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  1. Tradition Book Akashic Brotherhd R *OP (Mind's Eye Theatre)
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  2. Tradition Book Akashic Brotherhd R *OP (Mind's Eye Theatre)

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Warriors and sages, the mages of the Akashic Brotherhood bring thousands of years of martial prowess and philosophy to the Traditions. The Warring Fists discipline their minds and hone their bodies to perfection. As the Akashic Record tells, however, one must fight for true virtue without being consumed by violence. How can young mages battle for a world free from technological rule while maintaining peaceful enlightenment? There is a puzzle worthy of a true master.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Mage - The Ascension - Player's Guides & Tradition
EAN
9781565044562
Edition
Revised
ISBN
1565044568
Label
White Wolf Publishing
Manufacturer
White Wolf Publishing
MPN
WWP4657
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
104
PartNumber
WWP4657
PublicationDate
2001-02-05
Publisher
White Wolf Publishing
Studio
White Wolf Publishing
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The first of the revised Tradition Books for Mage: The Ascension, this book is simply overflowing with intriguing information on the Akashic Brotherhood. The Akashayana were somewhat shortchanged in the core revised rulebook for Mage: They are stereotyped as nothing more than bald-headed monks or super-ninjas. That falls far short of the truth.
This Tradition Book includes detailed descriptions of the sects within the Akashayana, including the Li-Hai (rebels who find the stereotype of robed monks to be laughable) and even the Roda d'Oro, a non-Asian branch of the Brotherhood. An excellent set of expanded rules for Do is included. Further, the views and goals of the Akashics are explored: Those who see only self-torturing ascetics are failing to understand the point. The goal of the truly enlightened is not to punish the body, but rather to cease to be distracted by it.
Best of all, most of this information is given in the format of a beautifully written story which fills the... Read more
Some have complained that this Tradition Book, like many of White Wolf's books about Eastern cultures tries too hard to group them all together.
Personally, I don't think they did such a bad job of it. They DID give a brief overview of various eastern religious and philosophical beliefs. And they gave a better picture than the Karate Kid, monks or ninjas. They explain the philosophy of the Tradition in a way that is interesting (and gave me quite a few plot ideas as a Storyteller).
The book itself is well written in a style that is both informative and entertaining. The details of the Himalayan War and information about Do alone have made this book well worth the price. My only complaint is the books many references to 'Dragons of the East'.
This book is absolutely necessary if you want to have any kind of Akashic character NPC or player in your game.
White Wolf has a mediocre track record with the non-european, and is particularly dismal when it comes to India, China, Japan, Korea.
But it is not damning by faint praise to say that the author of this book, and another superb book, "Dragons of the East," has single-handedly reversed this situation and given us a marvelous, fascinating, playable look into the far east.
This book is great. It has an intricate description of Do, it has really fun, playable factions with fascinating orientations solidly within the chinese philosophical framework-- not that you have to know chinese philosophy or history to get them.
Why only three stars? I have a couple problems with the book. For one, like so many White Wolf books, it includes a great deal of in-character fiction. In fact, a tremendous amount. If you want to read fiction, that's one thing, but this is a game book, and I'm tired of White Wolf doing things this way just because they have a bunch wannabe-fiction-writers, but... Read more
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