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  • Unfortunately, comparing apples to oranges is something that a lot of us Requiem STs have to do. There are a lot of people who remember Masquerade very fondly(and often, distantly), who can be mistrustful of Requiem for all the stock reasons. If somebody looks at Requiem and notes sourly that it looks a whole lot like Masquerade, you can't tell them that Requiem is as different from Masquerade as it is from D&D, because that is clearly not the case. You have to learn how to compare their apples to your oranges, and to continue the metaphor, you've got to be able to explain (in a favorable...
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  • JTroy
    replied to Frost Giant Butt Warriors
    This was great. And that art, too. A wonderful direction for Scion to be headed in!

    Huh? April Fools, you say? Awww... *sad trombone*
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  • JTroy
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    Used to be that she was made of clay, brought to life by the Olympian Gods through the prayers of Queen Hippolyta, and trained to be Themyscira's greatest warrior, who then went forth to kick Nazi ass. "New 52" changed her origins quite a bit, making her the secret daughter of Zeus. I'm not sure if "Rebirth" has changed things in her backstory even further, but, yeah. Daughter of Zeus, and currently ascended God of War.

    It seems like DC is -much- more comfortable with the basic concept of "Gods" than Marvel is, in general.
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  • JTroy
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    How much of this is a matter of perspective, though? Like, does Hera have regard for Hercules as divine offspring, or is he just a loathsome bastard to her, some dude with special abilities? And does she see him the way that she does because of important Olympic Reasons, or because her shitty husband screwed around on her in the gutter again? And either way, does the distinction matter to Hercules? Is Wonder Woman just some girl with powers, or is she the blessed child of 6 Goddesses, formed from clay by Queen Hippolyta, the princess of the mythic Amazons? Why not both?

    I always thought...
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  • JTroy
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    I agree that I probably could have avoided the W word. That was just, you know, bad on me. However...

    Marvel claims Thor, Loki, and the rest of the Aesir. DC claims Atlas and Samson(actually just a descendant of biblical Sammy, but he -does- have magic strongman hair). Rooted in Greco-Roman mythos, "heralding the divine" is pretty much the name of Wonder Woman's game.That, and getting bondaged. Superman has been referred to as "the Messiah". The Sandman is an amazing comic series that's all about various mythologies coming together within the context of the larger...
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  • JTroy
    replied to The Tone of Scion
    The tone I usually get out of Scion is close to Superhero drama, with the world rather well aware of the heroes around them. Heroes tend to gather cults of celebrity, and deliver spectacular public beatdowns. I like the fact that there is no Masquerveil, because it creates a feeling that the whole world is pretty wacky, and the Gods are so close to us that Zeus can get Paparazzi'd by TMZ as he tries to stealthily exit a club to ditch the dude he just impregnated in a bathroom stall.
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