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by etherial
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost
Replies: 21
Views: 9562

Re: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost

etherial wrote:It depends a lot on whether you allow Chain Casting in your game. Standard Matrix items are great for Chain Casting (to the point where I'll probably disallow it in future games).
"it" in this case is "Chain Casting from a Spell Matrix Item". This is what I get for posting right before bedtime.
by etherial
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost
Replies: 21
Views: 9562

Re: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost

It depends a lot on whether you allow Chain Casting in your game. Standard Matrix items are great for Chain Casting (to the point where I'll probably disallow it in future games).
by etherial
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost
Replies: 21
Views: 9562

Re: [Ed4] Spell Matrix Item cost

The Undying wrote:She may WANT 10, but she's only going to get three. Remember, matrix objects are still thread items, meaning they require threads, meaning they are both an LP sink and a maximum thread sync.
I've yet to meet a Wizard who was saddened by the prospect of spending Legend on Wizardry.
by etherial
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Elemental Spear - Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6627

Re: Elemental Spear - Water

Reading Elemental Spear - Water, I am unclear on the intended effect. Is the intended reading, target heals Will + 4 and can spend a recovery test at +2 (no other modifiers)? I ask, because this seems to break the 'healing always takes a recover test' that exists elsewhere and the few exceptions sp...
by etherial
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Elemental Spear - Water
Replies: 14
Views: 6627

Re: Elemental Spear - Water

Reading Elemental Spear - Water, I am unclear on the intended effect. Is the intended reading, target heals Will + 4 and can spend a recovery test at +2 (no other modifiers)? I ask, because this seems to break the 'healing always takes a recover test' that exists elsewhere and the few exceptions sp...
by etherial
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Optional Rules for Companion
Replies: 112
Views: 45943

Re: Optional Rules for Companion

Have you guys looked into using Reserved Battle Shout/Battle Bellow/Distract Actions? I feel those are really well designed for handling Zone of Control natively.
by etherial
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Adventures for 4th edition
Replies: 14
Views: 8432

Re: Adventures for 4th edition

Thank you Earthdawn66, but looking for pre-written adventures. Still, Legends of Barsaive will give you several ED4 adventures to run to get your feet wet. The previous editions' adventures are still playable to varying degrees, though some are better written than others and some have had their mec...
by etherial
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Dumb Questions
Replies: 56
Views: 29142

Re: Dumb Questions

Every movie or show ever where a character attempts to placate a beast reaches their hand out to touch the animal's head and says, "Easy, girl, easy. I'm not gonna hurt'chya." Sometimes they get bitten, sometimes not. This is Animal Bonding. Except Crocodile Dundee. He does that thing with his hand...
by etherial
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Hold Thread (and replacement thereof)
Replies: 65
Views: 25046

Re: Hold Thread

@etherial Neat idea. Very different, mechanically, but nothing wrong with that. Maybe we call that Thread Battery to help distinguish. Why'd you go with the Reattunement difficulty? Just to help control power level? Because you're Targeting a Spell Matrix the way the power is worded, and I wanted s...
by etherial
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Hold Thread (and replacement thereof)
Replies: 65
Views: 25046

Re: Hold Thread

This is completely off the cuff and probably broken, but this is how I would love to see this Talent work: Hold Thread Step: Rank + Will Action: Simple Strain: 1 (see text) Skill Use: lolno The Magician funnels magical energy into a Spell Matrix, creating a repository of astral energy that can be us...