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  • #16
    Hmm. This is making me want to work more on my Space+Mage setting.

    The basics of it were:
    • FTL space travel and other forms of advanced technology are actually due to covert magic use. Much of the sensitive workings are obfuscated behind "black box" and "proprietary knowledge", reducing the impact of Sleeper Dissonance. It is serviced solely by authorized personnel (all Sleepwalkers or Proximi) from the various Corporations (who are run by Mages).
      • Space ships are possible via the creation of a sort of mobile Hallow (the ship's Core), which is connected to various Imbued devices to enable feats not strictly possible via conventional technology.
    • The Seers of the Throne have been shattered and forced underground. They largely operate as cults and subversive influences.
    • There has been a break in the Pentacle - the Diamond largely has taken control of various facets of humanity's government and infrastructure, with the Free Council being relegated to the fringe. Not an enemy, but they aren't given a seat at the table, either.
    • The space outside of solar systems is more prone to Abyssal phenomena - out where Matter is scare, Life is absent, and the references of Space fade to insignificance, things that cannot be stir and intrude and whisper.


    Malkydel: "And the Machine dictated; let there be adequate illumination."
    Yossarian: "And lo, it was optimal."

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    • #17
      Infinite Macrabe has some interesting ideas, and leaves open but suggests the idea that the Abyss can still be found in outer space.

      This raises a few interesting questions:

      If what the Exarchs did to pull the Abyss and create The Lie, extends to outer space then does this mean it was a reality shattering event even for alien civilizations from other planets? Could the story of the Exarchs actually have been an even that occured outside of Earth? Or does the Abyss come from outer space but the Aybss on Earth is what is keeping the Lie?

      The statement about outer space being part of the Lie comes from the 2e core book, but seemed like it wasn't a literal statement. It would be kinda awful to go that route imho because space is awesome.

      I see mages as people who despite being interested in discovery, still have a very narrow focus, and a lot already on their plate on Earth. Yet there could be emerging groups touting that there may be a lot to learn about magic in outer space, maybe even look for Awakened in other planets.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GreenKitty View Post
        Infinite Macrabe has some interesting ideas, and leaves open but suggests the idea that the Abyss can still be found in outer space.

        This raises a few interesting questions:

        If what the Exarchs did to pull the Abyss and create The Lie, extends to outer space then does this mean it was a reality shattering event even for alien civilizations from other planets? Could the story of the Exarchs actually have been an even that occured outside of Earth? Or does the Abyss come from outer space but the Aybss on Earth is what is keeping the Lie?

        The statement about outer space being part of the Lie comes from the 2e core book, but seemed like it wasn't a literal statement. It would be kinda awful to go that route imho because space is awesome.

        I see mages as people who despite being interested in discovery, still have a very narrow focus, and a lot already on their plate on Earth. Yet there could be emerging groups touting that there may be a lot to learn about magic in outer space, maybe even look for Awakened in other planets.
        Fun scenario: The Exarchs retroactively rewrote the universe to be humanocentric in nature, and as a result, there are alien mages out there with a huge chip on their soldiers.


        MtAw Homebrew:
        Even more Legacies, updated to 2E
        New 2E Legacies, expanded

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