Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • I liked a lot of the visual character touches, but this show has forced me to adopt a new rule with Greek Myth adaptations

    - Zeus and Hera should be morally on the same tier as each other

    You want to vilify them to say something about rape culture and victim blaming, that is totally valid

    It is also valid to explore them as flawed nuanced people

    Or try to keep them morally above human judgment, where their actions are extensions of a model of moral righteousness that just happens to not correspond to our 21st century ethics - that is also valid....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • That’s what Nova-Tech is for, and how something that starts at one tier can be made more accessible - hence Rhodie’s armor is Nova-tech (Mega-Int needed to make it, but any sufficently skilled person can use it), while Tony’s armor is always the current cutting edge of Q-Tech.


    That said, I do have a Talent Gift in my forthcoming Nexus Project, that allows a Talent to change what Q-Tech can do for the one shot they can get off with it - the Gift is called “Reverse the Polarity!”...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by glamourweaver; 11-22-2020, 05:36 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Novas and Noetic biotech
    Superiors and Talents count as baselines/neutrals for making or using biotech, right?
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Generally I just treat the World using the term "atheism" for what would in our reality be more correctly termed misotheism, or at least apatheism. People who think the gods are assholes and don't deserve worship just for being powerful (or at least they're not going to bother) - and may even conclude that the gods' claims about creation are false, and cosmology as observed in Terra Incognita are lies they set up with their powers, and only untampered-with scientific evaluation of nature outside Terra Incognita can reveal the true past and how the world works without "divine"...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by glamourweaver; 11-19-2020, 05:33 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Yes and that is an option of where you can set the dial. It’s just a bit sillier than I want at my own table as default. Scions can get those kind of spreads though.

    What I go for is as close to “the World works the way people who wrote the mythic epics believe it did.... just with cars and smart phones” as I can - so humanity as a whole isn’t in the loop about what the gods are up to RIGHT NOW, even though their reality is an unquestioned fact, and events filter to them through the birth of Scions and new scriptures, etc.

    Just like how a Cyclops probably doesn’t...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    The gods are known to exist, but that's historically true of many societies that ALSO have closed occult traditions. The Roman world both publically accepted the reality of the gods and had Mystery Cults.

    Of course some of this depends where you set the dial for how public the gods are. At my own table, for the general public, the manifest proof of the gods are Scions. The gods aren't doing magazine or television interviews, and the vast majority of humanity never (knowingly) encounter the divine in their lifetimes....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Aeon Clothing Question
    Tech rules often apply Scale, so it adding 1 Scale to electrokinetic use I think might be an effective way to cover its various applications....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to [2E] Mortal Antagonists
    S&M will likely expand on the diegetic setting niche of Saints as “Mortals who punch above their weight class”. Not disagreeing on the use of qualities and flairs for mortal antagonists, I just know some people get hung up on setting verisimilitude and may feel they need more justification for a mortal being able to hold their own with a Scion, and I think Saints are going to help fill in that niche.

    I’ve also played at my own table with Fatebound mortal npcs picking up qualities and flairs that fit their role (including as nemeses) as the tides of fate backs them up in...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I’m pretty sure that’s mechanics shorthand to cover various power concepts without Aberrant, not an in-setting ability to replicate Psi.

    Edit: oh Bunyip covered it...
    See more | Go to post
    Last edited by glamourweaver; 11-15-2020, 03:48 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • The game’s lore is meant to facilitate genre tropes. People in setting do not have a perfect understanding of the metaphysics, so the fact that some baselines get lucky a minority of the time and get Q-tech to briefly work might be an observable phenomena, but it is hardly consistent enough to provide a reliable test for Talents, nor can those who hypothesize Talents’ existence be sure those categories perfectly overlap....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • What's the narrative role the first and its fall plays? Nothing came in from outside in response to its fall....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Natural Novas
    Those differences can play out in the differences between the Stalwarts, Mesmerists, and Talent/Daredevil power mechanics rather than needing to differentiate the rules for “Z waves”.

    Also I strongly suspect the Adventure! rules will prioritize genre emulation over setting physics verisimilitude....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I thought the barrier around the solar system was Quantum in nature and set up by the more benevolent evacuating Novas after the Ultimatum? That's why a Noetic pulse to heal the earth's corruption zones disrupted it.
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • There’s like what? 5 Lore Supernal Solars in all of Creation, maybe two of whom have Dogstar Rumination, and if they’re npcs, they probably only perceive it as a prophetic ability based on reading signs and ancient clues, not actually something they can use intentionally against a chosen target?...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • Portman is the only character I'm aware of who was alive in the 1e who is explicitly not in 2e. He was the price the writers had to pay for Slider. Only death can pay for life!
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • For your non-inclusion of Seventeen Cycles Symphony, you must face me in the ring of honor!

    (in actuality great work!)
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Natural Novas
    As far as we currently understand, the Hammersmith eximorphs were Stalwarts, which are of the same nature as Novas, but a lower degree of power (outlying exception being Michael Donnighal/Doctor Primoris/Divis Mal, who due to proximity to the Hammersmith blast went full Nova)....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • glamourweaver
    replied to Natural Novas
    Superiors whole thing is their incredible Attributes, which is a thematic part of the Stalwart/Nova package, without the physical mutation and external external energy/matter manipulation stuff (is sub-Aberrant Mutants ever got covered as a Tier 2 character type, I think they'd be other half of that equation). Talents are all about probability....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • This is a plot element at my table....
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • I'd make "+1 Scale playing games of strategy" an Enigmas Skill Trick.


    Also keep in mind that some people who are exceptional human beings in reality could be represented as Talents in the more cinematic universe of Trinity Continuum, and they also have various ways to reflect Scale between Gifts and the ability to spend Inspiration for +1 Scale as a universal power (also from the external perspective of playing chess against a Talent, you could just use Scale to reflect the Talent being so good because of dramatic editing making moves retroactively strategically ...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:

No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
glamourweaver
glamourweaver
Member
Last Activity: Today, 06:35 PM
Joined: 11-14-2013
Location:
Working...
X