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by BRW
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: How much of the world is known?
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

Re: How much of the world is known?

As of right now, the material on other provinces is exactly as canon as you want it to be. Whether a province gets revisited in the future outside of our current announcements regarding forthcoming work isn't really something anyone is at liberty to discuss. What do you mean by "liberty to discuss"...
by BRW
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: How much of the world is known?
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

How much of the world is known?

Earthdawn's main focus is definitely Barsaive with close parts of Theran Empire holding a strong second place. Besides that, for 4ed. we have: - Shosara and Blood Wood in Elven Nations, - Arancia in a forthcoming sourcebook. I know that in previous editions, we had more or less comprehensive treatme...
by BRW
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Even more questions: spells
Replies: 44
Views: 24195

Re: Even more questions: spells

Could it even be used to 'un-name' (e.g destroying the True Pattern) of a object, place or even person? This one actually sounds like an excellent plot device for high-level play. I don't have a clue what it could be mechanically. Extended and complicated ritual culminating after years of preparati...
by BRW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Astral topography
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

Re: Astral topography

If you are in the middle of an empty field, its astral reflection would also be a field. Astral creatures/horrors could be there but there could be no 'town' as the only things that can exist in Astral Space without an existing physical counterpart are astral beings. There is no such thing as an 'a...
by BRW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Astral topography
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

Re: Astral topography

I barely started reading about astral space for 4th Edition so I might make a few mistakes but so far, according to the player's handbook: I would like first to thank you for the very detailed answer. I should have made a caveat that I read that section and it left an impression that astral is a 'm...
by BRW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Astral topography
Replies: 6
Views: 4872

Astral topography

I have hard time grasping the Astral in Earthdawn. Is it supposed to be essentially a mirror of the regular world or is it assumed that it has its rich internal structure with many worlds with complex interconections? I know that there are supposed to be elemental planes. Are there a part of Astral?...
by BRW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: ED4 Rule Question: Named Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 15814

Re: ED4 Rule Question: Named Spells

The problem with most "world changing" events and effects is that they are not even spells, they are Rituals. You're right. I actually confused the two things. I'm not so insistent that the top-tier effects need to be implemented as spells as opposed to rituals and it is actually tangential to the ...
by BRW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: ED4 Rule Question: Named Spells
Replies: 28
Views: 15814

Re: ED4 Rule Question: Named Spells

I am also strongly in the camp that there should be no "NPCs only" spells. This is an extremely unfun design: "Here are all the legendary feats of magic you read about. Flying fortresses, teleporting cities and such. Actually, as a 15th circle Wizard, you cannot do them. Period. Enjoy your magic mis...
by BRW
Tue May 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Magic at high circles
Replies: 9
Views: 6861

Magic at high circles

Since this topic has been essentially started in the Conpanion thread, I think it might be interesting to discuss what we expect from master and warden tier magic. 1. I believe that at highest tiers there should be solid foundation for plot device effects. I would be happy to see how do you make tho...
by BRW
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Earthdawn Companion?
Replies: 90
Views: 61575

Re: Earthdawn Companion?

By the very human nature forums are more inclined to complain than to give positive feedback, even if the audience's reception is generally warm. So let me just write that I am absolutely pleased with the idea of skill use for talent knacks. Actually, for some time I was considering asking on this f...