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by MetalBoar
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Replacement Talent for Haggle
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Replacement Talent for Haggle

well, for what it's worth, I took the time to check the errata, and that makes it a bit more clear: "Haggle, Page 152 Clarification: Each side makes all their tests independently, they do not alternate tests." Thanks to Sharkforce! I'm glad someone thought to look at the errata. Last couple of time...
by MetalBoar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Replacement Talent for Haggle
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Replacement Talent for Haggle

in the west marches campaign, we have had a great deal of success with using the optional rule "using all talents to advance". when you come across a talent that does not particularly fit your personal vision of the discipline, you can basically just bypass it entirely by using an optional talent t...
by MetalBoar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Replacement Talent for Haggle
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Re: Replacement Talent for Haggle

What do you dislike about Haggle? I have two primary complaints. A strict, literal reading of the RAW (4th Edition) is broken as it only gives you a +/-5% change in price, max. A more optimistic (from the Thief's point of view) interpretation of the RAW still relies on a great deal of luck to see m...
by MetalBoar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Replacement Talent for Haggle
Replies: 18
Views: 2744

Replacement Talent for Haggle

So, back in 2016 I see I started a thread talking about my problems with the Haggle talent and looking through it again I see that I never reached a satisfactory conclusion. I don't remember now what I did 4 years ago but I once again have a PC that just reached 3rd circle as a Thief and I'm still n...
by MetalBoar
Wed May 13, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Cavalrymen should have the slowest mounts possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

Re: Cavalrymen should have the slowest mounts possible?

The Cavalryman just seems very specialized to me. They work very well for a limited number of campaign styles and also for a very limited number of character builds. A campaign that's primarily in the wilderness and rural outdoor settings? They're going to dominate in many combat scenarios. Windling...
by MetalBoar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Legacy Namegivers- An Immortalized Identity
Replies: 7
Views: 3008

Re: Legacy Namegivers- An Immortalized Identity

I'm not sure what I'll do with this idea in my games, if anything, but I really like it. I agree, with the importance of names it feels like a natural fit for Earthdawn. Just noodling off the top of my head, maybe something like a lahala with each new "Roberts" gaining access to the knowledge of the...
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: When to add karma

Thanks Mataxes! Yep, searchable PDF's are great. I thought about checking my 1st edition book, but then I'd have to go dig it out of a box. I've got 4th edition in electronic format and both 3rd and 4th in dead tree format on my book shelf. I started by doing a search on the PDF's and then moved to ...
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: When to add karma

Earthdawn specifically says (somewhere) that karma must be declared before the roll, and rolled with it.
Well that's sure what I remembered but then I couldn't find it!

Thanks for the answer!
by MetalBoar
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: When to add karma
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

When to add karma

Quick rules interpretation question: I was reading the examples of "actual play" for 1879 the other day and noticed that it at least implies and may explicitly use examples in which the players choose whether to use karma after seeing the results of the base, karma-less, die roll. With Earthdawn, my...
by MetalBoar
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Product Line General Discussion
Topic: Product Line Status?
Replies: 8
Views: 7235

Re: Product Line Status?

Thank you both for the replies! I'm glad to hear it's still going strong. I just added the pdf for the Players Guide to my wish list for a Secret Santa thing my wife's family is doing. I'm not much into receiving gifts through gift exchanges and always feel a little weird putting a wish list togethe...