View Full Version : Game: Scions of the Divinity [OOC/Planning]

Jay 2K Winger
11-20-2012, 01:37 AM
Yes, again. Some folks may remember my original game on this [OOC Thread (http://customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=88905) | IC Thread (http://customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=89244)] concept, which ended up fizzling out just as the main part of the plot was intended to kick off.

In retrospect, I probably got overly ambitious with the story I had planned.

I want to try it again, though. But this time, instead of the PCs being established in the powers they have, they're as yet Unawakened-- i.e., unaware of their true heritage. The most they'd have in terms of power at this stage would be subtle stuff at best, and not really anything that screams 'superhuman.' Which is the point; at this stage in their divine development, they'd still technically be human.

The game would start with the PCs receiving their Visitations. Someone connected to their specific pantheon would pop by, and, in some way, get the heroes to go to some one location... for their real Awakening, when the real power starts to come in.

Anyone game for this?

Background Info
The Story
The world as you know it is not all it appears. In this time of science and rational thinking, no one gives much thought to myths and legends. Those are all just old stories, told to explain the things that unenlightened men didn’t understand.

But... All myths are true.

The Gods are real. They helped shape the world and guided early Man to create civilization. They did this to help drive back the advance of the Titans-- the unfathomably powerful entities that represent the fundamental forces of reality-- which threatened to destroy the fragile world that the gods had created. The Titans were defeated and bound away in the Underworld, in the Great Prison of the Underworld, which Greek men called “Tartarus.”

However, some time in the past-- no one is sure when, but at least in the last three hundred years-- the Great Prison was broken. The Titans-- the catch-all term for all of the wicked creatures, monsters, and specters bound within along with them-- escaped. The Titans count among their number the Frost and Fire Giants, the Oni, the Fomor, and most of the "evil" creatures of ancient myth.

The Titans have bided their time since their escape. Their goals are mysterious-- not even their most trusted lieutenants know what they are-- but one thing is clear: if they overthrow the Gods, mankind will be the worse off for it!

But the Gods have found themselves trapped in a binding, of sorts. If they ride out in force to drive back the Titans, they could do just as much damage-- both literally and figuratively-- to the World that the ruling Gods of each pantheon have sworn not to do so. The Titans battle the Gods on the celestial planes, but their lieutenants and minions are in the world, and must be stopped.

Where You Come In
The Gods are known to have had dalliances with mortals. Look no further than any ancient myth or legend or story of heroes-- from the strong who fought monsters and slew them in battle, to the cunning who tricked the devils into jars or chests, to the charismatic who rallied the people and defeated evil tyrants. Most of them were the children of the Gods.

In these modern times, the mundane folk don’t believe in the Gods so much, and publicly announcing one’s heritage will lead to ridicule at best and institutionalization at worst. And showing off one’s abilities could lead to a panic and a fearful response from the mortal authorities. Both the Gods and the Titans want to avoid waking the “sleeping giant” of the mundane awareness of them.

So both sides must work in secret, the Titans corrupting mortals or other divine children to their cause to work as their front men, while the Gods recruit their children to fight them as well.

The Gods have plans. The Divinities don't always work in concert with each other, even within themselves, but the Gods have plans for their children. Their Scions will help save the world.

One way or another.


GM Rules for the Game
1. Real Life Comes First. "Rule One" takes precedence over the others. If you're not able to respond right away, that's fine. We won't be going super fast with this, and if you need to bow out for a while because of RL concerns, that's fine. We can either auto-pilot your character for a while, or have them written out temporarily.

2. Be Respectful of Others. This essentially boils down to "no power gaming." There are some exceptions to this-- which I'll elaborate on later. But basically, if you're dealing with another named character, defer to the judgment of the person running that character.

Story Notes

Pantheons of Note: Egyptian, Aztec, Greek/Roman, Vodoun (Loa), Aesir (Norse), Tuatha (Celtic), Amatsu-kami (Japanese), Chinese -- all others are on a case-by-case basis

Divine Pecking Order: Descending in terms of power...

At the peak, there are the Greater Titans. These entities are unfathomable, elemental forces of creation, their ways and thoughts unknown even to the most intelligent of their spawn. Long imprisoned by the Gods, they have no desires that we can understand but to be free to act once more, to stretch their muscles after their captivity.

On the next tier, there are the Titan Generals, avatars of an aspect of their Greater Titan. They are usually more scrutable than the Greater Titans, with desires that are more readily understood. Chief amongst those desires, however, is that of revenge against the Gods for their long imprisonment. The Titan Generals seek to reshape, control, and/or destroy the world as they see fit. Roughly on par with the Titan Generals are The Gods, capable of fighting them to a standstill. The Gods have been the ones overseeing the world since antiquity.

Below them are the Titanspawn, the "monsters" and "demons" of myth and legend. While less powerful than the Gods as a whole, the Spawn make up for their lack of power with sheer numbers. The Spawn vary in terms of power and motivation. Indeed, there are some Titanspawn that have forsworn their allegiance to their masters and have thrown their lot in with the Gods. The most powerful of Spawn are capable of defeating the Minor Gods, those of the divinity who have just ascended to godhood. The rest of the Titanspawn are little more than cannon fodder.

Then there are the Divine Children, who also have varying degrees of power. At their peak, they become Minor Gods, and may even become more powerful with time in that role. The Demigods are Scions who are reaching the peak of their power in the mortal world, more than a match for the Titans' most powerful agents in the world. Then there are the Scions, those children of the gods who have just begun to realize their power for the first time. And lastly, there are the Unawakened, children of the gods who are functionally mortal, unaware of their heritage.

Character Bio Sheet

Name: (duh - bonus points if it's a meaningful name or evokes something related to the divine parent)
Heritage: (who is the character’s Divine Parent? what pantheon are they from, and what is their purview?)
Occupation: (what is/was your character’s day job?)
Power Level: Unawakened (all player-characters start out here)

Divine Aspect: (what trait or ability does the character have that is just slightly more than mere mortal?)

(what does your character look like? (visual aides are good) what’s their personality?)

(what’s your character’s story?)

Flaws: (even the gods aren’t perfect; what flaws does your character have?)

Fate: (why has your Divine parent tapped the character? what do they have planned for the character?) [NOTE: Feel free to be vague here in public. But at the least PM me any specifics, to work that into the story.]


Riley "Ace" Thorsen (http://customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1104829&postcount=3) - Poker Babe - Odds Ever In Her Favor [Awakened Scion]
Lupo Virtus (http://customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1104883&postcount=4) - Boxer - Doesn't Know When To Quit [Awakened Scion]
Kiki Toshioto (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1105796&postcount=11) - Detective - Private Eye Out of Sight [Awakened Scion]
Liam O'Keefe (http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1105923&postcount=16) - Bodyguard - An Island in the Storm [Awakened Scion]

NPCs - Allies

Mattieu Carrefour (http://customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1104769&postcount=2) - Con Artist and Thief - Absolutely Trustworthy [Teammate] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/TlWkz.jpg)]
Selene Hoffman (http://customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1104769&postcount=2) - IT Consultant - Hacker Par Excellence [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/Q4gVp.jpg)]
Paul Brighton - Promoter - Recruiter [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/vXGPv.gif)]
Art Mooney - Businessman - Hunter [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/V7KmL.jpg)]
Anna Green - Businesswoman - Huntress [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/vTKrU.jpg)]
Himy Holtzman - Promoter - Recruiter [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/M4TKW.jpg)]
Dougal "Mac Dubh" MacDougal - Biker/Undercover Agent - Warrior [Scion] [Ally] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/IZsDI.jpg)]

[u]NPCs - Enemies / Other

Mark "The Meat" Cleaver - Boxer [Mortal] [Nobody] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/KMKAB.jpg)]
Baz Moran - Ex-Military? / Poker Player [Mortal] [Unquantified] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/ffVsl.gif)]
Morgan MacBride (http://customerssuck.com/board/showpost.php?p=1104769&postcount=2) - Terrorist - You Should Be Running (Seriously, Run.) [Demigod] [Enemy] [Picture (http://i.imgur.com/Lg0ZA.png)]


GM Notes
- This OP will updated as we get underway and as more information is necessary.

Jay 2K Winger
12-16-2012, 09:51 PM
Some NPCs to show you how a bio should look.

First, another Unawakened Scion:

Name: Mattieu Carrefour (pronunciation help-- Matt-tyu Care-four)
Heritage: Son of Kalfu, Loa of the dark crossroads and ambition, of the Vodoun Divinity
Occupation: Grifter/street hustler
Power Level: Unawakened

Divine Aspect: Trust Me (Charisma) - There's no two ways around it, Mattieu has that charm about himself. Capable of flashing a smile that would defrost even the chilliest heart, and weaving a little story with a silver tongue, Mattieu can convince anyone to at least bear with him and go along with whatever he's doing. In a hustle, this prevents the usually-savvy from just instantly dismissing him, keeping them involved long enough for the hustle to pay off (for Mattieu, if not the mark). In other dealings, this gets Mattieu the occasional free drink, or a nice one night stand.

Visual aid (http://i.imgur.com/TlWkz.jpg)

Mattieu always tends to be in a cheerful mood. He's quick with a joke or a snide remark, rarely seeming to take anything too seriously. He tends to focus more on the here-and-now, always looking to have a good time and to turn things to his advantage. He can't help it; he's a hustler, it's what he does. "Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let de good times roll, baby."

Born to a New Orleans prostitute, Mattieu grew up knowing he had no father, and if we must be frank, his mother didn't exactly raise him. That task went to his Gran-Mčre and Gros-Papa (Grandma and Grandpa). They did their best, but young Matt was always getting into trouble. He eventually ran away back to the big city, where he took to hustling and grifting to survive, with some outright thievery when times were tough.

Flaws: Mattieu is not a fighter. If it comes to combat, he's likely to slip away when he can and run. He's also a bit of a kleptomaniac, and a compulsive liar.

Fate: Mattieu has been tapped by Kalfu to take part in one of the greatest cons ever. This will undoubtedly lead to the Divinity winning the war, but may not put Mattieu in an enviable or popular position.

Now, an example of a still-freshly Awakened Scion:

Name: Selene Hoffman
Heritage: Daughter of Thoth, Egyptian god of written knowledge
Occupation: IT Consultant/Hacker
Power Level: Fresh Scion

Focus: Ankh pendant.

Divine Aspects:
* Read It in a Book Once (Eidetic Memory) - Even while Unawakened, Selene's eidetic memory was scarily good. She remembers everything she's ever seen, even for a brief moment. She could literally spend a few minutes flipping through the pages of a book, and be capable of recalling what it said.
* Fast as the Desert Winds (Divine Speed) - Selene is capable of moving much faster than the average human, albeit only in short bursts.

Visual aid (http://i.imgur.com/Q4gVp.jpg)

Selene is not always the most sociable of people. She exhibits some aspects of Asperger syndrome, not always connecting with other people. She has a particular way of speaking, in short, clipped sentences or sentence fragments, eliminating infinitives, and usually having to stop to inhale a sharp breath before completing a line of thought. (Not unlike Mordin Solus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQRv-QfJm4I) from the Mass Effect games.)

Give Selene a computer, however, and she lights up. She can fix anything related to computers, figure out how they work in short order, and hack into almost anything. As a result, she's almost always "plugged in," owning a laptop, a tablet, and a souped-up smartphone.

Selene's mother, Heather Hoffman, never really knew how to relate to her daughter's computer obsession, but recognized that Selene had a talent there, and worked to encourage it. Her mortal father, Raymond Hoffman, was always a bit remote. Selene, post-Awakening, suspects he "knows" she isn't his daughter. Her eidetic memory, however, meant she was frequently bored; once she's seen or done something, she always remembers it, and thus she'd lose interest. When the Hoffmans got a computer with an Internet connection, Selene was instantly interested, and the course of her life since has been sailing due digital ever since.

Working as a freelance IT consultant, Selene came on the radar of Hyperion International, a large corporation with deep ties to the Titans. After her hacking their network, she was saved from a team of mercenaries by Divine agents, who informed her of her true heritage, delivering her focus to her. Since then, she's worked as "support" for the Scions, monitoring the activity of the Titans and their agents online, organizing responses, and setting up transportation and accommodations for their people when they need to travel abroad.

Flaws: Selene has trouble emotionally connecting with people at times, crippling her social life. She also doesn't function well if she's taken "off the grid." While she has a lot of "book knowledge," this doesn't translate into much "practical knowledge."

Fate: Selene's not Fated to be directly involved in any overt conflicts or major battles, but she hopes to change her destiny somewhat to take a more direct hand.
And just to round things out, an example of a Demigod-level Scion:

Name: Morgan MacBride
Heritage: Son of The Morrígan, the Celtic goddess of war
Occupation: Rogue terrorist
Power Level: Demigod

Focus: A tattoo (http://i.imgur.com/FRdMS.jpg) on his back and shoulders, in tribal style made to look like a crow.

Divine Aspect:
* Terrifying To Behold (Presence) - MacBride's very presence invokes a fear response in those around him. If he's nearby, even if one haven't seen him yet, one tends to get on edge. In the mundane, this can relate to either a paralyzing sense of fear or triggers the flight response. Sometimes, people will try to fight him, which rarely goes well. It takes a strong effort of will for those of equal or lesser power to not feel fear.
* The Implacable Man (Limited Invulnerability) - The greatest blessing of his divine mother is MacBride's seeming indestructibility. Except in hand-to-hand or melee combat, MacBride is apparently invulnerable to harm. Some reports say he's even walked away from a car bomb with only scorched clothing.
* You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry ([REDACTED]) - Specifics on this ability have been [REDACTED] due to spoilers. Suffice to say, you really wouldn't like him when he's angry. Trust me, you'll know when he's angry.

Visual aid (http://i.imgur.com/Lg0ZA.png)

MacBride is utterly without conscience. Caring only about causing conflict, chaos, and war, MacBride sees other people as merely tools to use to further his goals, or things to kill.

Morgan MacBride is wanted by several law enforcement agencies across the world as a result of his acts of terrorism. He no longer has any connections to the IRA or most of its splinter fringe groups, as his views have shifted from the pro-Irish to the nihilistic and anarchistic.

Not too many details are known about his past before rising to prominence in the Troubles, but among the Divinity, it’s known that he is one of the Morrígan’s most favored children, thus explaining the power with which he has been bestowed. Despite this favor, however, he does not act in accordance with the Divinity’s will, and has been known to court the Titans and their supporters, looking for a way to perpetuate the war.

Flaws: MacBride is a brute, plain and simple. He’s not slow-witted, but he’s not hugely clever. He also relies far too much on his nigh-invulnerability and doesn’t take pains to protect himself over much.

Fate: MacBride's Fate has gotten increasingly tangled as he's associated himself with the Titans, but it is known that he has a major role to play in a major battle ahead in the war.

12-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Name: Riley "Ace" Thorsen (Thor's Son)
Heritage: [redacted] (will come up eventually in role play, but it makes for better story if it isn't known ahead of time, though its probably really obvious from her description)
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Power Level: Unawakened

Divine Aspect: Chaos Theory (Wits) – Riley is able to look at a situation, account for many if not all of the variables, and instantly make a judgement that will relatively predict the outcome. (Think of Cameron from Alphas or the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr) This makes her an expert poker/chess player and deadly in a fight as she can often predict what her opponent is going to do before they know they intend to do it.

The best description for Riley is plain, unassuming or average. Standing at 5' 4'' she is neither remarkably short or tall. She sports short dirty-blond hair and watery-blue eyes. She often dresses in plain t-shirts and loose fitting jeans so as not to attract too much attention. Her greatest strength is relying on others to not notice what she is doing before its too late.

Personality wise, Riley is the type to sit back and let others become victims of their own stupidity. If sometimes they need help getting there she has no problem helping things along, but she, rarely if ever, will tackle a problem head on. Instead she prefers to manipulate circumstances to such a degree that she backs others into a corner from which they are unable to escape.

Riley has no knowledge of her birth parents. She grew up in the United States foster system and bounced around from home to home until she ended up with Eric and Inga Thorsen of Detroit. There she lived a relatively normal and happy life. After graduating from High School as her class valedictorian she went on to college with designs on becoming a lawyer. It was then her adoptive parents fell on hard times and in a desperate measure she turned to gambling to try and earn extra money to pay for her tuition.

As it turned out she had a knack for playing cards and quickly was able to earn more money in a single day than she had ever hoped to see as a lawyer. Consequently she was kicked out and banned from the MGM Grand in Detroit. But that did not deter her. She eventually gave up on a standard career and turned to gambling full time to pay her bills and get by in the world.

Flaws: Riley gets bored easily and lacks the real patience it takes to be a full fledged conniver. It is this lack of patience that prevents her from being a truly frightening force.

Fate: Whether she knows it or not, fate, and her divine parent, have many ideas in store for her.

12-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Name: Lupo Virtus
Heritage: Mars, Roman Pantheon, War
Occupation: Boxer
Power Level: Unawakened

Divine Aspect: Stamina. He just doesn't know the meaning of the word 'quit'.

Description:Half African American, Half Latino. Dark hair 'buzz cut'. ((If you've seen 'power man' on the new Ultimate Spider Man..something like that)).

He comes from a poor family, and has went into professional boxing in order to give his family a much better life. His mortal father is his coach

Flaws:Won't quit. Has no idea about how/when to just give it up. Doesn't know how to back down or how to tell when something is lost.

Fate: Mars likes fighting and conflict..Lupo is perfect for this. Mars has never been really complicated in his thinking.

Jay 2K Winger
12-17-2012, 06:40 AM
Chanlin-- Looks good! I imagine Ace and Mattieu would probably have fun trying to play poker against each other, between Mattieu's ease at bluffing, and Ace's luck.

Mytical-- One issue. None of the PCs are aware of their heritage at the start of the game. That's why they're Unawakened. Becoming aware of their heritage Awakens them.

12-17-2012, 06:48 AM
Doh. Fixed. Notice he also is in his Boxing Phase, before he became a MMA artist.

12-18-2012, 07:41 AM
How do you play? This sounds interesting.

12-18-2012, 12:32 PM
If you look at the IC thread link in the first post (very first line of the first post has it) you have an example of play.

It's a role playing game like Dungeons and Dragons except we're not using dice or any complicated systems like that to determine the outcomes of events. Instead its just a matter of agreeing that there are limits to what we can do and that the person moderating (J2K) has the final say. This game happens to be based of a table top game called Scion that's produced by White Wolf.

Essentially we're playing a game where we tell a story by taking on roles. Mytical and Myself will take on the role of just one character (possibly more if we're willing and the story really "needs" it). J2K Takes on the role of the narrator and every other character be it a supporting protagonist or the major antagonists.

And it is quite fun if you're into telling stories. Its an exercise in exploring different sides of a personality.

EDIT TO ADD: If you have more questions don't hesitate to ask :)

Jay 2K Winger
12-18-2012, 07:02 PM
How do you play? This sounds interesting.

Chanlin pretty well hit the nail on the head.

The game draws a lot of inspiration from White Wolf's "Scion" RPG, but much more streamlined and we're not gonna waste too much time with dice-rolling and so forth.

All the PCs will start out as "Unawakened" Scions, people who have divine blood to them but don't know it, who are made aware of their heritage and grow into becoming heroes, battling monsters out of myth and so on.

Jay 2K Winger
12-20-2012, 06:53 PM

Since we're a little light on actual recruitment, and I'm kind of hoping for at least three or four PCs, I'm going to go ahead and allow folks to submit a second Unawakened Scion to the story. They don't have to be related to your first PC at all, but it'll give us a little more to work with.

12-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Name: Kiki Toshioto
Heritage: Iris, Greek Goddess of the rainbow.
Occupation: Private Detective
Power Level: Unawakened

Divine Aspect: Blending in - Despite her odd green eyes, Kiki seems to go unnoticed even when she shouldn't. People just seem to over look her, even if she is trying to draw attention to herself.

Description :Oriental female, around 5' 6" tall. Her rare green eyes draw a lot of attention, but this is because although she looks oriental .. she is only half. The other half being Iris of course. Petite is the perfect word to describe her. Very athletic and fit.

She is very formal and honor driven, seeming a throwback to the older oriental ways. When she gets angry though, her accent slips away..and so do her manners. She has an innate dislike for males, however, because of something that happened in her past.

Kiki's innate dislike for males comes from what happened to her as a child. A bunch of male soldiers came and basically took over their house. They abused her and her family, and as they were being ran off by the government killed all but Kiki (that she knows of..there is rumors they took one of the family with them, but this is not yet been verified).

She studied martial arts, but found her real knack was as a private detective. She could tail people without being noticed, and find clues that others missed.

Flaws: Besides her dislike for men, she is bound by her code of honor. If she gives her word on something, nothing will make her break it.

Fate: Knowledge is power, and the gods have selected her to infiltrate the ranks of their enemies to gain all the knowledge they can.

Jay 2K Winger
12-20-2012, 07:22 PM
Interesting. Although her inherited dislike of males doesn't quite make sense. Athena wasn't a misanthrope-- Artemis was.

Minor quibble, though. Kiki's dislike of males from her background as described makes a lot more sense.

12-20-2012, 07:26 PM
Doh..yeah. One of the problems with my memory issues. Use to know the mythology so well also. Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian I once knew inside and out. *facepalm*

12-21-2012, 01:30 AM
Does this mean I can make a Scion of Cthulu?

I kid. I'll put one together, someone more combat oriented, though Ace is more of a hybrid.

Jay 2K Winger
12-21-2012, 01:54 AM
If Great Cthulhu has any children, they'll be too monstrous to pass as mundanes, like Scions can.

12-21-2012, 02:17 AM
Name: Liam O'Keefe
Heritage: Son of Danu (The Irish Goddess, the Danann part of the Tuatha de Danann, eg the big cheese, goddess of creation)
Occupation: Private Body Guard and Retired member of the Emergency Response Unit (Irish SWAT team)
Power Level: Unawakened

Divine Aspect: An Island in a Storm (Stamina/Presence): Liam's capability of shrugging off punishment and pushing himself past human limits is slightly above average. What really makes him shine though is his ability to command respect in those around him. A natural leader, others around him mysteriously find themselves also able to push past their normal limits if Liam is leading them.

Liam is silent, brooding, slow to anger. He has a moral compass that other would be good guys could set their moral compass by. He is compassionate, open minded and above all true to his sense of justice.

Do not mistake this for complacency. If provoked to action he is fierce and unforgiving, and loyal to a fault.

He has sandy blond hair, light sky-blue eyes, is rail thin, not extremely strong, but can hold his own against a normal mortal.

Liam's father was a mean drunk. Being a single father made him that much more drunk and that much more mean. He grew up enduring daily beatings and being told how worthless he was. Eventually, children's services had him removed from his father's "care" at the age of 12.

From there he led a fairly normal life, but eventually resolved himself not to turn out like his father. Joining the Emergency Response Unit as soon as they would have him he served there with a distinctive career earning a reputation for bravery, and for getting the job done until he retired from active service in the unit at age 30. He still takes the occasional job from them, but now works as a free lance body guard.

Flaws: Liam is a superhero at heart. He hates to see the innocent get hurt, even if that means he must get hurt in their place. He also tends to take
that mindset that he should have been better, faster stronger....

Fate: Strong warriors are needed for the days to come. Danu knows this and planned for it in giving birth to Liam.

12-21-2012, 04:14 AM
Lupo and this one will get along great..once they can stop trying to outdo each other *laughs* I need to change a few things on Kiki. I am going more stealth then combat on her. Athena is great for a strategist/Combat specialist..not so much for the sneaky type. Have to remember who is god/goddess of the rainbow, looking to end up more chameleon. Will change as soon as I remember who the god/goddess of the rainbow is..thought it was Isis .. maybe Iris?

12-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Doh, don't really want to end up copying Lupo right from the start :P

I'm gonna edit and change Liam up slightly.

EDIT: There, fixed him up some and made it more in line with Danu IMO anyway.

Jay 2K Winger
12-23-2012, 06:41 AM
I'll work up the game thread tomorrow. Everyone will start in separate locations, and may not meet for a while yet, as they are informed of their heritage, and the Weird Stuff starts to happen.

Jay 2K Winger
12-23-2012, 07:25 PM
And away we go! (http://customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?p=1106449#post1106449)

Jay 2K Winger
12-26-2012, 06:29 PM
All right, everyone's got an item or weapon now, plus a boost to their existing divine aspect. More powers will come soon, I promise.

To anyone else watching, don't feel that just because the game's already started that you can't join in. You'll have to start out as an Unawakened, but you'll get upgraded very soon, I promise, if you do.

12-26-2012, 07:06 PM
I love your choice of weapons for Lupo. They are perfect for a boxer. They don't have much reach, but he doesn't have to change his tactics or learn how to use some other weapon.

Jay 2K Winger
12-30-2012, 10:50 PM

At the moment, this only really applies to Kiki, but since it'll apply to the rest of you very soon, I figured it best to get this out in the open now so everyone can plan accordingly.

As freshly Awakened Scions, everyone has received the aforementioned boost to their initial divine gift, as well as a weapon. Once everyone gets their focus, you'll get your additional powers as well. I, as the GM, reserve the right to veto someone's power as necessary, but let's talk about the two types of powers that we'll have to worry about.

Subtle powers are not unlike your divine gifts. They can be used without most people realizing it's beyond mortal ability. They're not flashy, but like the name implies, they're also subtle. There's only so much they can do. Most of these powers enhance qualities about a Scion: physical, mental, etc. With an effort of will, these can be pushed into performing quite extraordinary feats, but doing so will tick that usage up from subtle to overt.

Overt powers are much more flashy, and much more akin to outright superpowers. Most Scions and the more intelligent Titanspawn try to avoid overt displays of power in public view, lest the mundanes realize something's up. Summoning your divine weapons is considered an 'overt act'.

Once a freshly Awakened Scion has their focus, you (the player) can select from the following for their additional powers:

Two subtle powers
One subtle power and one overt power
One powerful overt power

For instance, Paul Brighton is a Scion of Apollo, the Greek god of the sun. He's got a subtle power of persuasion, and an overt power of sunfire. He can conjure up flames of sunlight, which he mostly restricts to using when he's got something trapped in his chain weapon.

Anna Green and Art Mooney both have a subtle power of perception, enabling them to track prey or people, and subtle powers of wits, enabling them to react quickly to attack. Anna ticked her perception power up to 'overt' briefly (the flash in her eyes) when she used it to see through Kiki's invisibility.

Ordinarily, it takes quite some time for a Scion to climb the ranks and get more powers, but our heroes here are destined for greatness, so they'll likely get upgraded more quickly than most.

12-31-2012, 02:26 AM
Still working on Kiki, but this is just so I can remember the new Lupo.


Combat Mimicry - Any fighting move/style he sees even once, he can copy perfectly. No matter how good his enemy he only has to fight them once to be as good as they are.
Inner Focus - Not only allows him to fight in any possible condition (total darkness, blinding snow, etc), but he can block out all distractions.

Divine Attributes:

Stamina - His stamina is much higher then the normal persons. He doesn't know the meaning of the word 'quit'.

Strength - He is far stronger then your average person.

I will Put the rest of his stats later and keep working on Kiki

12-31-2012, 04:54 AM

Subtle: Just Go with It: If she isn't being overtly hostile or taking any obviously flashy actions or otherwise drawing attention to herself people tend to ignore Riley's presence.

Overt: This isn't the Scion You're Looking For: Sneaking into places can be difficult. Rather than take the stealthy approach Riley is able to at will assume the guise and voice of the person the observer expected to see the most. While this is a fairly powerful ability it has the immediate draw back in that she has no clue who the observer is seeing and can therefore backfire if she acts improperly.


Overt (powerful): Awareness of the Creator: Liam is able to talk to the world, literally. He is able to communicate with the primal forces of nature and "ask" favors or information of them. Anything that is a taint/blight/threat to the land he will be aware of simply by being in skin contact with the earth. Further he can speak with natural animals, plants, spirits, elementals or whatever else that is a part of nature that may be present. This is not a one sided power however. Nature expects much of its creator and her children. Should Liam fail to aid nature when it is threatened then it will remember and be less inclined to provide him aid. Further he can't just order nature around. If he wants an animal, elemental or spirit to do something for him he must promise something in return. Lastly this power has its limits. Obviously in a crowded man made structure, or the heart of the city very few spirits of nature will be present, and making skin contact with the earth is all but impossible in large urban settings.

12-31-2012, 06:25 AM
Working on an overt for Kiki, but it would need GM Approval..not sure if it would be considered overpowered or not. Since she already has invisibility, no powerful overt for her :p. I just wonder what her divine boost to stats will be :). Maybe agility and speed?

Anyhow..here is the overt..I call it..

Prismatic Spray

A rainbow colored mist sprays out from her hand/hands that will blind any target and apply ONE random effect from a list of seven (one for each color of the rainbow).

Red - Any target hit by the spray catches fire.
Orange - Any target hit by the spray falls sound asleep
Yellow - Any target hit glows brightly..pretty much making it impossible for them to hide.
Green - Any target hit suffers a mild poison which is not fatal..but not fun either
Blue - Any target hit becomes passive. Not wanting to fight or do much of anything.
Indigo - Any target hit suffers blisters and boils..doesn't do much but annoy them
Violet - Any target is teleported (safely) two miles in a random direction. They will not teleport into a wall, over a chasm, or any place that might hurt them however.

12-31-2012, 06:51 AM
Just a thought for ya, and its very much in keeping with Iris. Why not have Prismatic Spray put mundies to sleep and make them forget the last several minutes before going to sleep?

Used on non-mundies it could stun/disorient them instead.

The only issue I see with it now is that there is no real way to determine what gets hit by what color, other than J2K just making a ruling, which would get to be a PAIN every time its used.

Jay 2K Winger
12-31-2012, 07:58 PM
Yeah, I think Kiki's Prismatic Spray, as Mytical described, is a bit too powerful. I could see it getting upgraded, especially as she hits demigodhood, but Chanlin's idea-- effectively a quasi-neuralyzer (or memory worm, if you're a Whovian).

GM Ruling-- Prismatic Spray can work as a knockout gas/quasi-neuralyzer, that can work on anything at Kiki's power level or below. Anything above that, all it will do is stun or disorient them, without affecting their memory. That work for you, Mytical? (I'm a reasonable GM, and willing to let the players have some say in things.)

Riley and Liam's powers pass muster. Nice work on making sure there's drawbacks to the overt powers as well. Liam's power, in particular, is in fitting with the Celtic geasa since he's required to tend to the world in order to still receive the benefits of his power. Well done.

As for Lupo, the Combat Mimicry power ('Seen That One Before' as I'm mentally calling it) and Inner Focus power both work, and I did state that Lupo got a boost of strength when he received his cesti, so those all work as well.

12-31-2012, 08:15 PM
I was going off a spell in D&D combining Prismatic Spray (blindness) with Prismatic Shield (the big difference is that the shield you would have to save vs ALL the effects to get past it (and the effects are probably not exact I don't remember what color did what on that spell). Way I was thinking was it would be one effect each time it was used, for all/anybody hit. To give Jay a way of saying "Well I definitely don't want this person burned..he/she is a major player" and applying whichever effect he wanted. (ie no 'roll' or anything needed..Jay would be able to choose whatever he wanted each time it was used).

TL;DR Jay could pick one effect of his choice and have everybody hit with it be effected by THAT effect, not a different one for each person. I thought it would be funny to never know what it was going to do :p

However, I am fine with the changes. Basically it is for those people who CAN see her so she can escape. She is not a combat person. I thought about some sort of poison that she could apply to throwing weapons or her hands..but this power goes better with her being Isis's daughter. Also thought of a rainbow bridge which she could use to transport her or anybody else to anywhere she wanted swiftly..but didn't know how one could explain a rainbow over a city...*laughs*

Jay 2K Winger
12-31-2012, 08:52 PM
I was going off a spell in D&D combining Prismatic Spray (blindness) with Prismatic Shield (the big difference is that the shield you would have to save vs ALL the effects to get past it (and the effects are probably not exact I don't remember what color did what on that spell). Way I was thinking was it would be one effect each time it was used, for all/anybody hit. To give Jay a way of saying "Well I definitely don't want this person burned..he/she is a major player" and applying whichever effect he wanted. (ie no 'roll' or anything needed..Jay would be able to choose whatever he wanted each time it was used).

TL;DR Jay could pick one effect of his choice and have everybody hit with it be effected by THAT effect, not a different one for each person. I thought it would be funny to never know what it was going to do :p

However, I am fine with the changes. Basically it is for those people who CAN see her so she can escape. She is not a combat person. I thought about some sort of poison that she could apply to throwing weapons or her hands..but this power goes better with her being Isis's daughter. Also thought of a rainbow bridge which she could use to transport her or anybody else to anywhere she wanted swiftly..but didn't know how one could explain a rainbow over a city...*laughs*

Heh, duly noted on the possible effects and how it would be GM-based. That may come into play when Kiki gets it upgraded, but hasn't got control over it yet. :devil:

As for the whole rainbow bridge thing, recall the last game. Agatha Riggs was a daughter of Heimdall, and she had a knife forged from a piece of Heimdall's sword, which allowed her to cut a 'hole' in space through which she could travel to various places in the nine realms.

Kiki's prismatic crystal pendant-tool can't do that... yet.

12-31-2012, 09:00 PM
*laughs* I am actually trying to avoid having similar abilities to others..((Didn't consider the 'Not my problem field' before choosing Kiki's ability)) but I think it fits her..Isis is sort of similar to Heimdell (spelling).

01-01-2013, 01:27 AM
Heimdall has much more in common with Hermes than Iris.

Both bridges between worlds, both purported to be tricksters that stick their noses into everyone else's business and so on.

Iris was a bit more friendly and one of the few gods in greek myth who didn't bone humans over at every turn.

She is as much associated with the seas and sky and winds as she is the rainbow. In fact one of her tasks is to seed the clouds with water for rain. :)

01-01-2013, 07:02 AM
Great Riley went from Poker Ace to Burned Spy... thanks :p :D

01-01-2013, 06:59 PM
Kiki has a gem of true sight! :D

Jay 2K Winger
01-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Great Riley went from Poker Ace to Burned Spy... thanks :p :D

Heh. I had to come up with SOMEONE to use as a picbase for Riley's Father's mortal guise.

Kiki has a gem of true sight! :D

Handy little thing, isn't it?

01-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Kiki has a gem of true sight! :D

Now if only you could separate it from the weapon and mount it into a pair of glasses that Kiki wears ALL the time.

I've been watching a whole bunch of videos with various Irish accents in them and experimenting with how best to capture the Irish accent in writing. I may toy with Liam's speech pattern from time to time.

Jay 2K Winger
01-01-2013, 08:17 PM
Now if only you could separate it from the weapon and mount it into a pair of glasses that Kiki wears ALL the time.

I've been watching a whole bunch of videos with various Irish accents in them and experimenting with how best to capture the Irish accent in writing. I may toy with Liam's speech pattern from time to time.

Speaking as someone who loves to play with accents, don't go overboard with trying to transcribe it to the written word. While I can pretty well tease out what someone means, others reading may not be able to do so. Heck, Mattieu's Cajun accent is stronger than I have it written down, still understandable, but stronger than it sounds. I mostly kept it contained to his slapdash approach to grammar and the occasional phonetic thing.

Just a bit of advice.

01-01-2013, 08:35 PM
Yeah, I'm not planning on trying to spell things phonetically. I know enough to know that never works.

I'm going more for the common words, the rest is getting regional turns of phrase down. Of course not living there means I have no clue which ones are current :p hence the video watching.

It's more trying to get which sounds are dropped, which words are not enunciated as well. Like I've noticed that words ending in t are almost over emphasized while the usual sterotype where a beginning th sound becomes d isn't really the case. They more have a tendency to just drop the h sound.

So when they say "That" most people would say "Dat" is the correct sound. But it's really more "T'at" The h sound is sort of skipped over. Or the word I or that vowel sound in general tends to come out "Oi"

I may end up dropping representing the accent in general since its understood at this point anyway :)

Jay 2K Winger
01-01-2013, 08:57 PM
Good on you, Chanlin, for recognizing that. :)

Also, I need to know what the focus items for Riley and Liam should be. I mean, for Riley, I'm half tempted to have her Father give her a bracelet of some kind, unless you have something else in mind.

As for Liam, Danu's as likely to give him a mystical tattoo, not unlike MacBride's, of Celtic knotwork design or something, on his forearm.

01-01-2013, 11:04 PM
See attached pics:

I figure Riley's can be a pendant or a vambrace of sorts with that symbol on it.

Some of Liam's abilities I'm basing from a book series, so the tattoo from that series seems appropriate :)

01-06-2013, 12:22 AM
Going out of town Monday, won't be back until Friday. I will have limited internet access. I most likely won't be able to post until after I get back Friday night.

Jay 2K Winger
01-06-2013, 07:06 PM
Going out of town Monday, won't be back until Friday. I will have limited internet access. I most likely won't be able to post until after I get back Friday night.

No worries, Chanlin, the game will be here when you get back.

01-12-2013, 12:11 AM
Wee back from vacation :)

Jay 2K Winger
01-13-2013, 06:25 PM
Liam O'Keefe, Za Lord of Cantwell Park. XD

01-16-2013, 05:11 AM
*laughs* Good thing the e is silent on how everybody is pronouncing his stage name, or else Lupo would wonder what they were smoking :p

01-17-2013, 05:57 AM
I am trying to figure out what Lupo and Kiki should be doing, but all I keep getting is a dial tone. Then the recording "Your call can not be completed as dialed, please hang up and call again."

01-17-2013, 03:37 PM
Believe me, that is sometimes the most difficult thing. It's why Riley and Mattieu started making small talk :p

01-18-2013, 11:03 PM
And ... were off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz....

01-30-2013, 12:52 AM
Every time I read the game title I think "Scones of Divinity? Deep fat frying divinity? I wonder what those would taste like?"

01-30-2013, 01:40 AM
Like heaven... obviously :D

Jay 2K Winger
02-03-2013, 06:47 PM
Sorry about the lack of response from yours truly. Inspiration was slow in coming. I'll try to have something up for you guys later tonight.

02-03-2013, 06:54 PM
No worries. I know how rough it is to get ideas.