I’m sure we are all aware of the feeling of building magical momentum in rituals towards a goal. You can feel it like electricity in the air. The rules are bending. The world is shifting. But sometimes there’s a snag, even with all that. You pass a point, a magical climax, and things just don’t come. And then you feel the inertia. It builds. And your magic in this area yields fewer and fewer results. The target seems to be building resistance. And then it won’t budge.
What is this? Why is this? And most importantly, how does one kick down the doors, all out, guns blazing, and blast that stubborn sucker into oblivion?