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by Andrew1879
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Disease
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Disease

I went with Attribute points for TB and Typhoid to slow the progression. If you lose an Attribute point, you might not lose a Step. Trying to keep the diseases historically and medically accurate and yet make the RAW a little less brutal.
by Andrew1879
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Saurids on Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Saurids on Earth

This is a woman who, like the current Queen, chooses her jewelry to send subtle messages. She does nothing without a purpose. And in the game world at least she's a better person than to keep sentient beings as pets. The real Victoria? When presented with the daughter of an African chief as a gift b...
by Andrew1879
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: A Heart in the Wrong Place [Adventure]
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: A Heart in the Wrong Place [Adventure]

Denouement, I believe. Interesting continuation of the Earthdawn-1879 crossover. I'm still curious as to how there's enough mana to support cadavermen and what is effectively a lich. Has he got a mana focus?
by Andrew1879
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: Um, nunyah business
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Um, nunyah business

It's a tenuous connection. Was the 2nd Earl in cahoots with the Sons when he founded the Club, or did they just take advantage of it? You could read the text of that entry in several different ways. The painter, for example. Are those actually his sons, or are they apprentices in the arts or spycraf...
by Andrew1879
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Saurids on Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Saurids on Earth

Nobody said they haven't tried. They just haven't succeeded. For a variety of reasons. Have you read the saga of the Hat and the Lieutenants Calamitous?
by Andrew1879
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: Product Line Status?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Product Line Status?

I've got a state of the line post going up on the blog at the end of the year. To summarize: 1879 development is moving along, but we're stalled in production. The Companions have been in lockdown since early spring, waiting for layout. Our primary layout person for 1879 developed medical issues and...
by Andrew1879
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Saurids on Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: Saurids on Earth

Canonically, the Saurids have not yet crossed over to Earth. There are questions as to whether the Rabbit Hole will allow them to, or if, like the Hat, they are forbidden from entry. There's also the diplomatic considerations, and the spiritual ones. There has not been a Saurid on Earth in living me...
by Andrew1879
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Languages

The player character pregens: Ban-Hatu-Namutum, Harbatu-Diyaylu (Scout): makes bad jokes Kazaybu-Dabaynum, Harbatu-Litbanu (Explorer): lies convincingly Anayhu-issiLa-Hassum, Harbatu-Nappilu (Engineer): exhausted by idiots Idu-Ayyu-Ashlu, Reedu (Soldier) (Sheydu-Nishiytu): Right. What’s a Cubit? Nak...
by Andrew1879
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Languages

The Harbatim squad from the city-state of Eridu: Nawru-Eepishu ("combat lawyer"): Ana-Tatu-Awum (“person of purchasable argument”) Harbatu-Diyaylu (scout): Pasatu-Giydim (“Chafes Nerves”) Harbatu-Nappilu ("recovery engineer"): Hahaymu-elaArayhu-Hasayhu (“I’d Explain, But It Would Take Too Long”) Sip...
by Andrew1879
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: For Gamemasters
Topic: Languages
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Languages

No, they're not. Samsut is based loosely on Akkadian, with enough Babylonian and Hittite and other Semitic and Afro-Asiatic bits and pieces to make it confusing. Think of it as Yiddish, having started with more or less a Germanic base, but having added so much from Hebrew and all the lands the Ashke...