From publisher blurb:
MAGIC AND MAYHEM IN DARK FANTASY SETTINGS!
Dark Fantasy Magic is a collection of tables and short essays to inspire the creation of wizards, spells or entire magic systems. You can also use this book to generate characters, spells and magic for stories, comic books, etc.
The focus is on dark fantasy tropes: flawed heroes, terrible villains, corrupting magic, ominous ruins and damned wastelands.
This is mostly a system-less book, to be used with any game of your choice, but some parts are written with the most popular RPGs in mind (you know, six abilities, hit points, saving throws, etc). It is especially suited for medieval dark fantasy games, such as my own (Dark Fantasy Basic).
It includes sections such as:
Appearance: Exotic looks for your spellcasting characters!
Familiars: Cats, frogs, flying skulls and faerie dragons... worthy assistants to your magician!
The cost of magic: Tables and essays on what magic could cost - from gold pieces and hit points, through bloody sacrifice, all the way to the wizard's life and soul!
Pain and destruction: A table of magical mishaps and catastrophic failures!