So you want to be a god? Well, before you can become a god, you have to be a hero. With only three days left in the campaign as I am writing this, Onyx Path Publishing is kickstarting their second edition of Scion, starting with the Origin and Hero books.
Scion is a game where you play the offspring or chosen of a god, aka a Scion. The gods come from various pantheons. They are mining Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Shinto, and other mythologies and religions to create the pantheons of gods. Each pantheon has its own unique power it bestows on Scions belonging to the pantheon, each god has its own unique cocktail of powers their Scions can choose from, and each method of becoming a Scion gives you a unique set of powers. You take all of that together, and you have a wide selection of powers as well as character types you can play.
This kickstarter is only for the first two books in the game, Origin and Hero. Origin gives you all the rules for playing a human, but often a human with some kind of advantage. After all, you’d expect the daughter of Horus to be a bit better than average. Hero lets you turn that human into a Scion, empowered by a Visitation from their patron god. Think Hercules levels of power. The next two books will be Demigod and God where, surprisingly, you’ll be able to play your character as a demigod and god , respectively.
One of the things I love about Onyx Path is that they are willing to preview large swaths of material and even have open development on some of their products. They really love interacting with their customers, and they take feedback into account. So go check out the Kickstarter and game on!