HUNT3.0 | The World’s Smallest Multi-Function Flashlight

Deluxe Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition

A project in Center Valley, PA by Richard Thomas

Funding Successful

Contribute to help give the Deluxe M20 Edition a leather bound, embossed+, silk bookmarked, gold-edged, full-color, deluxe treatment.
Backers: 3925
Average Pledge Per Backer: $171

Funded: $672,764 of $70,000
Dates: Mar 3rd -> Apr 2nd (30 days)
Project By: Richard Thomas
rpgboard gameadventurebooksmagichorrorscience fictionfantasytabletop gamepresent-day theme +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: April 2 @ 12:01 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Technocracy Reloaded is the Final Stretch Goal

April 2nd - via:
Now that we passed the Pay Bump- and thanks so much for enabling us to do that- there is one more goal: From $633,001 to $684,755 of contributions, a percentage of the funds will go towards the creation of the Technocracy: Reloaded, a 21st-century... (Read More)


April 2nd - via:
That sounds pretty serious, and it could be!  RichT here, and I want to reach out to all our backers now that we are approaching less than 4 hours before this Kickstarter is over.   Please, PLEASE, take a moment between now and the end of this... (Read More)


April 1st - via:
That sounds pretty serious, and it could be!  RichT here, and I want to reach out to all our backers now that we are approaching less than 24 hours before this Kickstarter is over.   Please, PLEASE, take a moment between now and the end of this... (Read More)

Cookbook achieved! Next up: Character Pack PoD and pay bump!

April 1st - via:
Hi, Rose here. ^_^ Well, we're just hurtling through these goals. We've passed $590,000 a little while ago. (I wasn't feeling well so I missed it.) That means we'll be doing the Mage Cookbook. This'll be great. Next, at $613,000, every backer... (Read More)

Mage: The Ascension Kickstarter Draws to a Close

April 1st - via:
With little under a day left, now is your last chance to chip in for your deluxe copy of the 20th Anniversary Edition of White Wolf's great game Mage the Ascension, and maybe get your hands on the new Quintessence Edition. (Read More)

Book of Secrets PoD discount achieved! Next up: Mage Cookbook!

March 31st - via:
Hi, Rose here. We're closing in on the end of the campaign! ^_^ Having passed $563,000, we're going to offer a discount on the Book of Secrets PoD to any backer who pledged for a physical copy of m20. This discount will reduce the price as close to... (Read More)

Art book achieved! Next up: Book of Secrets PoD and Mage Cookbook!

March 30th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) We've passed $545,000, enabling us to produce the m20 Art Book. This collection will showcase the best art from Mage's twenty year history, as curated by Rich and Mirthful Mike Chaney. Next, at $563,000, we'll offer the print on... (Read More)

Interview and excerpt

March 29th - via:
Hi, Rose here. I have some cool updates for you this morning. ^_^ First, Rich and Satyros did an interview which has just been posted: Second, Satyr sent along this... (Read More)

Book of Secrets Combined achieved! Next up: m20 Art Book!

March 28th - via:
Hi folks, Rose here. :) We just passed $520,000, enabling us to take the previously planned Book of Secrets trilogy and fund some additional pieces Satyr wants to do. We'll be releasing a single, large Book of Secrets, and giving the PDF to everyone... (Read More)

New add-ons!

March 28th - via:
Hi, Rose here. Thanks for your responses to Rich's question about add-ons last night. We've gone through those and through our archives, and we've got a bunch of new ones for you. :) + $10 for the classic Horizon War Trilogy and Fragile Path PDFs. +... (Read More)

Penny Dreadful achieved! Next up: Combined Book of Secrets and The Art of Mage!

March 27th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Having reached $505,000, we'll be recreating the novel Penny Dreadful in ebook, PDF, and PoD formats. Anyone who pledged for a PDF of m20 or the classic fiction PDFs will receive the ebook and PDF versions. Next, at $520,000,... (Read More)

You Want To Add What?

March 26th - via:
RichT here: Before we get to the gist of this Update, I just want to once again thank every backer for so much awesome support! I can not believe the amount of extra projects we're able to do, including, unless there's a huge drop: that we're... (Read More)

Character Packs combined! Next up: Penny Dreadful!

March 26th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Having now reached $490,000, we'll be combining the Character Packs into a single volume. Up next, at $505,000, we'll be updating the classic Penny Dreadful fiction to modern formats. There was some confusion about this yesterday.... (Read More)

Book of Secrets III achieved! Next up: Combined Character Pack and Penny Dreadful!

March 25th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) We just passed $480,000, well past the $475,000 goal for Book of Secrets III. This 60,000+ word compendium will cover more information we just can't fit between the covers of m20. Everyone who pledged for a physical copy of... (Read More)

Preview: The Ahl-i-Batin

March 24th - via:
These are the myths surrounding the Batini. Such tales recall that once, not long ago, the Ahl-i-Batin sat upon the Council of Nine Traditions, occupying the Seat of Connection, as Correspondence was then called. People have said that the rise of... (Read More)

Sunday update

March 23rd - via:
Hey, everyone. Rose here. :) Yesterday, we passed $450,000, netting all backers who pledged for the m20 PDF a copy of Infernalism: The  Path of Screams in PDF. As I've mentioned, this is one of Satyr's favorite books from The Sorcerers Crusade.... (Read More)

You won't believe who pushed us over $444k!

March 22nd - via:
(That's like a Huffington Post headline, innit?) At one minute to midnight, m20 was pushed past its $444,000 milestone by a pledge from...  ...Porthos. No lie. The e-mail updates give me exact totals and user names. Therefore, it's the Order of... (Read More)

The evolution of deluxe editions

March 21st - via:
Hi folks. Rose here. Wow... we're bowled over by the amount of support the Quintessence Edition has gotten in just over 24 hours. Obviously, we thought you'd like it, but as I sit down to write this, the Q-Prime tier is at 142 copies, out of the 200... (Read More)

Q is here!

March 19th - via:
RichT here: I just added the info for the Ultra-Deluxe Mage 20th Quintessence Edition: Because YOU, our Mage 20th community, demanded it, we're offering backers a chance to determine whether we should make an even more magickal cover treatment.... (Read More)

Art Preview: Society of Ether

March 18th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. :) We've passed $385,000, unlocking the Quintessence Edition! We'll have lots of details about that soon -- Rich is still working with the printer to get all our ducks in a row. Meanwhile, Mirthful Mike Chaney sent over this art... (Read More)

Gods and Monsters achieved! Next up: Quintessence Edition and Book of the Fallen!

March 17th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ian tells me that today is the third anniversary of the announcement of v20, our first deluxe anniversary edition. It's also a traditional White Wolf holiday. We'd take every St. Patrick's day off to kick... (Read More)

Playlist and Badges

March 16th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) I have a few media goodies today. First, Phil sent along this playlist, full of music that inspires him for Mage.  And second, here are our first two symbol badges!  (Read More)

Tradition Symbol t-shirts achieved! Next up: Gods and Monsters... and QUINTESSENCE EDITION!

March 14th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) We've just reached $350,000, enabling us to create a set of Tradition Symbol T-shirts to compliment the Tradition Character T-shirts from an earlier stretch goal. These will go on sale at our RedBubble store for the deepest... (Read More)

FAQ, part 2

March 14th - via:
Hi, folks! We've posted the second part of the m20 FAQ at the Onyx Path blog. Click here for part 2 of the FAQ.  (Read More)

New Excerpts!

March 13th - via:
Here are assorted excerpts from m20, as posted by Phil in the comments thread: Chapter 2Consensus and Belief So why can’t we Awakened souls do anything we please? If magick is godlike power, why don’t we all just go bowling with fireballs down... (Read More)

FAQ, part 1

March 12th - via:
We've been getting a lot of questions about the system and setting of m20. Satyros Phil Brucato has written an FAQ, which we've posted the first part of on the Onyx Path blog. Click here for the FAQ.  (Read More)

Book of Secrets II achieved! Next up: Tradition symbol t-shirts!

March 12th - via:
Hi, Rose here. :) Having passed $333,000, we're now able to create the Book of Secrets II PDF, which will be given to all of you who pledged for a physical copy of m20. This book will be packed with material we couldn't fit into the core book. Next,... (Read More)

Transhumanism and Technopaganism

March 10th - via:
From Phil: Old and new collide and merge in weird postmodern synergies, most of which have many devotees in Mage: The Ascension. Two of the most obvious – transhumanism and technopaganism – represent potent ideologies for the 21st-century mage.... (Read More)

Team bonus achieved! Next up: Book of Secrets II and Tradition symbol t-shirts!

March 9th - via:
Hey, folks. Rose here. :) We just passed $310,000! You've enabled us to provide our team with a 15% pay bonus. I know they'll appreciate it. :) Next, at $333,000, we'll be creating the Book of Secrets II. Like the Book of Secrets I, this 60,000+ word... (Read More)

New Backer Fiction: Down

March 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Truth Until Paradox Anthology achieved! Next up: Team bonus!

March 7th - via:
Hiya, Rose here. :) Having crossed the $290,000 mark, we'll now be able to create the Truth Until Paradox II Anthology. This collection of new fiction will illuminate the world of Mage, and provide perspective on what magick means in the second... (Read More)

Excerpt: The Ascension War

March 6th - via:
Phil sent over this excerpt from Mage 20th: It’s frightening to realize what you can do if you truly set your mind to it, and even more terrifying to realize that other people can do it whether you want them to or not. That terror drives what... (Read More)

Familiar Strangers achieved! Next up: Truth Until Paradox!

March 4th - via:
Hi, folks, Rose here. :) We just ticked over $255,000. That enables us to produce Familiar Strangers, the second Mage Character Pack. This illustrated, 40,000 word PDF will include an assortment of familiars, spirits, and beasts. Our art director has... (Read More)

The Question is T-Shirts

March 4th - via:
RichT here- OK- Seems some of you don't appreciate that it took us a year of hard effort to find a way to work t-shirts into our Kickstarter business model and won't merely accept the awesome new art-based Mage shirts in all their awesome... (Read More)

Talking T-Shirts

March 3rd - via:
RichT here: Hello you awesome backer-type peoples: A couple of the Stretch Goals for Mage 20th are access to discounted t-shirts at our new (not even officially opened) t-shirt storefront on RedBubble. Thought you might like to look at some examples... (Read More)

A Note From Satyros Phil Brucato

March 3rd - via:
May you raise your eyes   And never bow your head   We are not alone   - SJ Tucker, "Come to the Labyrinth"  Thank you all.   As the sun dips toward the Pacific out here on the coast, I am filled with gratitude and wonder. We have all made... (Read More)

Wow. Lots of stretch goals achieved. Up next: Book of Secrets I and Tradition t-shirts!

March 3rd - via:
Hiya, folks! Rose here. :) It's been an amazing day, and this is only the start! Here's what you're enabling us to add so far: $85,000: An m20 t-shirt, discounted as far as RedBubble will allow. $100,000: Every backer who pledged for a tier... (Read More)


March 3rd - via:
Hi, Rose here. Welcome to the m20 Kickstarter! We crossed our funding goal 44 minutes after we went live! Thank you so much. This is amazing. Next up, we've got a brand new Mage t-shirt at $85,000 and the m20 Character Pack at $100,000. Let's... (Read More)

Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Kickstarter Begins

March 3rd - via:
Onyx Path Publishing has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish a deluxe 20th anniversary edition of Mage: The Ascension, featuring updated and new material. (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!