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by Bonhumm
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Stealth and Surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Stealth and Surprise

My opinion on surprise is 'I was not expecting to be in combat right now'. If I'm caught in an ambush (and fail my PER/Awareness test), I'm surprised for this round and this round only. I will NOT be (mechanically) surprised again for the full duration of the fight. Yes, if fell in an ambush of cada...
by Bonhumm
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Nice Thread Scythan Axe, or Lore from Scytha
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Nice Thread Scythan Axe, or Lore from Scytha

The only other references I know of Scytha is in the Explorer’s Guide to Barsaive (the ‘blue book’ of the 1st edition Barsaive Campaign Set) around page 96-97 but its not much.
by Bonhumm
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Combat Fury
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Combat Fury

3rd edition Combat Fury is written the same way, however Classic edition says: 'While under the effect of this spell, the character can only make close combat attacks; no ranged or spell combat attacks are allowed .' So, my guess is that it just mean that the only kind of ATTACK that you can do whil...
by Bonhumm
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Key knowledge for "common" thread items
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Key knowledge for "common" thread items

It depends, of course, what you mean by a 'common' thread item. Your example of 'Excalibur' would definitely NOT be a 'common' thread item. 'Excalibur' would be widely known and its so would be its history thus, since the first key knowledge is always to find the name, that should not be much of a p...
by Bonhumm
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: ED4 Mystic Path Journeyman Knack
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: ED4 Mystic Path Journeyman Knack

Panda wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:35 pm
The knacks do exactly what they say: You can spend Karma on a talent learned through Versatility once per round. If you have all three, you can only use one at a time.
Then I fail to understand why there is 3 knacks that does the exact same thing while not being able to 'stack'.
by Bonhumm
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: ED4 Mystic Path Journeyman Knack
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: ED4 Mystic Path Journeyman Knack

My understanding is that from the 'The adept can spend a Karma point on a talent learned through Versatility' it means that each of those knacks allows you to chose ONE talent (learned through Versatility) where you can use Karma on. So, for example, an Adept that has Rank 10 in Versatility could us...
by Bonhumm
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: 4th edition obsidian and blood magic
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: 4th edition obsidian and blood magic

That would mean that group patterns for large groups are just another word for suicide. I'd see that as a bit like computer networking: - Having a computer completely disconnected from any network is completely safe.... and not that useful. - Being connected to the internet through a small lan make...
by Bonhumm
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: 4th edition obsidian and blood magic
Replies: 17
Views: 1072

Re: 4th edition obsidian and blood magic

There is little 'racial lore' in 4th edition yet beside the tidbits race description in the Players Guide. However, lore from previous edition is considered canon. Thus, the data concerning obsidimen being reluctant to use blood magic (beside living armor) found in the 1st edition Denizens of Earthd...
by Bonhumm
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Avoid Blow, Physical, Defense and Windlings
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Avoid Blow, Physical, Defense and Windlings

Indeed, Avoid Blow is like a 'second chance' at not being hit.

Perhaps he is a player used to previous edition where a failed Avoid Blow resulted in being knockdown?

Back then, using Avoid Blow was a hell of a gamble so that might be why he think its not worth it.
by Bonhumm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Balancing Astral sight
Replies: 23
Views: 2257

Re: Balancing Astral sight

Transparent objects remains transparent but opaque objects are not and are (unless magical) bland and textures-less. Which is why you could turn the pages of a book in Astral but not read the text. Although, now that I think about it, writing a book with confidential information, using an invisible ...