Search found 905 matches

by Mataxes
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Combat options
Replies: 18
Views: 3536

Re: Combat options

For something closer to that, maybe modify what being Stunned means to you. Eg, not Knocked Out, but.. just... stunned. Dazed. I'd suggest a more Taunt-like effect (eg, penalties to their rolls for the next turn, or perhaps a number of turns equal to the number of Successes) - but that might have p...
by Mataxes
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: New Setting/RPG
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Re: New Setting/RPG

I have long felt that the core mechanic is pretty robust, and able to handle more than just Earthdawn. As FWD says just above, 1879 uses the "Core Step" mechanic, as will the upcoming Demonworld RPG. Just before GenCon it was joked that, given the work done to adapt the mechanics to 1879, ...
by Mataxes
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Were Brithans and Shadowmants weaker before?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Were Brithans and Shadowmants weaker before?

Yes. Both the brithan and shadowmant are tougher than they were in prior editions. Before, they were considered "Circle 2" challenge, but are now both "Circle 5" The stats for them in Ardanyan's Revenge are the same as the stats given in the ED3 GM Guide, which are mostly similar...
by Mataxes
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Mists of Betrayal (Revised)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Mists of Betrayal (Revised)?

I took a quick look through the "Revised" edition (which was technically post-ED3 but before ED4) and compared it to the original ED1 version. Basically, it looks like the challenges have (in general) been scaled back compared to the original. For example, instead of 2 jehuthra in the init...
by Mataxes
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Update to old material
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Update to old material

As somebody who was involved in updating earlier products to ED3, it isn't always as easy as it seems, and there sometimes isn't enough of a difference to make the effort worthwhile. I mean... what would people want to see updated? ED4 stats for classic adventures? Official versions of secondary and...
by Mataxes
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: GEN CON
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: GEN CON

For those who are looking to catch up with me at #GenCon, here is a rough schedule... Thursday 11am-2pm FASA Games Booth (#2029) 2pm-6pm Running "Scars of the Scourge" for ED4 Friday 9am-10am FASA Games Panel (Crowne Plaza Penn Station A) Noon-4pm Running "Scars of the Scourge" f...
by Mataxes
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: GEN CON
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: GEN CON

FASA Games panel Friday @ 9am!

I'll be posting the rest of my schedule tomorrow. Stop by and say hi!
by Mataxes
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: GEN CON
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: GEN CON

My scenario should be done by then...
by Mataxes
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Thread Items
Replies: 17
Views: 4012

Re: Thread Items

Another aspect to look at when trying to make items interesting is to look at their story and how best to integrate it into the campaign. While a good item can have interesting powers, or it might have unusual manifestations, those aren't strictly necessary. Classic exmple: The Blades of Cara Fahd. ...
by Mataxes
Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Second (whatever) as a skill from circle 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Second (whatever) as a skill from circle 1

While you can't purchase those skills with free ranks from building the character, there isn't anything that stops a character from spending time, money, and legend on picking them up during early circles. Honestly, though, it's not a very efficient use of your resources at that point in your career...

Go to advanced search