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by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disbelieving Illusions
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Disbelieving Illusions

The illusionist pretending to be the old beggar launches his attack, casting "STOP RIGHT THERE" and freezing you and your companions. He then blasts the first one with Ephemeral Bolt (hoping for a good amount of damage without a Sensing Test), but it causes a Wound and the character makes...
by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disbelieving Illusions
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Disbelieving Illusions

No Strain, but here are the current drawbacks: "If the spell is not an illusion, however, the target’s Mystic Defense is considered to be 2 for the purpose of determining the number of successes, as they have opened themselves up to the magic. In addition, the target cannot use any active defen...
by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disbelieving Illusions
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Disbelieving Illusions

I usually try to determine the Illusionist's spells ahead of time (semi-randomly), and alternate or throw a dice to decide if the NPC illusionist will cast the True or Illusion version. Hm, some of that language seems to have been edited out of 4th edition. Disbelief also no longer costs a standard ...
by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disbelieving Illusions
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: Disbelieving Illusions

It applies after you or some-one you witness shakes off a damage effect. Keep in mind that not all Illusionists know both copies of the spell, and that illusionary damage is "real" for all purposes unless you manage to sense/disbelieve it, or it pushes you past your KO rating (anything pas...
by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Map Printout
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Map Printout

I love maps, & created the Atlas of Barsaive pdf by overlapping and over-drawing all the 1st edition maps in Adobe Illustrator (which a german artist then used to paint the current 4E book-map). Here yah go: http://earthdawn.blogspot.com/2011/05/enhanced-atlas-of-barsaive.html It is a "full...
by Telarus_KSC
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Weaving Threads to Pattern Items
Replies: 34
Views: 3881

Re: Weaving Threads to Pattern Items

The only thing you are missing in the Pattern Item step is c) obtain the pattern item AND ROLL Item History to confirm your research knowledge is what is needed in the Test Knowledge. It comes down to: You need both things [Test Knowledge via Item History talent] and [Research Knowledge from Rolepla...
by Telarus_KSC
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: Theran Empire Namegivers 4th ED

Whoa, really? Oooh, wait, these, yah: http://shadowrun.wikia.com/wiki/Metahumanity

Hm, I would do many of those differently, but there are some interesting ideas there.
by Telarus_KSC
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Grimoires, Other People's Grimoires, & You
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Grimoires, Other People's Grimoires, & You

I agree that in-game "political" reasons for spell-control would limit availability sharply. This is an interesting discussion, and this gets to the heart of it: Anyways, with this change/interpretation, spells "learned" (i.e., spent LP on them, actually in grimoire) really becom...
by Telarus_KSC
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Were Brithans and Shadowmants weaker before?
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Were Brithans and Shadowmants weaker before?

I like the idea of juvenile vs adult Brithans and Shadowmants. :D

Both animals could have different social structures in the different phases of life. Often juvinile rays will school, but adults only school in large numbers at certain times of the year.
by Telarus_KSC
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Weaving Threads to Pattern Items
Replies: 34
Views: 3881

Re: Weaving Threads to Pattern Items

Both excellent explanations, thanks guys!

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