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Online AndyZTopic starter

Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2015, 03:09:38 PM »
Keeping an eye on this.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 03:10:11 PM »
So, we have interest reafirmed from Andy Z, Luka Wolf, Pumpkin Seeds, and Riveda?  Anyone else? 

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 03:39:05 PM »
I'll give the game a try again, I have some ideas for either a tradition or more independent mage. Depends on my mood and I want to research the spheres more before committing to a build however.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2015, 05:10:40 PM »
I'm thinking military background for my Mage,  not sure about tradition yet.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2015, 05:30:43 PM »
There are other options mages not in one of the Traditions or Technocracy most of which could be enjoyable. I kind of like the Bata’a frankly, and the whole sweaty pagan mage appeals to me at a visceral level.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2015, 05:39:01 PM »
  *Grins* 

  Well, no technocrats, please. 

  We'll be a cabal in Baltimore, Maralynd in 2015.  No avatar storm. 

  And its' time for me to go run the same plot tabletop.  see you all soon! 

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2015, 02:11:40 PM »
So tempted to remake Aria Nocturne (Hollow One) with a bit of a hipster bent...

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2015, 02:51:28 PM »
I had fun my character is a walking vessel for le Mysteries as in "mounted" by spirits as her power but she is very potent for her age. She has some flaws and merits for flavor she is not overly worldly or experienced but is from the more guts wisdom over knowledge build anyway. Her Rotes would be mastered by doing them often enough to become Rotes from things she tries.

I have as Spheres Healing and Spirit at 3.

Down side is she lacks control she can ask a specific spirit to come and some would do so, but its more whatever gets in to "Mount Her" first for lots of amusing and possibly dark things her only safeguard is invoking the protector spirit who is invoked before calling in the spirit, so it should keep out overly dark ones.

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« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2015, 03:28:39 PM »
  They both sound great.  :) 

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2015, 04:06:04 PM »
I wanted to check the rules are messy, do we start with any Rotes I have a idea for one or two.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2015, 11:52:56 PM »
Honestly I haven't seen anything that says there's a mechanic for rotes.

Andy, Riveda, is there something I missed? 

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2015, 08:15:38 AM »
I wasn't sure they re n  old rules spells one just knows well, or something. Sorcerer used it more but they aren't full Mages but it mentioned in the Mage v20 book. Its unlikely we would know Spheres and not know any if they have a benefit I would think.

I just need a Open Door Rote to let Le Mysteries use her body as a Maare but proper for her Path, so something unwanted is unlikely to hear.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »
Biker Akashic wander looking for social justice in her own way. Working on her background

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2015, 11:35:54 AM »
Okay, guess I’ve been staggering around on this start.  Been too uncertain about people's readiness. 

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As per the book (Traditions and orphans, emphasis on Traditions) with Arate 3 at no price. 

Our story is set in Baltimore, Marlynd in 2015.  Characters should be willing to work with one another—preferably forming a cabal, if not all ready part of one.  The story also calls for a reasonable degree of altruism—if only enlightened self interest. 

Let me know how I can help.  Likewise, if people want to start off knowing each other and pool backgrounds, I encourage that. 
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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2015, 01:35:27 PM »
Currently waffling between Hollow One, Chorister and Euthanatos, but the Hollow One would be easiest to make.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2015, 03:45:11 PM »
Okay, guess I’ve been staggering around on this start.  Been too uncertain about people's readiness. 

Character creation: 
As per the book (Traditions and orphans, emphasis on Traditions) with Arate 3 at no price. 

Our story is set in Baltimore, Marlynd in 2015.  Characters should be willing to work with one another—preferably forming a cabal, if not all ready part of one.  The story also calls for a reasonable degree of altruism—if only enlightened self interest. 

Let me know how I can help.  Likewise, if people want to start off knowing each other and pool backgrounds, I encourage that.

So I can't play my Voudoun practitioner?

Online AndyZTopic starter

Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2015, 03:49:11 PM »
Voudoun is usually Dreamspeaker, right?  Or Verbena?

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2015, 03:58:24 PM »
My character is a Bata’a, currently, the problem is she doesn't command and protect herself overly from Le Mysteries she lets these spirits "Ride" her as in possess her and that's the source of her power, besides being good at healing. Think of her as a mobile agent of the Loa and other spirits magically potent with backgrounds. I like it because possession isn't of itself is vulgar if done right and a spirit in her can act as it needs to, her willpower is decently high naturally. So she can nudge it about a bit. Her only wards is to go to the Loa who guards the gateway to direct her calling and offer to use her body.

And my character was largely done before her post, now I may need to scrap the concept.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 04:01:07 PM »
With no interest in the Ascension War, the Bata'a maintained their position until the 20th century, when the Technocracy increased its pogrom. With their culture and homelands under threat, the surviving Bata'a have mostly joined the Dreamspeakers, Verbena, and others, seeing their Craft's death as a necessary step for their rebirth as members of the Traditions.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 04:07:27 PM »
 I need to actually sit down and go through the book again. I've been rather busy- just today I need to do two exams and a chapters worth of work.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2015, 04:31:43 PM »
I am pretty much done with Phoebe.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2015, 04:38:34 PM »


This is Mage v20 they are in that book the most powerful path, numerically, in the world and broadly represented around the Americas which is the book Muse is using in the main. I'd likely need to do a new character I can't picture her joining a Tradition it would be to her selling out her people and her Loa and Le Mysteries the powerful spirits she calls upon. Muse liked the concept and idea, now seems to not allow the independent paths other than the Orphans. She is happy to work with others against a dangerous enemy.

Online AndyZTopic starter

Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2015, 04:42:56 PM »
Yeah, sounds like she wouldn't work too well in this game.  Save the concept, though ^_^ I'm sure you'll find a game for her.

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »
  I haven't read about the Bata'a yet, but I'm not aware with any problem with it? 

  Same with the Hollow One.  ^_^;;

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Re: Mage 20th Anniversary
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2015, 05:09:01 PM »
Okay, so by the limitation you just mean no Technocrats?