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by Telarus
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Booster Potion Vs. Last Chance spell
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Booster Potion Vs. Last Chance spell

Oh yeah, 'pre-gaming booster potions' is totally in-trope.
by Telarus
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Spellcasting skill
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Spellcasting skill

I really love the ideas here. We played around with spellcasting-as-a-skill in 1e, but left it behind when the campaign went to 2e. I'm really liking the idea of attaining a 0 thread spell to a matrix object and handing it to another spellcaster. There's really nothing in the metaphysics that spoils...
by Telarus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Wyvern: Animal?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Wyvern: Animal?

I always got from the hints that they are a magical creature related to dragons (wyvern skins and stinger venom being magical ingredients for certain things), _and_ that <spoilers> adolescent dragons spend time looking like & flying around with wyvern flocks</spoilers>.
by Telarus
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Spoiler question (My players stay out of this thread!)
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Spoiler question (My players stay out of this thread!)

Oh, back when I ran some of the 1e stuff and had the Shadowrun references, I thought the Rose Crystal and the Everliving Flower were duplicates of each other, but that isn't actually referenced.

https://shadowrun.fandom.com/wiki/Rose_Crystal
by Telarus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Spoiler question (My players stay out of this thread!)
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Spoiler question (My players stay out of this thread!)

I'm going to hint at a huge setting spoiler, so forgive me for not providing more. There are 2 magical 'everliving' roses, and they are at the heart of one of the grudges between the Blood Wood and Thera - with ties going back to the 2nd Age Dragon politics... they pop up again in Barsaive at War (2...
by Telarus
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Training skills?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Training skills?

It really depends on how you want to position Adepts socially in all the societies. If non-Adepts can learn Skills from an Adept who has the Talent, then Adepts are often found leading/teaching bands of non-adepts. Warrior-bands, Garlen-cults, etc, etc will have well-trained non-Adept members. Other...
by Telarus
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disappointment with the Nethermancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Disappointment with the Nethermancer

The Earthdawn Guild on Facebook would be a great place to crowdsource that.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/earthdawnguild/
by Telarus
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disappointment with the Nethermancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Re: Disappointment with the Nethermancer

I definitely had to use the Favors system (& all the other social mechanics), along with making spirits strange and weird, to make it a viable part of the discipline. Relationships should be cultivated, and more powerful Named spirits can promise services from their underlings as a Favor. Also, in m...
by Telarus
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Airship Altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 3008

Re: Airship Altitude

I don't mean to be a tease, but we do have most of this sketched out... needing a final mechanics and edit cut pass. Ships can become Derelict by damage or by falling under a certain # of 'able crew' (with officers/high circle characters counting double, and anyone without the required rank counting...
by Telarus
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Thread Items for sale?
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Thread Items for sale?

Christie’s auction house of Travar? This is how it works in my Barsaive. You may be able to find some Forged weapons and maybe a (very low rank) Thread Item in the GRand Bazaar or the great cities' marketplaces. But other than that, you have to deal with wealthy merchant-guild politics, kingdom pol...