Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > at 11:05 PM, email@example.com (David DeLaney) said: >>But with the Paradox Is Watching You refinement from the Mage RPG; >>if you TRY to cause a change, Things Happen to prevent you from >>doing so, some apparently out of sheer coincidence, with no >>apparent upper peril limit on the class of Thing. If I'm >>remembering one of the thiotimoline stories correctly, anyway. > >Why do you consider that to be a paradox. What it boils down to is the >consistency of space-time. You'd need radically different physics to >have any other behavior.
The P on Paradox is capitalized; in the Mage game it's an actual force, that comes over and enforces the consistency of space-time, sometimes with aggravated damage, other times by having the offending mage (time traveler, etc.) suddenly vanish into a pocket dimension until he realizes what he's done wrong and atones for it, etc. Where, presumably, the Things would not have Happened had the time-meddler / willworker / etc. not tried to cause a change in the first place, because then it would already have been consistent.
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