Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

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Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Postby Drall » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:25 am

Hey guys!

I'm updating the Namegivers from the Theran Empire Sourcebook for 4th Edition for use in my own campaign.
Here is a link for you to see the conversions and the artwork was done by my wife who is a tattooist and freelance artist.

I'll update this post as the material is completed.

Enjoy!
Jackalmen
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyg2g6q3z8cdt ... .docx?dl=0

Leafers
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y32ercxsrtoyx ... .docx?dl=0
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Re: 4th Edition Jackalmen

Postby etherial » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:30 pm

Jackalmen don't bite with their tails (there's a typo in the Maneuver you've listed). I don't have the Theran Empire book on me, so is there a reason you gave them a Bite version of Tail Attack instead of Grab and Bite?
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Re: 4th Edition Jackalmen

Postby Spader » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:48 pm

Str+4 seems high for a bite.

Nice pic dought.

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Re: 4th Edition Jackalmen

Postby Drall » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:41 pm

Hey guys.

Yeah the tail thing was a typo, so I've corrected that. I'm not familiar with the Grab and Bite move where is that listed?

If it involves grappling the opponent first before being able to bite then I won't be using it personally. Wolves and dogs are quite capable of delivering powerful bites without needing to worry about grappling first.

I did think the +4 Step Damage seemed high, but that's how it is written in Theran Empire p.169 and I saw no need to change it.

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Re: 4th Edition Jackalmen

Postby etherial » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Drall wrote:I'm not familiar with the Grab and Bite move where is that listed?

If it involves grappling the opponent first before being able to bite then I won't be using it personally. Wolves and dogs are quite capable of delivering powerful bites without needing to worry about grappling first.


FASA Games, on ED4GMG251, wrote:Grab and Bite: The creature may spend an additional success from an Attack test to automatically grapple an opponent. Grappled opponents automatically take bite damage each round until the grapple is broken.


So if the Jackalman bites you, he can choose to hold on and worry the wound.

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Re: 4th Edition Jackalmen

Postby Drall » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:19 pm

If you want to use the creature ability from the GM's Guide for the Jackalmen, then you're welcome to do so and it certainly works.

As written it's simply an unarmed attack like the T'skrang tail attack.

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Re: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Postby wsocrates » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:34 pm

Does anyone know what the official Line from Fasa is going to be with more Name Giver Races? I know the tie in is not official anymore but I always thought it funny that Shadowrun at the beginning of their world had more name giver races than Earthdawn at the middle of theirs?

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Re: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Postby etherial » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:38 pm

wsocrates wrote:Does anyone know what the official Line from Fasa is going to be with more Name Giver Races? I know the tie in is not official anymore but I always thought it funny that Shadowrun at the beginning of their world had more name giver races than Earthdawn at the middle of theirs?


Some of those races were more delicious than others.

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Re: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Postby Tattered Rags » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:23 pm

etherial wrote:
wsocrates wrote:Does anyone know what the official Line from Fasa is going to be with more Name Giver Races? I know the tie in is not official anymore but I always thought it funny that Shadowrun at the beginning of their world had more name giver races than Earthdawn at the middle of theirs?


Some of those races were more delicious than others.


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Re: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Postby Mataxes » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:34 pm

wsocrates wrote:Does anyone know what the official Line from Fasa is going to be with more Name Giver Races?


It's not out of the realm of possibility, if something suitable comes up in the course of development.

I know the tie in is not official anymore but I always thought it funny that Shadowrun at the beginning of their world had more name giver races than Earthdawn at the middle of theirs?


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