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by Tattered Rags
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Adventurer's Journal
Topic: Under the Stars
Replies: 30
Views: 11765

Re: Under the Stars

Sharkforce wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 am
wait, they chose falling rocks as their symbol?

talk about tempting fate. haven't they ever heard the "rocks fall, everyone dies" meme? :P
They, in fact, are well aware of that. And the one who hadn't played TTRPGs before? I repeatedly use the phrase around him.
by Tattered Rags
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Adventurer's Journal
Topic: Under the Stars
Replies: 30
Views: 11765

Re: Under the Stars

Okay, okay, sorry. We've played several times since. I FINALLY have the write-ups done. Enjoy! The Rolling Stones head out to continue their trip to Urupa. Nothing bad could ever happen when they get to an unfinished amphitheater. Rolling Stones Rock Out Healing, making camp, and spotting a spy: pre...
by Tattered Rags
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Question -> Construct: Shadow - Power: Possession
Replies: 5
Views: 600

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: 600

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: 399

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: 1183

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: 1321

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: 1321

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: 575

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: 575

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...