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A Pain in the Dice Guide to Scion Character Creation


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Scion 2nd Edition character creation can be a challenge with details spread across multiple books, especially for new players and new gamers. This guide offers a tested step-by-step walk through with page references and design guidance to help you or your players make great Scion characters.

What's included:

  • Step by step quick reference for Scion Origin and Scion Hero characters
  • Detailed explaination for each step
  • Character creation advice based on personal and player experience
  • Example Paths, Specialties, and Birthrights
  • Original full-page art

Newly updated 7/24/2020 to include material from Mysteries of the World.

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Adam A April 04, 2021 4:50 pm UTC
Awesome overview and explanation, would love one for combat (the scion books really feel like they needed another month of edits before release)

I know this is already released, but if we notice typos or things that should be clarified is there an email or process we should use to submit those?
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Chazz K April 05, 2021 12:43 am UTC
Hi Adam, so glad you're finding this useful! I actually publish semi-regular updates, so I'd fix typos, errors, or ambiguities in one of those updates. You can leave a comment here or email me at

I am considering other Scion reference materials, so I'd be interested to hear what you'd be looking for in a combat reference.
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Adam A April 06, 2021 3:53 am UTC
I think I'll shoot you an email then!
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Chazz K June 16, 2020 11:46 am UTC
Hello, We've had a couple folks point out that there are a few places where the art overlaps the text. We'll have it corrected this week and upload a new version.
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Chazz K June 16, 2020 5:12 pm UTC
The new version is uploaded. Thank you for your support.
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Paul M June 14, 2020 4:25 am UTC
I appreciate what the author is trying to do, but at $3.00 this is why I sorely regret ever backing the Scion 2 kickstarter.
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Chazz K June 14, 2020 11:25 am UTC
Hi Paul, I also released a pay-what-you-want version of the quick reference portion of the guide:

It does not include the detailed explainations, art, examples, and and additional guidance, but it should provide the essential for making character creation easier.
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Sean P August 15, 2020 5:13 pm UTC
I have the PWYW version and use it everytime! It is so helpful even being barebones, that I've added this one to wishlist, for a payday when I have a few extra $$.
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Chazz K August 16, 2020 12:10 am UTC
Thank you! I’m glad to hear you’re getting good use out of it.
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