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by ChrisDDickey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Grand Tales and Glorious Schemes
Topic: 1879: The Expendables
Replies: 10
Views: 470

1879: The Expendables

Journal Entry, day 13 out of Caracas We have been making good time down the tributary, and our own navigation, plus the boatman and guide all agree that we should reach the Orinoco within hours tomorrow. It will then be just a day or two of further travel to reach the village from which we will star...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Blood Elf Children
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: Blood Elf Children

I find the answer that they are all born without thorns surprising. I understood that the Ritual of Thorns changed many of the creatures of the Blood Wood spontaneously, Such as for example the Ethandrille breed was more or less accidentally and permanently changed and they now breed true with thorn...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Shantaya’s Sextan
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Shantaya’s Sextan

I could not find a price for in-game Sextants, but did find a description and picture (attached) in the Barsaive Boxed set. The BBS also has a map marked up to be used with the Sextant. The "Rod" is just a ruler, marked for "days walking and days riding". The "Astrolabe" is just a weird protractor. ...
by ChrisDDickey
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: heal spell
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: heal spell

1) It does not say it does cost anybody a recovery test. 2) The spellcasting chapter (page 364) says that the normal order of events is to Determine Effects, and then to Take Strain, so assuming the spell behaved as normal, the strain would happen after the healing effect. 3) It does not say that it...
by ChrisDDickey
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs
Replies: 129
Views: 33866

Re: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs

A while ago there was a discussion thread that concluded that damage replacement tests were not subject to the "each talent can only be used once per round" rule. There was discussion that maybe that rule should be errata-ed to only apply to simple talents and not free talents. Discussion is in this...
by ChrisDDickey
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Spell Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: Spell Questions

I seem to recall reading that magical tomes helped Weird Scientists get inspiration for their scientific devices, and I seem to recall hearing that it was easier to make a KaV if you could study a grimoure that had a variant than to develop a new KaV from scratch. So I thought that there was some to...
by ChrisDDickey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Thread Item] Everlight Bow
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: [Thread Item] Everlight Bow

I like it, it all seems OK to me. I think that the torchlight ability is minor enough to coexist with the other rank 1 effect. I was going to mention that having two rank 3 effects might be a bit much, but then I saw that you said only one could be done per round, so I think that might be OK. I will...
by ChrisDDickey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Entertainer Talent for Troubadour
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Entertainer Talent for Troubadour

So would this indeed mean that the Troubadour could use any instrument even those he never heard of before? Or, for role-playing purposes, if you want you could say that he learns all instruments he has never heard of before about as quickly as he can learn a new language he has never heard spoken ...
by ChrisDDickey
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Grand Tales and Glorious Schemes
Topic: Much Ado About Ada [Spoilers]
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: Much Ado About Ada [Spoilers]

Old Cusa looked at the circle of young faces across from him as they finished sorting the last of the reeds. Cusa rose to fetch a small basket, took a handful of the berries it contained, and passed the basket to the nearest youth. Where was I? oh yes. Catherine Montgomery had used her strange card ...
by ChrisDDickey
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Gained talents and improvement
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Gained talents and improvement

In addition to being overpowered, it is a bit too ... I am not sure of the word. Many GMs never take an item away from a character or allow it to be lost, stolen, broken, confiscated, or too difficult to recover. For example even when a PC breaks out of prison, it is considered good form for him to ...