I started reading through the thread, and came upon your post, #35
on page 4. I really like that one. Though I haven't given nMage more than a cursory look-through, it seems to incorporate both rather well. One of the primary games we are playing in 'the house' right now is a oWoD/nWoD/alternate reality (will explain later) mosh which you may find interesting. There are occasionally times where we are uncertain what we are doing, but we are using what we have of nWod mechanics with oWod (kinda) terminology and set up.
As for the game itself, effectively we are all playing mortals who will Change/get Embraced/Awaken/go through Chrysalis at some point. This a world where the concept of the zombie as we know it from popular culture is unknown. There is no Canada. Those colonies who would have been Canada joined in with the US when the War of Independance happened. The status of women is somewhere around the 1950's - 70's. Natives, expect for the Aborigine (don't ask me why) are *more* respected than they are now - they were able to put up more of a fight, and more easily gained the respect of the Europeans. Ireland is still at war with itself.
The There is going to be a zombie apocalypse in the near future. We are one of a group of 'chosen' who have abilities to help (we think). Most of us have decided what we would like our character to be once the change hits. We have one one Changeling Troll, a three werewonves, one kitsune, a VA and I think I'm going to play an Orphan. I'm also going to have me character's Avatar be an aspect/fragment/link to the Tuatha de Danna Lugh.
And instead of being able to slip sideways into the Umbra, because he's also an Enchanted character with high amounts of fae blood (sidhe), and has been into the Dreaming before (under less than ideal circumstances), he can enter the Dreaming (other by way of the physical Mists. Instead of the Gauntlet, the difficulty rating would be based on how relatively thich the mists were, either created or natural. We'd have to work on the exact mechanics, but that is the basic concept.