I've recently been playing a lot of Elemental: War of Magic and I find the setting/premise pretty interesting. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in goofing around in a game of it.
As for what it is? Well, basically it's like a post-apocalyptic fantasy world.
One hundred years ago, the Titans warred for control of the magical essence of the world. They dragged people into their wars, taking them as followers and more. They would capture the essence into elemental shards which would become focus points of the fighting. Eventually, mortal channellers would arise; people that could control the magic of the shards themselves. In the end though, the world would be left in ruins by the Cataclysm. Cities lost, the land left lifeless and barren, knowledge forgotten, and so forth. People became refugees and wanderers.
In the present day (which the game takes place), a few mortal channellers have found fertile land and have attracted followers to essentially re-establish civilization.
The world is something of a mix of both high and low fantasy. Magic is common in the sense that it's everywhere and it's not particularly mysterious. However, it is not really like the magic of most fantasy settings. Channellers generally do not cast lightning bolts and fireballs from their hands; most of their powers are more manipulative. They summon things, they imbue others with their power, and they empower the land to support life. So while magic is common, it's more of an unseen force that supports.
Its the difference between wizards and people with magical skills or mages as mobile artillery platforms and mages as fantasy special forces.