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  • Returning to the idea - We should totally do this as Storypath Nexus product. Many Scion fans are asking about this kind of thing and would it be much easier to have this 'forged' as fan product and not separated notes on forum. Even as Pay What You Want thing.

    Other idea - As Abrahamic religions ARE different - Maybe Bodiless Powers Pantheon have 3 different Virtues pairs for their Saints, etc.? Like 'Mercy vs Righteousness' for Christians, 'Trust vs Dedication' for Jews ("Thrust the higher power” x “do your part” from MatheusLuz idea ) and Islam for I do not know enough to...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Seeker1728 esotericism/arcana ramblings are cool! General advise – many of the things you mentioned where already tackle on the Scion forum, just in pieces, in various topics. I will link them in this answer. 😉 As old Mage: the Awakening ( MtAw ) Storyteller and new Scion ( Sc ) Storyguide, I will answer those questions from this perspective. Now to the particular parts of ramble then…



    It's okay, I think, in now Scion gameline canon. Just stick to existing Purviews and Knacks in 1:1, simply cause they are built already and mechanically balanced against one another...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to LGBT III thread
    Today is Teddy Bear Day...

    It's also, unofficial, Gay Bear Day, as LGBT+ Bears are aspiring to our Teddy Bears paragons. By Wikipedia - 'The name "bear" refers to the massive figure and hair of these people. But not only. This name refers to the symbolism of the popular term Teddy bear, i.e. someone who is friendly, direct, natural and compliant. Someone who figuratively represents the traits of a teddy bear.'

    Proud Bi Bear here! 🐻

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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    I would put Hermetic Magic as Theoi legacy, maybe, probably, as Mystery Cult of Hermes. However, not mainstream cult of him.

    Kaballah is based on Judeo-Christian interpretation of universe. It would need Judeo-Christian Pantheon to work as Scions. HOWEVER, as Sorcery Tradition, based on the Purviews and Marvels, without Pantheon - should work okay for game purpose.

    Witchcraft I do not know as modern interpreation. However Wicca, reflecting cults of many Witches-Goddesses, points to female patrons. So maybe crossPantheon collaboration of Goddesses of Magic and Night?...
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  • I may be jaded by how MtAw 2E gameline was produced to this day - but I say... two years? When we had MtAw 2E corebook in 2015 and Signs of Sorcery - announced right away after corebook - in 2019, I say those are optimistic approximations,

    Till we get Tome of Pentacle, I stick to simply run Scion 2E - as I found it has A LOT of common elements with MtAw - and is normally produced, two books a year now....
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Great idea, consider it stolen for my games! ...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to [2E] Mortal Antagonists
    General schema of Loyalists of Thule as Antagonists group. I will edit the post when preparing stats for those archetypes.

    Notice: This is antagonistic version of Hunter: The Vigil group, adapted as Antagonists for the Scion games. For more information on Loyalists, see HtV corebook 1st or 2nd Edition.

    Esoterica Hunters – Loyalists of Thule
    Thule Gehellschaft (Thule Society) was German occult group that started in 1918, resolving around research into nations mystical origins – and to uncover all the secrets of the World. It quickly evolved, taking more...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Wyrd's Scion 2E Hub
    New general Scion topics

    1001 Scions – Character Ideas for PCs, NPCs and other character you need for your games 😉

    Esotericism in Scion – Witchcraft, magical tradition and ‘occult’ in popular understanding in your game world

    Mortal Antagonists – Small collection of Antagonists template for 2E based on ‘normal people’ to be used in you game. 😊
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  • wyrdhamster
    started a topic 1001 Scions – Character Ideas

    1001 Scions – Character Ideas

    Did not seen similar topic – so starting this one. Thread idea is just to post various interesting scions characters ideas for general community to use. Also, if needed, too expand ones ideas more in the discussion. Each new entry should be counted with number, as we go to mythical ‘1001’. Hopes we get there in no time. 😎

    My proposed template for entries:
    <Number> - <Scion Main Concept> - ‘Scion of < Patron, Pantheon >’
    <More comment and expansion of main concept. >
    <Optional: Paths ideas >
    1. Fated Destroyer of World – Scion of Loki,
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Can we assume that in this topic, we are sticking to MYTHICAL reality - not the historical facts? Scion is based on idea that pagan gods are all to real - and our history and scientific reality points otherwise. In Scion we also have Rainbow Bridges, Giant Oak Tree in center of Cosmos, 8 Realms of other realities - and I only points to Aesir believes here - and our real world Earth science seems to point those things do not exist.

    So, returning to topic - If myths and legends says Tarot came from Egypt from times of pharaohs, in Scion it SHOULD be at least partially true.
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to [2E] Mortal Antagonists
    First take on the Capo as Professional Archetype for Mob...

    PROFESSIONAL – Capo(regime)

    Also known simply as Captain, it’s rank is marking him as veteran of Family operations. Is leader for each crew of Soldiers and has major social status and influence in the organization. He answers directly to Don ( Boss ) or an Underboss.
    ‘Capo has strength in his crew – in brackets are his stats when surrounded by his crew. He also rising his crews Defense, Enhancement and Health by 1.
    Archetype: Professional
    Qualities: A Cut Above (+1 Enhancement, Choose from:...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Tarot

    Historically speaking, first Tarot decks are found in 1450s. Highly allegorical, cards quickly conquered occultists imagination. Used to divinations and allegories, they taken many reference in magical practices, even to nowadays.

    As to Scion interpretation, many elements in deck are similar to Theoi ideas or ascetics. Some legends say Tarot was given by Hermes Trismegistus to mortals to broaden their occult understanding. Others points to Egyptian god Djehuty (Thoth). Some stories points even Egypt as origin of Tarot deck, in ancient pharaohs times.

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  • wyrdhamster
    started a topic Esotericism in Scion

    Esotericism in Scion

    Wanted to call topic ‘Occult in Scion’, but thought it would be confusing with games Occult Skill. 😎 I want to talk here about ‘magical traditions/practices’ in Scion setting. We lately analyze that Scion and Mage: The Awekening has A LOT of common elements. I wonder if we can deepen it on full esotericism and ‘magical traditions’ in Scion?

    For example…

    ( DISCLAIMER: Can we assume that in this topic, we are sticking to MYTHICAL reality - not the historical facts? Scion is based on idea that pagan gods are all to real - and our history and scientific reality points otherwise....
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  • I'm tinkering on the Roll20 sheet to make fork of it, with Antagonists section added. I only need to resolve the hiding part, to cover Antagonists section on PCs variants - and show it on Antagonists.
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Scion & Mage:The Awakening
    Seeker1728 , in both games you can easily do ‘Hidden World’ idea. You can also do this in Hunter: The Vigil, I may add. To me, whole question about MtAw vs Scion comes to this choice – You want your game as ‘Pulp with a bit Dark Themes’ or ‘Dark with a bit Pulpish Themes’? First one is Scion, second one in MtAw. It comes with edition changes – MtAw 2E is double down on it’s themes such as ‘power corrupts, responsibility of power, magic destabilize reality and uncovering mysteries’. It’s distance itself with themes of ‘ancient civilizations and myths recreations’, compared to 1E MtAw. Scion 2E,...
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    Last edited by wyrdhamster; 11-16-2020, 10:52 AM.

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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to Scion & Mage:The Awakening
    I was in OP general situation - being MtAw Storyteller by whole decade - and I simply went with running Scion 2E over Mage. It's because Scion ALREADY do what Mage can, in more logical and graduate way. Let's see:
    • Magic - In Scion, you have Purviews ( static ) and Marvels ( dynamic) magic. Lighter magical system than Mage, but really enough.
    • Graduate initiation of characters - starting Scion character is not 'know it all, Mary Sue' of Mage. Character also ( seems ) to be much more manageable on high Tier game. ( I was having this problem in Adept and Masters game in MtAw 2E - but Scion 2E
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  • Like this one hack? https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/43...ing-text-boxes...
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  • Oh, how do you do those!? Stunts list as Handout or Macros? How to put Momentum as physical tokens in Roll20? Very cool things you propose here!...
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  • wyrdhamster
    replied to LGBT III thread
    Union of Equality: The Commission presents its first-ever strategy on LGBTIQ equality in the EU
    ❤️🌈❤️

    Now I just count when Polish government under PiS party will openly talk about PolExit...
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  • Are not Giants have - by definition - Size Scale to make their Ranges larger?



    So use only Discord then and 'Mind's Eye' of yours. I do like tactical fights, from time to time....
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