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by lanir
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Actual use for Hold Thread?
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: Actual use for Hold Thread?

In standard combat, not necessarily all that useful. All I could think of that wouldn't be equivalent to the other uses you mentioned is a niche situation where someone's pulling a move-attack-move style action such as a swoop attack. If you need to hit them with a short range or touch spell Hold Th...
by lanir
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Space and Time (Mostly Space)
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: Space and Time (Mostly Space)

I think you might get more mileage out of making static range categories rather than doing math at your table every time someone casts a spell or uses thrown weapons or missile weapons. Then just tell people their weapons or spells let them target at short range up to whatever range they can reach w...
by lanir
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: combat tactics
Replies: 17
Views: 6597

Re: combat tactics

I'm not sure which aspect of this is causing you problems but I think you can just let the bodyguard setup work unless you see the less tough characters starting to outperform their companions. If that's not a problem you don't need to threaten them much as a GM. Generally you want the players to al...
by lanir
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner
Replies: 18
Views: 7708

Re: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner

Doh! I came here hoping for some sort of official ruling, but alas there doesn't seem to be one. The reply by Mataxes on the first page of this thread is probably what you're looking for. I see that now! 1 power per 2 levels. I remember reading it when I first got the book and haven't been able to ...
by lanir
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1834

Re: dog

I think you're referring to the guard dog entry. It makes sense as the average domestic canine isn't necessarily any good at tracking. Step 6 sounded low for realism; they may not be great at it but they're clearly better than an untrained human. But it's actually step 8 with the bonus from their en...
by lanir
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: GM Trick: Running Pack Tactics
Replies: 3
Views: 2816

GM Trick: Running Pack Tactics

Hi! This is something I did a long time ago while running 1st edition Earthdawn. I had two players and an encounter with a pack of wolves but you could probably use the idea for any large organized group. Below is a technique to manage and describe an encounter of this type with a larger number of f...
by lanir
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Suggestions for caster
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Suggestions for caster

I don't have a copy of the 1st edition rulebook anymore. My group that played the game in the 90's included me as an illusionist and a friend playing an elementalist. We also found there were issues with scaling the spells. Our GM's solution was to knock one thread off of the spells that had them. I...
by lanir
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: aspect of the cruel physician
Replies: 7
Views: 3276

Re: aspect of the cruel physician

I'm still reading over everything and the bulk areas of the player's guide such as spells, equipment, etc. were areas I mostly skipped. But I think I understand the actual use for this spell. It may be a bit niche but it's still potentially quite useful even though it has a trade-off. The spell allo...
by lanir
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner
Replies: 18
Views: 7708

Re: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner

Now I want to see the Venn diagram of bony aid...
by lanir
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner
Replies: 18
Views: 7708

Re: Bone Circle / Bone Spirit - Aid Summoner

The spell doesn't particularly say how or whether you can specify the spirit's powers. You should probably ask your GM how they awnt to run that. These spell-summoned spirits are all described as tasked spirits if you're reading the summoning chapter. They really only do exactly what the spell says ...