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  • Biston
    replied to STing Mage: What Not to do?
    You want all the players on the same page. I know that sounds obvious, but it's a thing people often skip past. Make sure they understand the themes you're aiming for; a good way of doing this is to work with them to figure out how their cabal came together and what their mutual interests in being that cabal are (a specific mystery political goal, etc.). This is, from experience, the single most important things to do for the health of a game.

    From a mechanics standpoint: unless something significant is happening in it, if an Acanthus or someone with Time magic chooses to wind back...
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  • Unofficial Mage: the Awakening Discord Server Homebrew; Archive & Athanaeum

    Presented here, for your amusement, is a collection of all the custom materials thus far collected from the past year of the unofficial Discord Server's homebrew channel.

    Archive & Athenaeum

    A note for those venturing in: the collection is over 100 pages, and is not uniformly formatted. It is organized by type--spells, alternate attainments, alternate rule systems, etc.--but the content therein is not exhaustively curated for any sense of balance beyond workshopping done amongst members of the server. People will hold different thresholds for what they feel is "right"...
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  • Biston
    replied to How do you destroy a soul?
    You are missing the point if you're trying to argue how your preferred way of handling it should be enshrined in the canon and picking through single-sentence fragments in multiple books to try and claim it is. Especially if you're doing it in a contest where parties keep trying to out-pedant each other by writing increasingly-long screeds on how they're right.

    You guys want more rules for souls? All means, write up some homebrew detailing how that might work. People will very likely make use of it and appreciate having it. It would be a good thing; hell, I'd add it to the server...
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  • Biston
    replied to How do you destroy a soul?
    I destroy a soul by casting a spell that uses it or a spell that does so or by feeding it to a weird gribbly. I think if you need concrete rules for it having ephemeral Structure and Durability and what Conjunctional Arcana you require to effect this and how many Soul Health Levels it possesses, you're looking at it from the wrong angle and--more importantly--missing the point.

    Souls are there to be a powerful thing Mages can use with relative ease (Soul Jar is, after all, only Death 2), is plentiful, but is also the ultimate taboo because, I mean, you're destroying a soul. It exists...
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  • Biston
    replied to Stacking Paradox Rules
    Plenty of people read it at #1. You typing up paragraphs about how you misunderstanding should be blamed on the text won't and isn't needed to salvage whatever perception of image you feel might have been tarnished by being wrong. I've been corrected plenty, best thing to do is acknowledge you were wrong, affirm you prefer it one way or the other to yourself, and then either go on your way or introduce a houserule.
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  • Biston
    replied to Stacking Paradox Rules
    It's mine and Axel's server, and far be it for me to turn down an invitation to plug it.

    https://discord.gg/Z42DJ9h...
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  • You do know that when Hobbes wrote Leviathan, Locke was writing Two Treatises of Government, right? No, autocracy wasn't considered progressive, it wasn't some slide forward into a different mode, it was an argument that human beings were awful and the problem was that monarchy wasn't powerful and restrictive enough. Likewise, it's kind of bizarre to try and invoke nationalism as a progressive concept in the wake of WWII when it was the direct cause of the very issue you're claiming it helped solve.

    But this is what I'd expect from a guy who worked on a fan supplement which posited...
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