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Mage? Made EASY?

For almost 30 years, Mage: The Ascension has delighted some and confounded others. With a scale that ranges from intimate to epic, this “game of infinite possibilities” offers countless rules, endless options, and a metaplot which challenges all but the most dedicated gamers.

Until now…

Keep, Change, Toss

Written by Satyros Phil Brucato – longtime author, designer, and co-creator of the line – Mage Made Easy features a toolbox of suggestions that allow would-be Mage players to strip down the metaplot and rules. These suggestions include:

Simplified rules for the coincidental /vulgar casting axis

Options for streamlining Paradox effects

15 Arcane Approaches

13 metaplot-neutral chronicle concepts

Story hooks, a Seekings checklist, focus over Spheres, and more…

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August 29th, 2022
That's precisely THE resource I wish I had when I first got into Mage! The section about Approaches really help figure out how/why your particular mage does what they do in terms of how they use magick. It distills archetypical ways of employing [...]
March 13th, 2021
Un must have pour tout jeune Conteur désirant masteuriser à Mage. Clairement, être maître du jeu peut des fois être déroutant mais ce bouquin répond aux principales questions qu'on se pose: comment démarrer, quel type de jdr débuter, doit [...]
October 15th, 2020
Phil Brucato brings us his advice on how to streamline Mage to make it easier for new & veteran players. This book has been reviewed by quiet a few people before us, so we won't go into a lot of details as they have already covered it. What [...]
Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
September 1st, 2020
Originally posted here: Last night I was reminded abo [...]
July 26th, 2020
Mage, Finally Made Easy! This book is a godsend for every Mage veteran out there. It takes away all the nice-but-superflous fluff from the game and makes it a lean mean gaming machine. Gone are the cartoonish Tr [...]
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