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  • I think that it would be possible that a Familiar in such a situation that they don't get Quitessence from the Mage that they are involved with would learn / become able to - in one of the many varied ways that I think it can be learned by a Familiar - gather or create Quintessence through her or his effort, without any need for the Mage being directly or indirectly involved in this. I think that all Familiars are capable of this ( maybe there are very rare exceptions ; but I think that in the end there are no exceptions to this ) .
    Do you think that this is possible in regards to Familiars...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to Questions on Phylacteries
    Consider a Society of the Ether Mage who says "I won't act for the benefit of mundane humans at all, but I will never go as far as the Technocrats do in this." ; I think that this is not a good and reasonable way of thinking at all, except in (very) specific circumstances and situations. I think that a person should not, to any large extent, base her or his thinking and behavioral limits and borders on what "those" other groups do.



    In the M20 Corebook it is written that the Nephandi Mages don't serve or simply worship the Nephandi Patrons. The Nephandi...
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  • I think that some Kinfolk of Fera could make good and interesting Consors of Mages ; maybe Kinfolk of some Fera would particularly get along with specific kinds of Mages.
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to Questions on Phylacteries
    If this character's standards, and this character concept, are based on looking at the actions and the decisions of the character and having the character ask himself or herself the question "Does doing this make me as bad as the Nephandi ? " and then following a reasoning of "Not as bad as the Nephandi – thus I can do this." or „As bad as the Nephandi – thus this is a line I won’t cross.” , then I think that there is something terribly wrong with this way of reasoning and this concept ( and in-game, very possibly something is very wrong with this character ) ; and...
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  • How many Mages - and what kinds of Mages, and how skilled - would be able to identify Revenants with Life 1 or Prime 1, you think ? I think that relatively few Mages would have this capability with her or his Magick ( less than 15 % of Mages ) ; and it would be Spells and Rotes that would be difficult to learn, and difficult to cast....
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  • Ghouls are another possibility for who can be a Consor of a Mage. Perhaps especially fitting are Ghouls of Elder Vampires and Ghouls of Methuselah Vampires.


    Does slowed down aging or halted aging of any kind show up in Time 1 Magickal Senses ?
    And why Spirit 1 ?...
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  • I think that Revenants ( from most, if not all, Revenant Families ) could be good and interesting Consors of Mages. A good reason(s) and justification(s) in the Revenant's and Mage's backgrounds would be needed for this, though.
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to 1000 Mage Plots
    I have it in my headcannon that it is within the Syndicate Convention's modus operandi, outlook and - perhaps most importantly - in their Paradigm that they just won't do any trap, betrayal or even covert information gathering at such organized event. A tarnished reputation is to a Mage of the Syndicate as comparably dreadful as damaged or destroyed Foci are to Tradition Mages. If an event is made known by members of the Syndicate as one that welcomes all Tradition Mages living in a city, then they will not act against those Tradition Mages that turn up ; including for a few days afterwards. And...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to 1000 Mage Plots
    Can't a Syndicate Manager negotiate a cessation of any hostilities, and ensure putting away hostile intent ? Can't she or he pull all the strings, withdraw thousands of $$$s using her or his MIDAS Card, and organize a huge get-together for the Traditions Mages and the Technocrat Mages (including the Verbenae and the Progenitors!) in a city park during a wonderful culture and entertainment event(s) ? Can an Amalgam of members of the Syndicate make sure and ensure that such an event will take place and there will be no Traditions members and Technocrats trying to harm each other in the city ?...
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  • ( I understand that it was the Sheriff and the Ghouls who were accused of being Jacobites. )

    I especially like this method of manipulation and achieving desired results - nonchalantly using an idea or a concept that mundane humans feel very strongly about so that the mundane humans perform some action ( or so they don't perform some action ) . I consider it to be very effective, and I think that more often than not it comes as a surprise to Nightfolk ( both those that were involved and those that hear about it later ) . I think that the surprise factor is even greater if the behavior...
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  • 467) The Shine and Glow of Vanity [ Paradox Flaw | Prime and Mind, Prime and Matter, Prime and Correspondence ] This Paradox Flaw tends to affect Mages who often apply Conjunctional Prime 2 stabilization to Magickal Effects when it is not needed at all. "Just in case" is often the supposed reason and a convenient excuse to cast more of the pleasant and vaunted Prime Magick, and observe and/or feel - just for the sake of it - the particular way(s) it interacts with other kinds of Magick. Another reason to do so is to show off to other persons.

    If the affected Mage has any...
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  • So if a Tradition Mage considers it true or possible that Gilgul is a rote put into the Traditions by "those evil Nephandi", then the rote suddenly provokes an "Oh no" reaction ( From I assume a startled Tradition Mage...who is the smiling stranger, anyway ? ) and shouldn't be used ? Shouldn't Tradition Mages figure out by themselves that something like Gilgul should not be done at all ; rather than needing a "related to the Nephandi" reason to try to make it so that it is not used at all on anyone by Tradition Mages ?...
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  • 465) Privacy in Sleep [ Paradox Flaw | Mind, Mind and Life ] The affected Mage cannot fall asleep at all if there are other humans in the same room that she is in. She has be alone in a room or be in the outdoors to be able to fall asleep. If she is in the outdoors, then the presence of other persons does not prevent the affected Mage from falling asleep.
    Vampires, Garou, Kuei-Jin, Changelings, Mummies and Wraiths ( including Risen Wraiths ) do count as humans in regards to this Paradox Flaw. Demon Fallens don't count as humans in regards to this Paradox Flaw. Anyone present in the Umbra...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to 1000 Mage Plots
    133) The Technocrat Mages in the city attempt to gain the trust of a Verbenae Cabal, in order to gain the Cabal's aid in revitalizing and improving the city's parks and other green areas.
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  • 464) Sounds of Silence [ Paradox Flaw | Prime and Mind, Prime and Correspondence, Correspondence, Entropy ] Any use of a musical instrument by the affected Mage to create music produces no sounds - there is only silence. Any recorded music that the she tries to put on from a device will not be heard at all.
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  • I am thinking that you could consider and maybe try an overt and social-based approach. Get to the imprisoned Toreador Vampires, unstake them if needed, and make sure your team brings enough blood with themselves to fully provide for each Toreador Vampire ( and them some more ) - to rise their morale, gain their trust and cooperation, and so that they will be at their usual capabilities in regards to performing actions that use Vitae ( like using Celerity or healing wounds ) .
    Then walk out into the night and through either a short or a long route - whichever is safer - get out of London...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to New terms for M:tA concepts
    With Quintessence, I like to think that every single Mage ( maybe except Technocrat Mages ) - whether one who has met other Mages or one who hasn't yet - calls it Quintessence in English. There just doesn't seem to be a term that comes close to calling it right, compared to this word. And every Mage senses and considers just how important Quintessence is, feels it, and chooses this word - as the only appropriate term for Quintessence in English that comes to her or his mind.

    Of course if a Mage doesn't know this word, then she or he will choose a different word as her or his term...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to New terms for M:tA concepts
    I think that the Destruction Widderslainte Mage Essence should be called ' Burning Essence ' instead. I think and feel that this word is much more evocative of the concept as it is written in the Essence's description. ' Destruction ' sounds very much too limited and too narrow for a Mage Essence ; and it also sounds too destructive, which is innacurate.
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to The Unconventional Cult
    I think that it is because most Nephandi want to save somebody similar to them ; maybe especially so when it is considered that other Mages seem to be prejudiced against Widderslaintes.
    Having additional members in the Nephandi faction is a consideration and a factor, as well.


    Do you think this is so because you consider Widderslaintes to be very unlikeable in their behaviour ? Or do you think this is so because you think that the Nephandi Mages who aren't Widderslaintes are prejudiced against Widderslaintes ? Or maybe you consider both of these to be true to an extent...
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  • Muad'Dib
    replied to The Unconventional Cult
    I think that it is otherwise with the Nephandi - Nephandi Mages can care, and do care, about other persons. For example, wouldn't you agree that the Nephandi seeking out and finding young Widderslaintes, and giving them a place within the Nephandi faction, definitely indicates that other persons do matter to the Nephandi ?...
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