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by Mataxes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Statistical breakdown
Replies: 16
Views: 7586

Re: Statistical breakdown

By the way, I really like AnyDice. I have to refresh myself on the syntax every time I use it, but it's so handy.

I only wish it had been around back in the 90s when I was doing my (First Edition) Step System analysis. Would have saved me a lot of time.
by Mataxes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Statistical breakdown
Replies: 16
Views: 7586

Re: Statistical breakdown

Going with the idea of "roll Attribute, use Skill Rank as a bonus to result" means you end up with a different distribution compared to the traditional Step system, with the differences being more dramatic the higher the modifier. To provide an example, let's take a Step 6 Attribute and Rank 4 skill...
by Mataxes
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: "Canonicity" of ED2
Replies: 9
Views: 4558

Re: "Canonicity" of ED2

I was wondering what was the status of the material published by Living Room for Earthdawn 2nd Edition. I know that story-wise ED4 "retcons" ED2, but what about the new Disciplines, creatures and Horrors? Are they still part of the Earthdawn canon, or shall I consider that ED2 basically never exist...
by Mataxes
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: High-Circle Preview: Archer
Replies: 30
Views: 13126

Re: High-Circle Preview: Archer

Wizard will be shown. They have some new talents that really play up their mastery of magic concept. Warrior gets a couple of new talents. The Weaponsmith continues to shine as a "support" Discipline (I really like their C9 Discipline power).

Really, all of them are pretty cool.
by Mataxes
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: High-Circle Preview: Archer
Replies: 30
Views: 13126

Re: High-Circle Preview: Archer

I thought there was a spell at higher circles in the previous edition that could increase your Karma Die type, but I'm AFB right now. Just something bouncing around in my head at this point. Thanks for the response! There was, in fact. Improve Karma was the spell in question. And it wasn't even tha...
by Mataxes
Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: High-Circle Preview: Archer
Replies: 30
Views: 13126

Re: High-Circle Preview: Archer

I do have one question that neither you nor Panda touched upon. Why did you decide to increase the Karma Step at 13th Circle? Increasing the Karma Step is a cool idea, and I'm glad to see it in there somewhere, but unlocking it at the Master tier seems like a really late time to introduce the mecha...
by Mataxes
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: High-Circle Preview: Archer
Replies: 30
Views: 13126

Re: High-Circle Preview: Archer

We're looking at a new name for Defense. As Morgan commented in one of our back-and-forths, "Names are hard." (At one point one of the Sky Raider Discipline abilities was called "big-ass lightning attack.") The difference between Vital Ward and Vital Strike is Vital Ward is just a straight add-on to...
by Mataxes
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: High-Circle Preview: Archer
Replies: 30
Views: 13126

Re: High-Circle Preview: Archer

In case anybody missed it, a look at a couple of the talents in that Archer progression are featured in today's post.

Kind of a stealth update.
by Mataxes
Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Legends of Barsaive
Topic: Legends of Barsaive - Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 25149

Re: Legends of Barsaive - Questions

etherial wrote:
Which men?
Top men.
by Mataxes
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Survival Guide validity
Replies: 1
Views: 2111

Re: Survival Guide validity

I purchased the Survival Guide to gain information about the Wastes, Badlands and similar areas. Has this information been updated elsewhere? Not really. I mean, those areas were kind of vaguely defined to begin with, and we haven't had much chance to expand them. There's a bit more detail on the B...