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  • Right. But if the complaint is specifically calling out the mechanics, a response that doesn't address the mechanics at all feels lacking. I'm not saying that you're wrong; after all, I've seen other game systems undergo far more drastic changes while maintaining the same setting: Shadowrun comes to mind.
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  • You're talking about setting and Metaplot. The poster you're responding to was talking about mechanics....
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to [2E] Are there Merits in Scion?
    This. That's what Edges are all about, after all: they're basically the Storypath counterpart to Merits, but presented in the context of Paths....
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Scale question.
    Yes. I find the lack of a Scale chart disturbing.
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Scion Mythos officially
    Scion includes an element where each Creation Myth gets retroactively applied to the World, and so in a sense they're all true. I could see something similar applying to a Mythos-derived Pantheon, should you want to mix it with other Pantheons.

    Still, I like that it's “officially unofficial”, highlighting that you don't have to use it if you don't want to (as if you ever do, for anything in Scion).

    Several posters have said that Lovecraft's creations don't really fit the Scion mold. That's fine by me; I would be thrilled if the Old Ones turned out to be “in the same...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Scion: Dragon in the works
    I've personally been looking forward to the possibility of beings that are on the same Tier as Gods, Titans, and Primordials, but aren't God's, Titans, or Primordials. If at least some of the “dragons” in this book fit that bill, I'll be quite happy.
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Psions and Scale
    Scale originated in the Mage Chronicler's Guide. From the very beginning, it never applied to characters, but rather to character traits.
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Psions and Scale
    Unless you're misunderstanding it. Neall said that Psions and Scions have Scale, and said this in the context of Scale being applied to particular abilities; he did not say that they get “blanket Scale”.
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  • I tend to view Promethean as a sort of Christian allegory, a bit like the book Pilgrim’s Progress — though not quite so blunt. In this view, the Principle takes the role of God, sending its qashmal agents to guide and test the Created on their Pilgrimage when It isn’t guiding them “directly” through Elpis Visions. In this view, the Jovian takes on the role of the Devil, seeking to undermine the Principle’s plans for the Created and to prevent them from completing their Pilgrimage.

    I generally view the Jovian as a fallen archqashmal; not the only one ever to have fallen, but the only...
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  • I think that the “obvious reasons” why Changeling, Hunter, and Geist were skipped is that their 2es aren't out yet. I don't think tasti man LH was saying that they won't come out with them; just not yet.
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Homebrew pantheon: The Sentinels
    Yeah; there's been some talk over on the Trinity forum about an era (Aegis) where the talents, psychics, and superhumans the gamelines features take on the roles of legendary heroes, magicians, and gods, respectively, of myth; it's only reasonable to return the favor…
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  • It all depends on the group, of course. My group, for instance, doesn't have any LGBT players in it, nor anyone interested in playing LGBT characters; so a rule about “no homosexual relationships” would pass unnoticed.

    OTOH, the Superfriends were generally pretty even-handed about matters pertaining to sex: they didn't allow any of it, gay, straight, or whatever. Anything that came up along those lines was “getting crap past the radar”.
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  • Aegis will apparently feature heroes, wizards, and gods — that is, Talents, Psiads, and Novas. Think if it more along the lines of Adventure or Aberrant in ancient Greece, depending on how potent the superhumans are.

    Bear in mind, though, that prior to the Hammersmith Event that kicked off Adventure, empowerment events were always local and temporary, and rare. Aegis is unlikely to cover more than the territory of Greece, and is unlikely to last even as long as a century. Don't expect it to get into other ancient cultures.

    Though honestly, I'd rather see Aegis be...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Folkloric beings becoming Gods.
    You can be “ungodified” if you're killed. Sure, another “you” can be born as an Incarnate; but the Incarnate starts out as a mortal and has to work through the various Tiers before reclaiming Godhood.

    That said, it's possible to be an Incarnate because Mantles don't go away when you die. At least, not right away… I figure that the Nemetondevos have been able to return because their Mantles haven't faded yet; but there might be older Pantheons that have been destroyed completely, up to and including the eventual loss of their Mantles.

    That said, I figure that...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Aberrant Power Level
    Well, Trinity does have Scale built into its core; and I have no doubt that Aberrant will take full advantage of that. As well, Æon gave us higher-tier Proxy powers that represent the apex of what psions can achieve; so I won't be a bit surprised if Aberrant includes something similar, with cosmic-level powers that are available to those who have achieved a second “Eruption” to a state of being that is to Novas as Novas are to baselines.

    (I'm hoping that one of the changes between 1e and TC:Aberrant will be that this “next step” won't be exclusive to the Teragen: that is,...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Successor to the Hollow Ones
    I'm not familiar with FGO. But yes; the essence of the Etherites is to apply Scientific thinking to a world where magical principles actually work. There's a reason why the Scientific Mystic merit first appeared in the SoE Tradbook. (I hesitate to say “scientific method”, because in many ways the Etherites reject that as unnecessarily reductionist in a universe that isn't reductionist in nature; but they're still very much Scientists, even when the subject matter that they tackle is distinctly supernatural.) However, the Etherites are not a Tradition built primarily around Scientific Mystics:...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Successor to the Hollow Ones
    The Society of Ether as a whole doesn't practice the combining of Enlightened Science and Mystical Magick into a blended Technomagick; they're focused primarily on applying a Scientific mindset to a wider array of possibilities than the Technocratic Union permits (up to and including subjects that would normally be considered fundamentally mystical, like Witchcraft or High Ritual Magick; but more often focusing on fringe science or so-called “pseudo-science”, and sometimes going to the opposite extreme of favoring Practices that one would be hard-pressed to distinguish from what the Technocracy...
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Contagion Chronicle book
    Wait: each of the gamelines has a corresponding Sworn or False counterpart? I thought that the purpose of the Sworn and False was to cut across the gamelines as much as possible....
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Contagion Chronicle book
    What sort of crossover material will the book provide other than the Contagion?
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  • Dataweaver
    replied to Successor to the Hollow Ones
    Kind of like the Society of Ether…
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