I...love and hate this edition of Mage: The Asension. For years I would not, could not accept the Avatar Storm and the slap to the face of my prefered Mage playstyle. I think this was the straw that broke the camels back on my picking up every WW product they put out.
However that aside, some good things DID come out of this book:
A revised technocrazy that honestly seemed interested in the betterment of mankind instead of a monolithic control mechnism.
Nicely updated and revised paradox rules.
- Tighter options for what frankly is one of the best magic systems out there.
So, while I may hate the setting changes in the revised era of mage, I do appreicate the book for what remains.
Not bad, but I'm waiting for M20 with hope it is setting/timeline agnostic enough for my taste.