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Eight years after Ascension, convention books NWO, Progenitors, Syndicate, and Void Engineers completed the splatbooks of Revised. Developer Ryan Macklin talks their origins, themes, and Katanas and Trenchcoats. Ryan Macklin's webpage The Forge archives - a popular 2000s RPG forum Fate - Complete system SRD Primetime adventures - TV emulation RPG C…
 
Terror lurks beyond the Gauntlet. Threat Null will co-opt any agent who's been Processed leaving the Void Engineers as earth's sole defense. Adam and Terry talk time travel, guns, spaceships, and guns for spaceships. Convention Book: Void Engineers - This book Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart - Next book Action Scientist shir…
 
Mikaela Sims, ST of As Above, So Below shares advice on improving actual plays and hopes for the World of Darkness streaming community then Terry and Josh answer listener questions in a year end Q&A. Onward to 2022! Mikaela Sims Twitch stream - Where the show is being streamed As Above, So Below episode 01 - Where it starts Ko-fi for the Stream - C…
 
The Syndicate tried to fund the Union to success but the Financial Crisis crashed the Cash-or-Credit Convention. Adam and Terry talk Primal Utility, the current board, and Technocracy civil war in Convention Book: Syndicate. Hypereconomics and Primal Utility with Victor Kinzer - Episode talking hypereconomics Convention Book: Syndicate - This book …
 
Mage is full of conspiracies but what about hypercompetent assassins for hire? Monica Speca joins to explain how to add assassins and assassin societies to the World of Darkness from Trinity Continuum: Assassin Trinity Continuum: Assassin - The book we're talking about Trinity Continuum Core - Core book for Trinity Continuum Crazy 88 (Youtube Clip)…
 
The Progenitors grab at a perfect deathless future but with great moral peril. As the Ethics Council replaces the Administration, Adam and Terry talk action scientists and hyperintelligent whales in Convention Book: Progenitors. If you’re listening to this before December 21st, applications are still open for the Jackalope Live Action Roleplaying e…
 
Four guests! Charles Siegel talks about adding sorcerers to M20, the Hermetic Hipster talks new Tradition Backgrounds, TL Webb talks mages in Texas, and Thrice Great introduces a persistent text Mage game you can go join. Strange Yesterdays - My book on alternatives to the Revised metaplot Liberation Mush - An online persistent text game you can jo…
 
Ascension may have come but we have Conventions to update and Convention Book: N.W.O. is the first of the early 2010s books under CCP Games. Adam and Terry talk the Data Sphere, the Greylocke Incident, and ATLAS units for the N.W.O.. Show Notes Convention Book: N.W.O. - This book Convention Book: Progenitors - Next book --- Send in a voice message:…
 
Mage the Ascension contains all sorts of magickal books, but how do magic texts in our world go from unearthed to on a bookshelf? Translator and RPG writer, Brian Johnson talks paradigms, spells, and library adventures. Brian's freelancer webpage Forged by Dragon's Fire - Book containing books Brian's References: Sophie Page has studied a whole col…
 
All things come to an end but Mage and Ascension, the last Mage book for eight years, provides five such endings. Adam and Terry talk the death of Senex, the return of al-Aswad, asteroid impacts and the Zigg'raugglurr. This book: Ascension The next book: Convention Book: N.W.O. World of Darkness: Time of Judgment: The book that provided end time sc…
 
Terry ran a Mage one shot for some players with mostly D20 prior experience. The session highlights the power and morality of what a mage does in the hands of new players. Mage 1-page per Sphere references by Mark Hope - You likely need to be a member of the FB group to grab them. The Nine Spheres by Charles Siegel - A more expansive coverage of th…
 
The Mage: The Ascension Revised take on the Virtual Adepts mixes fashion, modernity, and a bit of 1e kookiness in with the last published Tradition Book. Adam and Terry talk the Turing virus, the Tesla vaccine, and mid-2000s clothing choices. Show Notes This book: Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts Next book: Ascension --- Send in a voice message: http…
 
The Technocracy is a staple of the Mage canon but it brings along with it assumptions on how science works. Victor and Terry discuss Occupy Horizon, crowd effects, and six new technomagick Crafts. Executive producers! Check the Patreon or the Discord to vote on which group should receive a write up. Poll runs through November 15th. Shadowbound - Vi…
 
The Verbena Circle introduced in the 90s is now grown and tackles the contemporary problems of some very old practices. Adam and Terry talk deadly healing, the limits of Merlin, and the Paths of the Wyck in Tradition Book: Verbena. Tradition Book: Verbena - This book Tradition Book: Virtual Adepts - Next book --- Send in a voice message: https://an…
 
Jason Pitre is a writer and developer whose games often focus on beliefs and the fight to change them which really sounds like Mage. Jason is also a big Mage fan and talks how to adapt his work for your table. Genesis of Legend Publishing - Jason's firm RPG Design Panelcast - A podcast Jason rights on game design M5 Hack - From our Patrick McNamara…
 
Seeking to reverse the Curse of Caine, vampires say "dare we spit in God's eye?" while mages grab a hose and say "hold my beer". Adam and Terry talk forbidden texts, Cold War Technocracy, and so many NPCs in The Red Sign. The Red Sign - This book The Yellow King RPG - A Pelgrane Press book including four time periods The King in Yellow - The short …
 
Hello Bonus Babies, Character generation is not to be taken lightly–in fact, it can be one of the biggest draws of your game. We discuss why that is, how that is, and our favorite games to make funny little guys for. And for patrons, we talk about Sailor Moons, the twitter TTRPG main character of the week, HERPANGINA, and the Inverse Property of Mc…
 
Chaos magic seeks to boil ritual to its essence and change the world while discarding the baggage of previous movements but how to add it to a Mage game? Yui joins to talk egregores, servitors, sigils, and Speed posters. Penny Dreadful Mage Novel Grant Morrison on Sigil Creation - Note, this video starts with him literally screaming Liber Null & Ps…
 
Tradition Book: Sons of Ether gives a sneak peak of what the end times in the World of Darkness could be but first it shares much more. Adam and Terry talk Ethics Councils, missing archmasters, and some crackpot science. Next: Tradition Book Verbena Flash Gordon - On The Planet Mongo - Titan Books The Shadow Out of Time by HP Lovecraft Some Thomas …
 
Hello Bonus Babies, Haha, what were we doing? Did we skip a week? (Yes) Hi how are you what’s going on? It’s been a Time for us over here at BXP and we finally got back together for a minute to catch up before we wrap up our season with one more real episode and then venture into the wilds of The Off Season. We discuss Rai’s harrowing mouth experie…
 
Mage can often provide surreal moments but how do you run a game with the surreal baked in without breaking everything? Chazz and Terry talk surrealism in Mage, references, and things to steal from Invisible Sun. Invisible Sun Preview - A free preview of the game Invisible Sun - The whole game Itras By - A surreal game in a strange town Dreamhounds…
 
Wonders trace back to 1e but in Forged by Dragon's Fire they are completely fleshed out. Adam and Terry talk Wonders Artifacts, Inventions, Talismans, Devices, Periapts, Matrices, Fetishes, Grimoires, Principiae, and Familiars. Books Technomancer's Toybox - 2e Technomancer book Mage Storytellers Companion - Previous book on new Wonders M20 Gods and…
 
Patrick McNamara ran a Mage hack based on Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition for Club Penny Arcade and shares his tweaks, hacks, ideas, and what it's like running Mage the Ascension for one of the most widely known groups in tabletop play. Key Books: Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition - Foundation of the system Mage the Awakening 2nd edition - Foun…
 
The Order has lost Doissetep, waged a questionable war against vampires and lost many masters but the Hermetics are far from defeated. Adam and Terry talk new houses, new praxes, new rotes, and new chantries in Tradition Book: Order of Hermes. Things mentioned! Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica - Rare book library The Secret History of Western Eso…
 
Hello Bonus Babies, In today’s episode we discuss the art of the one-shot, including: games that are suited for short play, how to MAKE a game suited for short play, and how one gets ideas for short games anyway. Also discussed in the extended cut: Rai’s Naughty Teeth, Delta-8 (legal in most states!!), Donuts, and some weird goop that came out of M…
 
Sleepers wildly outnumber the Awakened but a few know something about the supernatural and use it to their own ends. Josh and Terry talk the Orpheus Group, Pentex, the NSA, and the Arcanum, what they know, and how to use them. Sources: Pentex W20 Book of the Wyrm W20 Pentex Employee Indoctrination Handbook Subsidiaries: A Guide to Pentex Arcanum Ma…
 
The Umbra contains mysteries and wonders enticing to mages seeking wisdom and power. But how to navigate the Otherworlds and secure their boons? Infinite Tapestry answers this in spades and Adam and Terry talk patrons, realms and planets. Books mentioned: Infinite Tapestry - This book Beyond the Barriers: The Book of Worlds - Previous Umbra book fo…
 
Hello Bonus Babies, Thanks to help from Mage the Podcast’s own Terry, we were able to release the episode today instead of delaying. Please thank Terry the next time you see him. In today’s episode, Monica and Rai read and review Dragonhearts, a Firebrands hack about playing shapeshifting dragons who fight and kiss. It’s everything Rai has ever wan…
 
Mage has many strange places and the Umbra doubly so but how can we use them in games? Charles and Terry talk Autochthonia, The Fortress of Government, The Far Shores, and the Copernicus Research Station Books mentioned: Beyond the Barriers, the Book of Worlds - The first book about the Umbra Infinite Tapestry - Revised book about the Umbra --- Sen…
 
Dead Magic II tells of magicks rare or hidden but not yet gone, some ignored by the major players, and some that lay in wait. Adam and Terry talk rune magick, the Dreamtime, lightning divination, tikis, and of course the Salmon of Wisdom. Dead Magic II: Secrets and Survivors - This book Licensed Mage Tarot deck - Reasonably priced version of the Ma…
 
Hello Bonus Babies, In today’s episode, Monica and Rai tackle a subject near and dear to our weird, little horny hearts: romance in games! Despite that particular framing, we discuss how emotional conflict is important, and being emotionally intimate and vulnerable with other characters in your games can improve the experience. Then, we talk about …
 
Mage is a big setting with big questions and M20 provides a set of Future Fates to help a Storyteller build their setting, but how do you use them? Victor and Terry walk through the options presented and share their experience building Mage worlds. Books discussed: Ascension's Landscape - Terry's Storyteller Vault title on the topic. Mage: The Asce…
 
With Fallen Tower: Las Vegas, Revised brings the total number of Mage city books....to one! Vegas is a city where money and magick flow freely and Adam and Terry talk questionable Nodes, neat rotes, and an Awakened mime. This book - Fallen Tower: Las Vegas Next book - Dead Magic II: Secrets and Survivors Above Las Vegas Support us on Patreon --- Se…
 
Hello Bonus Babies, Monica and Rai sat down in the “studio” with a bad case of the fuck-its so instead of talking irreverently about a design topic, we decided to talk about the month of June. …Not in the abstract, a lot happened to us this past month so we shoot the breeze about it. Also discussed: the beach trip we’re planning in November (that y…
 
Kathy Ryan was on the Mage train since almost the beginning and she shares her experiences adding Amanda and Senex, shifting the Marauders and the Nephandi, and some of her notes for what her M20 metaplot would have been. The Show Our Patreon! Rich Bastard's Guide to Magick - Preorder for M20 high power book Books mentioned Book of Worlds - Book wh…
 
The mysterious Rogue Council calls on mages to again pursue the Ascension War in the face of despair and the Technocracy responds. Adam and Terry talk the Sphinx, Annunaki, and Panopticon in Manifesto: Transmissions from the Rogue Council. Manifesto: Transmissions from the Rogue Council - This book Fallen Tower: Las Vegas - Our next book Anders Mag…
 
Hello Bonus Babies, Today we sit down to discuss how preparing for games and adventuring writing can make you better at writing fiction. We talk plot points and beats, enjoying being surprised by outcomes, and using a similar structure to plan your story. This is a Rai heavy episode, so buckle up. Also discussed in the extended cut: several minutes…
 
Greg Stolze, prolific author of RPG books for Hunter, Demon, A Dirty World, and Mage fan favorite, Unknown Armies, talks Invisible Clergy, obsession fueling magic, writing game fiction, how he'd write WoD angels and crowdfunding projects. New Stories of Unknown Armies Indiegogo - The project discussed at the end Greg's Projects Greg on Twitter Greg…
 
How do you run a game without Paradox? How about during a game where the Roman empire never fell? What if the Ministry of Swords still existed? Adam and Terry talk the Mage Storytellers Handbook and what you can take to your table. Mage Storytellers Handbook - This book Manifesto: Transmissions from the Rogue Council - Next book --- Send in a voice…
 
Hello Bonus Babies! Monica and Rai picked up Gun&Slinger – a game for two players and a facilitator about playing a sentient, magical gun and its wielder in a strange, magic-torn world. It is extremely our shit. You can purchase it here Bonus shenanigans as always in the extended cut Emergency editing (thank you thank you thank you) by Terry Robins…
 
B Dave Walters talks the Technocracy in 2021, Cassandra Complex, Friends of Courage and introducing players to Mage and Tanya DePass talks the Into the Mother Lands afrofuturist setting and game design in a multitopic episode. Into the Mother Lands Kickstarter Technocracy Reloaded Pre-order - Still get it on release day! Tanya's other projects Dear…
 
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