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Ok so my band of scions is reaching the end of the first story arc in my hero campaign. I have 6 players and I gave them 90 exp to spend at creation as I wanted to get to demi-god quickly but had new players. Well now it's time to hand out some swag for a job well done and here's what I'm thinking of handing out, thoughts are appreciated:

Daughter of Thor: In an old myth Thor once dressed up in drag to marry an ice giant and steal back his hammer. Seriosuly this happened. Well I figured I could give her Thors old pocket book which considering it was suppose to be able to fit Mjornir in it could probably work as your typical bag of holding.

Son of Morrigan: He's playing up the Chaos angle so I thought a long bow that inspired insanity would be neat. Spend a point of legend, hit the target, and for a number of weeks equal to you Legend they suffer a mental disorder of your choice.

Son of Nuada: He wears a cape and a mask. He's a Batman knock off but in good fun. Well I thought I'd modify his cape so that it allows him to glide like a hangglider. That way he can play up the spooky guardian aspect.

Daughter of Isis: What about a book on alchemy. I'd have to make up the effects from scratch but she could start off with meager stuff like minor potions and work her way up as her legend grows. Maybe at first changing a substance into another form it naturally occurs as such as ice into steam for example.

Daughter of Baron Samedi: She's going with the death necromancy gig so I thought about an amulet like on the first Hellboy movie. It could let her find a corpse that would be willing to have a chat with her and answer questions. Death 1 just lets you see what happened to a dead body but amulet with a simple spell would let you get a bit more.

Son of Hachiman: He's all sneaky n stuff trying to break into everything. So I was thinking of a ninja mask that would do stuff like let him listen to police scanners, see infrared, night vision, and thermol signatures. He'd have to switch from one mode to the other of course and it might cost a Legend to do so.

Any of this stuff seem over/under powered? They're gonna be demigods in about 8 games so I gotta get em ready for that. Also they're guaranteed trophies n stuff as well.

Later

Cuddles
  • "Daughter of Thor: In an old myth Thor once dressed up in drag to marry an ice giant and steal back his hammer. Seriosuly this happened. Well I figured I could give her Thors old pocket book which considering it was suppose to be able to fit Mjornir in it could probably work as your typical bag of holding."

    heh yea that was a heck of a veil. How big a bag of holding are we talking? I have to admit the idea of giving a daughter of Thor some of her dads old drag is darkly amusing.

    "Son of Morrigan: He's playing up the Chaos angle so I thought a long bow that inspired insanity would be neat. Spend a point of legend, hit the target, and for a number of weeks equal to you Legend they suffer a mental disorder of your choice."

    That may work. Remember Lunacy is Moon 4, so use that as a power level basis I guess, but this is MUCH more potent in terms of duration. I'd probobly call for a WP+Int+L to resist, but give him the better of, say, Wits or Manipulaiton (build to favor the character)+Presence or something to use against it. For disorders, I cribbed alot of mental disorders from nWoD myself.

    "Son of Nuada: He wears a cape and a mask. He's a Batman knock off but in good fun. Well I thought I'd modify his cape so that it allows him to glide like a hangglider. That way he can play up the spooky guardian aspect."

    That is cool, but mechanic-wise that is the equivilant of Sky 1, or tops 2, which a fer piece behind Moon 4. Being free helps, but thats kinda uneven.

    "Daughter of Isis: What about a book on alchemy. I'd have to make up the effects from scratch but she could start off with meager stuff like minor potions and work her way up as her legend grows. Maybe at first changing a substance into another form it naturally occurs as such as ice into steam for example."

    That works as long as it is not infected by creep I think. Certain state changes, maybe perserve a salve so a Medicine role to stabelize a dying character or heal an infected would can be "saved". If your interested in porting nWoD's Medical Care system, you could have some of her stuff count as "in a hospital". Just be careful about actual healing...remember storing a heal effect in a bandage is Heku 8.

    "Daughter of Baron Samedi: She's going with the death necromancy gig so I thought about an amulet like on the first Hellboy movie. It could let her find a corpse that would be willing to have a chat with her and answer questions. Death 1 just lets you see what happened to a dead body but amulet with a simple spell would let you get a bit more."

    I like this one quite a bit. Bear in mind once she can summon ghosts (if that is soon) it will be less useful, but if she can compel answers from a corpse that may be easier then doing that from a ghost. Still, has the flava.

    "Son of Hachiman: He's all sneaky n stuff trying to break into everything. So I was thinking of a ninja mask that would do stuff like let him listen to police scanners, see infrared, night vision, and thermol signatures. He'd have to switch from one mode to the other of course and it might cost a Legend to do so."

    Comparing this to existing powers, seeing Infrared is a Tier 1 Epic Perception Knack, Seeing it for free is Tier 2. Listening to signals is Tier 2 and costs a legend. So your basically duping two perception Knacks.

    I tend to avoid duping boons and knacks when I can help it. That said, overall in terms of the established power level, the duped level 4 (with greater duraiton) is notably above some others. Insofar as that does not matter, thats fine, but that would be my concern. OTOH, the S-Samedi Medallion and S-Thor purse are really good, unique ideas.





    • Bout the only one I'm thinking of tinkering with is the bow as he probably will buy Chaos 4. I'm not insanely anal about power level but I don't wanna give him something he'll probably just buy anyway.

      Later

      Cuddles
      • Well Chaos 4 is Sabot, causing and curing insanity, outside confusion, is Moon, namly Moon 4, alternate Moon 5, and Moon 8.
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