Now Available: Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition

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Now available in advance PDF from DriveThruRPG: Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition

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 theyโ€™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 Lieโ€™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 canโ€™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.

Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition joins our collection of other 2nd Edition rulebooks for the Chronicles of Darkness:

  25 comments for “Now Available: Mage: The Awakening 2nd Edition

  1. Firanai
    May 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    YES!!!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work, and for giving use such amazing games. Take care and keep writing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Juhn
    May 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Just bought it. No form-fillable character sheet with this one?

    • Dave Brookshaw
      May 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      We’re going to make the form-fillable one with the final version, in case this advance pdf stage finds problems with the sheet.

      Like it already has, in fact.

  3. Juhn
    May 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    As a further question (probably to Rich): when the final PoD comes out and I inevitably order the premium print edition, will I end up with the pdf+PoD bundle discount for already having bought the pdf, or should I have waited?

    • May 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      On the product page it says:

      NOTE: This is the Advance PDF version. A final PDF version and PoD versions will be available at a later date. If you have purchased this Advance PDF, you will be automatically updated to the final PDF and receive a link to enable you to purchase the PoD at a discount designed so that your total price matches our usual PDF and Print combo offer.

      You must have your DTRPG account set to accept messages from Onyx Path Publishing before the link messages are sent out, though, so please adjust your settings if you want that discount.

      • Juhn
        May 5, 2016 at 5:53 am

        “You must have your DTRPG account set to accept messages from Onyx Path Publishing before the link messages are sent out, though, so please adjust your settings if you want that discount.”

        I have no idea how to do this, unfortunately. I think I may have missed out on a similar discount for the Chronicles of Darkness corebook.

    • May 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

      The word “account” is hyperlinked to the correct page on your DTRPG account.

  4. Dan
    May 4, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Congrats guys! Gold seller in 2 hours!

  5. May 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Dance Party Bro!

  6. Seulja
    May 4, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    So how do we submit any errors we find?

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      May 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      There’s a thread on our forums.

      • Seulja
        May 5, 2016 at 7:32 am

        Thank you, sir.

  7. Enokh
    May 5, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Congrats! A long time coming, but worth the wait! Bought it yesterday as soon as I saw it was available.

    Looking forward to running my first game of it early next month!

  8. Roland Phoenix
    May 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    You know, I expected to like 2e. As an old Ascension fan, though, I didn’t expect to *love* it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mind you, I’m going to tear the game to pieces and use it for parts in other games, but I do that to *every* RPG I love. (I can’t remember the last time I ran a setting “straight.”) I’m probably going to use a lot of Awakening 2e, since it’s such an elegant system, setting, and combination thereof.

  9. Jessilaurn
    May 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Handy directories are handy.

    The genre directory for Awakening 2nd Ed. is live. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. JAS
    May 6, 2016 at 11:26 am

    So far this it’s everything I hoped and thought it would be… I’m getting so much inspiration from it, it’s slowing down my first read through the book as I hot down notes and write up descriptions of things.

    Congratulations and well done.

    • JAS
      May 6, 2016 at 11:30 am

      (Also,I need a practice of unmaking spell for posts made by autocorrecting cell phones.)

  11. RPB
    May 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you so much for Mage The Awakening 2nd edition. I love the God Machine Chronicles and have been waiting for this for some time.

  12. Kenneth
    May 6, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    so where does my 20th anniversary Ed come in…not when do I get it, I have it, where in setting does it apply??? Thanks Ken

    • Ian A. A. Watson
      May 6, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      The 20th Anniversary Edition of Mage: The Ascension (part of the World of Darkness) is a different game and setting from the above 2nd Edition of Mage: The Awakening (part of the Chronicles of Darkness).

      So your Mage20 has no impact on Awakening 2e, and vice versa.

      • Roland Phoenix
        May 7, 2016 at 2:43 am

        Though if you really want your Awakening peanut butter in your Ascension chocolate, there’s this:

        I’m a big fan of combining the two, though I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority. The two settings’ metaphysics are considered generally incompatible. I’m honestly not sure why. There’s no real reason that the Lie of the Fallen World *couldn’t* be mutable and affected by Sleeper belief, while the Spheres and Supernal World remain more or less “true reality.” After all, billions of minds resonating imperfectly to the symbols of the Supernal (Exarchs in particular) could easily affect the nature of the Lie, even in vanilla Awakening.

        Or maybe I just like the idea of the Technocracy and the Seers going at it hammer and tongs. I’m weird like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. BryanC
    May 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I can’t praise this book enough. I’ve scarcely been this excited to play a good ole fashion pen and paper game in yonks. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  14. Faber
    May 10, 2016 at 4:47 am

    In how long the final Advanced PDF with corrections is expected? ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jeff Crowl
    May 11, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The tone, flavor and mood are moving in the right direction, as I read this book, but we have to talk about the complexity. I feel like the spell-casting system is too cumbersome. Up to nine steps for every spell, rote or otherwise? I feel that’s the direction GMC is headed, and I ask you to please consider streamlining systems, especially important ones.

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