Transition Periods (Mage Concept)

Transition Periods (Mage Concept)

He died when he was little. Well, not died exactly, and not when he was so little. What his life was beforehand seemed minuscule, almost immaterial in contrast. Hamlet may have criticized Horacio about the limits of philosophy, but he was certainly on-point when it...
A Stitch in Time (Mage Concept)

A Stitch in Time (Mage Concept)

Marlene often told stories, particularly when the drafty house would rattle with evening winds, trying to ward off her own fear of the dark unknown. Mother was out on a grand adventure, she envisioned, striding across kingdoms and empires in search of priceless...
A New Kind of Game

A New Kind of Game

One of the most difficult balancing acts for the storytellers of a Vampire: the Masquerade game – particularly one with live-action elements or a large player-base – is to provide character agency while also enforcing the standards and archetypes of the setting. This...
With the Flow (Mage Concept)

With the Flow (Mage Concept)

So many think the world functions on competing forces – after a period of resistance, one side wins and one side loses. How unfortunate it is that they miss the sublime beauty of forces acting in harmony, even when coming from different directions. Thoughts, emotions,...
Highways and Byways

Highways and Byways

Waving another late-night traveler across the border, Officer Peters glanced at the large office clock. It was late enough that the only people traveling were either too tired or hyped up on caffeine to lie about their reasons for entering the country, making his...
A Search for Heaven (Mage Concept)

A Search for Heaven (Mage Concept)

Cultures across the world speak of a time when all peoples were one, united in purpose and strength. Their language was that of Adam, the first namer, in which there was no distinction made between the Signifier and the Signified. It was a language of true things, a...