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Because of confirmation bias The act of Awakening is not described as a coherent, logically sound philosophical reasoning that leads the Mage to believe in his paradigm over ones of his peers. Awakening is enlightenment and as such imparts the Mage with an unyielding conviction that this one particular paradigm is right, wholly right and the only one right. ...


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Vampire The Masquerade 20th Anniversary is compatible with Revised Edition To a lesser extent, V20 is also compatible with second edition and first edition. This was the entire point of the 20th Anniversary editions; they consolidate many of the version differences down to a single book that most players will find useful no matter which edition they were ...


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Remember that in the standard setting of Mage, all non-Technocracy paradigms are interlopers pushed forward by an Awakened will as manifest through an avatar. Your Paradigm isn't just the way you think the world works; it's the way you believe the world should work. The Verbena believe in a world where blood and sacrifice can change the world, where wanting ...


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I've typically tried to make renown tracking part of the game. Packs generally nominate one member (usually the galliard) who is in charge of bragging about their accomplishments to the elders at a moot. If they've screwed up or offended someone in the sept, they can expect to have to defend themselves against negative renown as well. Gives the social ...


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But in the long-ish run, wouldn't I just be pretending to adhere to my paradigm, all the while I'm laughing my ass off internally because it all has become nonsense to me? If that's how you feel, this is kind of what real-world chaos magick is like. Feel free to use "it all has become nonsense" as your character's paradigm, although your GM might ...



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