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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Question about Trivial Targets
    Thanks for the replies!

    From the answers I got I take it that Marvels that give +2 Enhancement should basically ALWAYS need an imbued Legend, because all rolls in my games are narratively important and so using Marvels to enhance them is going to cost.
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Question about Trivial Targets
    I have a question about this too:

    Marvels are basically free of charge against trivial targets. Does the scenery itself count as a trivial target until it has some kind of scale? For example using the Earth Purview I could probably smash open a simple wooden door without paying Legend. But if I try to do the same with a thick steel bank vault I would have to pay Legend, right? Because the vault would conceivably have Scale in hardness / toughness.

    I can kind of see the potential of abusing Marvels in some sense. If my character has access to just about any Purview and...
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    Yes I know, and they are hardly more divine than any other person even in The World of Scion. Which is why I would make such an antagonist group into comic relief characters because they clearly take themselves way too seriously....
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Esotericism in Scion
    It can be a thing that people in the World believe even if it is not actually true. For example groups of people in France may think they are direct descendants of the Merovingian bloodline that supposedly carry the blood of Jesus and then try to form conspiracies together. I would use such groups as comic relief villains with delusions of grandeur far beyond their actual competence....
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to [2E] Mortal Antagonists
    They are considered a heroic group because their founders used to be active Nazis and now profess to be deeply ashamed of that, so they strive to stop something like Nazi Germany to happen again while hunting for monsters and forbidden lore. Of course, they probably have their own dark secrets too, at the discretion of the game group....
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  • Yes, though I put the text in boxes of different colors to make them easier on the eye....
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Scion & Mage:The Awakening
    I have tinkered on and off with trying to adapt Mage the Awakening to Storypath as faithfully as possible but as Stupid Loserman says, it is way easier said than done and possibly not worth the effort.

    One alternative is to use what already exists in Storypath. You could look at the freeform magic system in Scion: Marvels (Scion: Hero, page 236-239). Instead of Purviews you have the ten Arcana from Mage, instead of Spending Legend you spend Mana and Boons can simulate Rotes. The players do not buy individual dots in the Arcana; they either access it or they don't. Gnosis is what is...
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    Last edited by Aristarkos; 11-15-2020, 03:01 AM.

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  • The list of stunts was nothing special, I just made text boxes on the Roll20 screen and wrote down the Stunts for Close Combat, Ranged, Throwing etc. It was tedious but worth it.
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  • One good use I have of the screen in Roll20 is to put up lists of the different Stunts available in combat as well as the options for Marvels. That has helped my players do their combat rounds quicker and smoother.
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  • No, there is no such thing.

    If you decide that a character will have difficulty getting to a slightly distant place and doing something else in one round then you can have them do a Mixed Action with Athletics + Dexterity or Might, or just let them skip a combat round or two while they sprint towards where they must be....
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Character Creation Scion 2E
    I cannot find anything in the Origin book that explicitly or implicitly says that Origin characters do not have Virtues. On the contrary I read the sidebar on page 70 as saying explicitly that they do; it says that Scions and mortals known as Saints gain Virtues, and a pre-visitation Scion is still a Scion, right?

    On page 162 it says that Saints gain Virtues but I see nothing that implies that this is in contrast to Scions, just that Saints are mortals who get Virtues.

    Note that I did not read what the Hero book says about the matter, maybe it presents another picture....
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    Last edited by Aristarkos; 11-09-2020, 12:58 AM. Reason: I mistakenly wrote Momentum instead of Virtues

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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Character Creation Scion 2E
    Where in the Origins book is this said?

    Why are they on the Origin character sheet if they are not in the game?

    I don't mean to sound angry or annoyed, I'm just confused....
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  • Is this a bug or a feature? (Mixed Action in Combat and Specialties)

    So one of my players discovered the joys of Mixed Actions during combat. Specifically he discovered that with Mixed Actions instead of a normal dry roll of Combat + Might it was suddenly a lot easier to include those different kind of Specialties, especially combat-specific Specialties, into the roll that had served less purpose before. If he baked in multiple actions into his attack roll such as tactical movement (Athletics), sneaky hit and run tactics (Subterfuge), screaming loudly like a crazed viking to intimidate (Leadership), striking at anatomical weak points (Medicine) or even knowledge...
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  • I don't know if there are any canon answers in the book but I don't see why you couldn't make stuff like that up! A Titan-cult centered around initiations drinking the blood of Titans sounds like a cool antagonist....
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to [2E] Mortal Antagonists
    On Origin page 144-145 you have antagonist archetypes. The Mook, Professional, VIllain and Monster. Just use them as references and flesh them out a little if you need to.
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  • Aristarkos
    replied to Villains - Gods and Alt-Right
    A band of Heroes could still have a challenge with a single fanatical / desperate neo-nazi. I'm imagining for example getting some vague hints that some lone alt-right / neo-nazi / Incel person is planning a killing spree or terrorist attack like Anders Breivik or Elliot Rodgers did, and that the band of Heroes must track this would-be killer down and stop them.

    I'm not sure I would be comfortable running or participating in that game though....
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