Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • Sadly, they're of my least priority for the moment, along with the other ones he mentioned....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Looks like my nuance from my tongue got lost in the keyboard. I meant that any talks of real-life mysticism should be related to Mage, because this is a Mage forum.

    Comparing other people to moles is something I also do not appreciate. Like I said (or at least, meant to say) in the part of my post that you didn't quote, mystics in reality get a bad rep whenever some other guy claims he is better than all the clueless masses out there....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Be careful where you tread, good sir or madam. Without something like the Sleeping Curse or the Technocracy, the only reason occultism, mysticism, and esoterica are being shunned in real life is because of their insularity and elitism.

    In fact, I'm sure many of us here would appreciate you sharing what you've gleaned and compare it with how MtAw describes magic. Because this is, after all, a Mage forum....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • What I meant to say was along the lines of what you quoted, so that the mage will "never see the world the same." But yeah, another Awakening is usually too much :P...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • If MtAw teaches anything about or is derived from magic/faith/ideology in real life (I consider them nigh same), it's probably Gnosticism.

    EDIT: With a healthy dose of humanism, making the Fallen and imperfect world and its Sleeping residents worth on their own. To deny it is the first step to Hubris, at least in Mage.
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by 21C Hermit; Today, 02:16 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Beasts
    The best shot Beasts have is to breach the Primordial Dream, wade through the Anima Mundi, reach the Far Shores and cross the Ocean Oroboros.

    Which translates to, "Tough luck."
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • ...!

    Well then, it seems that I'll be expanding my perspective and fanboy-ness beyond the Chronicles & World of Darkness after all!...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Roleplaying: Raising Gnosis
    A vision quest in reenactment of the Awakening, but this time in the Fallen World, seems like a good thing to do.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to News on the FAQ?
    To be fair, the dozens of 1e supplements for Mage have not been written out of canon and thus available for use in 2e. Or at least the fluff parts are, since crunch got a major overhaul....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Chronicle Help
    Oh, I completely forgot about Fettering and Spirit Manses.



    For its Duration, the Spirit Manse spell creates a Place-That-Is-Not (a location in the Shadow that does not correspond a location in the physical world). It acts as a Safe Place with dots equal to the spell's Potency. The mage decides the Manse's form, but it is colored by the symbolism of her Path and Nimbus.

    For a Reach, the caster adds an Iris that connects the Manse to the physical world. This makes the spell Withstood by Gauntlet Strength....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Chronicle Help
    A spirit like that makes perfect sense. I wouldn't consider it magath since greed is associated with ravens naturally. Then again, the Awakened are much more forgiving of magath than, say, the Forsaken are.

    As a Familiar you have three options - a Rank 1 greed spirit that looks like a raven (one dot of Influence: Greed), a Rank 1 raven spirit that behaves greedily (one dot of Influence: Ravens), and a Rank 2 raven-greed spirit that probably used to be one of the former two (one dot each of Influence: Greed and Influence: Ravens)



    Well... can the character...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by 21C Hermit; 05-21-2017, 10:30 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Noted and added. But please understand that it'll take quite some time for me to get to them, because as of now my current to-do list is:
    • Tamers of the Cave
    • Thrice Great
    • Eyes of Ain Soph
    • Cloud Infinite
    • Subtle Ones
    • Choir of Hashmallim
    • Concord of Serpents
    • Katsinam Suukya
    • People of the Hour
    • Stygian Heralds
    • The Legion
    • Cryptologos
    ...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • We can always, instead of getting rid of an ill-fitting name, slightly tweak the setting so that the name ends up fitting it.

    "Bardo" originally means states of liminality where your consciousness transcends its normal limits, and is etymologically related to "boundary." Genii of ancient times who didn't quite get the "Inspiration brings you madness" note might have deceived themselves into thinking that the Mania-realms reveal transcendental reality and not their own delusions, and yet despite their madness have successfully perceived that Bardos are...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Creative, yes, but also easy to abuse.

    I still stand by my opinion that the free-form, powerful magic that 1e pledges represent have been divided into pledges, Goblin Contracts, and the Goblin Vow Merit. And maybe Talespinning too, depending on how it turns out.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to A death question
    Isn't that Paradise Lost? And Satan's daughter named Sin, not Chaos in that work?

    If we do include Paradise Lost, though, we have some... interesting entities to put in Scion....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • States of mind, stages of life, and realms of existence are often not so separate in Buddhist and Hindu schools of thought. But yeah, Bardos are supposed to be transcendental, not illusory. Unless it's the Genii's madness warping their perspectives so that their illusions appear transcendental. Which, now that I think of it, is fitting for Genii in general.



    I just hope that the Sci-Fi terms don't get too professional. The level of jargon in Demon and Mage is the right level I'd prefer....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • While I'm relatively new to ChroD and thus haven't yet had the chance to indulge in Left-Hand Path yet, I'm fond of this story hook found in the "Flayed Souls" setting of Beast The Primordial:...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 21C Hermit
    replied to Acanthus and Forces Arcanum
    Hi there! Fellow Tarot reader here.

    Your statements are reflected in Keys to the Supernal Tarot, a Mage 1e supplement that deals with the Tarot, and how to use it in a Mage game. They have The Fool representing, as you said, the Awakening itself - but also the Arcanum of Time, because as you said The Fool is the beginning of a new journey and a new history. And Time, the Arcanum that grants you the ability to foresee and control Consequences of a Choice, is intrinsically connected to the Path of Thorns whose dual themes are Choice and Consequence.

    And judging by this...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • "With the blood of Urfarah in our flesh and the light of the Warden Moon in our soul, we of the Night Dancers pack declare that we shall ferret out The Baron of Whispers and demand from him the knowledge we seek, under the grace of Kamduis-Ur the Firstborn."...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • 1) Is the water spirit of the sea? (That is, is seaweed Resonant with the spirit?)
    2) Is seaweed somehow related to the spirit's ban, bane, or Aspiration? (You need not tell that such is so or not to your players, unless one of them uses some power to assess the spirit)
    3) Is the water spirit part of the journey, rather than its end? (That is, is the spirit unimportant enough to not warrant a minor quest specifically to deal with it?)

    If yes to the above, then by all means do so. (Although I have a hunch that sacrificing animals or offerings of food would work well with...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
21C Hermit
21C Hermit
Member
Last Activity: Today, 10:02 AM
Joined: 10-31-2016
Location:
Working...
X