After discussing the misty/mystical ways of the standard spell (power) rules with a player, I am eager to try my idea for the future-based Modos powers system.
The idea is to make powers more wondrous by adding an element of chaos. Without boring you with the details, it would use a sort of astral-diagram that represents the flux of magic, and PCs would refer to it when using powers.
The diagram would indicate different things about the power being used, like additional strength, duration, range, etc. Then it could get really crazy, with nexus points that enhance or nullify powers…giant alien-beasts that affect the results of the diagram…oh this is a deep rabbit-hole!
If you have an idea for a better term for this futuristic force (neither magic nor power), let me know over on Twitter!