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Paradigm Explored: Number and Shape


It’s Easy to Lose Focus

M20 defined Focus as Paradigm, Practice, and Instruments, but the lines between them can be fuzzy. It’s not always clear what the Focus of a character should be, or what magick within it looks like. This can be made even worse by how esoteric many characters can get. It’s fairly easy in many ways to have a weird magick engineer building bizarre things, but what happens when you try it with something more abstract, like mathematics?

It Helps to Have a Bit of Rigor

Paradigm Explored: Number and Shape provides:
• An NPC who can be dropped into many Mage games
• A detailed breakdown of Paradigm, Practice, and Instruments for a mathematical mage
• 11 rotes
• 3 wonders
• A new Node
• A fully detailed Astral Realm for PCs to explore

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Matthew C August 30, 2022 9:01 pm UTC
I really hope White Wolf, Onyx Path or whoever is in charge of World of Darkness compiles all these small PDF entries into a print on demand almanac at some point.
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Charles S August 31, 2022 2:00 am UTC
It'd be better if they let the community content creators sell them as PoD, because that way we get paid for it, but they won't even let us do that.
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Matthew C August 31, 2022 4:10 pm UTC
I wasn't aware they were community made, so thank you for the information.
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Jonathan L November 29, 2021 3:22 am UTC
Very nice! The one deviation I'm making from the material as presented is that for me, the Platonic Realm isn't in the High Umbra; it is the depths of the Hypersphere (described in the Virtual Adepts Tradition Book: the Digital Web isn't a Zone in and of itself, but merely _part_ of a Zone; and for all the expansiveness that it seems to have, it's merely the "shallows" of that Zone. Go deep, and you enter the Platonic Realm proper.

As well, the Platonic Realm contains within it the Origin Point, which is what the VAs call the Correspondence Point and which the Batini call the summit of Mount Qaf; it is the center of the "Hypersphere Zone".

That said, you can also access the named Epiphanies from there, in much the same way that the Cyberweb connects the Digital Web to the Middle Umbra.

In case you haven't noticed, this Paradigm Explored speaks to me: if I were to Awaken, this is the sort of Focus I'd expect to have. Thank you for this product.
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