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  • Mage properly reflects the fragility of the human body where guns are concerned. Long ranged attacks, which is the only category into which firing guns fits neatly, is fourth in order. First in order is anyone Not using their focus and casting Magick. The player who does this will have a better chance of doing something to stop an enemy firing on them or another player. Casting Magick with focus might never happen, because it is fifth in order. Players are going to learn very quickly to ditch their foci.

    If you wanted to reward players for learning the Magick System and their...
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  • HorizonParty2021
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    I watched the first episode, but fell asleep to it, since I was watching at the end of the day. I just started watching the second episode where they recapped the last session. Good storytelling and roleplaying....
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  • I have not posted in some months. I forgot to expect what happens every time I post anything that touches on RAW. There is someone Pointing at me saying, "This guy doesn't know shit. He thinks the book cover is puke-green because he's full of assumptions.". There is a social aspect of posting. I like talking to other people who play and run Mage games, which are mostly on pause for the forever-lockdown.

    I was just speaking, in person, to a GM who runs games for very large groups of people. He was saying that for every game system that he has ever played or run,...
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  • I am saying the game mechanics allow this Mage to do this with a great number of successes before anyone knows he is going to do it.





    I agree that you should not give one side cheat codes. You have given the "Your Idea Sucks" team a Euthanatos sniper who showed up in advance and now we have to get into the limits of Time 2 Magick to predict events. Or not.



    Because, they are opposed to the Technocracy stopping the free flow of information. It is kind of what they are all about, having defected over this issue....
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  • A few weeks ago, I made a mobius strip out of paper and scotch tape to show someone. She was sure that when she cut it in half, there would be two pieces. It was like like awakening a Sleeper. A Viewmaster gives you more control over who is allowed to see the thing.



    I am thinking Correspondence at its highest rank, Spatial Mutation and Co-Location, in combination with Matter 4. Take an object that is sitting still, laid over a floor. Take the space that one edge occupies and spatially blend that space with the space another edge occupies, using Matter to fuse the...
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  • Maybe. Here, I am referring to a Mage who choses this tactic, plans for maximum impact and then simulating the results.



    Information spreads instantaneously over the internet, once someone uploads. A thousand people, most of who have cell phones are going to communicate to the rest of the world. The 99.99% have phones and computers too.



    Suppose the Virtual Adapts assist the group in getting around the technocracy's filters, which they are practiced at doing. There is also the simple tactic of documenting the cover-up, the mundane aspects...
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  • The Mage who wants to have the greatest effect on the Consensus for the lowest cost to himself will create the effect at a large public event that will be witnessed by Thousands of people. He only has to do this once to have a serious impact. Using RAW, he can do this and get away at least once.

    The astonishment on the faces of everyone confirms that everyone has seen something totally out of the ordinary and the witnesses will start confirming this with each other. They are now a group, not isolated individuals. The internal psychological mechanism that causes someone to rationalize...
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  • People responded, adding their own ideas. The conversation evolved in a particular direction.



    It is all about how you run the simulation of these rules in your mind, I guess.



    A Sleeper exists in, is part of and helps shape the local Reality Zone with his belief. In the case of many Sleepers dying of a Magickal Effect, does that influence how the white blood cells of Paradox respond, if someone is trying to save them? It's not so much about Paradox having moral judgement as selectively targeting the Mage causing the damage rather than...
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  • That is sensible homebrew. Some kind of hack is required to make Ascension playable. I would be curious to know what percentage storytellers use RAW and if homebrew adaptations all attempt to address a common set of inconsistencies between the rules and the setting....
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  • About the only thing from Awakening that appeals to me. Where, in Ascension, is the incentive to slowly use coincidental effects to change the Consensus?...
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  • What I get from this is that the game I love is totally absurd, rules wise....
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  • Not the effect, but any memory of it that would change the Consensus. It seems any Player willing to pay the mechanical cost in Paradox can start destroying the Consensus. You can build your character to avoid the consequences with Arcane, Familiar and Prime to cloak your Resonance....
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  • I formulated the post in the form of a question. The idea is to clarify some things I am having trouble with.



    I thought that when Paradox comes to repair reality, it blurs Sleepers' memories. If it is mainly NWO Operatives having to run around editing the memory of every Sleeper who witnessed something, the Traditions *would* want to leave lasting memories of Vulgar Magick. As long as the Operatives are occupied with a constant massive cover up, they have way less time to spy on and assassinate Tradition Mages. It is worth the cost in terms of a few points of Paradox...
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  • Does the paradox kill the Sleeper?
    What does the person who was saved remember?
    What do people remember happening?
    Is there any circumstance under which Paradox "forgives" the use of Vulgar Magick to save a Sleeper? What if were a thousand Sleepers who were saved?...
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  • Save a Sleeper with Vulgar Magick

    What happens when you use Vulgar Magick in front of witnesses to save a Sleeper from death?

    1. Death by a mundane cause.
    2. Death by Magick.
    3. Death at the hands of a Spirit who has breached the Gauntlet.
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    Last edited by HorizonParty2021; 05-10-2021, 12:58 PM. Reason: grammar

  • Objects of Madness... or Enlightenment

    The idea here is to create an object whose dimensions are so complex that another Mage using sensory Magick to examine it is put at risk of their mind being overloaded. The three most important spheres, I believe, would be Matter, Correspondence and Entropy, in that order. Prime 2, if it was not previously something else turned into this object.

    It isn't specifically a Mind effect, since it is the complexity and, perhaps, connection to the rest of the universe that overwhelms the observer.

    It could also be a teaching tool that tests the worthiness of a Mage to learn...
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  • Must listen to choir music.
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