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  • Which is one of the best boosts to your tear rate. Yay cancer!...
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Wraith 5?
    I hope not. Part of the backdrop of Wraith is that many kinds of death fall into more than one Legion and there is constant wrangling to divide up the recently deceased. The Legions are a political distinction, not a metaphysical one....
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Wraith 5?
    I hope not. Part of the backdrop of Wraith is that many kinds of death fall into more than one Legion and there is constant wrangling to divide up the recently deceased. The Legions are a political distinction, not a metaphysical one....
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Wraith 5?
    Wraith has always been the odd game out in that it didn't do clean groupings. Because of that I'm not used to thinking of Wraiths in terms of Legions or Guilds, just Hierarch, Renegade, or Heretic.
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Using Reality Zones, Examples?
    It is stranger than that. The really remote zones- Primal Reality Zones- are stated to be in the most remote places of the world; untouched by people. There isn't much of a consensus to say anything one way or the other. The technology isn't failing because people expect it to fail, it is failing because there aren't enough people to expect it to succeed....
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  • Ramnesis
    commented on a Visitor Message From No One of Consequence
    Not to mention managing to snipe with a revolver from half a mile away. Thinking about it, the Waco Kid would be good inspiration for a burnt out Ecstatic.
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  • No One of Consequence
    No One of Consequence posted a Visitor Message for Ramnesis
    Since the India thread is getting off topic, I'll mention here that I've long considered what Gene Wilder does in Blazing Saddles to be blatantly vulger Time magic....
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  • This is my point. In Mage the kind of feats gunslingers use could absolutely be magic. The reason there is not a gunslinger tradition is the real world inspiration for such a thing is lacking. There isn't any kind of unified group, common philosophy, or any other cohesive element that could bring them together into something believable as an organization. There is also not much they are known for than shooting really well, which is too one dimensional to make an interesting group. If there was some real world equivalent of the Gunslingers from the Dark Tower series, though, they'd make a...
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  • A) I'm pretty sure the Wu Lung are explicitly based around Taoist Alchemy.

    B) Many Akashics would be the first to tell you that they aren't doing magic.

    One of the principles of Mage is that many Awakened don't think of what they do as magic. The Technocracy certainly doesn't....
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Abyssal Neighbors
    Fair enough. It's been a while since I read the story so I may have a few details wrong. The impression I got from the story is that the boy is the door the entity slipped in through and it took much of its form based on his developing mind and his relationship to his family. That's why the first people it had him infect were his family members, it got its foothold by replacing that relationship. In a strange way, then, it defined itself as both a parental figure (and then into a godly parental figure) and the boy's child. The stories attacked that connection by altering it in vicious and...
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  • I'd blame it less on a conspiracy* and more on a couple of factors (such as number of students, generic standards, etc) pushing schools to focus on teaching a specific curriculum and ignore students who are having problems. It leaves obvious gaps in the students' education but the school is better protected from complaints and lawsuits.

    There's a similar phenomenon with American grand juries. In a trial both the prosecution and the defense will write up instructions they want the jury to hear but the judge is the final arbiter of what gets said. In a grand jury there is no judge and...
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Abyssal Neighbors
    The biggest hurdle is that much of the punch of the story happens because we do not know the plan before the end.

    Think of it in terms of heist stories (which it kind of is): if the characters state their plan up front you know things are going to go wrong. It's necessary because there's no tension in seeing the characters do exactly what they say they are going to do without resistance. If you want to tell stories of intricate plans that work perfectly, the reveal of the plan has to come at the end.

    That's a problem for RPGs since the players are both the audience...
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  • To be fair, the question was about what you could do with a 5 in all spheres, not what you could do with Archmastery or special locations. That's why I didn't bring up Senex healing an inverted Avatar, because we don't know how he did it. It is entirely possible he just kept killing its reincarnations until it healed itself. That is a canonical way of doing it, after all.
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  • Even assuming infinite successes, there are a few things that should remain out of bounds just for sanity's sake. A Mage can't target the consensus itself, for instance. She might be able to mass mind control everyone in an area, but it is not clear how quickly something like that would change the local consensus. Raising Arete should also also be It's also a really good idea to assume that a Mage cannot change morality (many might fall into the trap of thinking Might Makes Right, but we should never confirm if they are correct).

    Certain things should also be what I call Ascension...
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  • I don't know if it is specifically stated, but one of the impressions I got from the Ferryman book is that one of the criteria they look for in potential recruits is a Psyche/Shadow that won't immediately try to destroy each other when they are separated. I'll have to look through the book again, but that might be the reason.

    It is also possible that the Shadow has to actually agree to the ritual, which would be unlikely if it knew a jar was waiting for it.
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to How do you make a robot?
    Fire does not maintain homeostasis nor is it organized, two of the most important elements of life. Also for the purposes of Mage it mystically, scientifically, and colloquially belongs to the Forces sphere.

    It seems to me you are falling into the continuum fallacy here. Just because the definition of Life is more vague than we would like doesn't mean it is nonsensical. Life is an organized system that metabolizes, grows, and maintains homeostasis, or to put that in non scientific terms it is grows, adapts, perpetuates, and maintains itself. Yes, despite your earlier statement eating...
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    Last edited by Ramnesis; 01-04-2019, 02:39 PM.

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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Three questions about Gaunts
    Interestingly, Wr20 does clarify the difference between resolving one Fetter and resolving all of them:...
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to Greenpeace and friends
    The idea of Werewolves and Greenpeace just getting along is boring. Better for there to be conflict for all the wrong reasons. Greenpeace's intentions may be good, but what happens when they report signs of illegal camping or poaching. What happens when they get into a werewolf's face because they mistake him for a problem. Or hell, Greenpeace's signature move, painting baby seals green might call the wrong kind of Weaver spirit into the area....
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  • Ramnesis
    replied to How do you make a robot?
    I'm with Aleph on this one. It doesn't matter which in universe sphere, pillar, principle or whatever a Mage thinks they are using it doesn't change what sphere we use OOC because the OOC spheres are just gaming systems. When approaches are so different they demand a drastically different rule set the books sometimes use a variant Sphere like Data or Primal utility, but that is a kludge. I wouldn't use those as a blueprint for how Paradigm affects Spheres because that leads to the mess that was HDYDT.

    Likewise there's nothing informative about Cybernetics using the Better Body...
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