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Review – Mage Noir

17 March, 2012

Mage Noir takes the mages of World of Darkness into the America of the postwar era in the US, a period of moral grays, the era of noir.  Playing to mood and tone is one of the strengths of the World of Darkness and the noir era is full of such shadows and shades.  If roleplaying in such a time interests you, this product is likely worth your time.

Mage Noir is an 82-page PDF (79-pages if you remove the covers and ad) for Mage: the Awakening (and the World of Darkness in general) RPG written by David Brookshaw, Matthew McFarland, John Snead and Filamena Young and published by White Wolf Publishing.

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Pattern Seekers – Episode 9: Dangerous Dogs and Killer Colors

17 March, 2012

The Complex was once again secured against threats and our heroes had a few days of rest before being called before the Shaper.  She is sending them to help a friend of the Pattern who has been tracking a source of disruption, dangerous to the restoration of the Pattern.  They are sent to locate Sevany in the village of Rom.

Aware of possible dangers as they pass through the gate, the find themselves in a scraggly forest in a light rain near to a rough road.  Zandrik’s familiar scouts into the sky and set them toward the village, which is located on a hilltop behind a wooden palisade.  The city militia guarding the gate are a bit puzzled by the party but allow them in and direct them to the Iron Pot, Rom’s only inn.  There finding Sevany is no problem, as she is a young woman with pink hair, very out of place.  They give her the letter of introduction and she invites them to sit, her bodyguard, Ten Dancer, an athletic man dressed in blue, fetches additional chairs.*  Sevany spreads out a map and explains that odd lights have been seen and livestock and a few young shepherds have gone missing.  They talk to Tamas the townmeister who conveys the same information and that there is an abandoned mine, abandoned since before the village was founded, near the center of the problems.

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