Quick and Dirty Character Creation

Notes On Character Creation

  • The Avatar Background is kind of like a difficulty slider for magic. More Avatar dots will give you more options to make magic easier – by spending Quintessence and by getting guidance from your Avatar
  • You’ll start off not able to do that much, but have in mind where you’d like to be 100xp from now. Changing concepts halfway through Mage is really tough
  • Think about what you do that isn’t magic. You have a mundane life that competes with magic for your attention, and relying on magic for everything is a path to hubris
  • If you want to start off powerful, drop lots of Freebies into Arete – but you’ll be worse at everyday mundane things. If you have a low Arete to start, remember that you’ll fail and botch a significant amount, and be ready for that.
  • If you want, or your background depends upon, a lot of specific NPCs in the game, the best way to do that is to take Backgrounds and Merits to represent them. Allies, Contacts, Influence, and so on.

Quick and Dirty Character Creation

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