From publisher blurb:
Mage: The Ascension is an amazing game, but how do we get new players to join? The concepts can be pretty extensive, and the rulebook can be pretty intimidating for someone seeing a page count of 698. This document is specifically for the potential players we want to invite to our games.
Whether you are a new player curious about Mage or you are a veteran wanting to generate excitement in the next curious player, this is for you. There are no rules to learn, there is no sample story to play. This document talks to new and prospective players: What are we playing and why?
Sit back, relax, and grab a drink. It is a short and easy read, and hopefully you will finish this and say, "Oh...This sounds cool. I've got to play this!"
This is a clean book, suitable for players of all ages.
Again: This is NOT a supplement with any new rules, story ideas, or game mechanics. This is something to give players a basic look at what Mage characters are all about.