GOG.com: This time we want you to think about a video game skill you would like to have in real life and explain why.
My, oh my, so many good options to choose from. One of my favorite aspects of video games is exploration - seeing the 'fog' disappear from a world map as more is revealed, discovering secrets, and the like. Leaving the global pandemic aside for the moment, I would love to travel all over and see the many wondrous sights our own world has to offer, and of course meet folks from all around - so my mind went immediately to teleportation or other fast travel.
Now, being a bit of an optimizer, why should I settle for fast travel, if there's a magic system in place that could provide that as well as other abilities? So I fall back to the magic system of the Ultima series
. In Ultima V, for instance, you could use magic to travel to the various moon gates scattered across the land, as well as do a lot of other useful things like unlock doors, heal the injured, protect yourselves, and of course fight nasty monsters. And while you could uproot the stones that control the gates, then plant them anywhere in the world, there are still only eight of them - and limitations are a good thing because they force you to prioritize what you want. Collecting or purchasing a few rare herbs to power my spells is a small price to pay for seeing the world in my own lifetime. :) (And maybe I can figure out how to enchant my own magic carpet...)