October 9th, 2004


Liberty and Control and Anarchy oh my

Or kinda, at least. I have something boiling around in my head that's not quite a forum post yet, so I may as well explode it here. Thinking about Mage, and thinking Judgment again. Damn you, eyebeams. Damn you for writing such a fine thing.

Mage has four broad factions. In the early editions of the game, three of the four kinda-sorta exemplified the extremes of the games' own metaphysic trinity of Stasis, Dynamism and Order. The fourth, the general PC faction, were assumed to be somewhere in the middle. Needless to say, this carries on polluting the ideas of players long-tied to the game. Which is a shame, because it's bullshit.

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All week

All week long I have had ideas that I didn't have time to use. Things that I wanted to come back to, things that would have made a week or four's worth of stories. Then the comedown hits and I can't remember any of it. I can barely remember how to spell my own name. Can never remember the really good ideas when I want to use them, likely the reason the recent stories have been so shite.

I would go get steaming drunk, but a) I'm not wasting my remaining long night gibbering in a dark corner and b) I'm especially not getting depressed-drunk in front of my fucking brother.

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Why is it so hard to find people for a play-by-IM Mage game that isn't mired in early-second-ed wankery?

Answers on a postcard please, to:

13, I'mgoing