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The second edition of the Chronicles of Darkness game concerning wizards in the modern world. Owned by White Wolf, created by Onyx Path Publishing under license.

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What is the benefit of changing Primary Spell Factors?

I've a fair amount of experience with Mage: The Awakening, first edition, but it's been several years, and I'm trying to learn again with the new system from Onyx Path Publishing. In the rules on ...
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How can a character cast really powerful spells in Mage the Awakening 2ed?

I'm getting up to date with Mage the Awakening 2ed and something really bugged me: In comparison with first edition and the Ascension, which includes success as damage (e.g. for an attack spell), in ...
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Does Mage Armor apply to Dodge rolls by default?

I'm currently building a Mastigos mage and I wanted to get a good grasp on how the Mage Armor attainments work. The Mind and Space Mage Armors both say (on page 194) to add the Arcanum's dot rating ...
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What happens to Goetia when they can't manifest on Earth anymore?

I'm currently in the process of trying to get as firm of a grasp on ephemeral beings as I can, and in the process of cataloging them for the sake of myself and my friends, I've been intrigued and ...
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Can a Mage heal a vampire?

In a cross-genre game, is there a spell/power that a mage can use to heal a vampire? I’ve looked through the mage spells in Death and Life but neither show how a vampire can be healed.
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Vancian style spellcasting in Mage the Awakening

The last time I was preparing to put together a Mage:tAw chronicle (well before 2e came out) I came across a series of forum posts talking about basically precasting set spells in a ritual and keeping ...
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Is there a way to completely conceal a spell from a Mage?

I'm trying to come up with a plot where my character is possessed by a supernatural being via magic. The problem is, our cabal covers all of the ten Arcana, which means that, no matter what I chose, ...
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How to cast Crippling Depression with Mind 4?

I have Mind 4 and want to incapacitate a target in a nonlethal way (e.g., capturing enemy spies alive). I think Befuddle can do something like what I want, but it is touch only and I need range but ...
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How well do Mage: The Awakening 1e supplements work with the second edition?

As the title says, my fundamental question is: How well do the older books for Mage the Awakening 1e work with 2e? This question: Which Mage: The Awakening sourcebooks are essential? is obviously ...
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Changing Spell Factors

To change a spell factor within a block of factors (ie - Standard or Advanced) is there reach involved or just the dice penalty? On a related note, under common Reach effects it mentions changing the ...
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How is free reach calculated?

A character receives a free Reach — which does not add Paradox dice — per dot of her highest-rated Arcanum that meets or exceeds the spell’s requirement. For example a mage with four dots of the Mind ...
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Is the spell Words of Truth affected by sympathy?

Words of Truth on page 168 of the new Mage: the Awakening 2nd edition lets you impart a true message to the spell's subjects: subjects of this spell can hear her and understand her clearly, ...
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Is cleanse pattern lasting, otherwise what does extra potency provide?

Cleanse Pattern is on page 168 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening and says: With this spell, a mage removes the tell-tale signs of Awakened interference. But it's primary spell factor is ...
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Can secret room affect spaces acquired by merits?

Secret room is on page 178 of the new edition of Mage the Awakening, and stated it can increase the space of a room: the subject space’s volume is increased or decreased a number of steps along ...
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Does unbound fate repel time magic?

Unbound Fate is a level four attainment on page 195 of Mage the awakening 2nd edition that says: The mage can reflexively repel deleterious magic that will or could harm her fate. She can resist ...
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How does temporal stutter use potency?

Temporal stutter is on page 191 of the new Mage the awakening 2nd Edition. The spell throws the victim forward for the spell's duration, but the text makes no mention of using potency. How does ...
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Are fae ephemeral and or supernal entities in Mage 2E?

Fae are mentioned in the section on ephemeral entities in the new Chronicles of Darkness book Mage: the Awakening. Bans & Banes All ephemeral and Supernal entities suffer from a mystical ...