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Old 06-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #31
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A long time ago, I submitted a Pyramid article on a closely related subject
Agreed, this is another good White "Sorcery" tradition. And "Seers" is a much better name, too.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #32
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Actually, "Seers" would be a better name for what you came up with, and "Mystics" would be a better name for what I came up with. Mine aren't quite as passive as yours, being aligned more toward supporting others than "merely" observing the Symphony; in fact, I've considered giving them a fifth skill dedicated to matters of health: Rituals for healing Body, Mind, or Soul Hits and for mitigating Discords, with the possibility of subverting the skill to inflict damage and/or (temporary) Discords. Much more "active" than the others, but still oriented toward service to others rather than power for oneself.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #33
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Bookmarked! Nice job.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:24 AM   #34
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Beautiful job with the Seer article; even in my own campaign (which treats Gabriel very differently, but still associates him with inspiration and prophecy), I could use it as written. "Illumination" as the name of the related attunement was especially well-chosen ("Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path"). Lastly, having an equivalent that works equally well for people allied with Heaven or with the Marches is a major plus.

One observation about possible "hybrid" characters: my own game includes an ex-pagan Sorceress who converted to Heaven's side after a Divine Intervention. She is now a Christian mystic who studies the Kabbalah; a Seer who still remembers his/her Sorcerous rituals might exist in other games, given a similar background.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #35
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My Penultimate Sorcerer Simon Cash started out very Hermetic (Classical & Medieval Latin & Greek language scholar) with a bit of Celtic and Norse Paganism thrown for variety and Eastern Mysticism for Cool factor. About a year and a half game in he was also a practicing Abrahamic Thurgist (studying both Kabalism & Gnosticism).
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