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  • Errol216
    replied to Is this a Risk of Wisdom?
    Responsibility is not the opposite of hubris. The thing to understand about Wisdom is that you don't win against it. You always lose. It's a question of when, not if. How, not why. You will commit an Act of Hubris. You do not get to live and be above reproach. [insert Dark Knight quote] Everyone fucks up. Everyone goes too far. Everyone does something that traumatizes the world.

    That's what Mage is about. It's about taking that quintessential "to err is to be human" factor and supercharging it with the privilege that is Access Codes to the Building Blocks of Reality. As...
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  • Errol216
    replied to Is this a Risk of Wisdom?
    I would recommend against thinking of it as a prohibition. The Acts of Hubris are moments of drama, sure, but to be a Mage is fundamentally to be hubristic. The nature of hubris is to think oneself above the little people, to believe that reality and consequences do not apply to you.

    If the world progresses such that we can manufacture nourishment from nothing at all, and such technology is so available to the vast majority that it is considered normal, then what is Supernal Magic at all? The Ladder may as well have been ascended, and the aspirations of the best Thearchs met. There...
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