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  • What's happening at Deicon (in The World of scion)

    The Hero book mention of the Deifans (p. 32) is something that I have found very entertaining and fascinating.

    The idea of a very prolific and active community of fans of the gods writing their own stories, following intensely anything mythic related in the news is just great fodder for a scion game but also showcase well a facet of the integration of the mythical into everyday life.

    This lead me to the thought that where there are Deifans, then there must be a Deicon as well.

    So I'm wondering, what are the booths, conferences and contests one could find at “this year” Deicon ?


    To start of with my own contribution.

    Relic Hunters Booth:

    Every year, one can find the booth of the Relic Hunting Academy (i need a better name).* They are a grouping of students and teachers of various universities in the world that focus on cataloguing, studying and following relics in The World.

    At the booth one can purchase either the most recent copy of the Relic Hunting Magazine or subscribe to it. The magazine comes out every 4 months and provide lots of informations on relics currently in The World.*

  • TheStray7
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    - The Food of the GODS!...well, various interesting (but overpriced) stalls of various ethnic dishes, at least.

    - The Con Oracle, who gives prophecies to those who make the proper sacrifice of greenbacks (For entertainment purposes only. Veracity of prophecy not guaranteed. Con is not responsible for any consequences of following or ignoring a prophecy.)

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  • CreepyShutIn
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    Originally posted by Geoffrey View Post
    - Informational booths that are thinly-veiled recruitment stations for a variety of Cults
    - Informational booths that aren't even pretending, but because the cults are also legit deifan clubs, the con allows it.

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  • Maitrecorbo
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    Deicons afterparty is a wild affair with the one last year being described as "positively dyonesian".

    There's a rumor that this years afterparty will have a scion of Xochipili as the DJ.

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  • Maitrecorbo
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    Takes note to never ask a cupbearer if they've seen Adams Sandler Waterboy.
    I like all my limbs to keep being attached to me and my capacity to drink water unchanged. XD

    Takes separate notes to fearure an angry cupbearer in a scion game.

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  • Penelope
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    Originally posted by Watcher View Post
    Due to recent incidents in the last three Deicons, known Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann are banned from the premises from this point forward. While the board of Deicon is happy to include members from all cultures across the world, the fact that we have seen a number of outright killings on the show floor due to rampant escalation due to slights against the individual's enech, and scholarly consensus that the nature of Heroism for the Túatha Dé Danann necessitates acts of extreme a-social violence in order to establish supremacy over others, the board has decided that for the safety of all participants Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann are unwelcome.

    While in the first year of these stricter attendance rules the board opted to ban weapons on the premises, with exceptions to weapons that could not be detached from the body or weapons with cultural significance, the use of a bent booth leg to attack another Scion who claimed to be the greatest swordsman in the world after an escalation of threats proved that this more limited ban was unsuccessful. Last year's limitation of banning any Scion of the Túatha Dé Danann who was a member of a warrior band, had received training in one of the warrior schools, or had an established public persona as a warrior as semi-successful until an attendee desiccated Exhibition Hall C when they were mocked for their choice of profession of 'cupbearer' resulting in three hundred hospitalizations and ninety deaths.

    With these issues in mind, Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann cannot be guaranteed to behave in ways becoming or in ways that would guarantee the safety of other attendees. To ensure there will not be retaliation against Deicon for this decision as itself may be seen as a breech of enech for Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann who have publicly announced intention to attend, we will be employing Echti ingen Míl, a cáinte educated by Fintan mac Brocha who will dissuade any attempts to harass attendees. We request that attendees do not bring up the topic of satire or poetry near Echti to avoid a similar escalation.
    I love it!!!

    Was it a Theoi Scion who made fun of the Tuatha cupbearer?

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  • Watcher
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    Due to recent incidents in the last three Deicons, known Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann are banned from the premises from this point forward. While the board of Deicon is happy to include members from all cultures across the world, the fact that we have seen a number of outright killings on the show floor due to rampant escalation due to slights against the individual's enech, and scholarly consensus that the nature of Heroism for the Túatha Dé Danann necessitates acts of extreme a-social violence in order to establish supremacy over others, the board has decided that for the safety of all participants Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann are unwelcome.

    While in the first year of these stricter attendance rules the board opted to ban weapons on the premises, with exceptions to weapons that could not be detached from the body or weapons with cultural significance, the use of a bent booth leg to attack another Scion who claimed to be the greatest swordsman in the world after an escalation of threats proved that this more limited ban was unsuccessful. Last year's limitation of banning any Scion of the Túatha Dé Danann who was a member of a warrior band, had received training in one of the warrior schools, or had an established public persona as a warrior as semi-successful until an attendee desiccated Exhibition Hall C when they were mocked for their choice of profession of 'cupbearer' resulting in three hundred hospitalizations and ninety deaths.

    With these issues in mind, Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann cannot be guaranteed to behave in ways becoming or in ways that would guarantee the safety of other attendees. To ensure there will not be retaliation against Deicon for this decision as itself may be seen as a breech of enech for Scions of the Túatha Dé Danann who have publicly announced intention to attend, we will be employing Echti ingen Míl, a cáinte educated by Fintan mac Brocha who will dissuade any attempts to harass attendees. We request that attendees do not bring up the topic of satire or poetry near Echti to avoid a similar escalation.
    Last edited by Watcher; 08-05-2020, 12:13 AM.

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  • Leliel
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    Originally posted by Geoffrey View Post


    Following a unique, yet still infamous, incident at the 2013 Deicon, all fanfic panels now include a designated "omen watcher" to alert participants if their stories have crossed a line.

    Unfortunately, much of the time, said omen watcher is a Cassandra, so frequently a Scion is asked to see if the omen watcher seems to be saying nothing but pounding her head into the wall and groaning.

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  • Florin
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    Or San Diego so you can have SDDC instead of SDCC.

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  • Penelope
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    Originally posted by ZipDrive View Post


    I'm starting a game this wednesday - 3 scions of Zeus recently out of their hiding places all in a Seattle college, and I'm excited for them to go on a trip to Deicon in California soon, because of this thread!
    That’s awesome! Maybe have Deicon being held in Beverly Hills.

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  • Geoffrey
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    Originally posted by Maitrecorbo View Post
    - learn the actual fireball spell you always wanted to cast
    Don't think I didn't see what you did there.

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  • ZipDrive
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post
    This is such a cool thread. I hope if I ever play Scion my ST uses some of these ideas.

    I'm starting a game this wednesday - 3 scions of Zeus recently out of their hiding places all in a Seattle college, and I'm excited for them to go on a trip to Deicon in California soon, because of this thread!

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  • Ariketh
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    Originally posted by Kyman201 View Post
    Oh there's got to be a costume contest.

    And there's an unspoken rule to not ask if the person cosplaying as Lakshmi is actually her or just a REALLY good cosplay
    If Dolly Parton is anything to go by, it'll be a normal cosplayer that wins the costume contest and the real Lakshmi would come in last. I'm not certain if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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  • Penelope
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    This is such a cool thread. I hope if I ever play Scion my ST uses some of these ideas.

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  • Maitrecorbo
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    Various booths offer teaching actual sorcery.

    On the Scholomance brochure.

    Welcome to Scholomance!!!
    Where you can :
    - learn the intricacies of Magic
    - cast deadly curses on your enemies
    - learn the actual fireball spell you always wanted to cast
    - and maybe even, get chosen by the Devil as an apprentice !!! Wow

    Don't hesitate and apply now.
    Ultimate power is just at your fingertip


    *Warning, the safety of your soul is not guaranteed*
    Last edited by Maitrecorbo; 08-03-2020, 07:19 PM.

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