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AJCarrington

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[SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« on: (15:11:20/03-13-17) »
While mentioned in the Upcoming Releases, I wanted to give this title it's one thread:

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The Chaos Mage, by K. VanDeun

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #1 on: (15:43:49/03-13-17) »
Where is this upcoming releases mentioned ? Btw, what is the best way to be informed of upcoming releases ? Tumblr seems to be unmaintened...

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #2 on: (17:05:29/03-13-17) »
Nice! Is this reminiscent of a Threats style book?

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #3 on: (01:08:40/03-14-17) »
"a new rulebook in development" per the tumblr.

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #4 on: (03:56:03/03-14-17) »
"Forbidden Arcana, an advanced book of magic rules. It has new traditions rules, new ways of doing blood magic, some Mastery rules to provide advanced ways to specialize in magic, and more." As per AJC

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #5 on: (09:01:07/03-14-17) »
That seems... Strange. How much is there in the magic department, lore-wise which wasn't tackled in Street Grimoire?  I'm okay with some more magic crunch, but surely that wouldn't be the main part of the book, no? Hundreds of pages of just the above would be a missed opportunity, without a great story/plot hooks/setting material, IMO. I expected the latter from the whole Tarot thing so far.

 And while I like the magic part of the setting, that would actually justify the cries of magic powercreep. Or should we prepare for an advanced book for every archetype? I wouldn't be happy with that, because it'd mean just more crunch instead of setting material (of any kind) and I don't like reading hundreds of pages of dry crunch.
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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #6 on: (09:10:03/03-14-17) »
Back in the 2ed, we got a Street Grimoire - very similar (in content) to the one in 5ed followed later by Awakenings (a second guide in magic) which was pretty cool and really brought a lot of interesting variation to the game. It feel to me that this is the aim of Forbidden Arcana. Also I would not mind some Dark Magics from Street Grimoire, being revisited and enhanced.

That being said, I'm more miffed by this guide not really being announced anywhere. Actually the "upcoming releases" on Tumblr appears to not have been updated for a while. Before, Forbidden Arcana, I was expecting the Morocco book to show up, maybe followed up by the (cursed) technomancer book.



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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #7 on: (16:11:32/03-14-17) »
Back in the 2ed, we got a Street Grimoire - very similar (in content) to the one in 5ed followed later by Awakenings (a second guide in magic) which was pretty cool and really brought a lot of interesting variation to the game. It feel to me that this is the aim of Forbidden Arcana. Also I would not mind some Dark Magics from Street Grimoire, being revisited and enhanced.

That being said, I'm more miffed by this guide not really being announced anywhere. Actually the "upcoming releases" on Tumblr appears to not have been updated for a while. Before, Forbidden Arcana, I was expecting the Morocco book to show up, maybe followed up by the (cursed) technomancer book.




Ah, I see. Also, I completely confused it for the new Book of the Lost, sorry for that.

Yes, I agree, more magic goodies isn't bad and some things from SG need to be elaborated, etc. Although I still think various setting books would be better first, but generally, I like setting books more than crunch books. I hope this book will contain a fair amount of fluff to make it an interesting read to me as well.

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Re: [SR5] Forbidden Arcana
« Reply #8 on: (15:21:51/03-16-17) »
Another art preview from the CGL Tumblr:


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