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    replied to Is the Syndicate evil?
    I am not sure I agree with this entirely. The NWO has a lot of conflict with the Syndicate (think about Obamacare/the ACA and how the NWO likely wants socialized/universal healthcare for a variety of noble [elevating/uplifting humanity] and potentially concerning [more control through government] reasons, but the Syndicate likely wants to keep pharmaceutical profits high and permit the free market to remain unregulated so the Syndicate can maximize profits; the Progenitors are likely caught in the middle between huge pharma profits funding their research and their desire to help cure/treat as...
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  • Modern day in the bay area, California. You have the east bay (Oakland, Berkeley, etc.), San Francisco itself, and the Silicon Valley and San Jose all around. Part of the appeal of Mage: the Ascension is how the game universe could conceivably map onto our own world (just a little bit darker, no?). So that can be exciting for players (and definitely the ST) to conceive of why something is the way it is in that area (who caused it to happen and how). That said, there are some things that you don't actually make darker than real life (e.g., the Oakland PD incident with them running through three...
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  • Thanks all for the responses! This was really insightful. I got a bit more background on 2.0 from friends (both the core book and the Hurt Locker), and it seems like they made some good changes. Anything I don't like could likely be dropped or slightly tweaked as needed. Thanks again.
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    replied to Dragon Egg Delivery
    I think all of Bluecho's suggestions are particularly on point. Nobody wants a Correspondence 3 starting Mage to just zip over to the closest place they can with a well-planned ritual, This could eliminate 99% of your planned story, and you might be forced to try to bully that Mage back to the PC group (which could just end in a dead/captured character and/or lost egg). I could see the game falling apart in the first episode as your one or two characters with Correspondence 3 or Spirit 3 end up losing the egg or dying through antics in an attempt to expedite the trip (as they should attempt to...
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