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by ChrisDDickey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: West Marches II
Topic: Reviving the Earthdawn Westmarches campaign
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Reviving the Earthdawn Westmarches campaign

I am copying Aegharan's post from the other sub-forum to this one. Good news, everyone! Right before delving into 2020 we begin the relaunch of our Earthdawn Westmarches Campaign! The campaign has fallen asleep and has been in a coma for nearly a year. To make it easier on the GMs, we relaunch the s...
by ChrisDDickey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Zil, Windling Elementalist
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Zil, Windling Elementalist

Roll20 Name:    Chris D. Discord ID:    chrisddickey (@chrisddickey#0745) Character Name:    Zil of Middle Jothan. Race:    Windling. Astral Sight, Flight, Increased PD+2.  -25% armor costs. -80% weight.  Characteristics Dex: 14 (6) (Init -1 armor, -2 shield). Str: 4 (3) Tou: 11 (5) Per: 16 (7) Wil...
by ChrisDDickey
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: West Marches II
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: A few questions

Yes, open to pretty much anybody to play. I don't think anybody has ever been banned. To play your character needs to be approved by the character head. If you would like to GM send a PM to the GM head. Yes, pretty much need Roll20 and Discord. Also need to keep your character up to date in the Char...
by ChrisDDickey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Need help with a journeyman pattern item
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Need help with a journeyman pattern item

Although I can understand that one might feel the need to 'scale' the talent height to its rank, I find it questionable, especially since one could, in theory, just wait until he his about 100 feet from the ground before activating the talent, no matter how high he was when the fall began.11 [climb...
by ChrisDDickey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Questions for movement: Summon Bone Spirit
Replies: 25
Views: 1298

Re: Questions for movement: Summon Bone Spirit

I would just simplify it and ask the GM to agree that ether (a) they just have to be within 10 yards of each other at some point during the round. or (b) they have to be within 10 yards of each other at the end of the round. You could still lose the bone spirit if (for example) one or the other char...
by ChrisDDickey
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: When to add karma

Earthdawn and 1879 share the step system, and several other things, but there are some significant rule differences. This is one. Earthdawn specifically says (somewhere) that karma must be declared before the roll, and rolled with it. 1879 specifically allows the player to roll the dice, see the rol...
by ChrisDDickey
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Need help with a journeyman pattern item
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Need help with a journeyman pattern item

Wind Catcher is limited by rank. So does the horn have a wind catcher rank of 1, thus saving from falls of up to 100 yards? Or is the horns wind catcher rank equal to the thread rank, being potentially useful up to 600 yards of all 6 ranks are tied? I think it might be saying it works from all heigh...
by ChrisDDickey
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Access to ranged weapon skills by discipline...
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Access to ranged weapon skills by discipline...

To do this we would probably need to create a discipline still based on Cavalryman but changing a few things: For horse archer as a primary tactic yes, but as it is missile weapons make a great secondary tactic. It is the nature of Earthdawn that the system itself kind of dictates a disciplines pri...
by ChrisDDickey
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Access to ranged weapon skills by discipline...
Replies: 17
Views: 917

Re: Access to ranged weapon skills by discipline...

Anybody serious about Throwing Weapons will probably learn the "Returning" knack, available at rank 4. For one strain their thrown weapon returns to their hand. That way you only need one Thread Item and/or well forged throwing weapon. So you don't really need to buy a dozen hawk-hatchets. For that ...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Saurids on Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Saurids on Earth

I can't find the reference right now, but I recall Andrew saying that the British government, knowing the importance that the Saurids put on environmentalism, are determined to keep the Saurids from learning how polluted Earth is, and not allowing any Earth spirits to talk to any Saurid Shaman. So t...