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  • vonpenguin
    replied to Ask Neall
    Sorry for another question so soon but...

    So, the impression I'm getting from the purview previews is that hero level Scions in this will be about on par with Demi-gods from 1e, minus the superhuman abilities that epic stats granted to everyone. Is this accurate? If so does that mean unvisited scions can learn to do things heroes used to be able to do? And are the God powers just going to be completely world altering?
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  • vonpenguin
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    And from that we could take a stab in the dark and say Scion for high Fantasy and Trinity for Low?...
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  • Alright, seems we have plenty of interested players at least. Now to sucker a gm into things...
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  • vonpenguin
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    Yeah wasn't arguing that point, just noting there would probably be a divide on people that think mystical is "science we don't understand yet" and just take it in stride.

    And the ones that think the gods are alien lizard men secretly controlling the illumanati through flu shots.

    Maybe depends on the variety of Satyr, since they can presumably interbreed with humans how strong the blood is might come into play? He might just be fond of jaunty hats and baggy pants so you can't quite tell....
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  • vonpenguin
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    Given the relatively small (By modern standards) population of gods/titans/primordials I don't think you can really say there are enough of them to constitute "races". Families, clubs, political parties sure, but it all smacks of Hatfield and McCoy smalltown rivalry stuff. At least until you start counting lesser immortals and titanspawn.

    Except everyone involved can level at least a small country if they felt like it....
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  • vonpenguin
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    Ah fair enough, I forgot that particular quote. So I suppose it would lay more along the lines of taking measures against a bear attack, no it's probably never going to happen to you or anyone you know. but it's not unthinkable and you'd be rather put out if it did.

    Though I imagine it would probably straddle a weird line between people that are all about the folklore elements and the people that do dismiss it as superstition, not because it doesn't work but because there "must" be a scientific reason evil spirits don't like salt....
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  • vonpenguin
    replied to Shen Preview
    The feeling I got was sort of a , "They are known if you know where to look, but most people don't know where to look". I mean you might accept that, yes that thing does look like a hydra, that's probably where the Greeks got the idea from. That's a far cry from "Zeus is real and wants to bang my wife". The gods and supernaturals don't hide, but fatebinding is a thing so they don't really go out of their way to flaunt their power to non-believers if there's not a reason to. A dreamcatcher might be stopping evil spirits but the user assumes it's a placebo effect. People disappear...
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  • vonpenguin
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    You are a benevolent overlord and let it never be said otherwise....
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  • vonpenguin
    replied to Ask Neall
    Any chance the June preview will have anything on the Manitu or character creation?
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  • vonpenguin
    replied to How Many?
    Hey, you can't say he didn't earn that "all father" moniker.

    I bet he brings that up to Zeus every chance he gets....
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  • vonpenguin
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    I can sort of picture the Handsome Monkey King bragging about it or some of the more flowery Aesir and Tuatha including "Father of a,b,c,d,e,f,g..." in their titles....
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  • vonpenguin
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    Honestly I consider "Older half sibling" to be one of the easiest guides to work into a backstory....
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  • Advance prep for a Scion 2nd game?

    I know it's not out yet but I figured if a few of us worked out the bare basics of GMs, times, and maybe some expectations we can jump right into some play once the books hit. So, does anyone want to try something over a virtual tabletop and voice setup? Preferably Monday, Thursday, or Friday evenings?

    So come one, come all, lets get the bookkeeping and awkward introductions out of the way....
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  • vonpenguin
    replied to Ask Neall
    Or Marvels. We still don't know for sure what the limits on those are....
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  • vonpenguin
    replied to How Many?
    But that whole mess was partially brought about by the parent in question keeping them both in the dark. Demigod also mentions that if the group isn't using the premade PCs and one of the hero level NPCs has the same parent to let that play out in whatever kind of sibling dynamic is the most interesting. And Ragnorok has an adventure that assumes there are tow different scions of Odin in the party.

    So ultimatly it seems to come down to the god in question, how long a given scion survives, who the gods bother visiting, and I assum at least some low level scions might get a visitation...
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  • vonpenguin
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    How many purviews overlap? So far we have seen fire boons that effect the targets creative passion, which would be covered by artistry and passion as well, and fertility has both an innate power that heals, the ability to ensure healthy children, and can give you cancer. All which would also be appropriate for health. While I love this fact since it means you don't have to get an entirly new purview for something you want as a side thing I am curious on just how widespread it is. Do Chaos and Moon both have insanity inducing powers? Can Earth and Forge both shape raw ore to differing degrees?
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  • Ok, I really like all those ideas. I think I might use the scion of Athena as the "Big bad" and ones of Nike and Zeus, and maybe throw in a dupe from Ares as catspaws. And obvious mix in some good scions from the family just to keep it from being "Or look, Greeks are evil".

    Thanks, this helps me give a lot more structure to the plot I had in mind. And the Scion of Nike sort of reveling in her good luck highlights the temptation of power theme I wanted the campaign to have.
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  • Thanks for the advice, I'm not neccacarily looking for someone identical to their divne parent, but rather one that could both logically trick themselves into belieaveing cull other dcions will help in the long run, and clever enough to give them a bit of a run around, I'm looking for a good well intentioned extremist really/
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  • vonpenguin
    started a topic Bit of help with a scion that went off the rails

    Bit of help with a scion that went off the rails

    So, I'm starting a game to hold my group over until 2nd. The initial set-up is that they all converge on a certain location at the same, the place the think someon the out hits out on them is hiding.

    The mastermind her is a scion, who believes divine power is finite and wants to tear down all but his parent pantheon so they can singlhandly crush the titan. Now he came this idea on his own but I can't figure out who a good Dive parent for him is.

    Out group so far is a scion of Twzcatlipoca inspired by Dexter Morgan, a scion of Ptah with a background in pro gaming, and...
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  • vonpenguin
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    Concessions have to be made for playability and making a consistent world. Do you really expect non-hindu players to shift through the several thousand Deva to find the right one for example? It’s not like homebrewing it would be at all difficult if you know enough about the pantheon in question to care. Just split the callings and purviews up, add in ones that you feel got dropped and boom, done....
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