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by Slimcreeper
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Grand Tales and Glorious Schemes
Topic: 1879: The Expendables
Replies: 62
Views: 6187

Re: 1879: The Expendables

Thank you to everyone for sharing these!
by Slimcreeper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Chaos Hounds, Travar
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Chaos Hounds, Travar

addendum: the withered are the best damn zombies in fiction.
by Slimcreeper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Chaos Hounds, Travar
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Chaos Hounds, Travar

The Spell Backlash (9) ability says it works if the spell doesn't beat the ability's Step, but the step is less than the creature's Mystic Defense. Is the (9) added to an attribute? Or is it rolled?
by Slimcreeper
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Nightflyer's Cloak, what can I turn into?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Nightflyer's Cloak, what can I turn into?

I would rule the intent of the spell is bats, birds, & bat-sized insects. The spell definitely could use some clarity.
by Slimcreeper
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Shaman Circle 3 Karma Ability
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Shaman Circle 3 Karma Ability

Not to toot my own horn (toot) but I’ve had a lot of fun with spirits in 1879. All of the adventures I’ve posted in the forums use them, if you’re looking for inspiration.
by Slimcreeper
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Spellcasting skill
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Spellcasting skill

Alchemy is also a skill, and involves magic. What would be interesting _to me_ is a class of equipment that was activated using spell casting. Like a self-packing backpack or bookshelves enchanted to organize and shelve books. spell casting working almost like engine programming in 1879 for items wi...
by Slimcreeper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: British Imperial Federation
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: British Imperial Federation

Very interesting.
by Slimcreeper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: A list of Firearms for the 19th century
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: A list of Firearms for the 19th century

Yes! There are several references to it in the fiction!
by Slimcreeper
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Question: 'Nobody Here' spell
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Question: 'Nobody Here' spell

1) one sensing test per obsidimen they bounce off. Horse makes tests too.

2) not sure, but I think they’ll believe the spell because their brains invented plausible sensory input for what it believed. Something our brains do a _lot_.

3) yup

4) noooooo not the illusory bridge question nooooo
by Slimcreeper
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Optional Strain Rule
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Optional Strain Rule

I’ve thought about using the 1879 rule in Earthdawn too. I think it plays well. Only thing I don’t like is tracking it separately. So I subtract stun damage from the Uncon rating to put it on a separate track. So someone stabs a fellow in the back for 20 dmg. Fellow takes 20 dmg as usual, but his un...