Runes for Sin Magic ?


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Maybe I´m just blind, but are there specific runes representing each of the seven paths of sin magic? If so, where in the published materials do they appear?

Stefan

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In the Thassilon background article in PF #1.


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They're also printed on the inside of each ROTRL front cover, and can be found in this blog entry.


Not to thread hijack, but are there corresponding runes for the 7 virtues?

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Ebolav wrote:
Not to thread hijack, but are there corresponding runes for the 7 virtues?

Yes. There is a positive, neutral, and negative rune for each school. The positive rune would be the virtue.


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Stebehil wrote:
Maybe I´m just blind, but are there specific runes representing each of the seven paths of sin magic? If so, where in the published materials do they appear?

Check this out!!!


I can make out what most runes symbolize, except for a couple:

Gluttony looks like big jaws.
Greed is a hand grasping a gem.
Pride is a humanoid figure with arms upraised in self adoration.
Sloth is a humanoid reclining in rest.
Wrath is a pair of bull horns, I think.

I'm not sure about envy. It looks like a sideways E to me.
But what is the lust rune supposed to be?


zoroaster100 wrote:
But what is the lust rune supposed to be?

A long-haired woman looking at you?

You got me on envy.

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zoroaster100 wrote:

I can make out what most runes symbolize, except for a couple:

Gluttony looks like big jaws.
Greed is a hand grasping a gem.
Pride is a humanoid figure with arms upraised in self adoration.
Sloth is a humanoid reclining in rest.
Wrath is a pair of bull horns, I think.

I'm not sure about envy. It looks like a sideways E to me.
But what is the lust rune supposed to be?

I think gluttony is supposed to be a fat man feeding himself. Envy looks to me like arms reaching around, trying to pull everything it can towards itself. At other times it looks like a balanced scale. Lust, well... how to say this tactfully... try thinking of a naked man standing whilst in the throes of passion.

Wrath is the one that I can't quite get though I hadn't considered a bull.

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Wicht wrote:
Wrath is the one that I can't quite get though I hadn't considered a bull.

Wrath looks fairly like a 'horned helmet' kind of style. Gluttony is a big guy eating. Greed is a miser's hand admiring his gains. Lust could be a few things, including the side profile of a female torso, or your suggestions. Sloth is plainly someone taking a nap. Envy is a guy reaching out in desire of everything. Pride has his hands up in acknowledgment of the adulation of the world for his superiority.


Rauol_Duke wrote:
Check this out!!!

I checked this out and I come back with a question. What is the 8th rune, the one between Pride & Wrath?


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tonton wrote:
Rauol_Duke wrote:
Check this out!!!
I checked this out and I come back with a question. What is the 8th rune, the one between Pride & Wrath?

That is the symbol for the long-forgotten but still often practiced sin of Nerdrage...


tonton wrote:
Rauol_Duke wrote:
Check this out!!!
I checked this out and I come back with a question. What is the 8th rune, the one between Pride & Wrath?

It's the rune of Kzhrrgh. :)

...Actually it appears to be an alternate Wrath rune, and frankly I prefer it to the final version.

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tonton wrote:
Rauol_Duke wrote:
Check this out!!!
I checked this out and I come back with a question. What is the 8th rune, the one between Pride & Wrath?

That's an alternate Wrath rune. The artist designed two and wasn't sure which one to use and left that up to us.


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I like my answer better...


While its not exactly sin magic, there are some awesome rune magic rules in the True20 Adept's Handbook from Green Ronin.

They include the rune picture, and essentially "good" and "evil" uses for each rune.


zoroaster100 wrote:

I can make out what most runes symbolize, except for a couple:

I'm not sure about envy. It looks like a sideways E to me.

What is another word for jealousy? Envy, and what is the common phrase for jealousy? Green eyed monster. It is an eye looking at your money, your good looks, your success and wanting it for itself. For this sin you will be placed in freezing water for eternity.

Rustle


I always viewed the envt rune as furrowed ayebrows looking angrilly at another persons belongings perhaps?
I recall before the RotRL AP started there was a thread where we (the messageboard users)where asked our opinions on what we thought about them.
Maybe if this thread can be found it could shed some light on the situation.


I thought the Envy rune was a stretched out pair of arms and hands (torso in the middle), representing I WANT EVERYTHING...


Ross Byers wrote:
Ebolav wrote:
Not to thread hijack, but are there corresponding runes for the 7 virtues?
Yes. There is a positive, neutral, and negative rune for each school. The positive rune would be the virtue.

I meant pictures for each of the 7 virtues, like we have for each of the sins...

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