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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    "To the people asking for a wildly different history of the World; why the binary? Why “must” divine influence change either everything so that the World is nothing like the world we know? “Obviously it must be so” goes the argument, but people showed how it isn’t. What’s the logic behind, other than wanting to play a High Fantasy setting in a game geared for Urban Fantasy?"
    I didn't say "it MUST be so, only that I felt it should. But how do you figure that Gods and their Children is limited to Urban Fantasy?
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    We aren't talking about our world - we're talking about the world of the game. And in that world, real, tangible Gods have real, tangible Scions and other agents to do things. And I think it hubris to presume that the world would still look essentially the same if this were the case. Regardless of your actual beliefs, can we at least agree that religions in our world don't have the same level of provable, observable divine interaction/intervention as in the game? And in the game, the actions of said deities and their agents would have altered the tide of history, IMO, to something quite different....
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    Honestly? I would go back to around the year 1 CE, and work out from there. What happens when Christianity starts? Does it get a foothold? Is Jesus a Scion or just a politician? How do the Alihah and Annunaki and Yazatas react when Islam targets their shrines? Does Odin allow Christians (if they ever become relevant) to convert the Norse? How does Communism come from a land watched over by the Bogovi? And yes, what happens to the European settlement of North America? Does it get a foothold? Do the native Gods prevent diseases and foreign invaders from wiping out their chosen people? Do women have...
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    You can certainly play it any way you want, but for me, it seems that taking the premise of Scion - the Gods are real and take a role in things, their offspring do heroic and legendary stuff, magic is more than trucks, and mythical beings are out there to be found - and still saying "but the world is basically the same anyway", is unsatisfying from a creative perspective. You can do it if you want, or if you don't have time or inclination to change things, but I definitely prefer to shake things up. YMMV, of course.
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    To Kyman201 - you misunderstand me. I'm saying that, because all of the faiths are real and active, not subsumed by the monotheistic faiths of our real world, the Gods would have had an influence on culture and government that was great enough to make the modern world of Scion a very different place from ours. I realize the Theoi are real and openly worshipped - that was my point.
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Thoughts on 'The World'
    I see both side to this, but the important difference between the "myths" in our world and the other active faiths of Scion, is that in our world, to give just one example, the Greeks stopped believing in "the Gods on the mountain" as a large part of their daily life, because other faiths [generally, monotheistic ones] overran the old ways. And they did so because, arguably, there weren't any "real" Gods to step in and remind the faithful that they were there. [I'm trying not to get into a theological discussion about our world and faith - I'm talking about the game...
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Scion: Origin errata thread
    Page 115, Attack Resolution, #3 says "Spend successes to overcome the target's Defence, the attack is successful." The wording isn't very clear as it stands.
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  • Purple Snit
    replied to Why the changes to Donnie?
    Probably to show how a 1st ed character would translate to 2nd edition, which is done best with a familiar and popular character. The alternative, of course, is not to have any more Donnie, since the old game and rules are defunct. And art will always be subjective and inconsistent when multiple people interpret one character.
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