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  • Hayashi
    replied to New Path: Onmyouji
    Just for the record, one thing is almost a trademark for Daoist Exorcist: the wooden sword that can hit spiritis and ghosts. In Qin, the Exorcist could bless an entirety of mundane objects, giving them magical powers. So, you are basically Egg Shen with dozens of magical items.

    I would translate this for Scion as a Knack that allow you to create not a "single use Relic", but a "single scene Relic". You could make a Knack Skill Roll and pass these successes in points to an item and make it a Relic for this scene. The item comes back to normal after this scene. But...
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  • Hayashi
    started a topic "New" Urban Legend: Modern Takarabune

    "New" Urban Legend: Modern Takarabune

    In the first three days of each new year, it's said that the Seven Fortunes (Benzaiten, Fortune of Eloquence; Bishamon, Fortune of Strength; Ebisu, Fortune of Luck; Kisshouten, Fortune of Mercy; Fukurokuju, Fortune of Longevity and Wisdom; Hotei, Fortune of Joy; and Okuninushi, Fortune of Heroes and Wealth) travel to the ports of Japan and bless a random mortal they pick. This is individual is then blessed in virtually every aspect of their life, having incredible success in whatever they try in this new year.

    In modern times, the Takarabune, the treasure boat that carried the Seven...
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    Last edited by Hayashi; 09-14-2021, 12:01 AM. Reason: E

  • Hayashi
    replied to Comparative Metaphysics of the World 101
    Just adding a thing almost in paralel to this discussion: In a chronicle I played, my character thought about creating a school for Scion children. Their Gods/parents/makers would send them there if they wished, and the idea is to raise them as Scions from the start (reason why maybe in a few cases this was not desired. Some Gods would want to make a triumphal revelation in Visitation). This discussion is something I totally see happening in classes of this school.

    What I think interesting in it is that, as Tillich proposed, "Culture is the shape of religion. Religion is the...
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  • Hayashi
    replied to New Path: Onmyouji
    I seriously thought about making a new Path for Exorcists, focusing in their mixed combat/magic arts against evil monsters and spirits. Why I didn't:

    1. I have no other sources about it beyond Qin (yes, the TTRPG from Septeme Circle. It's an incredible work about the Warring States Era in China, at least). I have no idea if the portray in there is acurate, however.

    2. The Four Schools (Exorcism, Internal Alchemy, External Alchemy and Divination) presented there, I believe they work a lot better as just one Path: Daoist. Then, you can choose between lots of Knacks from...
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  • Hayashi
    replied to New Path: Onmyouji
    The main lesson of the movie (the first one): Anything can be a Creature if you are persistent enough. Even your best friend!...
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  • Hayashi
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I would use it as a Virtue system. Like, for the "Fable" pantheon, their virtues would be Reality and Meaning. Like, your character decides to value more what/who they are in the real world (a mere and mundane clerk, doctor, actor, professor, mechanic, etc.) against what their myths actually mean (princess, witch, transformed frog, the beast, wise king, etc.). A Saint of this pantheon would be someone that gone too far in this alternate reality and totally believes they are "this certain character from the fable". Or someone that is absolutelly grounded in reality and physical...
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  • Hayashi
    started a topic New Path: Onmyouji

    New Path: Onmyouji

    So, an idea I had for some time, but finally decided to put on paper. Also, just now I remembered I could use the Druid Path as insipiation. And it helped greatly. I really would like more ideas like this. Like, other "mage" traditions being brought to Scion. Like, an Hermetic Mage (aka.: D&D mage, just modernized), Street Mage (Constantine feelings), Daoist Exorcist, etc...

    Yes, I'm aware of the possible problems with "Befriend Shikigami" text. Sounds a lot like animal/spirit slavery, and that is deliberate. With the Hyakki Yagyou situation also being brought...
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    Last edited by Hayashi; 09-06-2021, 05:54 PM.

  • Hayashi
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    It looks more like a PSP to me. To access the "truth" of your story and apply it to the world. If you are a Scion of the Bad Wolf, you look menacing, you get extra dice in combat, etc. If you are a Scion of the Sage Man in the Mountain, you help the true hero of the story, and so on......
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  • Hayashi
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    I was seriously thinking about make a supplement like this, with "character estereotypes" of fairy tales acting mechanically as Gods (The Great Predator = Big Bad Wolf, The Giant from the Giant and the Tailor, etc.; The Charming Prince = Any story with a no-psycopath prince, actually).

    Is it a good idea? Yes. I have the inspiration and necessary basis for this job? Far from it. So, another idea to the fridge....
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  • Hayashi
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    Thanks! And yes, it's a buy for me....
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  • Hayashi
    replied to 'Once and Future' Speculations
    First of all, sorry for ressurecting an almost one year forsaken post but I really was wondering about this title today. So, here we go...

    My hopes for this book would be about not exactly "mythology" as we know, but about actual fairy/folk tales. Grimm brothers, Esop and Lafontaine stuff, Momotaro, even more modern urban legends (Blood Mary, Kuchisake-onna, etc.) and how would they interact with Scion's World. And of course, Arthurian material would be awesome.

    Modern interpretations of classic stories like Snow White, Red Hood, Beauty and Beast...
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  • Hayashi
    replied to Honest Question - How does Scion 2e play?
    I played and GMed 2nd edition a few times, and 1st only once.

    The 2nd core books are an awesome material, far superior than 1st edition in many ways. Are they a perfect work? Far from it. We had the problems in the revisions not implemented in printing, but that is almost healed by now. Some rules are not that clear, there can be some confusions, but nothing that would nuke the game.

    The system is actually not that complex, but it looks hard at the beggining. It's like the first time you play any other RPG complex enough. There are new variants and mechanics players and...
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