In 1945 the Manhattan Project successfully created the first Atomic Bomb. They also discovered the first Wizard. They realized that when a person was struck by enriched uranium radiation that person acquired powers of reality distortion. Of course the radiation killed them overtime but they could do amazing things before the ticking time bomb struck. The OSS codenamed them Wizards and Operation Merlin was born.
Now it is 1959 and the Cold War is on. America and the Soviets both have Wizards who play a cloak and dagger game of war and magic behind the veil of reality. Some rely on great power with their magic and die quickly others keep it in reserve and take pills to lessen the pain and vomiting but they all carry a magic wand of uranium with them to power up.
With Great Powers Comes Great Agony. How much radiation will you take in to save your self, your country and your way of life?