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by Bonhumm
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Old ed spells not included?
Replies: 18
Views: 4051

Re: Old ed spells not included?

I don't think I've ever seen much use for that spell, that's probably because I think about 100% of the Elementalists I ever played with were windlings. What original use of it did yours do with the spell? Throne of air is not among the 4th edition spells indeed but, as stated before, you could ask ...
by Bonhumm
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Balancing Astral sight
Replies: 23
Views: 5256

Re: Balancing Astral sight

The working of Astral Sight / Perception is not very clear and I'm not a dev but here's my understanding out of it. Astral Sight is not all powerful, from your questions I suppose you and/or your GM played Shadowrun and are assuming that Astral Sight posseses several of the abilities of this game 'A...
by Bonhumm
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Cathon Grimeye, Cara Fahd and Landis
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Cathon Grimeye, Cara Fahd and Landis

'Nations of Barsaive volume 3: Cara Fahd' (3rd edition) gives the a description of the life of Cathon Grimeye, starting around page 40. The old adventure module 'Blades' probably have some hints about it too.
by Bonhumm
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Balancing Forge Armor/Weapon
Replies: 15
Views: 3688

Re: Balancing Forge Armor/Weapon

Threads items are usually much more than just 'more damage'. No matter how good the Weaponsmith is, he cannot forges bonuses to talents (or even actually GIVE access to a a talent), improve things like PHY/MYS/SOC Defenses, improved initiative, allowing karma on some stuff etc. The value of a +1 to ...
by Bonhumm
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: +1 for each additional target
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Re: +1 for each additional target

Although the GM always have the final word, I would tend to agree with Michael here, not only because the description says ' inspiring his allies and intimidating his enemies ' but also because, in my opinion, you don't get to decide to whom you bellow at any more than you get to decide whom will he...
by Bonhumm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Situation Modifiers, Action tests and Initiative
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: Situation Modifiers, Action tests and Initiative

Although I would usually agree that 'all tests' might actually be 'shorthand' for 'all ACTION tests', in this specific example (Knocked Down penalties) that would not be the case since the description specifically states 'including his next initiative test'.
by Bonhumm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Situation Modifiers, Action tests and Initiative
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: Situation Modifiers, Action tests and Initiative

Yes, it's an Effect test, not an Action test. Or are you actually saying that all tests are subject to reduction, even Initiative and Spell Effects tests? Well, the description states 'all tests', NOT all action tests thus: Actions tests are tests Effect tests are tests Initiative tests are tests
by Bonhumm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bennies, name to be changed.
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: Bennies, name to be changed.

etherial wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:51 am
Slimcreeper wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:43 am
It's actually the only way you can get a result of 20 on a d20.
I assume this is just a joke at the d20's expense.
Well, since dies exploded in Earthdawn, it IS impossible to roll a 20 on a D20.
by Bonhumm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: How do Non-Adepts Journey on the Wheel? (Elvish Spiritual Belief)
Replies: 5
Views: 1463

Re: How do Non-Adepts Journey on the Wheel? (Elvish Spiritual Belief)

Reading the whole section about the Wheel, the feeling I get from it is that this is much more a question of life philosophy during each 'phase' on the wheel than a question of Discipline(s). So, Adept or not, any elf around the age of 60 and 120 would follow the Path of Scholar, would have a 'Schol...
by Bonhumm
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Naming military airships
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Naming military airships

The only canon name that I can think of is/was Neden's flagship: 'The king's justice'.

You might select names from ancient kings or the original clans making up Throal (details at the beginning of the Throal book).