[19:02] <+Neall> Hi! I’m Neall Raemonn Price, developer of Scion Second Edition from Onyx Path Publishing. ((Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-2nd-edition-tabletop-rpg/description)https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200664283/scion-2nd-edition-tabletop-rpg/description)
[19:03] <+Neall> Scion is a game about gods, humanity, and everything in between. It’s a game about mythic deeds and the legends those deeds engender.
[19:03] <+Neall> The ancient powers never fully went away. They wander our modern roads and cities, mingling with the teeming masses of humanity. You are one of their children, born to the magic of yesterday and the promise of tomorrow. Armed with weapons possessed of mighty powers, the Scions, divine offspring of both god and man, stand as humanity’s only defense against th
[19:03] <+Neall> savage Titans, dread forebears of the gods. Even the gods themselves cannot stand united, as ancient rivalries spring forth once more.
[19:03] <+Neall> What kind of God will you become?
[19:04] <+Neall> (now on Kickstarter!)
[19:04] <~Dan> (Just a reminder to give us a (done) when you’re ready for questions. 🙂 )
[19:04] <+Neall> (done)
[19:05] <+Kyman201> Neall, a hypothetical… Can you play as the Scion of a Titan or Titanspawn, and is there anything more elaborate in switching sides beyond saying “Screw you, Dad!” and joining a Band?
[19:05] <~Dan> Thanks, Neall!
[19:05] <+Keftiu1> How did you decide on which gods to merge or cut? There’s some of each with the Netjer (Aset, Hathor, Sekhemt) that I’m personally saddened about, and hearing a little on the process would soothe the pain.
[19:05] <+Guest03> Can you tell us about priests and sorcerers?
[19:05] <+Helicase21> Copypasting from above: I’m wondering how some elite mortal balance will work out–how big a threat would, say, kitted out and intel-rich SEAL Team Six, be to a single Hero-level Scion?
[19:05] <~Dan> The floor is open to questions!
[19:05] <+Tiresias> What kinds of tasks do gods have for their Scions?
[19:05] <~Dan> Question pause. 🙂
[19:06] <~Dan> (To those here as Guest##, you can set your names with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan)
[19:06] <+Neall> Tiresias, anything from retrieving divine relics to finding holy molly plants to working some element of their Purview within the World (Venus may ask you to help a struggling married couple find love, except not with each other) to working against their enemies, be they divine or Titan.
[19:07] <+Neall> Expect Loki’s Scions to be particularly troublesome to other Tuatha.
[19:07] <~Dan> (For those just arriving, we have a question pause on while Neall catches up with the first question barrage. 🙂 )
[19:08] <+Grendal> What werethe first questions he’s answering?
[19:08] <+Neall> Guest03, priests and saints are two different things in the first part of Scion – the former is part of a cult, an official rank, while the latter is a mortal who espouses Divine Virtues. Sorcerers, by contrast, have stolen part of the power of the Gods and use it to work their magics.
[19:08] <+Neall> They have to have a source of Legend to do so.
[19:08] <+Neall> Keftiu1, the Netjer in particular were troublesome, long-existing as they are. We consulted experts, but also decided over a long talk over what was best for the game.
[19:09] <~Dan> (Welcome, Turtle!)
[19:09] <+Neall> We go into the reasoning a bit further in Build Your Own Pantheon, but basically: if you consider that the Gods are singular entities (mostly) over a long time span, which could be conflated as “merely” elder versions of another?
[19:09] <+Neall> Kyman201, yes, you can. Not out of the core, though the Tuatha do have some funky genetics.
[19:10] <+Neall> I’d love to do a Titan book later on.
[19:10] <+Neall> Okay, (done)
[19:10] <+Tiresias> Thanks, Neall.
[19:10] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:10] <+Keftiu1> Which supernaturals have their own Paths in Origins?
[19:10] <+Yig> Will the Create a Purview rules also sort of double as a create your own boons rules considering they make up a bulk of a purview? For example, could they be used to help us create additional boons for a already existing purview to further give characters a unique feel?
[19:10] <+shadrad> How does one account for gods that, in their legends, have died (and thus, caused other events to take place)? For instance, Lugh is betrayed and drowned according to his mythology, but clearly he’s alive and well.
[19:10] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:10] <+Stray> What are the big differences between 1st Ed Titans and 2nd Ed Titans?
[19:10] <+Grendal> I imagine the Netjer were difficult, does that mean another russian pantheon is out? I never could find many sources on them
[19:11] <+[FallenEco]> Is there any hope to have those ‘passed over deities’ show up later? I mean the minor ones
[19:11] <~Dan> (Question pause, folks. Please let poor Neall catch up! 🙂 )
[19:12] <+Neall> Yig, yes, that’s part of the point of them. They’ll have new Boon examples and how to further specify out a Purview, like Fire (Volcano).
[19:12] <+[FallenEco]> Sorry
[19:12] <+Grendal> sorry slow typer, disregard mine Neall until next time, this time I can paste it.
[19:12] <+Neall> Shadrad, if a God dies, their mantle – their divine identity – persists. Some Incarnation of theirs, or another Scion, can potentially absorb and become it.
[19:13] <~Dan> (Welcome to those just arriving! Please hold questions until Neall catches up, indicated by a (done). 🙂 )
[19:13] <+Neall> Not saying that’s why Aphrodite has two different origin stories, but…
[19:13] <+Stray> Yeah I hit enter a little late
[19:13] <~Dan> (No worries, guys.)
[19:14] <+Neall> Stray: 1e Titans were huge, and had lil’ Titans emanating from them. In 2e, the huge Titans are called Primordials, while the lil’ ones are the Titans, are they’re as powerful as Gods (and independent). They’re consumed by their Purviews, and blast that energy out, warping the World. They’re not necessarily malevolent, but they are reckless and dangerous.
[19:14] <+Neall> FallenEco, yes, in later books as space permits. However, feel free to make your own. BYOP will give some examples!
[19:14] <+Neall> Grendal, we’re looking at how to do the Slavic pantheon, but we definitely want Baba Yaga in there.
[19:15] <+Guest82> So, is there going to be another WWII Allies Pantheon, I liked that in 1e.
[19:15] <+Neall> (done)
[19:15] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:15] <+Tiresias> I’m not quite sure how to phrase this one but… The Followers Birthright. How did you make it not suck beyond the Hero tier?
[19:15] <+Dambeavers> I overheard that you had plans for monotheistic religions (mostly abrahamic ones), so what are they?
[19:15] <+Keftiu1> Can you tell us the ideas you have on the back-burner for later, non-Companion supplements?
[19:15] <~Dan> (Question pause. 🙂 )
[19:16] <+Guest82> So the Titans and Titanspawn are independent from the Primordials, but still dangerous, what else can you tell us about the Primordials?
[19:16] <+CenobitePrime> Fantastic information about the deaths of deities and absorbing their essence!
[19:17] <+[FallenEco]> Question Pause, let him catch up!
[19:17] <+Neall> Tiresias, by stepping up the quality of Followers and having them add to your own power, via special Knacks, passive bonuses, and the like. I mean, Hercules kept Ioalus around for a couple of reasons…
[19:18] <+Neall> Dambeavers: Monotheism exists in the World, primarily as a tool to fuck over other pantheons. There’s a Caananite Pantheon in the World. If you want to make your own pantheon with Archangels, that’s what the rules are there for.
[19:18] <+Neall> Keftiu1: KING ARTHUR. Also Folk Heroes.
[19:18] <+Neall> Guest82, not all of them are hostile to humanity, but they’re all consumed by their Purviews. Prometheus didn’t want to warm humanity, he wanted to see the fires burn, and he knew the monkeys would light the world afire.
[19:19] <+Neall> CenobitePrime, but you also absord their identity. 😉
[19:19] <+Neall> *absorb
[19:19] <+Neall> (done)
[19:19] <+Tiresias> Thanks again, Neall.
[19:19] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:19] <+Okami> Does Scion adoption work the same in 2e as it did in 1e? If not what are the differences narratively or mechanically? I love the dynamics of a child born of one pantheon yet adopted into another. Also please god yes King Arthur.
[19:19] <+Jeddy> Can you give us some hints about how cults for Scions are formed an work
[19:19] <+Yig> What will be the average healing rate of mortals in origin? If played purely by the book will even mortals seem to jump back fairly quickly after being badly injured or will a certain level of mythological survival/horror be a easy theme to emulate?
[19:19] <+Grendal> How are boons related to callings? That bit always confused me a bit.
[19:19] <+Dambeavers> thanks!
[19:19] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:20] <+Keftiu1> Which supernaturals have their own Paths in Origins? Is it at least one per Pantheon?
[19:20] <+Guest82> So they’re kinda single minded and perhaps a bit oblivious to human suffering? Can you drop any details of their names and such?
[19:20] <+IanW> Please remember to pause questions when Dan says so, everyone
[19:20] <+Guest82> The Primordials I mean.
[19:21] <+Neall> Okami, not quite. I suppose you could do it the 1e way, but for the most part adopted Scions are handled by the Chosen Scions – when you’re of a special bloodline or do something related to a god, mythopoetically speaking, they can adopt you.
[19:21] <~Dan> (What IanW said. 🙂 )
[19:22] <+Neall> Jeddy, it’s not on the same level as the game, but it’s designed to generate plots for Scions and influence play. It ties in a bit to the downtime stories mechanics.
[19:22] <+Neall> Grendal, they’re not. They were in an early build, but Callings are independent of Boons.
[19:22] <+Neall> Keftiu1, oh, a bunch. Kitsune, beserkers, some shapeshifters, valkyries of three different stripes…
[19:23] <+Neall> Yig, it’s by story, so it depends on how injured they get. A -4 doesn’t clear for an entire story. The game isn’t built to do horror, though, by design. We might address that in a Mode later on.
[19:23] <+Neall> (done)
[19:23] <+Grendal> Thank you Neall, for answering.
[19:23] <+Grendal> Can anyone be Chosen? Or are there prerequisites?
[19:23] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:23] <+sendoshin> (You can queue up your questions by typing them and then waiting to hit Enter until questions resume…)
[19:23] <+Jeddy> there are downtime story rules, thats awesome
[19:24] <+[FallenEco]> Can you aquire additional Callings?
[19:24] <+CenobitePrime> Three different stripes of valkyries?!
[19:24] <+Keftiu1> What kinda things do Genesis Knacks do?
[19:24] <+Guest82> Any more details on the Primordials and Titans? Are they similar to the Exalted Primordials?
[19:24] <+Keftiu1> Specific one here, is Apep/Apophis a Titan (of Chaos, presumably), or just a really big, nasty snake?
[19:24] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:26] <+Neall> Grendal, no, not everyone can be Chosen. It requires special bloodlines and/or a tie to some element of the God’s myth.
[19:26] <+Neall> It’s not something you can engineer.
[19:26] <+Neall> FallenEco, you can change one of your three, but you always have three CAllings.
[19:27] <+Neall> Keftiu1, Chosen are better at determining Fatebindings, while Inherited Scions can choose from a larger Knack list. That sort of thing. 🙂
[19:27] <+Neall> Also, Apep is totally a Titan of Chaos.
[19:28] <+Neall> Guest82, Primordials are deities “too big” for the World, and only properly manifest in the Overworld as neighboring god-bodies and the occasional God-level Incarnation.
[19:28] <+JamesGillen> ey
[19:28] <+Neall> (done)
[19:28] <~Dan> (Resume questions! 🙂 )
[19:28] <+Ninkosneen> Can you elaborate on the valkyries? One of my favorite concepts for certain.
[19:28] <+Kyman201> In cases like Seth in the Egyptian pantheon who was heroic in legends preceding the split of the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, and reviled and villainous after given his patronage there, does that affect the god itself via Fate?
[19:28] <+xyphoid> what state of development’s the game in – is this a demon the descent KS where it’s written, or an exalted KS where it’s gonna get written later?
[19:28] <+sendoshin> I’m actually curious about the question Helicase21 asked at the start (it got skipped somehow) – to paraphrase how would a group of well-prepared and well-armed mortals, say SEAL Team 6, fare against a single Hero-level Scion?
[19:28] <+Guest82> Are they still the ancestors of the gods?
[19:28] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:28] <+CenobitePrime> Why do certain pantheons seem to have more epic attributes than others? I’m thinking in particular about the Tuatha preview we just saw a few days ago… Also, please add my voice as a request for the Slavic pantheon.
[19:29] <+Neall> Cenobite, it’s generally because that pantheon is more “physical” than others in the myths.
[19:29] <+[FallenEco]> You’ve said that you intend to have Polynesian, Slavic and Mesopotamian pantheons in Demigod. How many do you have ‘set aside’ for current projects?
[19:29] <+Neall> xyphoid, see theonyxpath.com, but it’s in first drafts and is being developed. So…halfway, but closer to written.
[19:30] <+Neall> Kyman201, he’s like everyone else – a mixture of good and bad.
[19:30] <~Dan> (He’s just Set in his ways.)
[19:30] <+Grendal> lol
[19:31] <+CodeRR> hahaha
[19:31] <+Neall> sendoshin: it depends on the Scion, but they might actually win if the Scion is Legend 1. A Legend 4 Scion? No. They’d just encase the area in plants or cause everyone to be depressed via ocean sympathy.
[19:31] <+Tiresias> That was bad and you should feel bad.
[19:31] <+Guest03> boooooooo
[19:31] <+Lin_Chong> aaaaawwwwwwwww
[19:31] <+IanW> xyphoid: The weekly Monday Meeting Notes blog on our website shows the current status of every public project, so you can track where Scion books are at any given point. Exalted was one of our earlier Kickstarters and we’re not doing things that way again.
[19:31] <+Neall> Guest82, sometimes yes, sometimes no.
[19:31] <+Neall> Ninkosneen, we’ve got classic valkyries, shieldmaidens, warrior women of Dahomey (not valkyries, but…same statistics…)
[19:32] <+JamesGillen> hm
[19:32] <+Neall> FallenEco, a couple.
[19:32] <+Lin_Chong> Question for the chat, but not the devs: did we ask about the Epic attributes?
[19:32] <~Dan> (Everyone with a Guest##, please set your names with the /nick command; e.g., /nick Dan. Thanks!)
[19:32] <+Neall> (done)
[19:32] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:32] <+Yig> When you say special bloodlines are required for chosen scions do you mean a divine bloodline or anything particularly special that a god may take interest in? For example, my one player wants to run a character who is a direct descendant of Genghis Khan and shares quite a bit of his natural spark towards conquest which interests Ares.
[19:32] <+Grendal> Sorry if this is specific, but would say Odysseus be a Chosen scion?
[19:32] <+DSPaul> What are Titanic Virtues like? Are there Titanic saints?
[19:32] <+Keftiu> I know they’re slated for much later on in the line, but could we hear a little about Incarnations?
[19:32] <+Keftiu> If I ask really, really nicely, could you put Hathor back in the book? 😉
[19:32] <+Lin_Chong> Why made you folks change to the storypath system? How does it work?
[19:32] <~Dan> (Lin_Chong: I don’t think so.)
[19:32] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:32] <+Tiresias> Any chance Verethragna will make it into the Yazata? I should love his name’s etymology.
[19:33] <+Keftiu> Do the Abrahamic faiths have any supernatural mojo to throw around?
[19:33] <+Neall> Tiresias: maybe! Haven’t decided on them yet.
[19:33] <+Neall> Yig: That’s a fine concept for a Scion. A REALLY good one.
[19:33] <+[FallenEco]> I toy too slowly to ask anymore question, sorry about disobeying the rules
[19:33] <+Neall> Grendal: He could be! …probably of Athena.
[19:34] <~Dan> (No worries, [FallenEco].)
[19:34] <+JamesGillen> “We’re on a Mission from God.”
[19:34] <+Neall> Keftiu: When a God spins off an element of themselves into the World to sire and enjoy it, that’s an Incarnation. An Incarnated Scion is what happens to an Incarnation when the God dies – they become a “real boy” and a Scion in and of themselves.
[19:34] <+Neall> Of course, you can have multiple Incarnations at one time…
[19:34] <+CenobitePrime> Which God? LOL
[19:35] <+JamesGillen> Mm Hmm
[19:35] <+Neall> Keftiu: Dunno. Some of them do, doubtless.
[19:35] <+Grendal> [FallenEco] I just type it out and when they say done I press enter, that way my slow typing doesn’t interfere
[19:36] <+Neall> DSPaul: There’s four of them, related to how the Titan treats their Purview and their relationship with the Primordials.
[19:36] <+Neall> Lin_Chong: We wanted a system that was ours, but one that also wasn’t based on horror and did some things like action-adventure more elegantly.
[19:36] <+Neall> (done)
[19:36] <~Dan> (REsume questions! )
[19:36] <+Tiresias> Okay, thanks.
[19:36] <+LiteraryLord> Is the backstory with the Titans sealed in the Underworld still canon? Anything else we should know about Titans and Primordials in 2e? I noticed that the Greater Titan of Earth from 1e has been knocked down a level for one thing.
[19:36] <+Guest82> How much does a god’s nature affect a Scion? Could the Scion of a love god(dess) be a bloodthirsty warrior, or is the closest they can get a lustful hedonist chasing multiple partners?
[19:36] <+Lin_Chong> In Scion 1E, the Buddhist “deities” basically seemed like frauds. What place do they have in 2E?
[19:36] <+JimG> Some mythologies are kinda dark and adult, did you ever struggle in how to present them? (Zeus being rapey for example, or King Minos’s wife, Phasiphae) did that ever present a challenge? How do you deal with those subject matters?
[19:36] <+Yig> My buddy is going to be happy to hear your praise on his concept. Thanks! 🙂
[19:36] <+CenobitePrime> Are there supposed to be kickstarters for Demi-God and God? I was honestly hoping they’d be more expensive pledge levels of Scion.
[19:36] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:37] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: they’re not all sealed in the Underworld, though many are. The general feeling is “divine Cold War” with the Gods on one side and most of the sealed Titans on the other. So they fight through proxies as the war slowly heats up. Proxies like their children and their worshippers.
[19:38] <+Neall> Guest82: One of your Callings must match your parents’. But in-canon? Caesar was a Scion of Venus. You’ll always relate back, but you can be totally different.
[19:38] <+Neall> Lin_Chong: One of my writers wants to do a Buddhist pantheon so badly.
[19:39] <~Dan> (Welcome, Nova5!)
[19:39] <+JamesGillen> There are no Buddhist deities. All conditioned existence is created by mind.
[19:39] <+Neall> JimG: In a word, yes. We give a lot of advice on how to present things at your table in a respectful manner. This is, needless to say, a game – nobody should be getting hurt by playing this, unless that’s something they want to explore.
[19:39] <+Neall> (done)
[19:39] <+JimG> Respect!
[19:39] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:39] <+[FallenEco]> What is the relationship between the Titans and Primordials like? Obviously it varies on individuals but in general…
[19:40] <+Grendal> How do relics tie in with purviews?
[19:40] <+Guest25> Has the battle wheel been removed in 2E? Would like a more streamlined system of combat.
[19:40] <+KingCarnival> How do downtime adventures work?
[19:40] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:40] <+[FallenEco]> Still got it wrong…apologies
[19:40] <+Neall> Guest25: Yes, it’s been removed. We use popcorn intiative.
[19:40] <+Keftiu> (My chat just crashed, what answers did I miss? And is there a transcript of this chat available?)
[19:40] <+Neall> FallenEco: “Cold War” is the operative phrase. One is Russia, the other America. And the rest of the World is caught in-between…
[19:41] <~Dan> (Keftiu: Yes. It will be up on my blog immediately after the Q&A.)
[19:41] <+Neall> Sometimes they’re friendly, though. The Tuatha can’t stop having hate sex. And several Titans live comfortably on Olympus.
[19:41] <+Guest25> Thank you. Feel better about investing.
[19:41] <+Neall> The Devas call anyone they don’t like a Titan. Especially the Yazatas and the Aesir.
[19:41] <+CenobitePrime> What’s the timeline/plan for Scion: Demi-god and Scion: God as releases/ independent kickstarters?
[19:42] <+Neall> CenobitePrime: A year, hopefully.
[19:42] <+CenobitePrime> Cool! Thanks.
[19:42] <+Neall> KingCarnival: They’re still in testing, so hopefully well. I know that’s not an answer. ;_
[19:42] <+Neall> 😉
[19:42] <+Neall> (done)
[19:42] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:42] <+Turtle> Does that mean the deva’s are in a constant red scare? 🙂
[19:42] <+Keftiu> Are any Shards in Hero? You’ve mentioned the idea and it makes me drool.
[19:42] <+Crazy-Cabal> How are backgrounds stacking up? Followers and artifacts weren’t as useful as just raw epic stats back in the day.
[19:42] <+LiteraryLord> So Titans are a bit more morally varied than 2e, how do the Primordials differ from the Greater Titans?
[19:42] <+Guest82> So, a connection has to exist SOMEWHERE, but it can be a very distant one. Like my earlier example, my love god Scion might be a bloodthirsty berserker who is empowered by his love?
[19:42] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:42] <+[FallenEco]> …I meant Titans and Primordials, not Gods/Pantheons…
[19:43] <+Neall> Keftiu: No, but some may be in the companion.
[19:43] <+Neall> Crazy-Cabal: They’re working out that you’ll really want a Guide or a Relic.
[19:43] <+Gusty737> What are we going be seeing in the scion translation guide? are talking full porting of scion’s original setting or just translation of the knacks, purviews, and psp’s?
[19:43] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: There are no Greater Titans in 2e.
[19:44] <+Neall> Gusty737: A big discussion on what’s changed, some translations, a few Modes of play, the original setting as a Shard, and a big long discussion on how to build a good character in 2e.
[19:44] <+Neall> That last part is kind of the stealth purpose of the supplement.
[19:44] <+Neall> Shh.
[19:44] <+Neall> (done)
[19:44] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:45] <+littlescionguy> Did you have to source an expert on each Pantheon, or was it not necessary for more well known Pantheons like Greco-Roman?
[19:45] <+KingCarnival> What are Modes?
[19:45] <+Keftiu> How did you approach bringing in the very Theoi-centric concept of Titans to the other Pantheons? I’m a little surprised the concept was carried over in 2e because of that.
[19:45] <+Turtle> It seems like all of the birthrights provide direct special abilities to the scions. Do they all provide different amounts of that, or are they solely balanced on what else they can provide?
[19:45] <+Keftiu> Are ushabti in anywhere?
[19:45] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:45] <+JamesGillen> Sorry, what’s ‘popcorn inititaive?’
[19:45] <~Dan> (JamesGillen: It’s a crunchy rule.)
[19:45] <+Crazy-Cabal> Is the divine being ”
[19:46] <+Crazy-Cabal> (sorry, finger slip)
[19:46] <+Neall> littlescionguy: It wasn’t necessary, but we did anyways.
[19:47] <+Neall> KingCarnival: They’re alternate rules.
[19:47] <+Neall> Keftiu: Well, 1e did it. We couldn’t change everything. But it works well for everyone who isn’t the Orisha. Many folks have “enemy Gods” as a concept.
[19:47] <+Neall> Turtle: They’re balanced on what they provide.
[19:47] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes.
[19:48] <+Neall> JamesGillen: You go, then you choose who goes next.
[19:48] <+Neall> (done)
[19:48] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:48] <+Keftiu> Have you considered doing historical settings?
[19:48] <+Crazy-Cabal> Is the divine being “out” a shard based thing? I remember Hero having a very low key american gods take on things then demigod was juggling buses and killing dragons.
[19:48] <+Grendal> How combat focused is the game? And is a non combatant character going to be a viable play method?
[19:48] <+Guest82> Shards? How will the translation guide work?
[19:48] <+Keftiu> What led your team to make the supernatural so openly existing in 2e, compared to 1e and the popularity of settings with a ‘masquerade?’
[19:48] <+JimG> Any thought to some day doing purely fictional pantheons? Lovecraft for example? Though personally I’d love to see something on Robert Chambers, Carcosa, the King in Yellow, and the Pallid Mask. Say, is it possible to have kind of small pantheons?
[19:48] <+LiteraryLord> I know the Greater Titans aren’t in 2e, I was asking about how the Primordials are different than them besides the Titans being more independent than the 1e Titan aspects (how are those changed BTW, is there any major changes to say, Prometheus, you mentioned him earlier). Are they still extremely single-minded?
[19:48] <+Tiresias> What does the Liminal calling do?
[19:48] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:48] <+MonkofLords> (Like opening the flood gates)
[19:49] <+sendoshin> (MonkofLords: Everyone’s figured out they can type in the question and only press Enter when the questions open. 😀 )
[19:49] <+Keftiu> @JimG: I think a Lovecraft Pantheon would be entirely Titans, no?
[19:49] <~Dan> (MonkofLords: Luckily, I’m a dam fine host.)
[19:50] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes, especially Arthur.
[19:50] <+Lin_Chong> (MonkofLords: I’m pretty sure that’s what Dan suggested, too)
[19:50] <+JimG> @Kefiu fair!
[19:50] <+Grendal> ([Dan] thanks for the puns, I’m a sucker for them)
[19:50] <+Neall> Grendal: Very! But yes. We have “three areas of action” that you can play, including investigation-thrillers and emotional dramas.
[19:50] <~Dan> ( 😀 )
[19:51] <+Neall> Keftiu: Really, 1e worked the same way, it just never said it didn’t have a Masquerade. Things are still on the down-low in Scion 2e.
[19:51] <+Neall> Tiersias: Travel, minor underworld stuff, and outsiders.
[19:51] <+IanW> The three areas of action in Storypath match up well to Social, Mental, and Physical.
[19:51] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: usually.
[19:51] <+HeartQuintessence> When talking of the different Gensises… genesses? Genesii?- Chosen, Called, ect.. Is there themeatic different, can a Scion ultimately become god of a new pantheon, or build a new pantheon?
[19:51] <+Neall> JimG: We have a whole stretch goal for you to do that!
[19:52] <+Neall> HeartQuintessence: Wait for the question go command! …but yes, you can make your own pantheon.
[19:52] <+Neall> (done)
[19:52] <+Kyman201> So, how will 2e Geasa be different than “TOO MANY SUCCESSES” 1e Geasa?
[19:52] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:52] <+Keftiu> Not a question, but wanted to express thanks for you adding the new Geneses to 2e. Created and Incarnate are both absolute joys to brainstorm around.
[19:52] <+Keftiu> Can you say anything about non-core Modes? They’re almost as exciting as lore stuff to me.
[19:52] <+Yig> I saw mention of a potential larger relic creation supplement in the future. Is this still the general plan is a potential section in companion being thrown around? I know the sooner the better would be awesome but at the same time the concept of it all being in 1 big relic supplement sounds really good.
[19:52] <+Guest82> So, a connection has to exist SOMEWHERE, but it can be a very distant one. Like my earlier example, my love god Scion might be a bloodthirsty berserker who is empowered by his love?
[19:52] <+evilnerf> Does the Emotional Drama area of action have mechanics to it?
[19:52] <+LiteraryLord> Is the Allied Pantheon from the WWII era slated to return in 2e? I liked that idea.
[19:52] <+[FallenEco]> Where do you plan on putting the rules for ‘upgraded’ sorcerers, assuming the basic model is playable from Origins?
[19:52] <+Lin_Chong> I heard that the only Epic attributes left were strength. Presumably, all the other things are handled with purviews. What prompted this change?
[19:52] <+Jeddy> do scions freely talk about their heritage, or is it assume no one would believe them
[19:52] <+LiteraryLord> Usually?
[19:52] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:52] <+HeartQuintessence> Sorry I’d ment to wait..
[19:53] <~Dan> (No worries, HeartQuintessence. You weren’t here when I explained the setup.)
[19:55] <+Gusty737> Will the alonquin pantheon include concepts for the darker side of the mythology? will we see ancient beings, shapeshifters, or legendary animals? how do you plan to handle the native bestiary?
[19:55] <+Neall> Kyman201: Tell you what, we’ll do a preview of Geasa.
[19:55] <+Neall> Keftiu: Stuff like American Gods as a Mode, where the Gods are fully Incarnate but very weak.
[19:55] <+Keftiu> Oh my. ❤
[19:55] <+Neall> Not that we call it American Gods mode.
[19:55] <+Kyman201> 😀
[19:55] <+Keftiu> I’ll buy that today if you let me.
[19:55] <+Neall> Yig: Yes, it’s the next stretch goal, I think.
[19:55] <+IanW> “International Deities.” 😉
[19:55] <+Neall> Guest82: Sure!
[19:55] <+sendoshin> (Not sure Neil Gaiman wouldn’t give his blessing to that name…)
[19:56] <+Neall> Evilnerf: Yes, it totally does.
[19:56] <~Dan> (For those just joining us, please hold questions during Question pauses. Thanks! 🙂 )
[19:56] <+Neall> It’s about as much room dedicated to it as combat.
[19:56] <+Neall> Jeddy: They can, and do.
[19:56] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: No, though the three daughters of Athena – Columbia, Britannia, Marianne – all do exist.
[19:56] <+HeartQuintessence> (Dan, but I do know ithe setup!)
[19:57] <+Neall> FallenEco: Their own personal supplement.
[19:57] <+Neall> Gusty737: Mostly through templates built to your specifications. We’ll provide a ton of examples.
[19:57] <+Neall> (done)
[19:57] <+Tiresias> Oh man, I love Geasa. They’re like that one asshole DM who wants to make the Paladin fall no matter what, except they’re actually supposed to work that way. Betray your king! Kill your own son/Get killed by your own father! Poison yourself! They’re so much fun!
[19:57] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[19:57] <+Keftiu> How queer can we expect the books to be?
[19:57] <+Keftiu> Does Scion break if you want to keep your game at the Hero tier of play? Are you expected to climb in Legend up to God by default?
[19:57] <+LiteraryLord> So, no Uncle Sam? Aww.
[19:58] <+Yig> A follow up to the relics question. Yes to the companion section or yes to it being its own larger supplement? Ultimately, do you feel a larger supplement is needed or would a smaller section suffice provided the example options were expansive enough? (Thanks for the details!)
[19:58] <+Keftiu> Not a question but begging for a Netjer preview.
[19:58] <+LiteraryLord> How does in-universe Pantheon creation work?
[19:58] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[19:59] <+Grendal> [Guest82] or if push comes to shove, he can also be distantly related to one of her mortal children, I mean Ceasar claimed it hundreds of years after Aneas supposedly founded Rome
[19:59] <+Keftiu> @Grendal Surely you mean Romulus? 😉
[20:00] <+Neall> Keftiu: VERY queer. Just like the Gods. We keep to them as queer as they are in myth.
[20:00] <+Neall> Keftiu: No. We designed it so you can plateau at any point.
[20:00] <+sendoshin> \o/
[20:00] <+Neall> Yig: Yes to the companion section.
[20:01] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: You take a Band and forge a new Creation Myth. And your pantheon sort of…retroactively rewrites it so they were ALWAYS there.
[20:01] <+Lin_Chong> Awesome.
[20:01] <+Grendal> [Keftiu] One thing I love about this edition is how much it embraces multiple starting points or tellings of myth rather than shy away from it
[20:01] <+Neall> (done)
[20:01] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:01] <+Keftiu> Can we see a Horror mode sometime?
[20:01] <+LiteraryLord> I noticed with the Manitou previews that you’ve been making sure to do your research for 2e, nice to see another way you’re tying it back.
[20:02] <+shadrad> How do I stat an angry celestial solar peacock? 😀
[20:02] <+Keftiu> How do Netjer animal heads work? (Asking about Omens, essentially.)
[20:02] <+LiteraryLord> So, your pantheon will have always existed from a mortal perspective?
[20:02] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:02] <+Keftiu> Angels: yea or nay?
[20:02] <+[FallenEco]> How many supplements do you have ideas for? Not counting Demigod, God and the Companion. Arthurian Myth and Sorcerers have been hinted at
[20:02] <+Neall> FallenEco: A bunch. A whole line’s worth.
[20:03] <+Neall> Keftiu: Only in your pantheon.
[20:03] <+Neall> Keftiu: when you hit Legend 3, and every third Legend after, you get an Omen that sort of…sits on you. It’s an expression of your divine nature. Could be the lack of an eye. Could be an animal head.
[20:03] <+Keftiu> Fantastic.
[20:04] <+Neall> It’s largely cosmetic, but it does have some effects when you’re searching for a character or working motifs.
[20:04] <+Keftiu> I’m a sucker for animal heads.
[20:04] <+Neall> shadrad: They’re in the core, I think.
[20:04] <+Grendal> That actually rocks
[20:04] <+shadrad> yesssssss
[20:04] <+JamesGillen> Could be theme music?
[20:04] <+Neall> JamesGillen: Absolutely!
[20:04] <+Neall> A choir singing, etc.
[20:05] <+IanW> Yakkety Sax
[20:05] <+Neall> (done)
[20:05] <+JamesGillen> WONDER WO-MAAN!
[20:05] <+JimG> Moving tattoos!
[20:05] <+JamesGillen> hm
[20:05] <+Kyman201> Not a question, but your Scion having their own theme music is something I didn’t know I needed until now!
[20:05] <+JamesGillen> ha
[20:05] <+Keftiu> Not a question, but just wanted to say that I’m disgustingly excited for the Canaanite Pantheon and what it brings.
[20:05] <+JimG> Me too
[20:05] <+Crazy-Cabal> Is making a custom pantheon difficult? Say I wanted to make the Orlanthi. Storm Bull, Humakt, whole nine yards.
[20:05] <+Grendal> About how quickly will we get PDFs?
[20:05] <+Okami> if the default is cold war, is there a plan in mind in terms of meta-narratvie in the setting as a whole? Mmm, no, bad way of phrasing that, is whats going to happen further on in this Cold War something the staff wants to work a little bit on in further books or leave that entirely to players?
[20:05] <+Keftiu> I’ll build an In Nomine hack if something official-ish never happens.
[20:06] <+Okami> ah, sorry, bumped enter
[20:06] <+Leetsepeak> Can you talk about the Social mechanics, Neall?
[20:06] <+Keftiu> Any chance of a Horror mode or is Scion too action-packed for it?
[20:06] <+Grendal> @Keftiu so am I, they kinda were a bit of a springboard into myth for me
[20:07] <+Jeddy> What all is inherited from the divine parent
[20:07] <+Leetsepeak> and does the system mechanically model advantages like Giant or Striking Looks (Merits from CofD) in any way, or are those things left loose?
[20:07] <+[FallenEco]> Pantheons give a motif with the signature purview and relics give access to associated motif…are all purviews limited by motif when working miracle?
[20:07] <+Lin_Chong> (I feel like it’s a bit hard to be scared when you’re a few steps away from divinity)
[20:07] <+Grendal> Did Dan leave?
[20:08] <+Gusty737> How much difference is there going to be between traditional sorcery and the practices of the alonquin people? will the traditional works of the alounquin people be made into part of their cosmology?
[20:08] <+Keftiu> How dis your team decide to build Origins tier in when 1e lacked it? I think it’s an amazing addition.
[20:08] <~Dan> (Please hold questions, folks.)
[20:08] <+IanW> I think Dan’s AFK so I’ll call a (Question Pause) here
[20:08] <+IanW> Speak of the devil. 🙂
[20:08] <+[FallenEco]> Maybe we should hold the questions for now?
[20:08] <~Dan> (Sorry — was talking to the wife. 🙂 )
[20:08] <+Guest82> Wasn’t there already a pause?
[20:08] <+Neall> Let’s see
[20:08] <~Dan> (Yes, there was.)
[20:08] <+Neall> Okami: no metaplot right now.
[20:09] <+Neall> Leetsepeak: It revolves around social Bonds and Atmosphere, of ties to individuals and the general attitude of the room.
[20:09] <+Neall> Keftiu: Maybe later.
[20:09] <+Neall> FallenEco: Yes.
[20:09] <+Neall> Keftiu: We wanted some Tier to explore the World without warping it too much. We liked the setting too much.
[20:10] <+sendoshin> (Dan, Guest82: Neall had said “(done)”, so others started asking again…)
[20:10] <~Dan> (Ah, my bad. Sorry, folks!)
[20:10] <+Neall> Jeddy: One Calling and one Purview. And the stuff they give you, of course~
[20:10] <+Neall> (done)
[20:10] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:10] <+Keftiu> Any hope of more Geneses being added?
[20:10] <+Dambeavers> You’ve mentioned kitsune, but I wanted to confirm: will we have rules for playing as centaurs, elves, nymphs, satyrs, dwarves and assorted mystical creatures?
[20:10] <+littlescionguy> Erm, a bit philosophical, how exactly are all myths true? Is the world simultaneously the present of several mythic pasts, if that makes any sense? 🙂
[20:10] <+Lin_Chong> I heard that the only Epic attributes left were strength. Presumably, all the other things are handled with purviews. What prompted this change?
[20:10] <+evilnerf> How Manannan has neither Animal (Horse) or Death? Both of those seem really central to his myth, but are completely missing from his purviews.
[20:10] <+LiteraryLord> So, I presume you have some control over the Omens you get, and can make new ones? How much trouble can a Scion get into for blowing the Masquerade wide open through a battle?
[20:10] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:13] <+Neall> evilnerf: He’s mostly a psychopomp, not lord of the dead. And he’s got A horse, he’s not God of Horses like Poseidon. His Horse is a high-level Creature.
[20:13] <+Neall> littlescionguy: Actually, yes! Check out the setting preview earlier in the KS.
[20:14] <+Neall> Lin_Chong: Strength, Dexterity, Stamina. You mostly see gods being superhuman in terms of might, and that fits our action model. You don’t see Gods, how do I put this, being Reed Richards or doing super-math.
[20:14] <+Neall> Dambeavers: Yes.
[20:14] <+Neall> Keftiu: I can’t think of any more, but sure!
[20:14] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: Not a lot of trouble, because there’s no Masquerade. But they might get REALLY Fatebound, which is why you don’t do it often.
[20:14] <+Neall> (done)
[20:14] <+JamesGillen> I’d think Thoth or Athena were super-brains but oh well.
[20:15] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:15] <+Tiresias> Can you tell us anything about the Star purview?
[20:15] <+Grendal> I didn’t want to be the person to ask this and please don’t think me rude but… why does Brighid not have forge?
[20:15] <+LiteraryLord> So, going off of the all myths are true bit, a new pantheon gains a retroactive presence in mortal myth, right? How much can this affect history>
[20:15] <+Keftiu> I know she’s not in, but would you allow Scions of Hecate or would they be titanspawn?
[20:15] <+Lin_Chong> Neall: But what about silver-tongued liars?
[20:15] <+Kyman201> @Grendal – Actually this was answered on the forum
[20:15] <+Keftiu> #BringBackHathor
[20:15] <+Keftiu> 😉
[20:15] <+Jeddy> What ramifications, if any, would ascion face for coming out on youtube or other such platform
[20:15] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:15] <+Guest82> How serious is the Masquerade?
[20:15] <+Keftiu> Can The Dagda revive the dead.
[20:16] <+Kyman201> Apparently Forge was originally not in the Core, and the writeup for the Tuatha predated that
[20:16] <+sendoshin> (Guest82: There isn’t one.)
[20:16] <+Neall> Keftiu: Not by himself.
[20:16] <+Grendal> @Kyman201 thank you, been awhile since I went to the forums
[20:16] <+Neall> Tiresias: It’s about teleportation and postcognition.
[20:17] <+Neall> Grendal: Because I forgot to put it in.
[20:17] <+Neall> She does have it.
[20:17] <+Neall> I just left it off accidentally because, when the writer wrote it, we were going to have Forge as a stretch goal and I, the dev, did not put it back in when I made the preview.
[20:17] <+Neall> And I got too annoyed to add it in after the fact.
[20:17] <+Neall> So…she does have it!
[20:18] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: It really affects it! You’ll learn how much in God.
[20:18] <+Neall> Keftiu: Dunno. They might be Titanspawn.
[20:18] <+Neall> Jeddy: None. People might not believe them.
[20:18] <+Neall> (Done)
[20:18] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:18] <+Kyman201> Got a one-sentence teaser for the Gaulish Pantheon Specific Purview?
[20:18] <+Keftiu> Is there a sidebar somewhere race and how it ties to the Pantheons? Got into a spat about a white Orisha Scion elsewhere.
[20:18] <+Turtle> What precisely are the repercussions of becoming fatebound in second?
[20:18] <+Keftiu> Seconding that Gaullish teaser.
[20:18] <+Keftiu> Gaullish? Gallic?
[20:19] <+Guest82> Omens are customization open and choosable right?
[20:19] <+Keftiu> How do the Nemetendevos work with the Incarnates so much later on in the line? Wouldn’t all their Scions be Incarnate?
[20:19] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:19] <+Grendal> sorry about asking that Neall, I kinda assumed it was a typo, but wanted to be sure.
[20:19] <+Neall> Keftiu: I might move it up for them.
[20:20] <+Keftiu> Gasp!
[20:20] <+Neall> Kyman: Nemetons!
[20:20] <+Neall> Keftiu: there’s a whole section on race and playing.
[20:20] <+Neall> Turtle: Fate will start encouraging you into specific narratives. At higher levels, it punishes you if you don’t abide by them.
[20:20] <+Neall> Guest82: Absolutely.
[20:20] <+Keftiu> Thnk you for making inclusion a priority in this game, it really does mean a lot.
[20:21] <+Neall> You are very welcome. I want Scion to be a game where everyone looks at it and sees someone like them.
[20:21] <+JimG> Well said
[20:21] <+Neall> That’s what the gods are for, after all – to tell the stories of who we are and what kind of a person our society makes.
[20:21] <+JamesGillen> hmm
[20:21] <+Neall> (done)
[20:21] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:22] <+LiteraryLord> Sorry, was thinking of 1e again for a sec. How much might the average person run into the supernatural on a regular basis?
[20:22] <+Keftiu> Forgive my ignorance, but is Cernunnos among the Nemetendevos or no?
[20:22] <+Keftiu> Will backers see previews of the Companion as it is written?
[20:22] <~Dan> How large of a bestiary does the book contain?
[20:22] <+Hellfirerising> What’s your preferred patheon?
[20:22] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:22] <+Guest82> Are there any atheists then?
[20:23] <+JamesGillen> Scion of Atheism
[20:24] <+IanW> All hail Athe
[20:24] <+JamesGillen> :thumbup:
[20:24] <+Gusty737> will alonquin magic and handiworks have special entries? will alonquins get special powers for things like agricultural techniques?
[20:24] <+Jezibel> Like Richard Dawkins?
[20:24] <+Neall> LiteraryLord: Not too much, but once in a while, you will. You may run into it without knowing.
[20:24] <+Neall> Keftiu: He is.
[20:24] <+Neall> Hellfirerising: I’m a big Tuatha fan.
[20:24] <+Neall> Dan: It’s about 25k, with more as stretch goals.
[20:25] <+Neall> Guest82: Yes, but they’re more like “I don’t think you’re worth worshipping”
[20:25] <+Neall> To that point though
[20:25] <+Neall> I stress heavily in the book that these are GODS
[20:25] <+Argetlahm> Is there any possibility of Slavic, Siberian or Steppe pantheons?
[20:25] <+Neall> You might not consider them worthy of worship, but objectively, they’re parts of the World so powerful you can’t deny it
[20:25] <+Neall> Worship is not an inappropriate response
[20:25] <+Kyman201> Argetlahm, please wait until Dan says Open For Questions
[20:26] <+Grendal> JamesGillen I actually had a character in a scion game who was raised around gods and viewed herself as an atheist, but less that she didn’t believe but more decided they were not worthy of worship any more than any other person. Of course they existed, but she refused to recognize their divinity
[20:26] <+Neall> Argetlahm: Yes to all three, the former is confirmed for Demigod.
[20:26] <+Neall> Gusty737: Their PSP is being previewed tomorrow. 🙂
[20:26] <+Neall> (done)
[20:26] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:26] <+Kyman201> Okay I gotta ask. The Fertility Purview: Is it still just plants or will it warrant a Takei “Oh My”?
[20:26] <+Keftiu> Is the whole Aten mess still in 2e?
[20:26] <+Yig> Is Andarta make the cut in the Nemetendevos? Also, does their purview still include leading an mob of naked people who fight like their fully armored? lol Gotta love unarmed armor bonuses.
[20:26] <+littlescionguy> Will the Godrealms be depicted in the art?
[20:26] <+Lin_Chong> You might also say that being a god just isn’t enough.
[20:26] <+Keftiu> What does the Netjer PSP do? The name threw me off, as it just means ‘magic.’
[20:26] <+shadrad> Any plans for ways to engage/connect with the playing community after/between releases? Such as prompts, challenges, user-submitted content, etc?
[20:26] <+Guest82> So, only someone insane, drwoning in an Egyptian river or stupid beyond belief would deny that they existed at
[20:26] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:26] <+LiteraryLord> So, some people do still have weirdness censors.
[20:26] <+Jeddy> How well known is the idea of Scions in The World, I assume its not that secret if worship of the Gods is still around.
[20:27] <+Yig> (Maybe I translated that wrong though… I google translated!)
[20:27] <+Keftiu> @Kyman201I’ve heard good things about the Fertility Purview in 2e.
[20:27] <+Lin_Chong> People still worship the gods in /our/ world
[20:28] <+FallenEco> Hello?
[20:28] <+Kyman201> Hey Eco
[20:28] <~Dan> (Hello!)
[20:28] <+Kyman201> We’re waiting on Neall to answer a round of questions
[20:28] <+Grendal> Hey Eco!
[20:28] <+Neall> Keftiu: it releases vast amounts of divine energy in specific ways.
[20:28] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes, Aten is still in 2e.
[20:29] <+Jeddy> @Lin youre right that was not worded well, sorry
[20:29] <+FallenEco> Sorry, bad connection
[20:29] <+Neall> Yig: Andarta does.
[20:29] <+Neall> Kyman201: I actually specifically resigned the Fertility Purview to be really badass.
[20:29] <+JamesGillen> okay…
[20:29] <+Neall> A Fertility Scion can look at you, destroy your house with huge plants, give you cancer, and kill your grandpa
[20:29] <+Yig> Does lead mobs of naked people? Naked armored mobs confirmed!
[20:29] <+Neall> And that’s in the first three seconds
[20:30] <+Neall> Their PSP is about drawing power from the land and shrines
[20:30] <+Kyman201> … Holy fuck yes.
[20:30] <+Neall> Fertility Purview is legitimately frightening
[20:30] <~Dan> (Mind the language, please, Kyman201. Family-friendly room. 🙂 )
[20:30] <+Neall> Every time you see a fertility god in myth every other god is like “please don’t mess with them”
[20:30] <+Kyman201> Oh, er, whoops
[20:30] <~Dan> (No worries.)
[20:31] <+Neall> shadrad: stay tuned to the KS 😉
[20:31] <+Neall> (done)
[20:31] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:31] <+JamesGillen> Well, given that fertility means that crops grow, yes.
[20:31] <+Keftiu> Could we get a glimpse at character creation sometime soon? Not enough to play, but enough to amuse ourselves with.
[20:31] <+Eleni> If there aren’t Epic Social or Mental Attributes, how does 2e approach tricksters and wisdom gods (or the trope of divine beauty)?
[20:31] <+Guest82> Or of course, a Fertility Scion might increase human fertility, right?
[20:31] <+Keftiu> Will all of the Pantheons have modern religions like the Theoi preview described in its Mysteries? Asking as a halfhearted Kemetic pagan.
[20:32] * +shadrad bahs! Was gonna do that anyway 😉
[20:32] <+Guest82> Weirdness censors?
[20:32] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:32] <+Gusty737> will we be seeing “the three sisters” (corn, beans, & squach), or will they be treated more like an alonquin mantle in demigod?
[20:32] <+Guest82> Remember to donate! Me want build to build own purview! He said in hulk-speak.
[20:34] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes, they almost all have some form of unreconstructed religion.
[20:35] <+Neall> Eleni: There’s Callings, divine Archetypes that govern Knacks. Lover and Trickster are two of them. 🙂
[20:35] <+Neall> Keftiu: No glimpse just yet.
[20:35] <+Neall> Gusty737: You’ll see Corn, at least.
[20:35] <+Neall> (done)
[20:35] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:35] <+Keftiu> Can we hear a little about what Legend actually is and what you can do with it?
[20:35] <+Keftiu> Can Scions return from the dead, given that many heroes do?
[20:36] <+Grendal> About how long will the regular Origins and Hero PDFs take to come through?
[20:36] <+Argetlahm> How will godly artifacts be handled? Something like Exalted’s Evocations system?
[20:36] <+Keftiu> Sasquatches?
[20:36] <+FallenEco> Guides can grant purview access now, how?
[20:36] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:36] <+Keftiu> Can wendigo get in or are they too far north?
[20:36] <+FallenEco> Sorry about the phrasing, did not have it pretyped
[20:37] <+littlescionguy> Thanks Neall, bursting with excitment for the game, good night
[20:37] <~Dan> (Take care, littlescionguy!)
[20:41] <+Neall> Argetlahm: No, you build your own.
[20:41] <+Neall> FallenEco: Athena grants you her blessing of War.
[20:42] <+Neall> Grendal: May 2017.
[20:42] <+Neall> Keftiu: Windigo are antagonists.
[20:43] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes, they can return from the dead.
[20:43] <+Neall> (done)
[20:43] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:43] <+Keftiu> What are the odds of a Romance Mode? Lots of (especially indie) games are exploring that narrative space and myth is rife with stories of love and lust and loss.
[20:43] <+Yig> Any possibility of seeing the rewritten damage rules for the combat section any time soon? (Since all the confusion) Interested in seeing if it achieves a very positive effect of making high vitality enemies very tanky. Only taking 1 damage each turn eventually since people generally can’t deal dmg equal to their max health in a single blow.
[20:43] <+evilnerf> There don’t seem to many gods with Epic Attributes. Are they still necessary for direct combat?
[20:43] <+Grendal> Thanks I know I’m asking some questions you’ve probably already answered/ are clear, but it’s appreciated that you take the time
[20:44] <+Guest73> How likely is a Titan allying with you
[20:44] <+Keftiu> What’s most-improved from 1e to you? What are you proudest of?
[20:44] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:44] <+Neall> Keftiu: High.
[20:44] <+Neall> Yig: Soonish. I’ll post them when they’re ready.
[20:44] <+Keftiu> Bless you.
[20:44] <+Neall> evilnerf: No.
[20:44] <+Neall> 🙂
[20:44] <+Neall> Guest73: Really depends on the Titan.
[20:45] <+Neall> Keftiu: The setting, really. That’s what I’m proudest of.
[20:45] <+Neall> (done)
[20:45] <~Dan> (Questions may resume!)
[20:45] <+Grendal> How are Chosen Knacks different from the Fortune Purview?
[20:45] <+Keftiu> Who is fairest of them all?
[20:45] <+Keftiu> Can Created do anything especially fun?
[20:45] <+Argetlahm> Any possibility for a ~Scion Videogame?~ It’d be great to play through something like Neverwinter Nights or Pillars of Eternity
[20:45] <+FallenEco> What are the odds of a Trinity/Scion crossover Mode/Shards?
[20:45] <~Dan> (Question pause!)
[20:45] <+Keftiu> What would a CofD crossover look like?
[20:46] <+Grendal> @Keftiu don’t answer Neall it’s a trap lol
[20:46] <+FallenEco> And if I may; Thank you and your whole team for the work you have done and hope to do
[20:46] <+Keftiu> I think we’re all thinking one name 😉
[20:47] <+Neall> Grendal: Chosen Knacks resonate with the particular God.
[20:47] <+Neall> Keftiu: Wait until Kieron Gillen’s story.
[20:47] <+Keftiu> I am, eagerly.
[20:47] <+Neall> Keftiu: take on the traits of their previous state of being.
[20:48] <+Neall> FallenEco: IanW keeps saying nil. But I say…Thor can take Divis Mal any day of the week!
[20:48] <+IanW> FallenEco: Not currently planning on it, but it’s probably something you could do without needing too much tweaking. Neall and I did put together a “The Divinity Continuum: Psion” post on the Onyx Path blog for April Fools this year.
[20:48] <+Neall> ARgetlahm: Potentially!
[20:48] <+Neall> (done)
[20:48] <+Hellfirerising> blasphemy
[20:48] <~Dan> Okay, folks, I need everyone to hold questions for just a bit.
[20:49] <~Dan> Time for a bit of housekeeping.
[20:49] <+Kyman201> kk
[20:49] <~Dan> First, Neall, do you need to run at the top of the hour?
[20:50] <~Dan> I ask because you’re welcome to stay and field questions as long as you like.
[20:50] <+Neall> Dan: I do!
[20:50] <~Dan> Okay, no problem.
[20:50] <+Neall> I’m getting a tad more exhausted than I thought. You all are wearing me out!
[20:50] <~Dan> In that case, is there anything we haven’t covered that you’d like to bring up in the time remaining?
[20:51] <+Gusty737> so i keep hearing about the legend of maushop from my friends in new england, which leads me the ask how you handled selections for the pantheon. did you go for the more notable spirits, or try to go for the spirits that seemed more important in daily life?
[20:51] <+Grendal> Sorry Neall
[20:51] <+Guest82> Any likely Titans? They’re not very organized among themselves, right? I saw someone about a weirdness censor earlier, is there one in the World?
[20:51] <~Dan> And I’d just like to say that you’ve done a yeoman’s job, Neall.
[20:51] <+Keftiu> Poor Neall. You’ve been great, here and in the past few months!
[20:51] <+Jeddy> Thanks Neall
[20:52] <~Dan> I would also like to mention that if anyone is so inclined, my tip jar is here: (Link: https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-%5B1%5Dgmshoes-tip-jar/)https://gmshoe.wordpress.com/the-gmshoes-tip-jar/ 😀
[20:52] <+Grendal> It’s appreciated
[20:52] <+TRVBC> I’ve been enjoying your FB updates over the last few months, Neall!
[20:52] <+sendoshin> (Guest82, Gusty737: That was a question for Neall, not us…)
[20:52] <+Kyman201> Neall you are awesome
[20:52] <+shadrad> I’m so, so excited. You seem to have handled things beautifully, and with clear amounts of real effort, and it shows.
[20:53] <+LiteraryLord> So, things are winding down? Too bad, I was learning a lot about Scion 2e.
[20:53] <+Neall> Guest82: No real weirdness censor.
[20:53] <~Dan> I also would like to thank all of you who showed up this evening for the first time. Please know that you’re all welcome to hang out with us as long as you like, and whenever you like. We’re always open. 🙂
[20:53] <+Neall> Gusty737: Stay tuned for more on Britain. ;_
[20:53] <+Neall> 😉
[20:53] <+Lin_Chong> You’d have to /fight/ us to close.
[20:53] <+TRVBC> Since you’ve been *tearing* through stretch goals like a kid through Christmas presents, can you tip us off to what the next stretch goals might include?
[20:53] <+Argetlahm> Neall, as ever, you’ve been great. Looking forward to playing Best Farmer, Scion of Inari.
[20:53] <+Neall> More BYOP.
[20:53] <+Keftiu> A last one from me: Do the Netjer get along with any other Pantheon? It seems like they think themselves better then… well, everyone.
[20:53] <+Neall> And BYO stuff.
[20:53] <+IanW> Thanks for coming by, everyone! All of us at Onyx Path are delighted there’s so much interest in Scion 2e.
[20:54] <+MonkofLords> Huzzah!
[20:54] <+Neall> Keftiu: Yes, the Greeks. They’re really good pals, even if the Netjer remind them of that one time they stopped by.
[20:54] <+LiteraryLord> I hope we get all the current stretch goals, don’t forget to donate!
[20:54] <+Neall> Please pledge!
[20:54] <+Neall> You’ll get stuff!
[20:54] <~Dan> Thanks for joining us, IanW and Neall!
[20:54] <+JamesGillen> thanks
[20:54] <+Keftiu> Dan, you said the transcript will be up on your blog!
[20:54] <+Yig> I really think we have the best possible devs for scion 2nd edition. They have put alot of care into making sure everything is as good as possible.
[20:54] <+Keftiu> Thanks Neall!
[20:54] <+Yig> Too bad Neall will probably still get fired.
[20:54] <~Dan> Keftiu: And so it will be!
[20:54] <+Yig> So sad…
[20:54] <+shadrad> It’s inevitable.
[20:54] <+Guest73> Yeah, things have slowed down and the last two look super-cool!
[20:55] <+Argetlahm> Hushed and empty is the womb of the sky
[20:55] <~Dan> Neall: Give me just a minute, and I’ll get the log posted and get you the link!
[20:55] <+Keftiu> Bless you!