In Mage: The Ascension, the Technocratic Union (or Technocracy) is a world- wide conspiracy that employs a technological paradigm to pursue an agenda. Back in ye olden days, otherwise known as the Mage: the Dark Ages spin-off, the Daedalans of the Order of. The Technocracy is likewise divided into groups; unlike the Traditions, however, they share a single paradigm, and.
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Dealing with control over one’s own mind, the reading and influencing of other minds, and a mxge of subtler applications such as Astral Projection and psychometry.
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And we don’t mean your computer background. They got voodoo, they got hoodoo, they got things I didn’t even try! I think the chestnut that “the world has changed, and now science is seen as magd the attack by unreason so the game should shift to seem less dated” is hollow – the forces of unchecked authority that the Union represents are not in any way “on the ropes”, and the current slap-fight over issues such as evolution and climate change is, at best, a thumb wrestling match between separate limbs of that octopus of authority.
So, a Force spell that would have sent a fireball to your face won’t burn you, or you can turn the fireball into a harmless gust of air, or just redirect it back to the user.
Includes healing, but ALSO ripping people in half, physical transformations you can transform into your inner super-special animal if you wantand physical augmentations.
At the highest levels, you can even affect thought and ideas with entropy. The Ascension Revised Edition cover. The AscensionWraith: It msge tells the story, barely bothering to talk about what the PCs should do, or even if mzge should be a Traditional cabal or a Technocratic amalgam.
Unlike other Spheres, the difficulty of Spirit magic is often a factor of the Gauntlet, making these spells harder for the most part. But, like, not for their own sakes, man, but so that they can, like, free amge from the concerns of the material, temporal world, and, like, achieve a higher state of pure Other mystical traditions that are not part of the nine exist, and are known as Crafts.
The closer their magic is to consensual mae, the easier it is for your average person to rationalize, the less chance Paradox is invoked. This sphere is an eclectic mixture of abilities relating to dealings with the spirit world or Umbra. Masters of this sphere can conjure, bind, and control powerful spirits and other entities, create “bases” for themselves out in the Umbra, and travel around inside of it.
Practitioners of traditional high ritual mqge in Classical Africa. The new game features some of the same game mechanics but technocrac a substantially different premise and setting. And they got friends on the other side. That is, fans of the Technocracy tend to be louder than fans of the Traditions, not tecgnocracy more numerous. Don’t worry, they got their revenge by slipping the wacky fun-house world of quantum mechanics into the Consensus on their way out.
For example, an alchemical paradigm might describe the act of wood burning as the wood “releasing its essence of elemental Fire,” while modern science would describe fire as “combustion resulting from a complex technocracyy reaction. Normally only accept Orthodox Jewish men of age 40 or older. They have them start working on a spell to create a rubric for the new world, and if they do so, they end up becoming major, major political players in the Traditions.
The closest thing to something sympathetic about them is that they honestly believe in being the Masses’ partners rather than their rulers and that they just can’t or won’t see how flawed and cruel their philosophy really is. The Avatar Storm was a very convenient explanation for the Underground’s loss of power and influence, though they also became more vulnerable techbocracy Paradox. Now what’s stopping you from Wingardiam Leviosaing some skirts and summoning succubi to worship your tiny manhood?
The Requiem Clans and Bloodlines Werewolf: Also, enjoy your Tedhnocracy. The basic premise of Mage: They storm the ruined realm of Entrophy, past armies of undead, and stand before him, as he tries to complete his ritual while blasting at them.
While someone who believes tcehnocracy a hermetic mage may chant in Latin and have specially prepared ritual circles, the nun example technocrayc would have her rosary beads and meaningful passages from the Bible to make her magic.
The moment an “awakened” Mage tries to throw a fireball in front of a “sleeper” an average personbad things happen. The ideological differences among Conventions, in addition to this compartmentalization, has led to some degree of behind-the-scenes conflict within the Technocracy, and several secret societies have resulted from these conflicts. It will be a running theme in this article.
Mage is a game about bending rules – be they the rules of reality, or even of the game system. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Advanced mages can craft self-propagating memes or curse entire family lines with blights. Said technologies, however, would NOT work in the hands of a mge, such as a nanobot-rich healing canister that would be used by a Progenitor easily. Much of the nit-and-grit is left magw, so that it can be taken advantage of by creative players.
Because of course, the neo-pagan eco-crazies need an “I win” button when taking on Team Establishment.
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Both keep the basic idea of not using magic in public and stuff but aren’t quite as blunt and over-complicated about it. Their sphere is Prime.
A group consisting of former slaves in the Americas. Is the Technocracy more popular than the Council of Nine in the fandom?
It was a smart move that improved the game immensely. They also have an embarrassing tendency to fuck up everything in the back story and create terrible splinter groups.
Their original draft made them out to be, in keeping with the heavy Romanticism technocrach the original World of Darknessvillainous curs out to crush all wonder and joy out of the world to make room for more boring urban developments and soulless industrial complexes, but over time they gathered more and more fans who pointed out that anyone who invented public libraries, democracy, and toilet paper couldn’t be all bad.
Forces concerns energies and natural forces and their negative opposites i. The anti-science and technology reading of Ascension has always been based on distortions of fact in the setting and a strong misreading of other elements.
A mage can sense where elements of chance influence the world and manipulate them to some degree.
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On the other, other hand, they are the single most likely mage-group to get a multi-faction party together to get shit done and pull awesomely pragmatic feats like frying a sub-continent darkening vampire Antediluvian by using orbital mirrors to reflect and concentrate light from the other side of the world.
However, while it is OP as all hell at high levels, it’s best used in conjunction with other spheres, especially in the beginning. Because they’re awakened, Magi can consciously effect changes to reality via willpower, beliefs, and specific magical techniques.
You can detect stuff at distance, teleport yourself and others extra bonus points if you manage to teleport a vampire into the Sunpunch people or simply pull levers at a distance, warp bullets around, stack people onto themselvesmake several copies of yourselfand even create planes.
Both, however, eventually rebelled against the Technocracy, becoming the Sons of Ether and the Virtual Adepts. They also tend to be viewed by the other conventions as the “less corrupt” faction only because they don’t have to get their hands dirty running the ‘real world’ like their brethren.