Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade – A game set in the Dark Fantastic world of the Renaissance, this RPG is the next of White Wolf’s historical World of Dark. Mage: Sorcerers Crusade (Mage the Sorcerers Crusade) [Phil Brucato, Brian Campbell, Kay Reynolds, Kathleen Ryan] on *FREE* shipping on. Some time ago, I decided to take my old Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade tomes for a tour with our Sunday “play anything but 5e D&D” group.

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The coolest thing, though, which was lacking in Mage Revised, where I learned the game, was a list of “Major European Crays and Covenants” both the Council and the Daedaleans! Another Mage-related game; this is set chronologically between Ars Magica and Mage: Rising from the darkness, a visionary order shakes back the cloak of superstition and raises the lamp of Reason. Thus, although the book insists occasionally that this is still a horror game, and it has the demons to prove it, there is both a sense of hope and an edge of ironic fatalism leant by the knowledge of where all these bold new ideas and valiant struggles will lead.

The forces of magick, faith and reason clash in this epic game of Renaissance intrigue.

Probably the best in White Wolf’s historical settings line, magw one explores Mage: The Apocalypse List of books Mage: Witches and Pagans Mage: Nelson Holmes rated it really liked it Aug 22, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Jon Michael Smith rated it really liked it Aug 15, Feb 04, Francisco Becerra rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Swashbuckler’s Handbook Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade Average Rating: The Dark AgesWerewolf: Michael rated it really liked it May 27, Most readers will probably know by now whether they like or hate White Wolf’s “Storyteller” system, with its relative simplicity and annoying difficulty in working out the chance of success or failure for a given task; however, being sofcerers modern WW game, this one at least presents it well, with few glaring holes.

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Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade

Open Preview See a Problem? It’s clear that the Order of Reason, which in modern-day Mage will become the sorcerres and ruthless Technocracy, has a lot of justice on its side at this time; the opposing Traditions frankly come across as arrogant, narrow-minded, and self-centered snobs, albeit with ideals of their own. The Path of Thorns.

This role-playing game related article is a stub. The introductory fiction is quite good, and I’ll avoid spoilers other than that, like many Mage books, it involves an Awakening, though this one is a bit unusual.

Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade by Phil Brucato

This chapter includes a VERY detailed discourse on the Mists, which in the modern line are called the Umbra, and frankly, presents a far more coherent cosmology than Mage Revised does, making clear the various relationships and where different realms live inasmuch as location makes sense and crusdae the Horizon actually is: Vinnie rated it really liked it Apr 16, The only thing that bothered me was the font, and that’s a matter of taste, but it made even the pleasant writing into a chore to read through for me.


The advice is generally solid, though nothing an experienced ST hasn’t figured out on their own by that point.

I’ve never been a big fan of a strict “one tool per sphere” method of assigning foci, preferring instead holistically defined paradigms where how to do each individual effect has to be considered and must flow vrusade. Want to Read saving….

The Order of Reason Mage: I’ve been looking forward to reading this, as this line was Satyros Phil Brucato’s baby, and he’s very proud of it, and it should tell me a lot about his attitudes towards M20 I’ve liked the Mage Revised books sorcerrrs him I’ve read, though this will be a line that he had nigh complete editorial control over, to my understanding.

It was appropriately dramatic, grabbed my attention and roughly laid out what else would be in the book, the sections being Magick settingScience character creation and Faith rules which I can’t believe were chosen arbitrarily, but rather to highlight specific connotations, and I’m particularly amused by the fact that they ask us sorceres have Faith in the rules.

The fires of that lamp burn the magi of these Mythic Times, and now they unite to save the future of their Arts. worcerers

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