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War 1 question

This question came up during my game -

If more than one Scion in a group uses "Blessing of Bravery" at the same time, do the benefits stack (e.g., if two Scions use it, do the characters on their side gain two points of Willpower and four temporary bonus dots of Valor)? I can't find anything in the rules that says "yea" or "nay," but it's entirely possible I've missed something somewhere.
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Dai-tengu question

Looking at the description of the Dai-tengu in Demigod, I noticed the "Mystic Sensei" power:

"...While studying under a dai-tengu, any martial-arts student (Scion or otherwise) reduces the experience cost for the following Abilities by one point per dot: Brawl, Dodge, Melee and Stealth." (Scion: Demigod, p. 276)

All well and good, but there is no "Dodge" Ability in Scion. :) I'm thinking of substituting either Athletics (which would be the closest analogy, I think) or possibly Thrown (which seems to make sense for the "ninja" vibe the tengu seem to have in numerous representations, at least in pop culture).

Anyone care to opine?
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A Merry Scion Christmas

Wow, I didn't know this comm existed, or I would have joined it sooner!

Anyways... I'm running a Scion game and I'm going to do a special one-shot for Christmas this year. However, I need ideas for something the characters can do that's Scion-epic, yet Christmassy. Any ideas are welcome! Thanks.
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Scion/Exalted compatible dice roller?

Does anyone know of a dice rolling program or widget for Scion or Exalted that *isn't* online-only?

We have a physically challenged player in our Scion game who has trouble rolling all those dice, but we don't have access to the 'Net where we play.

I *do* have a laptop, but it's an older Windows machine, so I'd prefer something that could run on that (it doesn't really seem fair to me to ask him to buy a laptop, or for another player to let him use theirs, every time he has to roll some dice).

If it wasn't specifically for Scion or Exalted, I'd want something that could handle White Wolf's dice pools.

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Acquiring new Birthrights

My husband and I are running a Scion game, and I was wondering how other Storytellers here handle the characters acquiring new Birthrights after character creation (a few of our players want to acquire new Purviews). Do you work getting the new Birthright into a story, or does the player have to wait until the character reaches the next power tier?

We're planning on working the acquisition of Birthrights into stories, but I was wondering how other people might handle it. There doesn't seem to be a set cost for Birthrights, so I'd like to hear how other people have handled that, too. Do you just have the players build them as per the cost at character creation?
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Purview puzzlement

I'm confused about buying pantheon-specific and special Purviews at character generation.

On p. 138 of Scion: Hero, it says, "Each dot of a pantheon-specific Purview costs four bonus points at character creation." On p. 139, it says, "Each dot of a special Purview a player buys for his character costs four bonus points, provided the Purview is associated with that character's divine parent. Those associated with other gods cost five points per dot."

Now for the question - can a PC buy dots in a pantheon-specific or special Purview with their ten "base" Purview points, or do you have to use bonus points to buy them?

It's always possible I'm missing something, but I'm confused....
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Needed: Group to playtest a Scion: Hero adventure.


I am looking for a group of regular tabletop roleplayers, who are willing to run a short evening-length game of Scion: Hero. I have a pre-written adventure, and would like to get a good variety of playtests for the game, across a large board of players.

If you're interested in this, I will send you a copy of a short adventure to run. It's for 3-6 players, and should provide an evening (roughly 4 hours) worth of game-time fun.

Feedback. Specifically, I'm looking for a game report. Basically, tell me what the group did, how you altered the game to fit your group, and how the story turned out.

Basically, I want to see if this system can run a game that's fully 'combat optional'. If this sounds like you might want to try it, drop me a line?

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Illusion and Frost.

Ragnarok is scheduled last time I looked for January 21st. Oddly that's the day before my birthday. What I'm looking for most in it are the three new Purviews. Frost, Illusion, and whatever they call the new Aesir pantheon power. Now I'm a believer that they'll have lists in front of Illusion and Frost stating which gods get acees to them "in parent." My question to the group is who they think will get access to them. Btw IF for some reason there isn't a listing of which gods get access to them I'm just gonna house rule em in.

My lists short though they are:

Illusion: Loki, Tezcatlipoca, Hera, Aphrodite, Bastet, Thoth, Kalfu.

Frost: Hel, Izanagi, Thor, Shango.

The problem with Frost is a lot of the pantheons in Hero come from stupidly warm climates like South America or Egypt where it doesn't snow a lot. Yes I know there are people in both the CB and Tuatha De Danan that are stated as having those powers(which is why I didn't just relist them) but I'm interested in seeing who else gets access to them. Your thoughts are welcome.


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