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Riddle of the Sphinx


Riddle of the Sphinx

The Council of Nine Traditions has a long and storied history, but the fall of Doissetep, the crash of the Digital Web, the destructive Avatar Storm, and their own hubris nearly led to their demise. Inspired by the mysterious “Manifesto of the Sphinx,” the Traditions have reassembled under the New Horizon Council. Can they chart a renewed path to Ascension without falling prey to the hubris of the past? That is the Riddle of the Sphinx!

Exploring Paths To Ascension

What happened between the end of Mage: Revised in 2004 and Mage 20 Anniversary? How did the various catastrophes of the Reckoning shape mystic mages in the new millennium? How do players bridge previous editions of Mage and Mage 20th?

As the Sphinx tells us: “We do not create the Path to Ascension; we explore it.” Riddle of the Sphinx explores the paths to Ascension the Traditions take in the 21st century.  This is a book jam packed meta-plot updates for M20 and bursting with so many great story ideas that anyone who reads it has to roll for a Paradox backlash! 

Each of the nine Traditions gets a full write-up detailing how the reality bending metaplot of the Mage: Revised and the crucible of the Reckoning transformed them. Traditions’ sub-factions get in-depth treatments complete with the fascinating new paths to Ascension for M20. Along the way, we’ll also discover the fates of Doissetep, the Verbena Seasonal Realms, the Gernsback Continuum, and so much more! Come for the gripping backstories for the nine New Horizon Primi, and stay for the Awakened dolphins defecting from the Technocracy! Let us take you where dogma cannot! Riddle of the Sphinx is truly reality on the brink!

Compatible With Every Edition

Riddle of the Sphinx was created to bridge Mage: Revised and M20, but can be easily adapted to the upcomming Lore of the Traditions or any edition of Mage. Get ready to explore these new paths to Ascension in your chronicle!

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Jenna F November 04, 2023 1:11 am UTC
Michael's creativity shines in the compilation of possibilities for the different Traditions of Mage. The NPCs are interesting, the plot hooks intriguing, and the hours of game play provided are immeasurable. A perfect addition to any campaign, especially if you want to bring the Sphinx into the mix, add some Tradition politics, or just a complete look at what others are doing in the post-Storm years.
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Richard F August 30, 2023 3:05 am UTC
There are a lot of typos in this. I found quite a few paragraphs that seemed to be missing parts of sentences in the Cult of Ecstasy chapter. I presume these will be fixed.
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Michael M September 02, 2023 2:10 pm UTC
Thanks for making me aware of this. The wrong version was uploaded. The final, corrected version is now available. Shoot me an email if there are any further issues!
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