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Ascension's Landscape: Setting Refinements and Story Hooks


Thank you to everyone who grabbed a copy during the Pay What You Want debut period. I'm humbled and encouraged by the praise and feedback. If $4.99 is beyond your means, contact me and I'll be glad to provide a review copy.

What's this book?

In a remarkable number of cases, the World of Darkness just doesn't make sense. Why haven't vampires mind-controlled every billionaire? Why do nodes go so long without changing hands, even big ones like Stonehenge, if they're so important? What changes if I have more or fewer mages in the world? This book tries to help Storytellers sort out these questions and then find story hooks and chronicle ideas that come from the answers. Ascension's Landscape helps new and experienced Stortytellers think about what their game world should look like and how to get it there.

What's in it?

Sections on:

  • Reasons why the World of Darkness may be dark and how your world of darkness may differ
  • Guidelines on how to explain some odd parts of the World of Darkness like why werewolves and mages never seem to cooperate to fight the Wyrm
  • Over 20 questions to consider when setting up a world of darkness and story hooks and chronicle ideas that come from the answers
  • Three sample settings that show how different game assumptions reshape the world

But I still have questions...

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RJ S February 07, 2020 7:42 pm UTC
Can this book be used for other Splats as well or just Mage? I love the idea of a book that can help flesh out all aspects of WoD a bit since I'm working on a consistent world for my games.
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Terry R February 08, 2020 1:57 pm UTC
Most of the book is specifically geared towards mage but say the first 1/3rd talks about the world of darkness in general and asking "so why is the world of darkness dark?"
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Peter S January 06, 2020 12:01 am UTC
This is an excellent book! Please make more along other Storyteller lines. Doing this type of book for Mage the Awakening would be awesome.
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Terry R January 06, 2020 1:41 am UTC
Thank you, so much! I'd love if you leave a review!

I have little knowledge of Mage the Awakening but should I, this would be one of my first four publications on the STV.
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Flex S January 02, 2020 10:23 pm UTC
An amazing supplement for anyone interested in the magic world of M20. Great new, fresh perspectives about all the heroes and villains we love and hate, great hooks with enough depth to give Storytellers tools to work great adventures and players character ideas to add those details that really flesh out a character. Again, great job! Can't wait for more of your work
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Terry R January 07, 2020 12:59 am UTC
Hoping for a pre-written mage chronicle and some reference sheets this year in between podcast episodes. *Fingers crossed*
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