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Paradox Happens When a mage uses magic in a way that defies the consensus reality, paradox is generated. Depending on various factors (vulgarity, witnesses, etc.) the amount of paradox varies. Out in the world, so to speak, the consensus reality is science is real, magic is not. Thus, paradox is a significant obstacle for a mage. A Verbena Chantry exists ...


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Doing Magick is an act of an individual defying global and local consensus. When a Mage instantiates an effect, regardless of the specific kind of magic, he exerts his willpower to bend the rules of reality. In some cases (e.g. opening an Umbral Portal) local consensus makes a huge difference, but it is expected that once an effect is cast, maintaining does ...


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Mage is a very philosophical storytelling game and the paradigm is a personal view on the world and how magic is woven. What I think your problem is that you're mixing a few things together (at least in my opinion). You have a wonder (the hypertech padded vest) that is taken to a Verbena Chantry. It is not vulgar inside the chantry. Would anyone cast a ...



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