, infrastructure, and weapon systems were built mostly in the 1960s as part of a joint venture between the Masons who secretly run the US government, the aforementioned Spanish mages, surviving Native American shamans, and several small Chinese magical enclaves. These groups were united under a mandate from the OSS to combat the Thule Society, then later taken over by project: MK Ultra and redirected against the USSRs “Red Wizard corps”.
>>36811557>Student body:Hispanic: 40%Caucasian: 35%Asian: 20%Native American/Other: 5%Students are usually identified and recruited via secret tests administered to young children and persons applying for citizenship by the departments of Education and Immigration, respectively. Several families also make their home in the expansive tunnel networks, and it is not unheard of for entire generations to call the “red mesa” home.Uniform:The official uniform is a sky-blue shirt with navy pants/skirt and red highlights/piping. However, start-of-year ceremonies and graduation day are typically the only times of the year the the uniform is seen. During the rest of the year, students dress as they please, resulting in a riot of colors and styles ranging from jeans and t-shirts to qipao and monk robes. >Curriculum:Given its hodgepodge origins, the education provided by MUMS tends to be a “jack of all trades, master of none” style, although specialized courses are available. Students are expected to attain at least a rudimentary knowledge of Chi-augmented martial arts, and to gain the patronage of at least one spirit animal.American-Style magic tends to focus on fast, powerful effects, rather than the sustained spells popular in Europe. Given the lack of wands, American mages use a variety of Crystals, symbols, tattoos, enchanted guns and other focuses which, while powerful, tend to become depleted or burned out and require frequent replacement.Other courses include Spirit Calling and Sacred Geometry, but the pride and joy of the facility is the herbology department, with flora and fauna samples from all over the world.
>>36811557>>36811587This is awesomeI have a question: what happens if a student happens to put their hands in a wand? Is there some kind of specialized subject or tutoring program that the school can offer the kid?
>>36811536I remember reading about Quadpot - Quidditch doesn't have enough explosions for Americans, obviously.Baton Rouge sounds cool, I'm imaging something like a big plantation/southern gothic mansion thing in the middle of a swamp - maybe an island, to give it some grounds. Magically camouflaged, of course. Possibly similar to Beauxbatons.
>>36811764I always imagined Beauxbatons to be similar to one of the old Disney-style palaces. Just the way Fleur talks about it in GoF makes it seem way swanky. Baton Rouge is more like a creepy ScoobyDoo mansion lol.
>>36811846The architecture of USSWW – South: Baton Rouge Academy (trying to integrate my concept design with >>36810885 ´s) would be similar to Beauxbatons, but with a much darker ambiance. Something very simmilar to that house in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.
>>36811942I'm glad you're using my school. The house in dark shadows was partially my own inspiration when writing it so good job on that.Just watch out for lethifolds, alright.
>>36811756They would probably have to apprentice under an existing wand-user or go to one of the other, more traditional magic schools. And as an addendum: Recruitment by the military and/or the university R&D department are not mandatory, but are heavily encouraged. Especially given recent conflicts with sand mages in [redacted].
>>36811846I was thinking scooby doo type too, though maybe bigger and slightly less dark, with those classical columns that were popular for plantation manor houses.Would it be too much of a copy from Hogwarts to have a paddle steamer collect students from the length of the Mississippi?
>>36811974Lemme put here a picture of the Dark Shadows house. Now imagine it filled with jazz, voodoo and cajun spirit (and some beautiful french girls with pale skin and glistening golden hair from the exchange program with Beauxbatons).
>>36811980>>36811587>>36811557Almost forgot the school mascot.
>>36812044Not really, it makes sense with the local geography.
>>36812097Baton Rouge founder here, that is a perfect reference image. It just needs more trees. Large old ones with gnarled bark, tall enough to almost completely block the sun.
>>36807813I'm from the UK, so Hogwarts already exists in my country. However, I do have one I'd like to share.Location: Hidden inside one of the mountain ranges in England, the school is actually deep inside the mountain.Architectural style: Think of a typical Dwarven stronghold in a mountain, and you'll have a good idea about how the school would look inside the mountain. Great halls, support pillars, great forges and training grounds. Some areas are set aside, enchanted to have fake skies and grass, trees, etc etc.Uniform: No specific uniform required in day to day studies, though for formal events students are provided with a set of formally decorated armour to wear.Student body: Generally depends on the House each student gets placed into. Warriors, Smiths, Scholars and Alchemists. Each have their own requirements for students.Curriculum: Depending on your House, you'll learn a variety of things. Warriors learn to fight with sword and shield, or maces, spears, everything. Major thing is everything they wear is enchanted to hell and back. Smiths learn how to make weapons, armour, and enchant them. Scholars learn everything to do with books, history, and can take part in more ritual based magic learning. Alchemists learn potions, and magic relating to potions!Activities: Training, sparring, research, general magic studies.
>>36812131Engorgio'd weeping willows everywhere
>>36810786If you have a magic school in New York, it needs a Masonic architecture class and a Jewish Golem department.
>>36812097Looks pretty cool, where was that set/filmed?
Is the Israelfag from yesterday still on the board? That's got to be interesting.
>>36812161I think that golemancy would be a good topic to study in the Kabbalah subject.
>>36812196And I'm not even joking. That would be awesome.
>>36812235Maggie Smith made that scene.>I've always wanted to use that spell!
>>36812152A bit more fluff for this, because why not?Transportation: How do you get to the school, you ask? Simple, you climb. Every year the students are taken to the base of the mountain of the school, and are expected to climb it. It is not against the rules to cheat in this task, and use magic to get up there, but it is unofficially expressed that if you do so then don't leave the first years behind. Because seriously, don't be an asshole.Traditions: It is often taught in this school that magic is powerful, but you must never fully rely on it to do everything for you. Students are encouraged to train in weapons, master different skills, and use magic equally. It is also taught that magic is dangerous, and that a rogue magic user must be taken down at all costs. This often forms a hate for rogue magic users, and some students actively hunt them after graduation.Sports: Due to being in a mountain, Quidditch is not exactly popular. Instead they play more regular ground based games, like Rugby, except they play it in a very Bloodbowl fashion, just with more magical armour and less deaths.Sorting: Each student is sorted into their House through a series of trials, each trial focusing on the main aspect of each House. It is rare for students to succeed at two of the Trials, as they are each made to push you to your limits in each field. However in the rare cases a Student does pass multiple Trials, they're given the freedom to choose their House from the Trials they completed.
>>36807813it will need Luna for cuddling opportunities.
>>36812302Your school seems pretty brute and medieval. I'd not be very pleased by many of its methods (starting from the very arrival to the school itself. I mean, climbing? Are you serious?), but hey, I guess it forces you to build some character...
>>36812362top fucking kek.drink a levitation potion if you can't cast the spell.
Am I the only anon who still hopes that his post-owl just got lost over the Atlantic and that they're still holding my spot open ;_;
>>36812362The climbing thing is basically to express the point of the school. While you CAN use magic to cheat, should you? You could climb the mountain yourself, not rely on a single bit of magic, and show everyone that you don't need magic to do everything for you. It's also a bit of a teamwork exercise, for those who don't use magic to climb they can instead help each other climb through normal means.As for the school being brute and medieval, that's sort of the point. Wizard in HP-verse are spoiled, using magic for nearly everything even in their daily lives. They also often think themselves invincible as long as they have their wand (Aka Voldemort syndrome.) The school does everything it can to discourage this.
>>36812394And what about the first year short fat muggleborn that nobody likes? No help from the kids from higher years, no experience on casting magic, just you and a fuckin' huge mountain... He'd rather walk his way to Hogwarts.
>>36812406No, dear. You ain't. I know your feel, bro.
>>36812433Helping the first years is encouraged, but even then those who choose not to cheat with magic are there to help him along. Also muggleborns aren't really looked down by the school, and the whole racism thing against them is normally stamped out eventually.
>>36811980>>36811756I would imagine regolith would be a highly sought-after wand core material.
>>36812448Also, since we're on this topic, more fluff!Bloodline purity/Muggle relations: Are you a mudblood? Are you a muggle? Who the hell cares! Students are coming to this school to learn, to train, to better themselves in every way. It doesn't matter who your parents are, if they're magical or mundane, all that matters is you. If you're willing to try hard, fight hard, and endure everything this school throws at you, you're as magical as the purebloods. Now grab that sword and hit that training dummy!
>>36812433i want to see him become a fucking brutal meat tank.capable to cast primitive but fucking powerful spells.
>>36812495This Anon has the right idea!
>>36812484Yes.But you'll never be the part of the ruling elite as a mudblood.
>>36812516That Mudblood wearing steel plate, with a magic reflection shield and a sword that shoots fire thinks otherwise.
>>36812516Smug blood purity apologists get the short stick in the school. Are you a fuckin' racist? Then you're gonna have a hard time, 'cause you're gonna get your ass kicked so many times you're gonna end up wanting to become a squib.
>>36812194Can't be sure. The thing about Jewish sorcery/magic (at least the "good magic" which isn't considered grounds for burnination) is that it's not only intricately woven with Jewish religion and spirituality, it is woven with the Jewish lifestyle. To this very day (at least in Israel), many families (even not retardedly ultra-orthodox ones) at least pay token respect to things like divination or good luck charms, and in some communities reputable ba'alei-shem ("masters of names") can become politically powerful and quite influential. Since kabbalah is by definition both a spiritual journey and "secret" (literally, it is known as "the secret at the end of the orchard", and supposedly CANNOT be taught), I'd imagine that any Jewish school of magic will be modeled partly after rabbinical schools, partly after a yeshiva (there's no good cultural translation of this concept - you can think of it as a "university of theology". Judaism approaches religion in an amusingly scientific way, complete with the belief that to endlessly study, research and analyze it is an essential part of being faithful), and partly after the "courts" of Hasidic Judaism (which is already very mystically inclined as it is). Everyone obviously has to be ultra-religious, theology classes may be literally more numerous than magic classes, and an overwhelming focus is put on maintaining spiritual purity at all times. If women are even ALLOWED to study magic (it's very possible they may not be), it will be in a different building with different teachers, and they'll never be allowed to meet. Focus will be almost entirely on (very, very, very) advanced magical theory, divination and amulets, with proper summoning of angels and demons (the "forte" of kabbalah) paradoxically being kept only for the most advanced students because the first is considered sinful without a proper cause and the second is too dangerous (Solomon did it all the time, but he was MOTHERFUCKING SOLOMON). (cont.)
>>36812540I doubt the parents of said smug blood purity apologists wouldn't even allow them to attend my school.
>>36812572kikes would have to teach their golem magic even in early years.
What if there was a Wizarding community that regarded first-generation wizards and witches as having the greatest purity, and the school in that community gave preferential placement to first-generation students? Then those of proven blood purity would get the next level of treatment, and mixed-bloods would get the lowest level. Oh wait, they also admit squibs, and they get the least resources of the school for their education.
I'd guess Baton Rouge would excel at herbology and potions, historically. Big swampy gardens, potion-brewing traditions from both European and Haitian sides.It occurred to me that their quodpot pitch could be "wet" - that is they play over water. An incentive not to fall off, and you can throw a ready-to-explode ball into the water if you have to (or want to cover an opposing team member in swamp water)
>>36812572What if they taught Kabbalah? Isn't that just fake/stolen Jewish magical theory made up by a Spaniard?
>>36812572Instead of houses, the school would be divided into fiercely competitive, only barely cooperating "courts", each of them gathered around a different enlightened leader with a different interpretation of and approach to magic. Since leaders occasionally die or are replaced, and courts may divide, merge, divide again or simply fall apart, the politics of the school are an absolute clusterfuck, making it very difficult for foreign schools to understand or have long-term relations with. In terms of the classes themselves, it would be amusing if they were modeled after traditional rabbinical teachings, with the lessons taking the form of logical and theological "arguments", debates and riddles (remember how Hermione said some of the greatest wizards of all times sucked at logic? This wouldn't pass in the rabbinical world, at least "ideally"). Granted, it would make it so that only a small percentage of students would actually graduate, but that's Jewish philosophy for you: that's not a bug, it's a feature meaning the school only lets out the best of the best. Aesthetically, the school could have two, very different ways about it - one assumes that it existed for thousands of years (since Solomonic times?), and for whatever reasons didn't see fit to get involved in the fuckery that happened in the region since then. The school would look like a blocky, pillar-y temple filled with statues of lower ranking angels and the students would be dressed like cultists. How the politics of the school survived the foundation of the actual state of Israel is hard to say. If it mirrored "real" politics, maybe the original population was eventually overwhelmed by the flood of Ashkenazis from the disapora, and now there are tensions between the "ancient" courts and the (relatively) "modern" ones. (cont.)
>>36812693Another possibility is that the school was only founded with Israel, by Jews from the diaspora, in which case it is DEFINITELY ruled by Ashkenazis (with rampant racism) and looks like a grey, blocky, Soviet nightmare where everyone is dressed in solemn black and fur coats despite the Israeli heat (maybe the place is enchanted so it snows all the time like in the shtetl...).From a storytelling point of view, I would definitely want to see how such a school struggles to adapt to the changes in the world around it, much like the actual religious Jewish community has. Even if magical Jewish families practice insane levels of eugenics and keep meticulous genealogies (which Jewish families do even without magic), we know that mudbloods are a thing that happens. Witches are a thing that happens. Heck, even Judaism itself allows for the existence of "secret" enlightened folks who just happen to have supreme spiritual purity despite coming from the humblest of origins. How does the school handle those? Do they just let the magical kids of non-religious families run wild in Israel (it would explain a few things...)? Do they let them into the school, but force them to become ultra-religious (on pain of...?)? Are they forced to leave the country? This would cause a risk of intermingling with the goyim - no religious Jew would like to risk THAT. Same goes for women...And how it all ties into the conflict with the Palestinians (some of which might very well BE members of the ancient courts) is subject for an entire campaign/book.
>>36812702>Not knowing the history of Kabbalah>Sefer Bahir and another work, the "Treatise on the Left Emanation", probably composed in Spain by Isaac ben Isaac ha-Kohen, laid the groundwork for the composition of Sefer Zohar ("Book of Splendor/Radiance"), written by Moses de Leon and his mystical circle at the end of the 13th century but credited to the Talmudic sage Shimon bar Yochai (cf. Zohar). The Zohar proved to be the first truly "popular" work of Kabbalah, and the most influential. From the 13th century onward, Kabbalah began to be widely disseminated, and it branched out into an extensive literature.It's literally just lies that have been written to look and sound like they're based on ancient mystical Judaism.
>>36812572>>36812693I hope nobody ends up making a mess out of this because of sionist or anti-jewish purposes, because I think that this guy's school concept is really awesome.
>>36812754Unlike the magic of J.K. Rowlings, which is based on authentic English wizardry.
>>36812484Time for more fluff.Great figures of the school.Svalinn the Unbreakable: Creator of the Warrior House and first Head Master of the school, said to be a man of pure iron will, one who refused to ever surrender against any challenge that faced him. It is said he created the mountain climbing tradition when he first made the school, as he climbed the mountain alone to find the perfect spot to construct his school.Rufius the Steelblooded. A man who was said to be a master smith in his time, and creator of the Smith House. Tales state that he was the first companion of Svalinn, and was the one who forged his mighty armour and weapons.Nia the Wise: A great scholar, a woman greatly dedicated to the collection and keeping of knowledge. She is the one who recorded all of Svalinn's adventures, and created the Scholar House to ensure those who loved knowledge like her would have a place to learn.Crestor the Alchemist: A forever curious man, never satisfied with the status quo. He is the creator of the Alchemist House, but he also helped form much of the school's attitude towards Mudbloods and Muggles. Being a Mudblood himself, he took the task upon himself to teach his students equality between all magic users, Mudblood and Pureblood alike. He succeeded.
>>36812754I don't think you understand the actual purpose of this thread, therefore:>>>/pol/
>>36812484>>36812516American, wrote the MUMS school. MFW the ruling council (made up entirely of pure-blood wizards) announces that mud/pure relations have no problems and muggleborns need no extra help to offset the extra years of magic exposure that purebloods get.
>>36812777>The thing about Jewish sorcery/magic (at least the "good magic" which isn't considered grounds for burnination) is that it's not only intricately woven with Jewish religion and spirituality, it is woven with the Jewish lifestyle. >What if they taught Kabbalah? Which isn't Jewish magic at all but looks like it?>Not the purpose of the thread
>>36812693Courts seem a bit temporary and tied to individuals for a long-running educational institution.Would it make sense for the original founders to establish courts that outlast them as schools of thought, like you get in fields such as economics, psychology or history?If so, I'd imagine students wouldn't have to pick a court until they'd had a few years of education and the opportunity to see what each one offered, but I appreciate this is just me following a tangent
>>36812810Except that it is. Right now. These days. Religious Jews practice it, very, very seriously. It doesn't matter if it's not "authentic" enough for you, it's authentic enough for plenty of rabbis and rebbes the world over. You're doing the equivalent of arguing that the Christianity of the pope isn't "proper" Christianity because it's based on more on the teachings of Peter than of Jesus. Want to go tell that to a Catholic?
>>36812779>"The statistics about American aurors avadakedavra-ing muggleborns in situations where they would let a pureblood "get off with a warning" are nothing but lies and rumors. " #mugglebornlivesmatter
>>36812779While that may normally be the case, take my school for example, which would do something like this.>Be every day normal Pureblood Wizard.>Went to Diagon Alley, got my robes, got my Wand, I'm all set to go!>Wind up at the base of a mountain.>What the fuck am I doing here? Where's my train?>All the other students start to climb, levitate to the top because I'm a smart Wizard.>Get sorted into the Warrior House, because I used my magic to cheat and beat the combat Trial.>First day of training, turn up in my normal robes.>Everyone else is wearing armour.>Teacher walks up to me. "Where's your weapon, boy?">Lift my wand, looking smug, the others don't even have their wands.>Wand gets smacked out of my hand.>Teacher shoves a sword into my hand "Take this and fight that boy." He points at another student.>Um, I thought I was here to learn magic...>Get my ass beat.>"I wish I had gone to Hogwarts instead...">Every other student shouts "Too late! Nice wand, faggot!">The end.
>>36812819I based the concept on the Hasidical courts that exist in Israel today. These guys are fucking nuts. Mostly they're content to just not be friends with each other, but there have been cases of MOLOTOV COCKTAILS AND BEATINGS WITH TIRE IRONS being involved. Sometimes police has to come to do riot control because a religious/political (in the most insular religious communities these are one and the same) argument went serious.
>>36812810Are you aware of the fact that you're making a mess out of moething minimum? This is mere fiction, dear. Get your shit together. If the dude wants to consider kabbalah the magic made by the demiurge himself, then it is, 'cause it's his canon.Your unwanted explanations seem like you're following the purpose of make a fight out of that topic and make shit hit the fan. Enough with it.
Not that I have anything against Jews, but there's no way in hell that talking about them is taking the thread in a good direction.
>>36812867>>Went to Diagon Alley, got my robes, got my Wand, I'm all set to go!forgot your pet m8.>inb4 catgirl
>>36812890Pets are not mandatory, people can choose not to have a pet.
>>36812779>>36812844Muggleborns in HP don't seem to actually have much difficulty compared to pure-bloods with actual magic.
>>36812867you may still get gourd duty.
>>36812925Nothing wrong with guard duty, good honest work that is! Keeping the citizens safe from criminals, patrolling the streets, picking up hot chicks because they like your muscles and sexy armour. It's a good life.
Could we please finish this >>36810786 and stop discussig Jewish topics? Thank you.Also, Aben, you've been doing a pretty good job with your school. I love it. Is an atypical approach to magic that even though I don't share (I'm more of a wandwork kind of guy), I consider pretty interesting.
>>36813015That gif amuses me greatly, and shows exactly what an Alchemist House student might be like. I approve.Also I would assume currency conversion is a thing, considering some Wizards try to blend in with Muggles.
>>36813015I think that even though mud- muggleborns have the same potential for magic as Purebloods, the social conditions that surround them make the start of their formal education and academic developement a little more difficult. That's why I consider that the idea expressed by Merrythought in the Student Body section here: >>36807967 is a pretty practical and spot-on approach to a unavoidable problem.
>>36813060what kind of House should this faggot go?
>>36813087I'm not sure who that is, could you provide me a video or something showing what he can do?
>>36813099https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5mQ5nqyw3MAlso, I think Aben's academy is his kind of institution.
>>36813015I think it was mentioned in HBP that muggle-borns find the use of magic just as easy as purebloods (because Slughorn) but I might be misremembering.It's not addressed much if it is though, which is fine.Still thinking about East school
This thread seems like a reunion of the International Committee on Magical Education and Wizarding Academic Institutions. I love it.
Alright, I'll give it a shot.Jamaica. One of the schools for the Caribbean and Central American region.Placement: The school is located on a cliff on the north coast that cannot be reached or viewed by normal means. It exists in folded space and if not approached from the right direction will just send you to the other side of the property, seamlessly. The school is reached by entering a forested area in the hilly central region that inexplicably drops you out on the coast after a few minutes of walking along cool, shady paths. Architecture: The school resembles very much the styles of Hogwarts, as it was originally made by wizard colonists, but over time it has grown to take influences from the melting pot of cultures that make up the island. Thick vines grow on every building and sometimes make buildings themselves. A small settlement resembling a shantytown surrounds the 'landing area' when you leave the forest paths that serves the same role as Daigon alley does for Hogwarts. A few stone buildings from the english days still exist there as well.
>>36813087I'd say he seems like a very radical Scholar House student, who dabbled too much in dark magic knowledge.
>>36813099/co/ has near constant threads about him. See: >>67985048As far as I can tell, his main power is "being an asshole"
>>36812742What if it was a far more modern school? Based more on Israeli culture than Jewish culture? How would magic work if it was based on Israeli philosophy instead? (I seriously don't know, but this interests me.)
>>36813169link not working, here's a sample then
>>36813198it's working he just needs to click on the video twice. :padding more Luna btw.
>>36813208More Luna is always a good thing.
>>36813161The schools follow the English style of being divided into houses. Not sure about the names but the animals would likely be Lion, Hummingbird, Spider (for anansi) ... and not sure about the last (tempted to say Ant, but I like ants) As stated before, the student body is made up of people from all cultures and races and has a very open and tolerant feel to it for differing worldviews and practices. Some form of blood elitism still likely exists however.Curriculum: (year 1) Standard stuff (History of magic, Spellcasting, Transfig, potions etc), Muggle HistoryYear 2+: Standard stuff continues, Magic theory, Loa, Spirits, Defense, SPORTS, Arithmancy, Magic and Music, Magical Animals
>>36813225>>36813161Dress code would encourage more light and loose garments due to the temperature and humidity. Sleeveless is a high possibility. As for sports, quiddich is known of but not as popular as it is overseas. We are much more likely to be playing something involving football(soccer), various central american influenced things, and something that includes much more physical involvement than flying around on brooms. Essentially, Gobbowl. Other activities include choir, magical music, 1,000 meter dash (magic assisted and obstacle strewn) and Herbology
>>36813267Forgot to mention things like poetry and wider voodoo / Obeyah Defense against the Dark arts is also likely a highly valued class.
>>36813267>>36813161>>36813225Sweet. Got a name for it?
>>36813015> Does Gringots do currency conversion?Yup. It's shown in book two, I'm pretty sure.>>36813119Slughorn finds it strange, but not unwelcome, that some muggle-borns are magical geniuses.I'd say that your average muggle-born will have an harder time to learn magic at the start, since they're not surrounded by people knowing how to do it. So, it'll be like learning chinese with books, when no one around you can speak it and with the added problem that you'll get arrested if you practice it out loud
>>36813324Ah, the all important name....Nah I'm blank.
>>36810786Thoughts about potential for USSWW East.Despite being underground it's pretty big, with architecture like Grand Central or the Moscow subway, and there are some truly huge parts like the Stadium and the Grand Lobby, which is something like ten stories tall.The facilities range from "grand" to "cozy", and there are windows and ceilings that show weather and sky to reduce the feeling of being underground. Though it's not as old as some of the other schools it does have dungeons and vaults, below the main school levels, to imitate (in a good way) schools like Hogwarts. They are mostly used for advanced classes, and storing valuables.There are many ways to the school's main entrance concourse - certain doors in New York's subway stations and public buildings lead to it, and there are fireplaces for floo travel.USSWW East specialises in transfiguration, charms and defence against the dark arts. Dueling is popular, with several clubs running in the school and annual competitions between them. Some clubs are highly exclusive, with some even maintaining "old boy" networks, while others take all comers.
>>36813212what's your version of Ravenclaw then?what values does it have? how to get in there?praise Odin!any House mottos like on GoT?
>>36807813they teach science inside.
>>36807813Thaifag here, let's give it a shot.>LocationWas established in what was to be the old city of Ayutthaya in the Sukothai period (mid 13th century). Since the First World War however, only its entrance remains there. The actual compound has been raised up to cloud level.The old city has been turned in to the Thai equivalent of Diagon Alley. It's called Mut/Mat Soi. The pun doesn't translate well in to English.>Architectural styleIt looks like a giant Wat, mostly based on Khmer roots but there is also cleaner and more modern Thai "renovations." There are several lecture halls, with the hall where Buddha resides being the main one for meals. There are also temporary dormitories, some recently constructed. Other Asian influences, Chinese and Japanese primarily, are also seen.>StudentsStarting at around age 11, students are brought in and study until they finish the Magical equivalent of high school. Most are Thai with maybe 15% foreigners. In order of decreasing rarity, they are made up Chinese, South East Asians, Western Europeans, Americans, Japanese, and the odd Australian, Indian.There aren't houses or explicitly stated divisions. All students consider themselves part of the same family and are thus equal as siblings are, even if one is royalty. Younger students are expected to respect their elders. The elders are expected to help the younger, whether it is with advice or otherwise. The staff likewise follow the "Father Governs Children" approach from the Sukothai Kingdom.Students have divided themselves more in to cliques. There are obviously too many to track but the main ones mainly focus on the philosophy regarding magic. They are the Nationalists, Spiritualists, and Progressives.cont.
I ran a game using the Witch Girls Adventures rules in a custom setting. It was more or less a ripoff of the HP setting, but since I've never read the books, I can't say exactly how much. I did watch all the movies one time each and found them tolerable.http://thebriarwoodschool.wikidot.com/The game only lasted about half a dozen sessions, but I was happy with it. I can talk more about it if people are interested.
>>36816602The Nationalists believe magic should be used for the betterment of society, King, country and mankind. Their name is just a holdover from the 70s. The Spiritualists believe magic to be a path to enlightenment, or spiritual fulfillment. Magic is to be used sparingly and followers tend must be able to coexist with those without magic. Progressives are the opposite in that regard. They view magic as a means to an end. If there is something magic can accomplish then it should be used.>CurriculumThe curriculum has been modified to meet International standards but has its own quirks as well. History comprises both extensive study of mundane and magical countries from around the region, with a dash of mythology thrown in. Magic Theory teaches meditation and skilled students are fast tracked in to wandless casting. There is also a physical education class all students must go through.Electives must be studied for at least four years, usually the last four, include but are not limited to Martial Arts, Arithmancy/Mathematics, Theology, Magical Law, and Magical Languages/Runes.Students may thus take electives as soon as the enter but it is rare. Teachers will only advise students in a chosen career path if requested. Students are expected to find their own way otherwise.>Uniforms and coloursTo blend in the mundane population, students are expected to wear a monk's robes, orange for male and white for female when not on campus. Inside they are given a white collared shirt or blouse, with males getting tan shorts and females long blue skirts. Their breast pockets have a red number denoting the year of admittance and expected graduation in accordance to the Buddhist calender. 7987 will denote a student who entered in '79 and is expected to graduate in '87. Above the breast pocket is the student's name, written in their native language. Both text and numbers are magically sewn in with red thread.
Germany, all wizards are nazis and the ahnenerbe is real.Hitler runs the school Dumbledore like and Himmler is his McGanegel, Göbbels is there too.
>>36816938>MiscAll Thai boys are also expected to serve time in the military as a conscript, whether through an ROTC or otherwise. Otherwise they cannot find employment within the country. Magicals are no exception. Only it is the Royal family that they serve specifically. The incumbent government can only request to borrow them and only in special cases or in war time. Training is focused on mainly on the tactical aspects of magical combat. Those who elect to go through ROTC (which also accepts females) are also taught the basics that an Auror may need and is required should a student wish to become one.
>>36807813don't think there would be a school for us in Australia maybe something near Uluru or in Tasmania nobody knows what happens on that island
>>36817180Why not?>>36816602>>36816938>>36817143Very cool
>>36811061there is a guy onine who make electric magic circles.Chinese study could be about making compicated circles and runes out of cipoer wires and power them up with electricity.Advanced magi you print on silicon microchips your spell patterns.
Actualy Disneyland is a mgic school hidden from muggles by making them believe it is a park.Hollywod don't use CG in their movies, they use actual mages.
Ideas about a complete Horror school?WIll the children be werevolves and vampires?Or just normal people?How are they chosen?
I want to see this wizard school do this in relation to the teaching methods of other schools.
So what pets your students usualy have?
>>36818100complementary owl waifus of course.
>>36818100>>36818100My school is the very first one posted in the thread, the andean one, therefore the birds my students would have would be Falco peregrinus, Falco spaverius, Geranoaetus melanoleucus or Glaucidium jardinii (biologyfag here, haha).
>>36818678Yours was great. I really liked it.Just birds as pets, or are there other popular choices too?
>>36818253Why is Lukjanienko such a cockgobbling, RUSSIA STRONK megafaggotWhy did they stop at the second part.On the upside I know exactly why I got this boner while watching Day Watch
>>36818100Jamaica School HerePopular animals would include birds (traditional owls, sparrows, hawks) semi-magical hounds, something that allows sea travel (dolphins for example, especially among students that are full/part/ Encantado) and mongoose
>>36818773Well, I think Chaetopractus nationi (hairy armadillo) and Cavia porcellus (guinea pig) would be some of the options offered by the region. Also, I think there would be the options of domestic cats (Felis catus) or domestic rats (Rattus norvegicus) because they exist all around the world. Frugivorous bats would be ok too.
It's kind of odd that many of you have proposed obligatory military training in your school. I don't find that very nice. Give the kids the option, but i'ts pretty mean to force them to take it. That's why I liked this >>36808081 concept. They have the option but it's not compulsory.
>>36808662It sounds unimpressive right up until you realize that wizard home care includes dealing with boggarts, putting anti-vampire charms on your doors, and so on.
>>36812324>blue and silver tank topThat filename is false advertising!
>>36819445That's rather rude and discriminatory towards vampires. They don't pose a threat anymore since long time ago, when alchemists achieved to synthesize human blood out of water, iron and young mandrakes (clever way of by-passing Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration, eh, vampire apothecaries?).
>>36807813Given that I'm from Northern Ireland, I'd imagine the curriculum would place heavy emphasis on car-bombing enchantments and kneecap healing spells.
>>36818100Virginia school here.Birds are of course the most popular, merely because of utility. As a subset, Falcons, Hawks and Eagles are the most common, with owls being not nearly as ubiquitous as in Europe.Cats and dogs are the second and third most common pets among students, especially those raised by non-magicals.
>>36820077I think there would be a single school for all Ireland. I don't think the wizarding community gave a bloody fuck about The Troubles. That's muggle shit.
>>36820180And by "all Ireland" I mean Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, together.
>german>choice between old castle with alchemy, enchantment, black smiths and dragons or the modern magic school founded by Himmler during the third reich with that excellent historical department and neTough choice.
>>36818859books >>>> that 2 meh okay moviebelieve me you wouldn't want a body swapalso Luna > Olga.
You can breath nationalism in this thread
>>36820226Two unofficial houses: norther irish and southern irish, and the students would be in constant civil war. Dueling everywhere.
>>36821875Join us anon, proudly show your colours and showcase your regions unique magical flavor. Hrm, i wonder if desert/tundra wizards would be transfiguration specialists
I think countries like Brazil, India or Russia would need more than one school. Am I right?
>>36820180>I think there would be a single school for all Ireland.There is, and it's Hogwarts
>>36823045Sure, and the only boy in school age in Ireland is Seamus Finnigan.
>>36823117The Irish are not a magically inclined people.
>>36823117Who is, incidentally, noted for blowing things up
>>36820180>Implying I was being at all serious
>>36822763I can Russia if you want.
>>36823679I can make a school about Russia if you want.Not sure if and how blend in comunism.
>>36823702>>36823679I don't think it's necessary to blend communism. Stick to the cultural traits and don't make it into a political thing. Just see what happened with the jew school.
>France>Beauxbâtons>PlacementIt's speculated to be in the Pyrenees mountains. Far away from Paris at the very least, the city changes too much over the centuries.>ArchitectureCombines a disturbingly wide and luxurious landscaped garden in the middle of a relatively dry environment with a castle that has incorporated elements from France's entire architectural history. Very much like the other schools, it's a beautiful but dangerous place, full of illusions and fairy tale shenanigans. Very pleasant to live in if you don't question too much what you're taught. The location isn't tended by House Elves, but by a combination of dryads, animated objects and strange intelligent cats.>Student BodyThe students start one year earlier than in Hogwarts and promising students can pretty much do their entire academic career in the school, while more "practical' ones are discreetly encouraged to find an apprenticeship elsewhere. Politics-minded students have to finish their education with tutors outside the school while they get familiar with the Muggle world.>CurriculumSimilar to other schools, but with a greater focus on Wizard literature, politics, and history. The academy sees itself as a successor to various philosophical and esoteric schools from Western history. The magical courses are pretty much what you'd expect, though Beauxbatons's pride is the quality of its Transfiguration classes. The respectability of Divination has been a hot topic for century, and dropping Nostradamus's name is sure to start a fight among the nerds.>Dress CodeThe uniforms are mostly for official events, though clothing too casual is passive-aggressively frowned upon.>1/2
>>368255712/2>CultureThe Houses have been abolished somewhere during the 19th Century, being seen as divisive. Instead, a lot of informal clubs (as Slughorn like them) and factions have segmented the student body, from remnants of aristocratic families to heavily religious think thanks to Freemason chambers to very weird academic traditions. It's an open secret that one of these club is exclusively composed of werewolves, which are begrudgingly tolerated due to some obscure patron's protection.Rivalries are usually "settled" in the very assembly-like Dining Hall, which is almost universally considered to only impress chumps. Nothing important ever happens without massive amount of redtape.
>>36814278I guess the Scholar House would be similar to Ravenclaw, in the fact almost everyone in it is highly intelligent and has a lust for knowledge and learning. Also good morning, I fell asleep.
>>36825647Had me until werewolves.Siriusly, why?
>>36814278Ugh, so tired I forgot to answer the rest of your questions... Didn't think of any House mottos, but I'll give it a shot.Warrior House: Strength and Will.Smith House: Steel from Fire.Scholar House: Knowledge is All.Alchemist School: Life from Poison.As for how to get into the Scholar House, I think the Trial would be a puzzle, where you must collect data from various sources in the maze to find out how to solve the puzzle and escape. At least for now, still not really thought of the Trials for every House yet, so it's subject to change.
>>36830191>Siriusly, why?No, no, that's dog, not wolf. Come up with a replacement pun.
>>36830186morning m8>highly intelligent and has a lust for knowledge and learning.well i'm not sure this stands for Luna.it sounds rather like Hermione and that Constantine guy. as you mentioned earlier he went a little nuts learning too much about dark magic.
>>36833244Well Luna is kind of an oddball, I honestly have no idea. She does seem to have that air of wisdom to her though, I guess?
>>36834385well that's true.but it surely does not come from magic books.
>>36834447Well, she got into Ravenclaw, so she has to be somewhat smart to begin with. She's just a little... Insane? Eccentric? I'm not even sure with her.
>>36808431I see a lot of Appalachian folk magic/hoodoo being present, if frowned upon by the "classical teachings".
>>36810578I can see a Western American Magic School, even one that has modernized, to have an "old city" area that is kind of like Hogwarts Black Forest.
>>36835014Black Forest?Do you mean like the Forbidden Forest, or like the town of Hogsmead?>>36833043I canis think of a good wolf pun for that. The inclusion of werewolves like that is just lunatic
this is the most autistic shit i've ever read
>>36813015>Harry and Ron were both purebloodsHarry was a half-blood though. The trio was of various descent and each had a wand with different core.
>>36822763According to Rowling? Not really. I am sure that Pottermore list the countries with schools that are doing the magic education all over the world. Even Europe have just 3 schools, somehow. Yes, Beauxbatons have students from: France, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, and likely Italy and Greece, IIRC.And was mostly reconstructed during King Louis XIV or somewhere around that, so it's more palace than castle.
>>36835014i think this ruin village was in Far Cry 2.
>>36835014Read>>36811557>>36835852James Potter was from an ancient and noble wizarding family. Lilly Evans was a Muggle born. While not 100% pure, Harry was close enough to be considered a pureblood by most standards.
Thread is getting big. I put in an archive request
>>36835943Any source on Western europe going to BB?
>>36835852>mfw the grip of Ron's wand looks like a gnome penis.
>>36839725Dammit, why does worst girl have the best looking wand?
>>36840126wot u mean?
>>36839532Pottermore, really. If you're too lazy to use the site itself, use Pottermore wiki that have only information from the site and nothing beyond.
>>36839280>James Potter was from an ancient and noble wizarding family. Lilly Evans was a Muggle born. While not 100% pure, Harry was close enough to be considered a pureblood by most standards.What standards? Muggle + Pureblood = Half-Blood. Muggleborn + Pureblood = Half-Blood. This is canon fact. Even Harry admits to it.
>>36840406How did Luna's mommy get rekt btw?Was she a muggle too?
>>36840722She got blown up by an experimental spell.
>>36807956The wizarding school in Murica in actual harry potter lore is in Salem, and was constructed before the revolution if im remembering right.I'd picture it having kind of a brutalism architecture though. Like Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
>>36835943So which countries does Hogwarts cover? Britain and Southern Ireland? It seems odd to imagine Scandinavians going to a Russian school.
>>36835943>>36835943The fact that if covers that area doesn't mean all students from those coutries go to that school in particular. Maybe it is one of many options of formal education in magic. Off couse Rowling only talks about those three schools in detail, but many other schools are mentioned. Also, this is a headcanon thread so I think there can be as many schools as we please (for example, the scottish school Aben created, even though there's a wizarding school in Scotland already).
Talking official lore and canon in this thread is destroying it. Simply imagine your schools and don't restrict your minds to what's already canon.