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Traditions Gathered 1: Songs of Science
Publisher: White Wolf
by Shaun B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/02/2008 04:11:23

My only complaint with this title is that the bookmarks are all wrong. It looks like someone used a tool to autocreate bookmarks, and the fact that this book is actually a compilation of several smaller books confused the tool - but no-one bothered to check it. Half of the bookmarks are missing and the ones you do get are in the wrong order and apparently point to completely random pages. Other than that - the book appears to be fine, on a par with the other old World of Darkness PDFs and is a fairly good buy for $10.00. I would have scored it higher if the bookmarks were correct.



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Traditions Gathered 1: Songs of Science
Publisher: White Wolf
by Justin B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/22/2007 03:28:15

Good intro to the Sons of Ether, Virtual Adepts, and Order of Hermes. Buyers should note that this book is intended for fans of the original Mage game who want in-depth profiling and history on these 3 magical "orders"; this volume is not required to play the game.

Cautionary note: The historical timeline for the Order of Hermes (scientific, Merlin-like wizards) makes reference to Simon Magus, the sorcerer appearing in the book of Acts in the Bible , in a complimentary tone. In the biblical account, this person was confronted and condemned by the Apostles for his sorcery and for attempting to pay for the anointing of the Holy Spirit. In the few lines of mention in this book, he is portrayed as being misunderstood by the followers of the "magician Jesus".

While I am a fan of fantasy gaming in general (major D&D) and no bookburner, I believe that readers should be aware of the "poor misunderstood pagan" elements present to varying degrees in the Mage: the Ascension game manuals, and think carefully about how to work around these elements (if offended) should they choose to play the game. I own and have read most of the core 2nd edition manual.



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