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by Tattered Rags
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Question -> Construct: Shadow - Power: Possession
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Question -> Construct: Shadow - Power: Possession

Something to think about, there's no reason a shadow need dictate everything the possessed person does. It could let the person act normally until certain times where it forces an off behavior or two to its advantage. Like at a critical time that causes a friend's death.
by Tattered Rags
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Question -> Construct: Shadow - Power: Possession
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Question -> Construct: Shadow - Power: Possession

I'm not a developer, but the pssessed person can only think freely, not speak. Speaking is a physical action of the body. In any case, if they could speak, they may warn their friends that they should be tied down!
by Tattered Rags
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Help in balancing ritual magic and named spells
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Help in balancing ritual magic and named spells

May I suggest a completely random chance of failure for Naming spells? Roll a percentile with a threshold determined by the circle of the spell (higher more likely to fail). You do everything with the spell, spend all the costs (except maybe LP), roll the necessary talents, and then if you succeed, ...
by Tattered Rags
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Romance and Seduction
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Romance and Seduction

I see two potential issues with a legend point cost for social connections. First, you run the risk of your points walking off. Perhaps literally. A magic hammer will not get annoyed with you and stop whacking people. I realize Earthdawn isn't a game where your points are guaranteed (you don't get ...
by Tattered Rags
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: What are the Denairastas up to in your campaign?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What are the Denairastas up to in your campaign?

Is he new to roleplaying games?

Has he liked anything from your previous sessions?

What are his favorite movies, books, and video games?
by Tattered Rags
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: What are the Denairastas up to in your campaign?
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What are the Denairastas up to in your campaign?

To add to what Belenus wrote, does the player's character have a backstory? If he does, mine that for plot hooks. If not, then see if he'll provide one (offering LP). Make a part of the adventure about him! As for what the Denairastas are doing in my campaign, check out my latest post mortem, the sp...
by Tattered Rags
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: [Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer

If he wants to master anything besides it, he should just learn it as any other disciplin as well. He doesn't actually care. I tried to get ideas from him, but he just wanted to hit harder. That said, he liked the idea of something elemental related and also the idea of a range ability. So I threw ...
by Tattered Rags
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: [Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer

Excellent point on the melee vs. thrown talents. I'll probably just do thread rank plus dexterity. Range on all things will likely be 20 yards. If the "teleport" does an effect, definitely a standard action. If not, maybe a move. Strain, strain, everywhere strain! And probably lots for the transport...
by Tattered Rags
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer
Replies: 4
Views: 213

[Thread Item] Favu's Big Hammer

This is my idea for the warrior in my group. Not fleshed out yet, but the idea is to provide some ranged options to the warrior and battlefield mobility. These ranged attacks should be generally weaker than close combat, as well as weaker than the scout's bow, but perhaps still use his melee weapon ...
by Tattered Rags
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Pattern Items and True Patterns?
Replies: 40
Views: 7671

Re: Pattern Items and True Patterns?

On that last one, I'd suspect that the Adept would likely have a sense that something was off. Not because it isn't magical, but because if it was something so personal and had been with him or her for so long that it became a pattern item, then they likely are intimately familiar with it. A tiny sc...