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by MetalBoar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Legacy Namegivers- An Immortalized Identity
Replies: 7
Views: 614

Re: Legacy Namegivers- An Immortalized Identity

I'm not sure what I'll do with this idea in my games, if anything, but I really like it. I agree, with the importance of names it feels like a natural fit for Earthdawn. Just noodling off the top of my head, maybe something like a lahala with each new "Roberts" gaining access to the knowledge of the...
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: When to add karma

Thanks Mataxes! Yep, searchable PDF's are great. I thought about checking my 1st edition book, but then I'd have to go dig it out of a box. I've got 4th edition in electronic format and both 3rd and 4th in dead tree format on my book shelf. I started by doing a search on the PDF's and then moved to ...
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: When to add karma

Earthdawn specifically says (somewhere) that karma must be declared before the roll, and rolled with it.
Well that's sure what I remembered but then I couldn't find it!

Thanks for the answer!
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 396

When to add karma

Quick rules interpretation question: I was reading the examples of "actual play" for 1879 the other day and noticed that it at least implies and may explicitly use examples in which the players choose whether to use karma after seeing the results of the base, karma-less, die roll. With Earthdawn, my...
by MetalBoar
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: Product Line Status?
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Product Line Status?

Thank you both for the replies! I'm glad to hear it's still going strong. I just added the pdf for the Players Guide to my wish list for a Secret Santa thing my wife's family is doing. I'm not much into receiving gifts through gift exchanges and always feel a little weird putting a wish list togethe...
by MetalBoar
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: Product Line Status?
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Product Line Status?

Hey there everyone. I'm a long time Earthdawn player and 4th edition Kickstarter backer, love the step system. I've thought that 1879 looked like a pretty cool setting but never gave it a lot of attention until very recently. I've now developed a keen interest in giving it a try but... I'm wondering...
by MetalBoar
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Encounter Design
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: Encounter Design

It looks like Slimcreeper has made a lot of the same points I was going to make while I've been typing, but since I have typed it I'll post what I've got! :D I've only played a little 4th edition at this point but I've run a number of 3rd edition games and there are a couple of fundamental things th...
by MetalBoar
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Espagra cloaks as layered armor in 4th edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Re: Espagra cloaks as layered armor in 4th edition

Yes, layering armor was intentionally removed from ED4.
That seems reasonable given the new rules. Thanks for the reply!
by MetalBoar
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Espagra cloaks as layered armor in 4th edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Espagra cloaks as layered armor in 4th edition

Quick question for everyone. It appears that the rules for wearing an espagra cloak over other armor have been removed from 4th edition. I assume this went along with the removal of armor defeating hits but wanted to check in and see if it was an oversight or simply to save on text or something else...
by MetalBoar
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Haggle clarification
Replies: 23
Views: 8959

Re: Haggle clarification

For me, Haggle is just an inherently weird beast. It's either a thing or it isn't. If you have it,you want to use it (and this should include NPCs), and you should get to use it (otherwise that's just wasted LP or NPC skill allocation). If you don't have it, good chance you'd be happier if it didn'...