Written by: Emrey Barnes, Bill Bridges, Steve Brown, Phil Brucato, Brian Campbell, Sam Chupp, Beth Fischi, Don Frew, Dan Greenberg, William Hale, Harry Heckel, Sam Inabinet, Darren McKeeman, Judith A. McLaughlin, Jim Moore, Kevin Murphy, John R. Robey, Kathleen Ryan, Steve Wieck, Ehrik Winters, Teeuwynn Woodruff
Additional Material: Bob Asselin, James Estes, Andrew Greenberg, James Medley, Mark Rein•Hagen, Ryk Strong
Developed by: Phil Brucato
Edited by: Brian Campbell
Art Director: Richard Thomas
Layout and Typesetting: Aileen E. Miles
Art: James Crabtree, Scott Johnson, Matt Korteling, Robert MacNeill, Dan Smith, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook, Lawrence Allen Williams, Jeff Wright
Front Cover Art: Larry Schnelli
Front and Back Cover Design: Larry Schnelli
Special Thanks to: Rebecca "Rat Worship" Shaeffer, for knowing how to get Rob and Brian hot.
Louvie "Bungee" Locklear, for the reason she need not buy beers in Biloxi.
Lyndi "Bimbo" Hathaway-McKeeman, for her fan club's alternative to root canal surgery.
Richard "Not the Skinner" Haight, for not being the guy you love to Haight.
Mike "Exorcist" Krause, for battle the Devil in GOD.
[[Mark "Spitz" Rein•Hagen, for making a huge splash at M.O.C.
Danny "Fabio Fan" Landers, for spilling beans on Ken's secret obsession.
Wes "HoJo" Harris, for being the slickest gaijin at the Mafia party.
Jim "Recruiting Sergeant" Townsend, for finding new ways to pay the rent.
Oh Soon (Kim) "Welcome to the Jungle" Shropshire, for waltzing in where GOD fears to tread.
Sam "Comfy Chair" Chupp, for bringing pagan joy to Mouseville.
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: June 10, 1994
Pages: 208
Year: 1994
Publication #: WW 04050
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-119-4
Price: $18.00

The Book of Shadows: The Mages Players Guide is the players guide for Mage: The Ascension.


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By My Will, So It Is Done!
"We are the shapers of reality, the masters of the Path. We move the Wheel of Creation on its forward course and counter those who would freeze the Wheel in its tracks.
"Now if we could only cooperate, we'd be in business!"
— Porthos, Drua'shi Master of the Order of Hermes
Magickal Lore of the Ages
A Book of Shadows is a journal of the Path, a tome of revelations for the followers of magick. In this Book of Shadows, mage players and Storytellers will uncover lost secrets of the Traditions and their rivals. This is a valuable tome for mages everywhere!
The Mage Players Guide includes:
  • New rotes, Talismans, Abilities, Merits and Flaws, and details about the elusive Ahl-i-Batin;
  • in-depth truths about the factions of magick and the Path of Ascension;
  • Expanded rules for magick, foci, familiars and more!
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