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M20 How Do You DO That? $14.99
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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Austin N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/21/2020 21:24:05

This book is a great idea, and while I love getting my mind around the idea that anything can happen in Mage, its very good to at least set some procedural ground rules. I needed this in order to circumvent power-gaming from one or two of my testier players. It is perfect in this way, as well as, being an avenue towards guiding players into what kind of magic they want to make. I do not like to think of these as hard and fast rules....more like guidelines!

The book itself came with some notched edges, and I noticed the glue wasn't evenly coated on the spine(maybe I spend to much time around books to notice) but still I would say more than worth the price. The coloring of the premium print was very sexy and had great color blending the Classic World of Darkness books wish they had, definitely worth the upgrade right out of the gate!

Thank you Drive Thru!



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Brenton B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2019 21:16:15

Two steps forward, one step back. This book contains a lot of helpful information for how the magick system of mage works, with one glaring exception, it doesn't expand on the incredibly terse definitions of the different sphere ranks present in the core rulebook. Prime is the worst offender. Although they don't elaborate on the already confusing termonology, such as "Enchant Life" (what does that even mean?), they do seem to arbitrarily add prime as a requirement for lots of effects that previously seemed to not require it. They also bring back some rotes from previous editions of Mage, such as the Prime 2 "Rub Bones" effect that deals bashing. Does it says literally anywhere in the Core Rules that Prime 2 can do bashing? Nope. Does it explain any reasoning behind this exception? Also nope. I ended up making a document to keep track of the various ad-hoc rules changes How Do You Do That introduces into the system. After reading it, I wanted a follow-up book to answer all my outstanding questions. Maybe they can call it "Why Can You Do That?"

You'll also find some effects that suffer from inexplicable sphere bloat and some other strange rules "people who use energy or chi as a paradigm have to spend quintessence per effect".

Tl;dr, I wish the book were a bit longer, and that it spent time clarifying the ambiguities of the different sphere levels.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Matthew D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/08/2019 02:56:55

Very good in a lot of areas. Very helpful. But also contradicts things from the main rule book. if you are new to mage, I recommend getting this highly, if you are however familiar with mage and/or previous editions, this book is worth it but you can pass if you are low on funds.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by David C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/07/2017 18:22:00

I found this book helpful . The quality it excalent. I found the formate easy to use and clear.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by A customer [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/07/2017 19:21:17

Good in some spots while needlessly complicating thing in others.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Ryan P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/17/2016 12:25:18

Very discriptive and answers a lot of questions about specific, as well as general, effects.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Dustin D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/01/2015 13:16:29

I only got about a third of the way into the book and I'm very impressed with the material. In depth, great variety of methods. Only because of how far I got into it that I haven't yet found anything pertaining to mad science or hyper technology.



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M20 How Do You DO That?
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Brian S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/30/2015 20:32:17

Wish they written this book 20 years ago, I may have had less of irritating wine from my players.



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