Historical Setting for Scions

Ancient Rome: The Gallic Wars

Pantheons

Skills

  • Animal Ken: This Ability is used by Scions riding horses.
  • Archery: This Ability replaces Marksmanship and covers the use of bows and slings. Javelins and other ranged weapons are covered by the Thrown Ability.
  • Lore: This Ability replaces Science and it covers a variety of subjects from herb lore and anatomy to various peoples and geography.
  • Philosophy: This Ability replaces Academics and concerns the use of reasoning, argument, and metaphysical questions. Note that most subjects normally associated with Academics should now be associated with Lore.

Equipment

Many of the weapons on pages 201-204 of Scion: Hero are appropriate to this setting. Obviously no firearms are allowed in this setting, but the following weapons from the core book are allowed.

Weapon Accuracy Damage Defense Speed Tags
Hasta +1 +3L +0 5 -
Greek and Roman infantry spear.
Khopesh +0 +4L +2 5 -
Curved Egyptian sword.
Kontos -1 +5L -2 5 -
Greek and Roman cavalry spear.
Labrys +1 +8L +0 6 -
Double-headed Cretan axe.
Pilum +0 +2L +0 6 Range 10; P
Roman legionaire javelin.
Scutum -1 +2B +1 6 -
Roman legionaire's shield.
Spatha +1 +4L +1 4 -
Greek short sword.
Trident +0 +3L +2 5 -
Gladiator weapon paired with a net.
Xiphos +1 +3L +1 4 -
Double-bladed Greek sword.

In addition, the weapons below will give characters more options when equipping their PCs.

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Knacks and Boons

Birthrights

Saga: Omnia Gallia in Tres Partes

Antagonists

Modern Connections

Ancient China: The Three Kingdoms

Pantheons

Skills

Equipment

Knacks and Boons

Birthrights

Saga:

Antagonists

Modern Connections

Ancient India: Alexander's Conquest

Pantheons

Skills

Equipment

Knacks and Boons

Birthrights

Saga:

Antagonists

Modern Connections

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Exodus

Pantheons

Skills

Equipment

Knacks and Boons

Birthrights

Saga:

Antagonists

Modern Connections

Ancient Britain: The Viking Invasions

Pantheons

Skills

Equipment

Knacks and Boons

Birthrights

Saga: In Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain

Antagonists

Modern Connections

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