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  • Cool, glad to see I am getting closer. The Crown of Excellence sounds like one which would upgrade a chance dice to a normal one. It would also allow one to upgrade a mundane successes into exceptional ones, with Willpower expenditure allowing them to affect spellcasting rolls.

    Another idea for the Crown of Judgement is that it could allow the Prelate to spend a mana to become the sole Anchor to a ghost of up to [Death] Rank (with ones above Rank 5 being immune should they ever attain archmastery) and define how it can be resolved. Should they decide to end the effect, the ghost is...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to The Workshop
    I heard the original builders were exiled for heinous crimes. Sometimes in moonless nights, a vessel can take you to their domain. A taxi, a horse chariot, a bullet train, always one manned by a ghost. They ferry one across a misty path, drawing them past an Avernian Gate into a Domain of the Great Below.

    Here they toil in a great castle. A few pledge themselves to the vampiric gentry that claimed this land, venturing forth to the surface to seek a bloody harvest. Others remain as ghosts, bound to service in death to vampiric masters, with the same zeal as when they were enthralled...
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  • As a quick followup, I just got the book and its amazing. Thematic and evocative while at the same time lighthearted and hopeful. Should any of the authors find this, I just wanted to say you all did a fantastic job.
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  • The Psychopomp grants the Crown of Judgement. When encountering a ghost of Rank 2 without Anchors, the Prelate can spend a mana to create and force a Deathmask upon them, alongside one of their Obsessions. This grants up to [Death] Ranks when worn, with no ghost going beyond Rank 5. Once they fulfill it, the Reaper loses the Obsession, keeps the Deathmask and is free to carry on as they see fit. A Prelate can only have one such being bound at a time.

    Furthermore, the Prelate gains the Descend Numen. Unlike the normal version, up to [Death] ghosts without the Numen can be employed....
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  • The Ruin grants the Crown of Epicaricacy, which makes Conditional Duration cost no mana to use. Furthermore, the Prelate designs a Doom when they receive it. Anyone who dispels or ends one of their spells is afflicted by it for the remainder of the spell's duration. This can be changed every time they fulfill their Mystery Command.
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  • I think this is a Weaving rather than Patterning, because you are tying and synchronizing personal times. Its like a temporal version of Shared Fate....
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  • Yep, but it also says this is their Pylon's core project. She is the leader, but not the only one working on it. So if there was an Obrimos with Time (which is the Ruling Arcanum of the Legacy they are developing), they could have made that component....
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  • I didn't think about the MtG reference at the time, cool. The idea is a reference to the original lotus eaters from Greek mythology and the lotus eater machine trope.

    I knew I was forgetting something, the mana cost is needed. I should also probably say that they need a day to reach full capacity, they are not meant to be an unlimited mana loop.

    They are able to feed off ley energy and the spare from a Hallow. A Withstand rating wasn't added because they can simply be planted there.

    By making them exist alongside ley lines, it feeds the illusion:"They...
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  • Wouldn't she be able to use Forces and Prime to Make an AI ? This would be a purely computational construct, only able to affect digital media. When a prediction doesn't go well, the AI travels to the location via a backdoor. Then it collects the data and travels back to an imbued database. This area has a multiple imbuements of Time spells that can be cast sympathetically. Due to the massive amount of data they have, the sympathetic Withstand rating is not too bad. Then the Prime part of the spell comes into action, allowing it to use its internal mana reserves to activate them. Because this...
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  • Cultivate Lotus of the Palace (Life •••••, Prime •••••)
    Practice: Making
    Primary Factor: Duration
    Withstand: N/A
    Cost: 1 mana
    Suggested Rote Skills: Expression, Medicine, Science

    A spell that creates a flower of singular beauty that only grows in Hallows and ley lines, feeding on the energy, concentrating it and shining with an inner light perceivable only by Mage Sight. They are resilient like olive trees, reproduce quickly like fungus, grow expediently like rats and are eadible tass. Potency can be allocated on a one to one basis to increase the number...
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Mage Booklist
    Is there any chance we could get a sticky for this topic ? Its a useful resource for everyone, helping us keep track of existing books and sources of inspiration from Actual Plays....
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  • Ah, I see the confusion. In the Clash of Wills, I was considering only Fate and Mind. It stemmed from thinking about the Gift of Strength's Unchained Facet. It grants the werewolf the ability to break all restraints and bindings. So not only are they able to escape a pocket dimension, they gain rote property on the Clash of Wills. I was trying to figure out how a mage who needed to detain that target would prepare for that. The simplest answers seemed to enhance the effect of Willpower via Mind or apply a boon.

    Regarding Opacity, Prime seemed to focus the bulk of spells that help...
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  • Is it possible to use Time alone to slow down the speed at which a Mystery is contaminated by a mage's Nimbus ? Either on the investigator or examined subject ? Much like Veil of Moments, the idea is to arrest or slow down the speed at which it happens.

    In addition, can Fate apply boons to Focused Mage Sight ? If so what Practice would be required? I would guess it would be treated as any other spellcasting action.

    Lastly, can either Fate or Mind affect a Clash of Wills ? I am trying to figure out what Arcana could help with Focused Sight besides Prime and those seem...
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  • This reminds me of the system the Blood Bathers use to construct their ritual and its benefits, but a Hermetical ceremony flavor to it.

    I feel like fixing Warped Rotes should be part of the process of working out the glitches.
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  • They seem valid to me. Increasing the temporal sympathy of a subject to an object makes them think about it. In much the same way that the strings of Fate in the Lunargent narrative see the same connections the warlocks glimpse in sympathetic space, it seems appropriate that the Arcana of Choice and Consequences have an overlap with the ones of thought and emotion, for what is choice but thought and emotion being forged into intent and action ? Mind and Space mages will be able to do a lot more with them, but Fate and Time share some claim to these domains.

    Veiling the present could...
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  • Technically they cannot, since goetia don't have Manifestations, save for either a certain property of a Mystery (such as New York) or if a mage goes out of their way to allow them to (with a Weaving of Mind and Spirit/Death). So a very ambitious Clavicularius or Bene Asmodai would probably do it.

    Another option is for the goetia to stealthfully enter the mage's Oneiros when they enter/exit it (or should a Mind mage open the path for them). From there they could engage in carefully and stealthily modifying the mage's mind to align with the goetia's goals (since the native goetia and...
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  • Cool, thank you both. The Geist previews seemed like a fascinating new take on the Underworld, so I was wondering what would be the best source of ideas to explore the Great Below and ghosts in the material for Mage games. Plus Geist is another game I always wanted to run, so this works out really well.
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  • KaiserAfini
    replied to Gravity is an Exarch!
    "You wish to have freedom to move without being bound by the fundamental forces of the universe ? You have an energy debt to pay and are going nowhere until the full value is received" - The Auditor of Kinematics, ascended Force archmaster of the Chancellor.
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  • KaiserAfini
    started a topic Where to learn about ghosts ?

    Where to learn about ghosts ?

    Hello everyone, I am trying to get a better grasp of ghosts and the Underworld in general, so I wanted to ask what books you would recommend. If I recall correctly, the previews for 2ed showed some pretty major and awesome changes to the Underworld, so perhaps I should focus on it ? If not, what other books would you recommend ? Thanks in advance for the help.
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  • I find Forces is the most difficult for me, by a wide margin, its domain is very locked down. I have been trying to make a Forces and Space Mastigos Legacy of the Mysterium as a personal challenge and coming up with spells that don't already exist has been quite the ordeal, much less ones mixed with Space. Current ideas are to tie them to an Emanation, such as one inspired by The Music of Eric Zann or The Fauna of Mirrors.

    Time is much more intuitive for me to work with and I have posted a few spells there, including:

    * Temporal invisibility by falsifying your presence...
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