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by Bonhumm
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Relative age by race
Replies: 10
Views: 5015

Re: Relative age by race

Maturity has two components: brain-body development and experience, both of which are variable from individual to individual. Sticking to humans, you can have really mature 12 year old and extremely childish 24 year old, because quality of experience matters much more than quantity of experience. H...
by Bonhumm
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Relative age by race
Replies: 10
Views: 5015

Relative age by race

I hit a little snag on how to handle age for children in Earthdawn. I'm currently dealing with an issue concerning the street gang 'Ghagin's grandchildren' in the Kratas sourcebook. The gang is formed exclusively by children (except for the leader, an old dwarf) and I'm having issues on how 'mentall...
by Bonhumm
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Regarding Astral imprints
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Regarding Astral imprints

T If we put an astral object (let say a dead tree) on the astral imprint of a name-giver, will he feel it's weight and be crushed? The way I see it, the 'astral object' of your dead tree is 'there' because there IS a dead tree 'there' in the real world. The only way to move the astral imprint of th...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Summoning
Replies: 1
Views: 1681

Re: Summoning

- It seems weird that they get 1 service with negotiation success number of powers. Let's say I get an ally spirit with 1 service and one power use. I say, "Buddy, kill those rats please!" That's his service. But he has Insubstantial and Poison. He's not going to use both powers to attack the rats?...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Shossara
Replies: 8
Views: 4670

Shossara

Anyone here know if there is any cannon content about Shossara anywhere in the books of any edition? Especially it's exact location? That is beside the little tidbits in Blood Wood and the vague arrow pointing north in the Theran book? Also: was the fact that 1/3 of Spain is missing on the Theran ma...
by Bonhumm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Talent: Close In
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

Talent: Close In

Heya all. Questions for you wise ones about the Close In talent (Kratas sourcebook, p:224) 1- The rule is pretty clear on how to initiate the close in but not so clear on how the opponent can disengage. The rule says: The target can try to break off by using the Going Into a Weapon (Shield) combat o...
by Bonhumm
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.
Replies: 18
Views: 7858

Re: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.

Slimcreeper wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:48 pm
I also don't like the visual of a skyraider as a battleaxe on a pogostick
You made me drop my drink so much I laughed there.
by Bonhumm
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.
Replies: 18
Views: 7858

Re: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.

ok, I messed-up on the and/or but still:

- 'from a stable platform' = not suspended in midair

OR

- jump down = Jumping Downward, Great Leap would be jumping UPward and then falling down.

But you know, that's just my opinion.
by Bonhumm
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.
Replies: 18
Views: 7858

Re: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.

My point was that Great Leap does not qualify for a Down Strike attack as it does not meet both criteria: That is that the attack must START from a point higher than the target (jumping DOWN) and that it must start from a STABLE platform. This is a 'AND' condition, not a 'OR'. So, doing a Great Leap...
by Bonhumm
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.
Replies: 18
Views: 7858

Re: Down Strike and how it might interact with Great Leap and/or splitting movement.

I think the key part here is ' jump down ' which is quite different from ' falling down '. So, the attacker must either be: a- on a stable platform while, of course, being in melee range. or b- be JUMPING DOWN from said STABLE platform , most likely because of range. All the other examples I've seen...