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by Bonhumm
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Item History
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Item History

So, just to resume and prevent any 'wishful interpretation': We'll use, as an example, the Lighting-bold earring (GM page 217); MD:12, 6 Ranks. Your 'Item History' guy has Rank 3 in Item History 1- The 'guy' will have to study said item at least 1 hour per day for a week, this CANNOT be 'compressed'...
by Bonhumm
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Item History
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Item History

1- I assure you Michael did NOT give you Purifier. 2- How many test knowledge (i.e. 'the questions) he learns depends of the number of successes he gets, but since he 'only' have Item History at Rank 3, he can only learn up to a maximum of the first 3 Ranks no matter how many successes he gets. Upon...
by Bonhumm
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: Ubersuper
Replies: 3
Views: 3107

Re: Ubersuper

Great article.

However, you lost a great opportunity to make them using illusions or other kind of mimicry to hunt and call them the Ubersuper Duper.
by Bonhumm
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Patient Maneuver + Defensive Stance
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Patient Maneuver + Defensive Stance

In my opinion: - Defensive Stance is a Combat Option and therefore last for the entire round, beginning 'before' the round proper. - The knack, although being rolled immediately, (outside the 'running order for actions) still happens DURING the round. Thus, the Penalties/Bonuses related to Defensive...
by Bonhumm
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Used as Artisan Skill
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Used as Artisan Skill

This artisan/crafting skills 'dilemma' come often in Earthdawn. In my opinion, after much discussions about this in the Fasa Discord channel and here I believed that Artisan/Crafting skills will be used with different Attributes depending of the objective: 1- The 'main' reason everyone learn at leas...
by Bonhumm
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Question about Additional Target
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Question about Additional Target

While I would agree that the wording makes it clear that the 'Target' is the caster, not the matrix, I would personally think that the intent was to allow both targeting more matrices from the same target or a matrix from someone else. I don't see anything OP in all this. Especially considering that...
by Bonhumm
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Information on Artist Nick Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Re: Information on Artist Nick Smith

I don't think I've seen his art elsewhere than in the early Earthdawn books. Although, now that I think about it, some old Chutlu art were of the same style and were maybe done by him as well? Even in Earthdawn, he seemed to have been commission only for color pages; he's got Taint and Vergigorm in ...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Classic Edition
Replies: 0
Views: 2021

Classic Edition

I've noticed several books are missing for sale in the Classic Edition of Earthdawn. This is, of course, absolutely not vital since most of them (The Kratas book, Ardanyan Revenge and the Shards) are pretty much copied verbatim in 3rd edition. However, the Kratas character codex includes extended in...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Tasting "Inspire Others"
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: Tasting "Inspire Others"

Ah, uh, ouch! +16 means 5 extra success on top of the highest Social Defense of the group, that would mean, assuming someone has at least 10 in SD, a roll of 35 which, I admit is not that high. This seems to have been imported from 3rd edition were the +2 were per success level on the dreaded succes...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Talent options + Multi-discipline + 'Use all talents to advance'
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Talent options + Multi-discipline + 'Use all talents to advance'

I could really use a clear ruling from a DEV here. We had a discussion about this in Discord but it was mostly opinions so I would like to have an answer to the following questions: When getting a second Discipline in the context of using the optional rule 'Using all talents to advance': 1- My under...