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  • FallenEco
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    Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post

    Leviathan is from Judaism. Does this mean Dragon is drawing on monotheist religions? Or is he/it supposed to be the Canaanite Lotan?
    I think the Dragons represented in the book are meant to stand without ties to any deities. What I mean by that is they don't rely on 'their place' within mythology. That would play into the theme of being a third player between 'gods vs titans' conflict; they aren't tied to pantheons through shared fate but history and geography.
    Heck, if Dragon is meant to be used without Hero (just Origin), then there is a shot they don't even Legend!

    So the Leviathan might have ties to the Abrahamic faiths, or someone could have tried to created one with the story we know. It might be Lotan, or that could be someone else.

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    I thought Leviathan was made up by the philosopher Thomas Hobbes. “Nasty, brutish and short...”

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  • No One of Consequence
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    • There are 5-6 Dragons for each Flight - Sample Dragons from the expansion (but there are many more): Tiamat, Fafnir, Leviathan, Apep, Amut, Jormangander, Níðhöggr, Ryūjin, Suki (from Naga) and others ...
    Leviathan is from Judaism. Does this mean Dragon is drawing on monotheist religions? Or is he/it supposed to be the Canaanite Lotan?

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post
    OMG the Kickstarter starts on her birthday! Is that amazing or what?
    Go, sell KS to her as her own, private, fortold present!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Penelope View Post

    I shared this with my friend who doesn’t even play Scion and she 😂😂😂 hysterically
    OMG the Kickstarter starts on her birthday! Is that amazing or what?

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  • marin
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    And we have a date: Tuesday, 19th January, 2pm Eastern/7pm GMT.

    We also have a couple of Dragon art pieces, including the cover, and the Masks of the Mythos logo.

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    Originally posted by PXGentleman View Post
    If there is an option to get Dragon but not Masks, I'm for sure going for that one. I feel like the mythos are a thematic mismatch for what Scion is going for.
    "Oh no, my gods are either indifferent towards me or actively want to eat me!"
    "Sounds rough, buddy. Anyway, check out how well my crops are growing! Thor must me fucking stoked woth me, you have NO idea."
    I shared this with my friend who doesn’t even play Scion and she 😂😂😂 hysterically

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  • marin
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    Originally posted by PXGentleman View Post
    If there is an option to get Dragon but not Masks, I'm for sure going for that one. I feel like the mythos are a thematic mismatch for what Scion is going for.
    "Oh no, my gods are either indifferent towards me or actively want to eat me!"
    "Sounds rough, buddy. Anyway, check out how well my crops are growing! Thor must me fucking stoked woth me, you have NO idea."
    The Pathcast mentions you can get one or both of the books in the KS.

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  • TheStray7
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    NGL, I was more interesting in Masks of the Mythos (I have a Lovecraft-lite pantheon in my homebrew fantasy game that I wanted more ideas for), but this podcast certainly got my interest in Dragon up.

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  • PXGentleman
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    If there is an option to get Dragon but not Masks, I'm for sure going for that one. I feel like the mythos are a thematic mismatch for what Scion is going for.
    "Oh no, my gods are either indifferent towards me or actively want to eat me!"
    "Sounds rough, buddy. Anyway, check out how well my crops are growing! Thor must me fucking stoked woth me, you have NO idea."

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    Sounds really awesome

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  • Leliel
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    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    Today's Pathcast is about the Scion: Dragon book. From around 20:00 of podcast, developers start talking about this in Scion. What we know about Scion Dragon:

    Scion: Dragon is a spy game where the Heirs of dragons act for their rulers hiding from the Pantheons. However, the Heirs can also easily join the normal group of Scions. And Hiers especially MUST create their own Fate.

    • Dragons represent the forgotten truths of The World, pushed out by the Gods of the setting. They are hiding from the Pantheons - and at the same time they are trying to regain power over the world, because the Gods took their followers from them centuries ago.

    • Dragons are divided into Flights which are divided into HOW the lizards want to regain control of the world. Flights are very politically divided. Sometimes they support the Gods, sometimes the Titans - and often they just play for themselves. They can be both allies and antagonists of ordinary Scions. Some Dragons can be both the secret lizards in their community - and Gods in the normal Pantheons! 😮Hiers may not even know who their ancestors are for most of the game! 😮

    • There are 5-6 Dragons for each Flight - Sample Dragons from the expansion (but there are many more): Tiamat, Fafnir, Leviathan, Apep, Amut, Jormangander, Nidhogg, Myōjin, Suki (from Naga) and others ...

    • You will be able to turn into your dragon! It will be based on the Inheritance statistics. It is assumed to be HUGE dragons then. (But you can take Knack specially to be small.)

    • There is a specific Feats of Scale mechanic for Heirs. 😉

    • Memory – Dragons remember everything, every World timeline, every change, and all dragons are connected to their species memories, like shared lower mind. Heirs explore draconic memories from time to time. Instead of Fate Binding, Heirs have new memories related to other things and people. Heirs can even have ‘secret commands’ from their dragons, this way.

    Scion: Dragon needs only Scion: Origin, do not need Scion: Hero book for this. 😉

    https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/e...-scion-dragon/
    Well, this is unexpected. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it.

    I dig it. It's like the WoD game that never was (Snakemen: the Reclamation?), combined with a different take than modern myth. Dragons are both the scheming, prehuman tyrants of the world before the Gods, the victims of divine colonialism trying to get their lives back, and everything in between - and their Heirs are even more varied.

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Today's Pathcast is about the Scion: Dragon book. From around 20:00 of podcast, developers start talking about this in Scion. What we know about Scion Dragon:

    Scion: Dragon is a spy game where the Heirs of dragons act for their rulers hiding from the Pantheons. However, the Heirs can also easily join the normal group of Scions. And Hiers especially MUST create their own Fate.

    • Dragons represent the forgotten truths of The World, pushed out by the Gods of the setting. They are hiding from the Pantheons - and at the same time they are trying to regain power over the world, because the Gods took their followers from them centuries ago.

    • Dragons are divided into Flights which are divided into HOW the lizards want to regain control of the world. Flights are very politically divided. Sometimes they support the Gods, sometimes the Titans - and often they just play for themselves. They can be both allies and antagonists of ordinary Scions. Some Dragons can be both the secret lizards in their community - and Gods in the normal Pantheons! 😮 Hiers may not even know who their ancestors are for most of the game! 😮

    • There are 5-6 Dragons for each Flight - Sample Dragons from the expansion (but there are many more): Tiamat, Fafnir, Leviathan, Apep, Amut, Jormangander, Níðhöggr, Ryūjin, Suki (from Naga) and others ...

    • You will be able to turn into your dragon! It will be based on the Inheritance statistics. It is assumed to be HUGE dragons then. (But you can take Knack specially to be small.)

    • There is a specific Feats of Scale mechanic for Heirs. 😉

    • Memory – Dragons remember everything, every World timeline, every change, and all dragons are connected to their species memories, like shared lower mind. Heirs explore draconic memories from time to time. Instead of Fate Binding, Heirs have new memories related to other things and people. Heirs can even have ‘secret commands’ from their dragons, this way.

    Scion: Dragon needs only Scion: Origin, do not need Scion: Hero book for this. 😉

    https://onyxpathcast.podbean.com/e/e...-scion-dragon/
    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 01-09-2021, 04:23 AM.

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  • Fuzzykuma
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    Well, I know what I’m doing with my birthday money!!

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  • wyrdhamster
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    Kickstarter for isn't starting this week - but we've got this great art for a taste from Masks of the Mythos.

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