Looking for mage-based gameplay with exploration and stronghold components
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I've seen advertisements for various magic-based games recently so I'm looking for a new game with most/all of the following:
-Building up a single magic-user character, with or without companions (start from novice and build up to serious power)
-Interesting spell research and crafting mechanics (for example, explore some new areas to find new spell runes or rare components; combine multiple disciplines of magic in interesting ways)
-Stronghold or city-building component with some resource management. (Create/build stronghold, take over small city and expand it, etc. Basically, want the main character to have an impact on an area and the stronghold to support the mage).
-Exploration would be great bonus. I really liked the feel of opening up the maps in Fallout 3 and New Vegas.
-Not twitch-based combat. Reflexes don't really support aggressive FPS playstyle. Tactical combat with realm-appropriate units is fine.
-Single-player campaign or sandbox with interesting goals. Multi-player doesn't appeal to me right now.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.