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The Mythos is older than humanity, Gods, and Titans, with an unknowable otherness that can shatter them all. This slumbering horror lurks in the shadows, carrying out its alien machinations with little regard for those beneath it until it requires pawns.

Those that touch the Mythos are forever altered. The World explodes into full view for them, leaving some shattered, others power-mad, and still others knowing only secrecy protects humanity. Mythos Scions fair little better, empowered by these alien beings that alter their very essence, the ability to break Fate and leave the walls of reality weaker in their wake. These human embodiments of the Mythos are not good or evil; such easily definable morality is for lesser beings. What does one do when their power comes with a cost?

Some highlights of Masks of the Mythos include:

  • An entire new pantheon: the Mythos
  • A trove of new Callings and relics
  • Expanded investigation rules
  • A detailed tour of the Miskatonic Hollow, including Arkham and Innsmouth
  • An introductory scenario for a new band of Scions

Do you have the willpower to face the Mythos? To become the Mythos…?

Also available now from Onyx Path Publishing:

Saints & MonstersScion Second Edition Player's Guide: Saints & Monsters

Discover what lurks in the hidden corners of myth.

There is more to The World than the children of the Gods — more than Heroes and Demigods. Legends speak of stranger things; of mortals who challenge the very Gods themselves, or who see Fate’s invisible workings laid bare; of creatures of every kith and kind who still dwell, here and there, alongside humanity; of sorcerers who tamper with things they should not, tempting the ire of the Gods with their hubris; and of the children of the Titans, whose inhuman ichor burns away at their very humanity. 

What tales will you tell of such wonders? 

Scion: Origin and Scion: Hero are required to use this book, although Scion: Demigod and Mysteries of the World are useful additions.

Scion Player’s Guide — Saints & Monsters contains: 

  • Two new Callings: Outsider and Shepherd!
  • Expanded rules for playing Saints, Prophets, and Denizens!
  • Full rules for playing Sorcerers and Titanic Scions!
  • Edges, a new character creation system, and new takes on the Storypath system!
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Matthew R October 24, 2022 7:44 pm UTC
Are the crunchy bits all Scion-specific, or are there rules that would be easily adaptable to other ST/SP game lines (such as Trinity, Chronicles of Darkness, or They Came From...)?
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Preston B October 31, 2022 3:58 pm UTC
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I may not be the best person to answer this question because I am not SUPER creative when it comes to TTRPG design, but the FLUFF for the monsters is universal and fantastic. The dice pools should work for other storypath games (Trinity (I am thinking Trinity Continuum: Adventure! specifically) would be the easiest, I am not familiar with They Came From.) I would VERY MUCH struggle to adapt any of the "crunchy" bits into World or Chronicles of Darkness and would never try with Exalted.
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Matthew R November 01, 2022 4:54 pm UTC
Thanks for your response. I know that all the Storypath games use the same core mechanics; however, Callings and Knacks are Scion-specific rules that wouldn't transfer over to other settings. There seems to be a healthy selection of creatures listed in the table of contents, at least, and I suppose you could use relics in other games, but I was wondering if there were any other player-facing rules included. New Edges, for instance, or new uses for skills (would Mythos knowledge fall under Occult?). What are the "expanded investigation rules" like?
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Matthew R November 02, 2022 4:57 am UTC
Correction: When I wrote Edges, I meant Merits. (Got Savage Worlds on the brain.) Also, another question that occurred to me: are there any sort of sanity rules included?
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