It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to hand off administration to someone else. A contact of mine offered to take it off my plate and I've agreed. I'm simply tired of idiots trying to twist my words, lying about how things happened, leaving things out, or trying to claim after the fact that things that were clearly intended as threats were not. I just don't need the headache. I don't even play on the site, nor profit from it. It fact, it costs me money for the server every month (I only take donations for the domain name, which is a separate expense). The new administrator is not now, nor ever was, a White Wolf player, much less a member of the old chats or friends with any random ones of you. Whether they open the site back up or keep it closed will be entirely their prerogative and nothing to do with me. Also, who they ban/unban will also be in their purview, not mine. With the exception of the few bad apples who like to spread unfounded lies, I've enjoyed talking to you all and my time administering the site. Over the next few weeks to months the site will likely be moved to a new server. At some point in the near future the new administrator will likely post their own message. To clarify: The site is NOT shutting down, someone else is just taking over running it. Were they to decide not to do it anymore, the chats would come back to me.This proud Victorian-style manor stands in the city's residential area. No one knows it's exact location as the manor seems to find those it deems worthy of entry rather than the other way around. Past the wrought metal gates a stone path threads its way up to the wooden porch and the house's main door. A sign reads "Infinity Club: Members Only". On the gate itself, a "Wet Paint" sign "coincidentally" turns aside those with only casual interest in the structure. Stepping inside brings one into the mansion's entry hall, which has been converted into a small club. A scattering of tables, chairs and couches offer places to relax and talk, while a well-stocked bar, a jukebox and a dartboard offer other distractions. Beyond them all a number of warded doorways and staircases lead deeper into the manor proper. (Tradition Magi and Allies only)
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: Besus Fufoon
LP: Ah, I've seen him. This is Luke-player (the Custos.)
: Hi Luke
theJaer OOC: Hi Besus Player. I wanted to ask you a few questions as a refresher and can't seem to find you reachable anywhere else. If you could please answer to the best of your ability, all questions, I'd appreciate it. If you don't feel comfortable answering any of these, please state so up front. Ok, on with the questions. Since we don't have very frequent Mage games anymore due to a certain player threatening people who has since been banned, What made you interested in this Mage game? Did someone recommend it to you? If so, who? I recall you saying you were a new player. Which game were you playing before World of Darkness? If you are new to WoD which edition are you interested in using? (This isn't intended as gatekeeping, just trying to find out which rule set you're familiar with. This game was/is using more of a Mage 20 edition post Revised era.) Are you from a country outside the US? We seem to keep odd hours and I think most here don't know which time zone you are in. Also, would you be ok with following some instruction from a Storyteller and doing so consistently if you were to join a game? This may include submitting a character sheet or changing how you post. (Like remembering to preface with IC or OOC when switching between In Character and Out of Character so people can understand the difference between posts) Lastly, we need an email address to reach you. I don't know how we can share this if you don't have a tag and people keep posting while lurking, so in the future, if you are around lurking, please have a tag when you post so one of us might catch you in the room and be able to send you a PM for the email addy. Thanks for your time.
: Out of curiosity and I am not Besus-p, but does the game use the actual 20th Edition system rules or does it use Revised? I know there isn't much difference but I'm curious for clarification. I play Revised myself for the most part, but like seeing what games use which rules in case I ever get a hankering to join a game other then places I play now since weird hours is usually what keeps me from play. The other games I've found all used 20th Edition which is cool and I prefer roleplay over rollplay any more, but know it can be a point of contention if someone doesn't know a rule or just knows one system and can lead to people getting irritated. The Magic system is something I haven't looked over really and is what took me the longest to learn in Mage. I also know 20th retconned some things/made them less important or flat out removed them. So I'm just asking out of curiosity more than anything if the game would be viable in the future if I wanted to join
theJaer OOC: Hi Black lurker that's not Besus. I believe everyone who was coming back together after M20 got rolling agreed to use M20 rules for all the Mechanics. It just seemed like th most polished form of the rule set. As for the revised bit, some players were around for that and the Metaplot was kept for that. Not a lot of it, but the Avatar Storm made for a really good excuse as to why the Chantry has declined for a long time before new Mages arrived. So the inclusion of Revised Era events was more for a historical backdrop reference than anything else.Sure I suppose we could just start with a brand spanking new Chantry, as if everything's fine and there was never a loss to the Technocrats in the Ascension war, but the setting of a run down and neglected Chantry ravaged by those events gave the new people a starting off point. There's been lots of little spikes in attendance with different players over the years that each has added their layer of fixing up the place to make it their own. Not just a building, but their home and safe place. It makes the chantry more meaningful to the characters to have worked on restoring it to a glory they weren't around to see or have to watch crumble. Not that players really need the chantry to have a history I suppose, but it adds flavor and depth to the setting. If you're around some time and have a tag, PM me if you see me and I'll send you more info on that history if you're interested.
theJaer OOC: Is that Besus-player or the other black lurk saying sorry? And for what?
: Here, I'll change my color. That sounds like a good inclusion for the events of Revised and makes sense to keep it. That's usually my issue with 20th is it seems to be very sketchy with what happened and what didn't happen then making it out to not be as bad as it was and so on. It can make it hard to actually detail a history for a character if everyone isn't on the same page *L* If I catch you I will grab a tag. Again this is all out of curiosity if I ever get the hankering to play Mage outside of places I already do. It's always nice to have options, know rules and so on plus possibly meet new players here and there
theJaer OOC: Hello Orange Lurk. Thanks for the Color change. As I understand the 20th Anniversary editions, those are not meant to be taken as what did or didn't happen in a setting. They are Metaplot or Timeline/Setting "agnostic" was the term Rich Thomas used. So more of a 'use what you want' sort of kit there with suggestions for possible outcomes, but also mechanically some reasoning why certain changes were made in those sneaky lil side bars that Brucato likes to throw in for clarity. Which is appreciated for updating from Revised or like in the case of Werewolf (fuck it, no Red Star yet) rewound things, event wise. So in a way, Mage 20th can leave the playing field of possibilities too OPEN in a sort of spoiled for choice way which makes knowing what to use for any Mage game's metaplot sort of complicated. Which is why as a group we looked over where we were coming from and just figured we might as well use Revised events as a place marker for reference and go from there. Please, by all means, let me/us know if you have more questions. I'll be glad to answer them as best I can.
Charles Peril, Order of Hermes: *Enters*
Luke (Custos): *From the guest wing, a Custos in green plaid boxers and a white tee shirt comes padding out, heading for the kitchen. He's singing, taking advantage of the high ceiling's acoustics* "If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine, and my tunes were played on the harp unstrung. Would you hear my voice come through the music? Would you hold it near as it were your own?"
Luke (Custos): *He crosses the main lobby and disappears into the kitchen on the other side, letting the door leading in swing shut. The singing is now a bit muffled, and the sounds of the refrigerator opening and closing can be heard* "It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken. Perhaps they're better left unsung? I don't know, don't really care. Let there be songs to fill the air!"
Luke (Custos): "Ripple in still water... when there is no pebble tossed, nor wind to blow..." *He emerges with a large glass of brownish liquid, singing still, as he crosses through again* "Reach out your hand if your cup be empty. If your cup is full, may it be again. Let it be known there is a fountain, that was not made by the hands of men..."
Luke (Custos): *He sips the protein shake, and wrinkles his nose, telling himself he likes carob whey powder, he LIKES carob whey powder... he likes... okay, well, he's gonna drink it anyway*
Luke (Custos): *He disappears into the hall leading to the first floor guest wing, and is gone, for now*
Vic Tannenbaum, Eiluned Private Eye: *Enters*