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Mage: The Awakening Second Edition is the revised edition of Mage: The Awakening.


From the Onyx Path catalog:

The world is a Lie.
Humanity is cursed into a prison of Sleep, ignorant of the wonder and danger all around them. Ground down into slavery to masters they’ll never see, beset by a plague of cares to distract them from the Truth.
You were like them, once, but now you are Awakened. You see the world beneath the Lie’s skin, and the Mysteries beckoning you into the shadows. Every day of your life, you hear the call of the supernatural, from the least ghost to the deepest cosmic enigmas.
You are a mage, one of the Wise. You see, know, and explore what others can’t imagine, from the depths of the human soul to the hidden corners of reality. Armed with your spells, driven by an addiction to Mysteries, you delve into the secrets of the world. Knowledge has a price, and the dangers are many.
This book contains:
  • The complete guide to playing a mage in the Chronicles of Darkness.
  • Reimagined Paths, Orders, and powers to create your Awakened characters and their allies, including an updated version of the most comprehensive free-form magic system in gaming.
  • Five example settings across the world, from Los Angeles to Salamanca, each with a central Mystery.
  • A brand-new look at all the strange places of the Fallen World, from the Lower Depths to the Emanation Realms, and what mages might find within.



Chapter One: Faces of Magic

This section introduces the five Paths to Awakening from the Lie, as well as the Orders in which the mages organize themselves.

Chapter Two: Through Awakened Eyes

This part describes the Awakening itself, details the Fallen and Supernal Worlds, and explores mage society as a whole.

Chapter Three: Supernal Lore

Chapter Four: Magic

Chapter Five: Fallen Laws

Chapter Six: A World of Magic

Chapter Seven: Mysterious Places

Chapter Eight: Storytelling

Appendix One: Supporting Cast

Appendix Two: Legends of the Fall

Appendix Three: Conditions and Tilts

Appendix Four: Spellcasting Quick Reference

Background Information

This book was originally named The Fallen World Chronicle like other CofD releases until all books were changed to reflect their revisions into second editions.

Memorable Quotes



Abyss, Acamoth, Arcanum (Death, Fate, Forces, Life, Matter, Mind, Prime, Space, Spirit, Time), Astral Space, Attainment, Banishers, Cabal, Consilium, Dissonance, Exarch, Fallen World, Familiar, Gauntlet, Gnosis, Goetia, Gulmoth, Hallow, High Speech, Hubris, Legacy, Mad, Mage, Mage Sight, Magic, Mana, Mystery, Nimbus, Order (Adamantine Arrow, Free Council, Guardians of the Veil, Mysterium, Silver Ladder, Nameless Orders, Seers of the Throne), Paradox, Path (Acanthus, Mastigos, Moros, Obrimos, Thyrsus), Praxis, Proximus, Quiescence, Sleeper, Sleepwalker, Spell, Supernal Realm (Aether, Arcadia, Pandemonium, Primal Wild, Stygia), Tass, Watchtower, Wisdom

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