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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Old Gods with Modern Purviews
    Hm Prometheus hiding from Zeus by staying within the internet could make for a nice hook for a game.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to How should I handle languages?
    No ive used language alot.
    Uncommon languages that the characters know to allow them not to be overheard whem talking secret plans in a public situation.
    Ive used languages that the character know as a way for further clues to be found.
    And ive used languages no character know as a push for them to find an npc that knows said language.

    Preparing with the players beforehand about rare or particular languages that they know can serve as a good indication for the storyguide to have those languages be relevant in the game at some point to allow the players to shine at...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Old Gods with Modern Purviews
    Ooh found it.
    Meh most of it is boring, like Athena liking RTS games.

    But that might be funny.

    It might surprise someone to learn that the Tuatha De Danann love to play Minecraft.
    The only thing is that they are just about the worst sort of griefers out there.
    It wouldnt be strange for a TDD to come back to their minecraft castle one morning only to find it had been burned and tnted to the ground with a signpost in front reading.
    "LOL newb.
    Stole all your cows.
    Signed Lugh "
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Old Gods with Modern Purviews
    I cant find it now but i wrote some musing on which gods like which type of video games.

    Only one i remember right now is Odin likes counter strike and other very competitive video games but he always ends up cheating and having his accounts banned.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to How should I handle languages?
    When you write the Paths of your character you could add a line for languages.
    Its how id do it if i required my players to set up the languages their characters speak beforehand.

    Tho id treat the languages more like "things the player wants to be relevant in the game" rather than just list of stuff they can do.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to A Scion Metropolis
    My main problem with the "gods in hiding" concept is that it implies an adversarial relationship between the gods and .... what exactly? (Ive found no answer to that that didnt make me unconfortable on some level)

    Ultimately the gods dont need to be in hiding to explain their low involvement in The World.
    Mainly the gods have their own tier appropriate problems to deal with in their overworlds and terra incognita.
    What does Set care for such small things as wars and nations when he has to fight Apep every single night?

    If something happens in the...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Which New Pantheons do you want?
    I dont think every nation need a god tier divinity for them. Or rather north america (USA, Canada and Mexico) alreafy have several god tier living there.

    Personnaly Columbia is a demigod that failed apotheosis but the mantle still became strong enough that Heroes holding it are popping up from time to time and maybe one day (hint hint, if a player decide to play an incarnate of the mantle) then apotheosis may happen.

    But yeah, uncle sam is essentially a publicity and wouldnt rate anywhere near the god tier.
    Maybe a Hero one time used the image as part of their Legend?...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Which New Pantheons do you want?
    Well more than one god could be involved with the internet.
    I like to think at least one god per pantheon became the official or unofficial IT deity person amongs that pantheon.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Which New Pantheons do you want?
    Keeping in mind also that there doesnt need to be any house rule concerning new gods.
    After all more modern divine beings interactjng with mortal are what scions are.

    And it would surprise me if the God book doesnt adresse the scion characters fulfilling roles that are absent in the pantheon. Of which modern elements often (but not always) are.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to How should I handle languages?
    I treat it more ona case by case basis.
    I dont think its necessary for the player to keep a list of languages known like its some sort of equipment.

    When, in the story, it becomes relevant a player is welcome to argue that their character would know such a language becuase it is justified by having un diplomat for their Role Path.

    Keep in mind tho that i go very far in regards to languages. Maybe a bit farther than most people would.
    For example, one of my players scion was a lynx turned human. So i allowed by their origin path of was a lynx that they know...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to How should I handle languages?
    I treat languages entirely with the paths.

    By that i mean the character has access to any language that would be logical for them to have with their paths.

    Notably, for scion, this means that with the pantheon path the scion gain access to any ancient language the pantheon would be using.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Deciding creature statistics
    Hi, i have run a game for close to year with one player who insisted on spending all their exp on the creature birthrights so we ended up trying a few things.

    As we started before the official release of the game we first started with health and defense = rating.
    On low rating creatures this worked fine but as soon as they got a 5 dot creature with 5 health and 5 defense, the creature became almost untouchable.
    Combined with the high number of dice my players were joking that they felt that the creature was the main protagonist and they were the follower birthrights to...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Which New Pantheons do you want?
    I may be mistaken but i think the Tengri are slatted for Demigod....
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to A Scion Metropolis
    My initial thought on the origin of the city was that it was set up as a trading camp by the Ojibwe where they could meet and trade with other First Nations.
    Then it became a trading fort during the fur trade period and in modern time the city is known as a center of immigration.
    So the "soul" of the city always wasThe Place where Cultures Meet.

    Despite this it never felt ... alive. It felt too ... static?
    I dont really know how to explain this better sorry.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to A Scion Metropolis
    I know what you mean.

    When i was preparing my game i really wanted to set it in a invented original city. Even found a location where i wanted the city to be (an empty biggish island near manitoulin island if i remember right)

    But in the end, try as i might i just couldnt make the coty feel real.
    So i set the game in New York and reused my ideas as interesting locations.

    I still dont know what was missing for the city to click in my mind.
    Or maybe im overthinking things (i tend to do that haha)
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to A Scion Metropolis
    What i have so far.
    The Heorot Pub and Mead Hall.
    A bar that caters primarily to the legendary community (both heroic and titanspawn).The owner and bartender of the pub is the hero Beowulf and, surprisingly, the cook is his old foe Grendel (i like the idea that somehow they are friends now).
    Beowulf has a fair bit of knowledge about the hero community in the city. In the same manner, Grendel knows alot about the less hostile titanspawns in the city.
    Alternatively you can have Beatrice Wulf as the bartender and Glen Delson as the cook with both being descendents...
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to A Scion Metropolis
    I have fiddled with something like this in the past.
    (The far far past of about 2 years ago when free time was something i had)
    When i have the time ill go fetch my notes and post them here if you want.
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  • Maitrecorbo
    replied to Brands in the World
    Those are nice inspirations.

    I can't recall where but i think i saw a cement making company called Medusa somewhere.
    It gave me a chuckle haha.
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  • The way i run it in my games is that unless geography or ethnicity is important for the god or the pantheon, as with Ireland and the Tuatha De Danann, the element they look more for the purpose of making a scion is the Virtues.
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  • Another option would simply be to make a character froma path you like and then taking the space and mind arcanum (hm is arcanum the plural of arcana or vice versa?).
    After all the Paths are not limited to their two main arcanum. They offer their own outlook to each of the arcana.

    After a while the focus on mind and space could lead your character to develop their own legacy even.
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