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For questions about Mage the Ascension: 20th Anniversary Edition, a new edition (2015) of the original World of Darkness game (1993). Mage explores modern-day will workers shaping reality in a world where most of humanity doesn't believe in magic. The main 20th Anniversary book has far more info than the original basic book.

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Passing through solid objects

What Spheres are required to emulate Kitty Pride powers from X-Men (Marvel) or Flash ability to "vibrate through" from Justice League (DC)? Context: my virtual adept is built to be a perfect ...
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What level of supplemental Sphere is required for the effect?

Mage the Ascension 20th Anniversary Rulebook has a lot of inconsistency when it comes to required Sphere Levels in Sphere effect descriptions. Sometimes it's: add Mind X to that Effect ...which is ...
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How does Mage travel between different realms?

I'm interested in strictly mechanical procedure on how to "planar travel" pretty much everywhere across Tellurian. What spheres and on what level are needed to travel? If those differ ...
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What happens when a Co-Location copy is harmed or dies?

I want to start using the Correspondence 4 effect to Co-Locate myself. As described in rulebook, it also requires Mind 1 for basic effect (each copy doing the same thing) or Mind 1 + Life 2 for ...
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Need some help with spell and ritual rules (taking time to cast, cast retry...)

I'm using the M20 version of Mage, but I find that it sometimes lacks some examples. And I have a doubt about my understanding of two rule points in particular: taking several rounds to cast a spell, ...
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Does using magick to reversing aging accrue permanent paradox?

Reversing aging is a vulgar effect(Page 509 MtA 20th Anniversary Edition) and it has a permanent effect. Considering both of these is similar to using enhancement to get an attribute past five dots, ...
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Do you have to finish a ritual in one sitting?

I encountered this issue while looking for ways to be able to cast spells requiring many successes in just one turn (in danger basically, not necessarily combat). While the most common ways are: ...
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What does it mean to not have points in avatar?

I'm preparing my first Mage 20th anniversary campaign, and from what I understand, not putting any point in the Avatar background sucks. But I can't figure out how to explain it to my players if one ...
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Are there any mechanical differences between how tradition mages and technocratic mages use magick?

I haven't been able to find anything to indicate mechanical differences between the two(Though Technocrats seem to lean more heavily on gadget usage rather than spontaneous magic.) but I seem to ...
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Damage of an High Explosive/Incendiary Armor Piercing Anti-Materiel Rifle (HEIAP AMR)

Let's face it, mankind is evil. We invented means to destroy one another under the guidance of mages since the dawn of time. We shed off the yoke of the werebeasts during the Impergium and made them ...
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What happens to a spirit that crosses a portal from the umbra into the material world?

Say a mage with Spirit 4 creates a gateway between the Umbra and the Material World. What happens when a spirit in the Umbra crosses that gateway into the Material World? A relevant quote about ...
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Do 1s cancel successes on damage and soak rolls?

Mage - The Ascension - 20th Anniversary Edition, main book, page 393: Game-wise, every 1 you roll takes away one success from your roll. Think of this as “the rule of one.” If your 1s cancel out your ...
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How do you abort an action in M20 if there is no declaration phase?

In other editions of the old world of darkness games, there is a declaration phase during combat rounds, where every participant declares what he intends to do in the next turn, from lowest to highest ...
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How can a mage gain quintessence besides gathering at a node?

In M20 there doesn't appear to be many given methods for recharging quintessence beyond finding a wellspring or finding some tass. (Unless you are at prime 5 in which case you can just make nodes ...
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Detecting Magick use by using the Prime Sphere

I have a Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition game running and one of the players played a game of Mage the Ascension Second Edition before that with a different Storyteller. In that ...
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What level of Prime is required to use Tass?

I'm confused about what level of Prime is required to use Tass in the Mage 20th Anniversary Edition rules. In the main rulebook the following statements are made: M20 Rulebook: p 332: "To absorb ...
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Pentex African Killer Bees!

Welcome to Pentex Labs! We have everything to destroy nature: Banes, Vampires, Reality Warpers! Now, my boss wants to weaponize Bees. He wants them to be super deadly, he wants them to destroy cacao -...
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Do Avatars need to have the same personality as their Mage?

We have a new player which is very unsatisfied with the available avatar options because they absolutely do not fit his character concept. Because of this he want to put no background in Avatar so ...
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What is the meaning of 'fast-casting' in M20

In the latest M20 iteration of Mage: The Ascension we are a given a list with various "Magickal Difficulty Modifiers" for Arete rolls depending on various conditions that may apply such as: Using a ...
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Usage of Prime Sphere M20

We started an M20 campaign and I created a character that focuses on Prime and Life Spheres. Life is a very useful sphere and can have many good effects on its own. Prime on the other hand seems a ...
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What Effect/Spheres Would a Mage Need to Resist or Nullify a Blood Bond?

In a mixed Mage and Vampire game, using the 20th anniversary rules, which Spheres could be used to cast a spell that would help the thrall resist or even nullify a Vampire Blood Bond? I'm assuming ...
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How does the Prime Sphere affect gaining and storing Quintessence in M20?

The rules on Quintessence seem a bit all over the place in Mage 20th Anniversary so I wanted to clarify a few things, on how the various Prime ranks affect the way a Mage can deal with Quintessence. ...
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