lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2012


Saludos! La entrada de hoy viene patrocinada por la gran amiga de todos: Wikipedia! Con todo el trabajo que tengo que hacer todavía no me da tiempo para escribir nada así que ahí va, en inglés y todo para que enojen aún más y con una pequeñísima edición mía.

"Scion is a series of role-playing games published by White Wolf, Inc. The first core rule book, Scion: Hero, was released on April 13, 2007. The second volume, Scion: Demigod, was released on September 12, 2007, and the third, Scion: God, was released on January 23, 2008. The Scion Companion began release in sections March 2008, as a PDF direct download. Scion: Ragnarok was released on January 21, 2009.

Scion is a role-playing game wherein players take on the roles of mortal descendants of gods embroiled in a divine war between the gods and their ancestors, the Titans: powerful, primordial embodiments of concepts such as water, chaos or light which recently escaped after thousands of years of imprisonment in Tartarus. The pantheons presented draw from mythology giving players the ability to associate their characters with any of the six pantheons provided in the game: Pesedjet (dioses egipcios), Dodekatheon (dioses grecorromanos), Aesir (dioses nórdicos), Aztlánti (dioses aztecas), Amatsukami (dioses japoneses), Loa (dioses vudú). And on May 19, 2010, White Wolf released a Persian-inspired pantheon, Yazata.

The basic assumption on which this game is based is that the game world is similar to our modern world with just one difference. This difference is that all the old myths are actually true. The characters that players create are considered to be the offspring of a god from one of these mythologies, and their purpose is to serve their parent. These services are required as the Titans of myth are also real, and they have returned or are trying to return to the world and are against the current gods' reign. Adventures set within this milieu range from the mundane of a simple recovery of lost ancient artifacts to a modern version of the 12 tasks of Hercules.

As each volume expands the scope of the game, characters go from being enhanced humans in Scion: Hero to full-fledged gods in Scion: God. The scale also grows, from adventures in the physical world in Scion: Hero, to adventures in the Underworld Terra Incognitae in Scion: Demigod, to adventures in the Overworld with its Titanrealms (environments which are the bodies of the titans) and Godrealms in Scion: God. The primary antagonists of the game are the so-called Titan Avatars that are different personifications of the various primal Titans that exists in Scion. One such Titan Avatar being Aten and another being Surtr.

Scion uses a rules system similar to the Storyteller system made popular by the World of Darkness, but is not part of the World of Darkness. The rules are a new version of the system presented in Exalted: Second Edition but set in a modern world, that also includes elements from the Trinity Universe series of games, most notably Aberrant. One change to the system that has caused some debate is the lack of Backgrounds in Scion. Characters are allowed to have whatever contacts, history, and wealth that makes sense for the character without the need of any rules to oversee them. The core mechanics of the game will also increase in scale with each additional book in the series, eventually promoting the hero characters to demigod- and god-hood.

The two primary abilities available to hero characters are Epic Attributes and Boons. Epic Attributes increase the characters nine basic abilities to super-human levels (Hercules' strength or Helen's beauty, for example). Boons are the divine powers granted to the children of the Gods, categorized into Purviews (covering animals, chaos, darkness, death, earth, fertility, fire, guardians, health, justice, the moon, psychopomp [travel], the sky, the sun, war, water, pantheon-specific purviews [Heku, Arete, Jotunblut, Itzli, Tsukumo-Gami, Cheval, Taiya, and Scire], magic, mystery, and prophecy), and activated through special relics given to the Scions by their divine parents. Scions also round out their abilities by attracting Followers, being befriended by legendary Creatures, or being aided by often mystical Guides."

Y eso, en una nuez... y pues, los links, más o menos en el orden correcto:
Scion - Hero
Scion - Demigod
Scion - God
Scion - Ragnarok
Scion - Companion

Scion - Hero - Of Shadows Yet to Come (aventura introductoria)
Scion - Yazata (dioses persas)

Los que siguen son las partes del Companion por separado:
Scion - Companion - Tuatha dé Dannan
Scion - Companion - Manifestations of Ichor
Scion - Companion - Celestial Bureaucracy
Scion - Companion - Secrets of the World

2 comentarios:

  1. Hola, Desde hace mucho he querido jugar algun juego de rol, pero en mi ciudad nadie conoce o juega, recientemente me mude a la capital (merida) por lo que quisiera saber si tienes informacion de algun grupo de gente que juegue y que juegen, mi mail es


    1. Hola, que bueno que te interesa jugar :D claro que conozco grupos, te mandaré un correo para que platiquemos sobre los juegos que podrían interesarte