In Mage: The Ascension, the Technocratic Union (or Technocracy) is a world- wide conspiracy that employs a technological paradigm to pursue an agenda. A friend, recently, asked me how I run Technocrat games since I have a very cynical view of the Union. I tell him that I treat the Union higher-ups. Guide to the Technocracy (Mage: The Ascension) [Phil Brucato] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. We are the greatest scientific minds of.
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Arrogant Chinese mystics, they got blinded by their tehcnocracy and had their asses kicked during the War For Drugs the Opium Wars and the Cultural Revolution pretty much broke them.
The vocal support I’ve seen for the Technocracy used to bother me. Since they cast spells with programs and the Internet, they’re great for nerds who want to play nerds and don’t want to stretch. Later version made this explicit, with the Dreamspeakers themselves aware and resentful of the fact that the other Eurasian-dominated factions clumped a tye of minor ethnic crafts together to make a coherent tradition for condescending political purposes.
Its current tools are the advancement of scientific methods and principles along with the technology this producesthe spread of capitalist market-forces, and the application of political power.
[Mage] How exactly can the technocracy manipulate the consensus? : WhiteWolfRPG
Better, it manages to make the PCs important to the action all the way through. Obviously, things did not end if one is playing in the s. Once that shift is accepted, then the Technocracy tries the next incremental budge. The innate problems of being a White Wolf game aside namely, the design team’s obvious sympathy with the 90’s-counterculture vs.
If something fails technoocracy be accepted as part of the Consensus after all of the painstaking redaction, tailoring, and predictive statistical and psychological analyses done to ensure it will be accepted before publication, then the Technocracy likely dials back, reassesses what went wrong, and finds a new approach or a shift in approach to show how this new group of scientists were able to replicate the first study’s results.
A central aspect of the Technocracy’s tye is to define the rules by which reality operates, and their definitions as a matter of principle abhor the idea of other influences on consensual reality. And because Ascemsion Wolf is full of hippies, neo-pagans, and New Age-types, we are supposed to find them sympathetic anyway. Welcome to early White Wolf, you poor sap.
Essentially, the better elements of the Technocracy have always been stockpiling power, waiting for the more xenophobic elements to fully clear the Earth of dissenting magical philosophies before seizing power themselves as the Unionists, and bringing back that old-tyme religion: Pretty much anyone who knows how things really works is half a sneeze away from Ascension, or at least becoming an Oracle.
Yupand then you can time travel at high levels. By general consensus of the player-base, the coolest tradition. But, like, not for their own sakes, man, but so that they can, like, free themselves from the concerns of the material, temporal world, and, like, achieve a higher state of pure Actually, for me, it’s not a matter of liking the Traditions or the Technocracy, but liking some individual Traditions and some individual Conventions a lot more than the other splats.
It was largely successful, but for a number ascenison reasons they dropped it a while ago, and only splinter technoceacy want a return to it. Actually playing RPGs, as we know, is a lot of work. It was a roaring success, and it quickly became so popular that other mages’ shit stopped working right via the “consensual reality” mechanics of the setting.
But one need not be awakened. Nowadays, the Technocracy is largely committed to “winning the argument,” and only intervening teh local mages are getting out of hand.
I just like using them as a possible example. The religious, “miracle worker” class, mostly comprised of various Abrahamic religions and their followers.
It lets the user tear open the Gauntlet, the protective Saran-wrapping around reality created by the Technocracy’s consensus, and slip outside of the universe. Wait, so like, all the different Africans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans get lumped together because they’re all “primitive?
Views Read Edit View history. Then there are Mages that turn themselves by their own choice. But they did sometimes partially succeed the successes being highlighted by the NWO, of courseand crucially, introduce the idea to the masses and at least make it plausible that someone might, one day, succeed.
Retrieved from ” https: Their original draft made them ascensiom to be, in keeping with the heavy Romanticism of the original World of Darknessvillainous curs out to crush all wonder and joy out of the world to make room for more boring urban developments and soulless industrial complexes, but over time they gathered more and more fans who pointed out that anyone who invented public libraries, democracy, and toilet paper couldn’t be all bad.
Your ad here, right now: The Technocracy likely does not approach peer review in ascensio manner. This paradigm has pissed off enough people that two member organizations eventually left the Technocracy, and those remaining are starting to split between the ones who want to make a positive difference in the world, and the tubby mag farts who just want to keep their power and make everything the same forever.
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The Technocracy – Old WoD Mage
Everything to do with the Umbrawhich is essentially the spirit world. Or just change air into rocks and let them fall.
The VE labs will perform tests first with Enlightened scientists, then Extraordinary Citizens, then Un-Enlightened citizens loyal to the Technocracy, and then to the educated masses. Also, you can turn others into cancerous masses of still-living flesh if you really want Many articles about it talk about how those students are now trying to refine it for “practical applications.
If we use Sister Agatha as an example again, she’s going up in the world with three whole dots in the Life Sphere, now! They just believe so hard that what they’re doing makes sense according to principles that make sense to them.
Obviously they convince them that there is some kind of principle that lets a plane fly like a bird without sinking.