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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion 2E Demigod Kickstarter
    pretty much the Netjeru would be the only ones they couldn’t pull it on (well... in secular time. Obviously retroactive mythic history makes lots of gods millions of years older than their first archeologically verified worshippers; and obviously that mythic chronologiy is simultaneously real too in the World)....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I've tinkered with canon a bit so Gods, particularly inactive ones for whatever reason, sometimes lose some of their Mantles who run off and become new Incarnate Scions (this can also happen when a Mantle culturally diverges enough, so might be how Benzaiten and Kisshoten ended up separating off as distinct goddesses from Saraswati and Lakshmi, for example... not that the Deva believe in the concept of "distinct goddesses").

    It's happened at my table, where Loki is currently bound for the crime of killing Baldr, and if you go see that Loki, they're the hateful god who will...
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  • Conceptually I love Peacock Style. Wish I was a better judge of mechanics, have any other purchasers had a chance to try these out?
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I was really interested in where the Once and Future Queen comic from Dark Horse was going to go (including the potential queer poly relationship with Lance and Gwen), but it got canceled after like 2 issues.
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I'm not a fan of the book and don't know the situation that well so I"m not going to comment on it specifically, but lets not conflate completely different standards of proof here. The criminal court standard of proof is drastically higher than the civil trial standard for a reason, because the ramifications are different (freedom vs money). Believing an accuser and choosing not to support an author accordingly is a very different ramification than locking someone in prison, and thus the standard of proof is lower.

    Rape and sexual abuse specifically often only have the testimony...
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    As some portrayals give Merlyn supernatural parentage, I wouldn't ruleout a Scion created Mantle floating around as well. Maybe Sorcerers will have a way to at least temporarily harness Mantles through ritual emulation. Seems plausible....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    That was always Merlyn’s plan of course. To guarantee that an Arthur could always arise when needed the story must always end in tragedy, the Mantle incomplete, so that someone else can rise to walk the path again when needed.
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    I think the complaints of being against the grain of 2E was the degree of liberties taken with some of the myths - not just filling in gaps, but rewrites with major ramifications. My biggest beef is presenting Odin and his brothers violating Hospitality, which from Norse ethics is a greater crime than any of the actual horrible crimes attributed to Odin by the Eddas, so it would serve to recontextualize the ENTIRETY of Norse Mythology.

    In cases in myth where an Aesir kills a jotunn host, they are very careful to make sure the host violates hospitality first....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    There are plenty of beings who are unambiguously evil to fight. But no one's splat name make them that. Characters have to actually employ moral judgment....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I need to include a scene where Jesus says of the Arthurian Holy Grail "I have never seen that cup before in my life."
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion 2E Demigod Kickstarter
    Yeah the Realm Birthright is a surprise! I new Sanctum was going to be a thing, but not Realm and Realm Knacks.

    Now we know what Hades' done with those barely fitting Calling dots - he's stacked them with Hades-Realm Knacks!...
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    The monsters and Titan Scion foes in the antagonist chapter should be useful toward that end, but it's not the dedicated focus of the book....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    It's generally bad game design for future books to require possession of a specific supplement, besides stuff like "see Titanomachy for more on the Titan Callings" as a side note. We can already see in the Demigod draft that conflict with Titans does not appear more narratively central than it was in Hero. Titanomachy is not getting sidelined as extra-canonical, but it's also not the new heart of the game. We already know that God is going to be more concerned with making a Creation Myth to form a new Pantheon, or Incarnation play, than on "battling worldforms laying siege to the...
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    It's not being downplayed IN THIS SUPPLEMENT. This is a supplement focused on Titanomachy stories. But the fact that it can have a dedicated supplement as opposed to being central in Hero-Demigod-God is it being decentered....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion Titanomachy PDF
    Mateus Luz Titanomachy is less central in 2E for the very reasons you're stating, but as a concept applicable in the World, the idea that pantheons interacting and having alliances with each other (generally not a mythic concept save for the Aesir and Vanir) would apply shared nomenclature to their "enemies who threaten the order the pantheons uphold" is not unreasonable. Obviously the fact that they still interact with those enemies quite differently from each other is a major highlighted element of the setting - from hardline war and imprisonment parties (Theoi, Deva, Teteo, kinda...
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Scion 2E Demigod Kickstarter
    You can take him as trickster up with Vyacheslav Ivanov and Vladimir Toporov as those appear to be the main Bogovi sources being leaned on here....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Orisha and Loa "Titans"
    Dinclinsin would have Tyrant, and comes closest to a Titan-like status in that the other Loa collectively hate him.
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Martial Arts Merit Cost
    1) you can spend Solar/Dragon/etc xp on it

    2) you can combine charms across styles for a degree of tactical syncronicity that a normal Ability Charm set does not facilitate

    Note that as I said before your post though, BOTH OF THESE ADVANTAGES ARE EASY TO REMOVE for a MA dabbler or single-style specialist who isn’t taking advantage of them and doesn’t want to pay the entry fee....
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  • glamourweaver
    replied to [2E] Gods with more Callings
    I think cases where more three Mantles are really good fits for Gods can probably be handled via Mantles having slightly different lineups of three from each other. Zeus has his stern father force of law itself Mantle with Judge, but that's not usually Scions' Divine Parent because it's incarnations with his Leader, Lover, Trickster Mantle that are constantly turning into animals to get laid and father Scions on mortals.
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    Last edited by glamourweaver; 09-09-2020, 11:35 AM.

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  • glamourweaver
    replied to Martial Arts Merit Cost
    if you want to push that further you can even allow Charms to be bought for Style Abilities as normal BUT

    - You can not spend [Exalted] xp on MA Charms
    - Different Style Abilities count as different abilities so you cannot combine Charms across styles

    that would eliminate most of the edge over other Charm options that the MA Merit investment is largely paying for. It would make the Merit unnecessary for players who want to dabble in one specific thematic style that fits their character, but a necessary investment for tactically optimized centrally Martial Artist...
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