Tag Archives: technocracy

The Technocracy & Crafting Doublespeak

I’m sitting in a medical clinic right now, waiting on a procedure and unable to VPN into work so I can, well, work. So let’s think about words—specially, the word “procedure.” I was the developer for the pre-Mage: the Ascension 20th books on the Technocracy, and I felt like I really understood them. To be fair, I did—and

Furious Seven & Technocratic Vulgarity

If like me, you’re a Mage: the Ascension fan who likes playing with more Technocratic ideas and modes of play over Traditional ones, you see that technomagic is basically a hack to the original magic system that is mostly complete, but not entirely. One of the places it’s lacking is in explaining what a Vulgar

Void Engineers & the Masses

For the next in cut content from Convention Book: Void Engineers, a little snippet that was painful to cut: the first part of the relationships with the world section — The Masses and Extraordinary Citizens. Again, this isn’t edited text. The Masses For all your rockstars and hot shots out there, check your attitude when it

Void Engineers: Void U

The following is a sidebar that was going to be in chapter 2 of Convention Book: Void Engineers, but was cut for space[1] — one of the many cuts that were made to bring the book from nearly 60K words to somewhere around 52K[2]. This was written by the awesome Jeremy Tidwell, who wrote the

Convention Book: Void Engineers is Live!

Many of the people who are interested in Convention Book: Void Engineers have already heard at this point, since it came out on Friday and I had already set up my blog post for that day hours before it was launched. If you haven’t heard about it, here’s some stuff that might interest you: The

Convention Book: Syndicate is Live!

Friends, do I have a hell of a deal for you. Convention Book: Syndicate is live! This book was hard to do — far harder than Progenitors — because the mandate of the line is counter to the way the Convention’s portrayed. They’re villains, ranging from Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life[1] to mafioso types.