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Prime sight: Can the mage see if another mage have active spells?

Yes, a mage with prime sight active would be able to see that another mage has a spell active on themselves The rules are on page 91. In my opinion, the part you quoted already answers the question. ...
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Has there been any previous mentions of these Lesser Ministries before?

Dave (the Developer) here - I and Meghan Fitzgerald invented most of the new Ministries mentioned during the writing of the next Mage book, an antagonist sourcebook called Night Horrors: Nameless and ...
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Is there a way to completely conceal a spell from a Mage?

Yes, but not the way you think, and not forever. Mages are the greatest detectives in the universe, at least as far as Chronicles of Darkness is concerned. It is by design that very little can be ...
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How is free reach calculated?

All dots are counted. For example, if you are trying to cast a Mind 2 spell and have Mind 4, you would get three free reach, one from meeting the spells requirements, and two from exceeding it by two ...
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How well do Mage: The Awakening 1e supplements work with the second edition?

As of this writing, the only mage-the-awakening-2e book that's available is the core book, so my answer draws mainly on that. The system by which spells are cast has been revised to a great degree — ...
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How do item based merits work after character creation?

Would I have to pay experiences if I were to find one on a defeated foe or craft myself? While I do not have all of the available supplements, I am not aware of any rules directly addressing this. ...
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What is the benefit of changing Primary Spell Factors?

When you cast a spell, the primary spell factor may be increased by a number of steps equal to the caster's highest relevant Arcanum less one for free (Mage: the Awakening, 2nd Edition, page 113). By ...
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How can a character cast really powerful spells in Mage the Awakening 2ed?

Mages can achieve much more impressive effects given time to acquire tools and perform ritual casting. Mages and Direct Damage Direct damage isn't a Mage's strong suit. There are few Reach options ...
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Can a Mage heal a vampire?

Temporal Summoning At the page 190 of Mage the Awakened's second edition there is a spell called Temporal Summoning. The spell description reads Return the subject to an younger version of itself....
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Can secret room affect spaces acquired by merits?

The Merits such as Sanctum and Safe Place do not deal only with the size of the place. Safe Place (p. 107) for example grants you an initiative bonus and gives external attackers penalties. Sanctum ...
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How does temporal stutter use potency?

Temporal Stutter is Withstood by the target's Stamina. Each dot of the target's Stamina will thus reduce the Potency of the spell by 1. If the Potency of the spell is reduced to zero or lower, it will ...
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Can a mage cast spells that they don't have as a rote/praxis?

You can, through the Improvised Spell system. Those are the three ways, but you can use improvised spells to replicate the spells in the book by stacking spell factors or risking Paradox. The general ...
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Rote action and 10/9/8-again in nWoD

I don't have Chronicles of Darkness 2e, but its predecessor has this clarification under Rote Actions, and I don't believe the dice mechanics have changed. This example focuses on chance dice, but it ...
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Are fae ephemeral and or supernal entities in Mage 2E?

"Fae" in this context are beings from the Supernal Realm called Arcadia where Acanthus Awaken, rather than the other place called Arcadia where Changelings are taken and escape from. The Mage core ...
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Are fae ephemeral and or supernal entities in Mage 2E?

"Fae" here is the generic term for the denizens of the Supernal Realm of Arcadia, which may or may not be the same place that changelings spend their Durance. Just as Pandemonium is full of "demons" ...
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Is the spell Words of Truth affected by sympathy?

Without adding extra factors or Reach, the default subject of a spell is still the caster or someone the caster is touching. (p.111) That means that sympathy still applies and is relevant.
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Vancian style spellcasting in Mage the Awakening

There's a Time •• rote for just this effect. Check out "Hung Spell" on p.187-188.
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Is there a way to completely conceal a spell from a Mage?

If you want your character to conceal his magical influence to Mage Sight, you can use the following spells. First, you have "Suppress Aura", a Death 2 Veiling spell (page 129-130 of the Mage core ...
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How to cast Crippling Depression with Mind 4?

I'll answer this in two parts, Range, and the Spell Range Any spell can, with one Reach, be cast at a target at Sensory Range (MtAw2e p112 "Common Reach Effects"). This does not let you cast at ...
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What happens to Goetia when they can't manifest on Earth anymore?

Even in-universe, it doesn't actually seem to be really understood exactly what happens to them either, as far as I can tell. After all, the following is said: Goetic demons dwell on no plane of ...
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Can a Mage heal a vampire?

Apart from the two rotes above you always have Creative Taumaturgy Within the bounds of their power, mages can conjure nearly any effect they can imagine. (MtA2 p125) The practice for healing is ...
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Changing Spell Factors

To change within a block of factors, it's just the dice penalty. That's not what it means. To get to Indefinite Duration, you've got to spend two Reach, one mana, and deal somehow with the -10 Dice ...
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Is cleanse pattern lasting, otherwise what does extra potency provide?

[Disclaimer] I don't have the new version of Mage. Generally if a spell does not have a listed effect for Potency (especially for Duration spells), then Potency will determine the difficulty of ...
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Can Living Shadow be used across realms?

You point out that the DtD manual is silent on the matter. However there are some clues. First, none of the gateway manifestations (Shadow Gate, Underworld Gate, Avernian Gateway) have a "passenger ...
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Does unbound fate repel time magic?

The attainment lists three specific circumstances where the Attainment can be used: geas, supernatural compulsion, and supernatural changes to "destiny." Now, Destiny is a Merit, and it's described on ...
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How does ‘Pocket Dimension’ work?

Ok, I've come to a conclusion: without time there is only space in the pocket dimension. So anything entering it is held in stasis (as per the intuitive answer above). This does indeed replicate some ...
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What is the benefit of changing Primary Spell Factors?

Basically because increasing spell factors costs dice from your spell casting pool, and you might want to avoid that from happening, either because you want to minimise the risk of failure with a ...
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Does Mage Armor apply to Dodge rolls by default?

The line about adding Space to Dodge pools was removed in errata, due to being redundant. Mage Armor that increases Defense always applies to Dodge. According to the errata document linked here, some ...
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Can secret room affect spaces acquired by merits?

[Disclaimer] I do not have the new version of Mage. I would rule in this case that the caster must have a space to start with- at least O in the appropriate Safe Space (Size) merit. After this, it ...
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How does temporal stutter use potency?

Potency makes the spell harder for targets to Withstand. (p.114-15)
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