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by ChrisDDickey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Elemental control spells
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Elemental control spells

Thanks much! I understand the spells better now!
by ChrisDDickey
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Elemental control spells
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Elemental control spells

I have some questions about the 5 spells that gather/control/move/disperse and extract elements. I am unsure of the differences and when you would use them. How most spellcasters would find them worth knowing. In particular, control confuses me a lot. Lets assume a caster is Rank 6 and has access to...
by ChrisDDickey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Ranged Aiming
Replies: 11
Views: 115

Re: Ranged Aiming

If you did implement this combat option as written, I think it would almost never be used except during a surprise round. But if the bonus is +6 for three rounds of aiming, it would be overpowered, especially when combined with surprise. I can't think of anything else that can give a bonus of +6. I ...
by ChrisDDickey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Divine Aura
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Divine Aura

I always thought of it as there being two classes of CadaverMen. The Parlanth Queen Twiceborn CM were animated with inelegance and personality and I agree that they might probably have had their original spirit re-bound to their corpse. But I always thought that the more common quick and easy CM wer...
by ChrisDDickey
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Tagging skills
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Tagging skills

I plan on this being the last post before I shut up about this topic. Unless I misremember, both 1st and classic editions of Earthdawn only required a talent be used once per rank to advance it. Requiring it to be tagged the new ranks triangle number is a very different beast. I mean to get to rank ...
by ChrisDDickey
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Tagging skills
Replies: 18
Views: 1627

Re: Tagging skills

Has anybody ever played with tagging past the Novice Tier? Because it seems to me like it MUST choke all advancement. I would think the first symptom will manifest as not being able to take Optional Skills, because you need to get an ever increasing number of Core Skills up to PR rating, and in Jour...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Divine Aura
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Divine Aura

I would think that a Cadaver Man would look very different from a normal corpse or a normal human. It might not look like something "alive" but I would think you would see an animating power, possibly looking similar to a spell. Like a corpse with a powerful spell (or horror power) attached to it. N...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bolt Spell and KaV Acid Spit
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Bolt Spell and KaV Acid Spit

2nd question, What defines the "target area" of the burn area spell? How big can the area be? How small can it be? What shape can it be? The range is Rank yards, but I assume the Area of Effect is not everybody and everything within Rank yards of the caster. If the range and the area are the same th...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bolt Spell and KaV Acid Spit
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Bolt Spell and KaV Acid Spit

The Bolt spell does not say if is Physical Armor, Mystic Armor, or No Armor. Which? Or does it depend upon the KaV? In particular, what armor does Acid Spit have to go against? acid spit has a secondary effect of step 4 damage for 3 rounds. Does that acid damage get resisted by armor each round, or ...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Divine Aura
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Divine Aura

I tend to read this MUCH more narrowly than you do. You mention your "Astral Sense shenanigans", and that might be part of the problem. A lot of players and GMs play that a whole lot of information about health, etc. is available at a barest glance via Astral Sight or Astral Sense. The assumption is...