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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I mean... So, Arthur's swords.

    A thing to remember about Arthurian 'canon' is that it's a recursive seven-layer bean dip of stories, fanon, fanfiction, and fix-fiction designed to one-up previous fanfiction. (Galahad was entirely created just to one-up Lancelot because a writer REALLY hated Lancelot)

    From my very limited understanding, the modern take of Arthur having Caliburn and Excalibur, one coming from the stone and one from the Lake. I believe that Caliburn and Excalibur, phonetically, come from the same sword name just with different pronunciations later. And if...
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  • Well there was that one time when he actively stepped away from his Mantle and name-...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    The bold take would be going "Excalibur? It's an okay sword, maybe like 2 Enhancement tops. The REAL power is in the scabbard with its ability to heal wounds"

    (I do not recommend actually doing this unless someone wanted to put in a sidebar noting that in many of the earlier stories, Arthur's sword wasn't actually considered that special)
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  • Kyman201
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    The Pachakutic Purview is awesome, and i primarily mean in the old sense of the word meaning "Inspires Awe". Definitely a hefty PSP, and looking forward to the others.
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  • I saw a metaphor I like, for Mantles.

    Think of a Mantle as a role in a play or a tv show. We know roughly what James Bond does, but some aspects may shift as the Mantle is carried by another.

    But they're all Bond.

    Incarnation, as mentioned, is when a God decides to visit the World without going full glory.
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    Mechanically, is there a difference? Like...

    Your Origin Path is "I was asleep for a LONG time", your Role Path is "Returned for the Time of Need" and the like, restart at Hero Tier, handwaved with "You were asleep for a VERY long time"...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I think there'll be rules for that come Demigod, since one of the things you can do is like "I am Gilgamesh, reborn!"

    Heck, in Scion terms that'd be an Incarnate Scion....
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I seem to recall one of the Bayformers movies briefly touched on how Excalibur was actually Cybertronian Supertech, and Merlin's Magic was the result of knowing the Autobots eons ago.

    And you know what, if they had made "King Arthur Prime" and embraced the inherent absurdity it probably would have been hilarious and a lot more fun than that movie ended up being.

    But for something Scion-adjacent... I wager that I'll be getting a lot of use out of Once and Future along with Saints and Monsters. Like, the questing knights? Valorous Saints? Magic like whoa? Sign...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I'd expect at the very least a biography and Merlin statted up as a Guide. Maybe take a moment to talk about just how many backstories Merlin has. There's probably been quite a few people who went by Merlin. If I were on the writing team I'd probably say he's a Sorcerer, and depending on how far Saints and Monsters is in development I may go "For full Sorcerer rules see Saints and Monsters"...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Scion 2E Demigod Kickstarter
    Okay, some advice I learned from my homebrewing.
    • If it feels too weak to be a Boon, but definitely too powerful to be a basic thing you can get from a set of tools or something, it's probably a Knack.
    • Don't be afraid to make Knacks situational.
    • Remember, for utility: The iGjallar's ability to get a signal anywhere and never run out of batteries
    • This one is for Homebrewing in general: Sometimes you may make something far stronger than you intended. If this happens, that's okay, that's what testing is for. You can adjust it after the fact. If your Knack accidentally shatters combat balance,
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I kinda hope they don't, because even leaving out all the creepy sex stuff that is only creepier with some of the controversies surrounding Bradley's life (but still, make a note of those), the book still isn't very good, not even at its nominal goal of "Arthur Myth but girl power version!"...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Mythologies like superhero genre
    Well, I can't say I'm a fan of Worm but hey, you do you. I mean I personally know I don't want anything remotely resembling Worm anywhere near my games but if you're having fun
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  • Kyman201
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    Going from the title, well there's only so many things I can think of that are Scion-adjacent that contain the phrase "Once and Future"

    In this case, I bet imaginary dollars that "Once and Future" refers to "Once and Future King" and that we're getting a supplement about Arthurian Mythos.

    (Okay I'm being a BIT cheeky. Yes, it's an Arthurian Supplement, I saw it mentioned on the OPP Discord)
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    I mean what is "Check out this sick monster kill! #HeroSighting #MissionStatusAwesome" on Twitter today but the modern version of "Hwæt!"?

    Incidentally I'll take this chance to plug the Maria Headley Beowulf translation which translates the opening line of Beowulf as "Bro! Tell me we still know how to speak of kings!"
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    I think that a passage in the Hero book mentions that lots of Facebook followers doesn't get you Legend. Higher Legend gets you lots of Facebook followers.

    And I personally run it that in a lot of cases, Fate will... HELP ensure witnesses. And even in some cases, well...

    Imagine, if you will, you're in a small town. Every month, the aos sidhe arrive and steal children away into the night. Then a group of strangers walk into town, ask some questions, and go "Right" and then walk away from the town.

    And then the kids return the next day, and no children...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    And like I'm perfectly fine with Heroes not being COMMON. I just prefer the reaction to the PC's pulling out a shining sword from the onlookers being "HOLY SHIT it's a HERO" instead "What the fuck is this are they shooting a movie?"
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    I guess the reason i'm so confused by an insistence on a Masquerade is that I don't see anything it adds to the game. Because once your players become Divine, the moment of "There's a world you never knew was real" can only really happen once and then from that point on you're one of the ones on the inside, and the public reaction is "What how can you shoot lightning?" which gets old, fast.

    It's ultimately boring and is especially bad when the whole point of Scion is that you are a Hero and you're building a Legend. While the divine is Hush Hush don't let it out...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    Uh, no? For the most part Gods don't need Worshippers to gain Legend. They need to be known.

    Like, I'll take a stab in the dark here and assume you don't worship Thor. You probably don't pray to him, you probably don't invoke his name.

    But you know who he is. You know roughly what he does, what he's famous for, what his deeds are. If someone asked you "Hey tell me what Thor is all about" you could go "Well he's loud, brash, strong as anything, has a smashy hammer, kills giants-"

    THAT is what Legend represents. And if, hypothetically, nobody...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    Yeah another problem that arises from assuming a Masquerade is like... Your power stat is literally called Legend.

    As in "Your Legend is growing", because you're performing mythic deeds. People are learning your name.

    But also Gods are in hiding and the mythic is hidden.

    Even back when I was playing 1e I realized "Wait... This... Doesn't make a lot of sense. How can Legend be growing and fame be growing if the Divine keeps itself secret from the general populace?"

    And I realized that Scion 1e went with a Masquerade because,...
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  • Kyman201
    replied to Does the public know what Scions are?
    To quote Neall

    "There's no Masquerade in Scion 2e because there wasn't one through most of human history"

    Like, Gods and Heroes are a known and accepted thing. Police will go "Oh hey you're that Hero" and let you in to fight the rampaging monster. Honestly I prefer this take because there's only so many times one can do "And they all agree to hide from humanity because... Uh... Mmmm..." before you start to question why this is and then realize that there's no earthly way that this would ACTUALLY work.

    Now like, a lot of mythical...
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