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  • Watcher
    replied to An alternate Olympus/Dodekatheon/Theoi
    There are a few different prophecies regarding The Son of Zeus, but the main focus is that it is a son specifically. Since No One Of Consequence's neat little write up here seems to be going with the Metis side of things, then the exact lines are,



    So, the prophecy regarding the Son of Zeus does specifically mention it being a son, and also actually mentions that it is not Athena. But, there are totally ways around this that we have discussed on various threads here a whole ton.

    Just on some more discussion of the setting though, I can see Poseidon and Hades...
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    Last edited by Watcher; 04-23-2017, 10:09 AM.

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  • Watcher
    replied to Gods of Commerce?
    Ooh, good question! The most interesting thing about Wealth Deities is just what wealth is, is culturally variable so you get some fun stuff!

    Just as you mentioned, Inari is a huge Wealth Deity in the modern era. Their shrine at Fushimi-ku has the path up to it lined with torii gates bought by large Japanese corporations as donations to the temple, requesting Inari's blessing for large scale corporate success. And, just as Maitrecorbo mentioned, the Kami in general have a ton of Deities of fortune, both in the abstract concept of success, and also in financial situations. Ebisu, along...
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    Last edited by Watcher; 04-18-2017, 10:20 PM.

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  • Watcher
    replied to Scion 1e Tweaks - Input?
    Ah, that's too bad! If you want a set of houserules to balance things out a bit, you can check out Scion 2.0 (not Scion 2e, Scion 2.0 is a fan project done by myself, Iry, and Aynie) that has most of the core systems revised as well as some updated Pantheons in favor of accuracy. It's simplified to a large degree, combat and social systems balanced out, all thanks to Iry. There is also the Kami revision we have done that I have not managed to put up onto the site yet since I have been hammered with schoolwork in my final year. (The Pantheon itself starts in the second section in the table of ...
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  • Watcher
    replied to Scion 1e Tweaks - Input?
    Ah, okay, so your issue is that the disparity between different Ranks is too large in your mind. Right, that is actually very hard to fix without doing a complete systems revision. Adjusting the Epic Scale is a good start, however you are going to need to go through all of the dice adding effects, and other sources of Automatic Successes as you just mentioned such as Arete, Enech, the Animal Purview, Relic Rules, etc. The way I see it, however, is that in the A v.s. B fight, things could go either way, Legend and thus Dots of Epic Attributes far from being the limiting factor in the situation....
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  • Watcher
    replied to Scion 1e Tweaks - Input?
    One of the things that immediately jumps out at me about this change is that there is very little differentiation between beings of similar Legend. So, Thor has Epic Strength 10, so he is throwing 20 dice, 20 Successes at throwing something, Tyr, who is pretty strong but not as strong as Thor, would be rocking Epic Strength 8, meaning the only difference between the 'I am Exceptionally Strong' and 'I am reasonably strong for an Aesir,' is 6 Successes.

    What this will also do is make anything that provides a bonus of some sort insanely more valuable. Relics that add Autos or Dice to...
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  • Watcher
    replied to Ask Neall
    Isis is probably likely exceptionally good with the Egyptian Pantheon Specific Purview in that case. The Kickstarter preview of the Netjer talked about their PsP involving interaction with the various parts of the Egyptian soul, which is probably in reference to the traditional Egyptian 'Magic system' that can be called Heku.

    Different Pantheons have different ideas of what 'Magic' is, like, Isis and Odin might be awesome at 'Magic,' but what is 'Magic' to Odin and Isis is entirely different. It's like how a God or Goddess of 'Law' from the Tuatha would be entirely different in what...
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  • Watcher
    replied to Pantheon Question
    The Orisha are the Pantheon of the Yoruban people of modern day Nigeria, believe sort of central-coastal area. In the crook of the nation's bend. The Orisha form the vast bulk of the Loa, transitioning across the sea, picking up some Deities from neighboring people, fracturing their Deity named Eshu into Kalfu and Legba, as well as the entirely new face of Baron Samedi who has no known roots in pre-Triangle Trade Africa....
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  • Watcher
    replied to Mythological Questions Thread
    Aztecs are your big one here, and I would suggest mixing Moon and Stars into a single Titanrealm. It is just a good, solid solution, and makes sense for the Moon and Stars Titans to be in roughly a similar place. I believe Gotham By Night called the Titanrealm they made combining Moon and Stars Tamoachan back when their website was still up. Doing it this way solves a huge amount of difficulties, since the Aztecs issue is specifically with the night sky, including both the stars, and the moon.



    The Theoi don't have any outwardly antagonistic Titans of Light however. In...
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  • Watcher
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    Huh, okay, that's actually quite interesting. And no worries about the scholarship thing, I am doing my Masters in Irish Mythology, so scholarly work doesn't bug me. I have got a folder filled with articles discussing Ashanti religious systems secreted away for the next few weeks of reading for myself. With Irish mythology, that late 19th century, early 20th century period is normally a huge red flag for dodgy scholarship, but I will dig into Gronbech and the consensus about him. Thanks very much!...
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  • Watcher
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    That sounds very interesting, I have never heard of Alfheim functioning as an afterlife, or any Hall asides from Fólkvangr having an afterlife component! Where does that come up? That sounds very interesting in the least, and I would love to read the appropriate section of the Eddas. I am always striving to get a more solid grasp on the Aesir, though they are not my particular cup of tea, they are one of the Pantheons the general public has the most connection to outside of the Theoi or their own cultural background....
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  • Watcher
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    I have spent a lot of time sitting here and trying to think of what the tone of Scion is, and, I don't think it quite has one. Scion facilitates a ton of different stories with wildly different tones, very much up to the Storyteller. What I think unifies these divergent games is a theme however, the theme of Power. You are a Scion, and you shake the world as you walk. If you want, you can bend Nations to the breaking point, shatter physical laws, change the world. And yet, you are dwarfed by your parents, changing the world means nothing to beings such as Atum-Ra who can end all of reality by...
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