Kreistor wrote:Jillian grabbed Betsy's arm and smashed it down on the table. The room heard the crack of bones as her forearm shattered. Betsy screamed in pain....Assume the world is real. You'll live longer.
At which point Jack does the same thing to Jillian - only the wounds vanish with a wave of his hand afterwards, just as Betsy's would have if a healmancer took care of it. If Foolamancy can actually fool all 5 senses - if it can inflict pain and create the appearance of wounds - your argument falls apart.
Each 'mancer's perception of reality is colored by their discipline. Maggie perceives G-strings. Monemancers see debt. Luckamancers see dice. This seems to suggest a world that either has no grand unified magical theory, or a world in which the perceptions actually influence and even create reality. The philosophical assumptions of what is real on Earth may not equally apply to Erfworld.