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  • What kind of powers do you think scions in mythos will have?

    hey everyone,so Neall has said that Mythos will let us play scions of the Great Old Ones,what kinds of Boons,Knacks and Relics do you think they will have?

  • #2
    At a guess, necromancy, psychic ability, entering the dream world, weird science, alien technology and ancient grimoures, as a start. Also the example of The Dunwich Horror.


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    • #3
      I think I heard a rumor that the Purviews in Masks will be different to a degree, probably to fit the tone better.

      Like, there will still be a Fire Purview, but it probably won't have the same innate power, or it may have some drawbacks associated with using it.

      Given the aesthetics of Cthulhu, maybe it'll be like the Water Purview in Masks gives you visible gills?


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
        I think I heard a rumor that the Purviews in Masks will be different to a degree, probably to fit the tone better.

        Like, there will still be a Fire Purview, but it probably won't have the same innate power, or it may have some drawbacks associated with using it.

        Given the aesthetics of Cthulhu, maybe it'll be like the Water Purview in Masks gives you visible gills?
        That would be mighty fun

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
          I think I heard a rumor that the Purviews in Masks will be different to a degree, probably to fit the tone better.

          Like, there will still be a Fire Purview, but it probably won't have the same innate power, or it may have some drawbacks associated with using it.

          Given the aesthetics of Cthulhu, maybe it'll be like the Water Purview in Masks gives you visible gills?
          Hmm... If that is the case, I wonder which Purview would turn you into a ghoul?


          What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post

            Hmm... If that is the case, I wonder which Purview would turn you into a ghoul?
            I know nothing about the Mythos so does 'ghoul' have any particular connotations to it or is it just 'Angry Zombie That Eats People'?


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
              I think I heard a rumor that the Purviews in Masks will be different to a degree, probably to fit the tone better.

              Like, there will still be a Fire Purview, but it probably won't have the same innate power, or it may have some drawbacks associated with using it.

              Given the aesthetics of Cthulhu, maybe it'll be like the Water Purview in Masks gives you visible gills?
              I have wondered about all purviews having associated mutations being a way to integrate that.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post

                I know nothing about the Mythos so does 'ghoul' have any particular connotations to it or is it just 'Angry Zombie That Eats People'?
                They're a race of (usually subterranean) humanoids with a somewhat canine like appearance who eat corpses. IIRC, it's also implied that they sometimes do the "changeling" trick of swapping out one of their own offspring for a human baby. They first appear in the short story "Pickman's Model", which is one I tend to recommend to people not familiar with Lovecraft's work as it is, 1) a pretty good story, and 2) is really short. (I think the original Delta Green sourcebooks for the Call of Cthulhu RPG presented them as dwelling in NYC's subways and other underground tunnel systems.)


                What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
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                • #9
                  Does Body Horror count as a power?

                  Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post

                  They're a race of (usually subterranean) humanoids with a somewhat canine like appearance who eat corpses. IIRC, it's also implied that they sometimes do the "changeling" trick of swapping out one of their own offspring for a human baby. They first appear in the short story "Pickman's Model", which is one I tend to recommend to people not familiar with Lovecraft's work as it is, 1) a pretty good story, and 2) is really short. (I think the original Delta Green sourcebooks for the Call of Cthulhu RPG presented them as dwelling in NYC's subways and other underground tunnel systems.)

                  This tale from Clive Barker should fit in wonderfully, then.
                  Last edited by Baaldam; 09-01-2019, 02:55 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Baaldam View Post
                    Does Body Horror count as a power?
                    It's probably more of a Motif or a theme, TBH


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                    • #11
                      Omens could be a good place for that as well


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post

                        It's probably more of a Motif or a theme, TBH

                        I guess the Tzimisce would disagree, but that's another game.
                        Or maybe not - they were inspired by Lumley's (himself a major mythos author) Necroscope series, no?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
                          At a guess, necromancy, psychic ability, entering the dream world, weird science, alien technology and ancient grimoures, as a start. Also the example of The Dunwich Horror.

                          Yes, I expect The Dream Lands to play some part in their cosmology.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post


                            Yes, I expect https://youtu.be/ZGIhoOjexOM"]The Dream Lands[/URL] to play some part in their cosmology.
                            I mean that’s 90% of what the Darkness Purview is for!


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                            • #15
                              I admit to having this idea forming in my head of the Atlantians battling the Mythos. Perhaps something along the lines of Alan Moore and Jack Kirby doing a graphic novel together.


                              What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. That is the first law of nature.
                              Voltaire, "Tolerance" (1764)

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