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  • Thrythlind
    replied to ​Birthright Questions
    My scion of Sif has one relic she can’t really use yet. Golden hair. I spent one dot to make it part of her and two for the prosperity purview.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    To be clear, I would have no issue with Onyx Path doing a cthulhu Storypath game....and with what Neall has said indicating that Scion cthulhu is going to be very not canon and very optional off in its own thing, I'm okay with that....what we had issue with was a game that was advertising its respect to cultures and religions and doing appropriate research to treat things well with devoting time and manpower from the team toward building a supplement for a something that was very disrespectful of most cultures.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    Pretty sure he can invoke a title to match scale on that matter too...
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    The sea can also refer to the cosmos and does in a many mythologies.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    And basing measurements of Jormungandr on Earth presumes that Midgard is limited to Earth.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    At least on the last one several of the Hindu gods are outright defiant of the caste system. It’s apparently in a lot of their religious texts which makes a lot of the caste system a human thing.

    As to others being popular and sociologically impactful is not the only thing that goes into religion. Yeah sure there’s lots of things inspired by Lovecraft there’s lots of comic books too but Marvel is not a religion. Disney is not a religion. The House of Windsor is not a religion. The NFL is not a religion.

    Also as to the “track record of these religions” People...
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    Last edited by Thrythlind; 01-13-2019, 11:48 PM.

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  • Thrythlind
    replied to [2E] New Purviews
    Pantheon Specific Purviews are automatically in a God's purview and as said they already represent the magic of the culture connected.

    So that's literally how the game already works.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to [2E] Are there Merits in Scion?
    Paths take up a lot of the functionality of merits.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to [2E] New Purviews
    I mean he started off saying Marvels make the presence of a Magic purview unnecessary. That should have been the end of it right there.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    Cthulhu is small potatoes within the context of Lovecraft mythos. The most powerful entity in Lovecraft, Azathoth, is still not really much compared to the bizarre natures of many of the entities in the pantheons already included.
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to [2E] Going against the Mantle
    The very little we know about mantles is that gods don't have a single mantle, they have several mantles and in some cases they might share one mantle with other entities. Like Ares and Mars are two separate mantles for the same god.Mantles with very different personalities but still essentially being the same entity. It may even be possible, for all we know, for the same god to have their two Mantles at odds with each other and essentially be fighting themselves....or two entities who share a mantle be in conflict somehow. Or maybe that's not possible. We have next to no information on mantles....
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    Cthulhu mythos don't belong in the scion universe, they're not myth, they're flat fiction invented in the 20th century. Narratively speaking, the inherent assumptions of Lovecraft's setting just flat don't work in Scion as there are tons of similarly cosmic creatures around that people quite easily wrap their heads around. I mean why would Cthulhu, who is essentially an alien high priest, drive you to insanity and yet you are able to comprehend the idea of Inari just fine? Lots of the gods and pantheons are infinitely more layered and counter-intuitive to perceived reality than any of Lovecraft's...
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Scion: Dragon in the works
    I've been of the opinion that a lot of the things labeled "dragon" outside of Europe are called such because some European pointed to a picture on a wall and asked "what's this?" got told a word and immediately decided that this was that language's word for dragon because obviously dragon was a universal concept and not something that connected to a specific culture.

    I mean, dragons in Greco-Roman myth are basically beasts, often set as guardians to specific areas, they tend to lack intelligence and are just physically powerful...they are the cultures that originate...
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Other supernatural creatures
    There are "denizen" templates that are designed to fit multiple different creature types. Like the Kitsune template could be used to represent the foxes in China, Japan, and Korea...or some of the trickster rabbits in North American pantheons. I think I've heard the naga of India might also fit the Kitsune path well.

    Meanwhile Abrahamic Demons and Angels are mostly discussed as the subject of fan-made pantheons. The usual thing I hear is YHWH as the pantheon Primordial with the other entities filling the role of Gods and scions of that pantheon mostly being Chosen rather...
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  • Exactly, the original poster's argument was that the existence of a masquerade avoided the plausibility issue, and I was pointing out that, no it didn't and you're still dealing with the same scale of plausibility.

    I thought about pointing out that mundane history was also as implausible at one point and decided not to. Oh well....
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    Last edited by Thrythlind; 12-24-2018, 08:24 PM.

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  • You're actually arguing my point

    The original poster on another thread in the Scion forums was trying to argue that without a masquerade it didn't make sense for Scion to look like the normal world and implying that the existence of a masquerade would fix that, despite that game not being built with a masquerade in mind at all. He presented the "but the world would look so different" argument with the implication that masquerade would fix that.

    I put forth the commentary that masquerade or not did not change how improbable and illogical the world looking basically...
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Everyday life with Gods
    Which also doesn't cover the issue that the titans and gods aren't at war in many of the pantheons and the primordials aren't at war with anybody in any of them as far as I know....
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Inspiration
    Oh My Goddess! is fun. Fables as well and Fate/Stay-Night as well. Not particularly accurate, of course...at all.
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  • I also never said that the Masquerade was broken. My statement was not made with the idea that the Masquerade was relevant to the situation at hand, which is that the presumption that supernatural powers are real and have been around for longer than written history means that the chances history developed in a recognizable way are infinitesimally tiny. To incorporate the Masquerade, which is a very recent policy in terms of historical activity, at most 1500 years back, the very act of maintaining said Masquerade should have forced history on a different path than it went. To borrow my example...
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  • Thrythlind
    replied to Everyday life with Gods
    So, as other people have said, my statement was pulling other realities where we have a modern map that resembles very much the real world with familiar names like Europe and Asia and yet supernatural powers and entities have existed since before written history. Every one of those settings is highly unlikely, infinitesimally possible. The only reason they are plausible in fiction is because we have issues with imagining what the world would look like instead with languages that never developed, continents named. Different cultures coming out on top, and the like. It is a lot less work on the...
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    Last edited by Thrythlind; 12-24-2018, 01:21 AM.

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