Awakening in Boston
The following house rules apply to Awakening in Boston.
Magical Styles and Rote Specialties
As mages learn to cast magic they find certain skills become more useful or applicable. PCs pick 3 skills to be their rotes specialties granting them a +1 bonus when casting a rote that uses that skill. If a PC joins an order, they may choose to adopt some or all of that orders rote specialties replacing their original ones, at a cost of 3xp per specialty. Usually a mage can only have 3 rote specialties.
Any mage can create a rote, even at char-gen, as long as they have a solid metaphor for how the rote works. Creating a rote costs more xp than learning a new rote as per the normal rote creation guidelines. PCs at char-gen do not have to pay extra xp for using their starting rote points on custom rotes.