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by The Undying
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 14973

Re: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine

You are incorrect. I've enumerated how these things appear to be stated in the Talent - you are welcome to disagree. Also, there's a [unfortunate] fine line in ED between flavor text and system text. If a spell says "you throw a rock," then you throw a rock; if you can't throw a rock, you can't cast...
by The Undying
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 14973

Re: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine

We may be talking past each other as you seem to be talking orthogonality. As far as I can tell, you aren't responding to my points and I'm not seeing where your points connect to mine. Here's the talent text (last line removed as it's about duration): "The adept detects weaknesses in a character’s ...
by The Undying
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 14973

Re: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine

As I said, Obsidimen have natural armor. That is in addition to equipped armor. The question is, since they effectively have two armor and if Spot Armor Flaw is against the armor, can you use Spot Armor Flaw twice on the same Namegiver. Providing an example of how it can effectively be used once aga...
by The Undying
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine
Replies: 48
Views: 14973

Re: Collective Issues with the Earthdawn 4e Game System/Engine

Spot Armor Flaw: Does this talent only work on creatures WEARING armor? Does it work on any creature with an armor rating? Since it seems to be the Archer 'chink in the armor' and the Weaponsmith 'I know how to make armor not function' it feels like it is meant to be worn armor only, but it's a bit...
by The Undying
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

Keeping the test requirement makes sense, I agree. Why it might not have required a test is to follow the same template as the existing ability to mitigate fall, which does not require a test. The fact that falling mitigation is a secondary affect of Gliding Stride doesn't change the fact that it's ...
by The Undying
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

Awesome, thanks! Yeah, the fall mitigation for Gliding Stride is very short. But it's there. Adepts/Players that wanted some form of mitigation would have invested quite a few ranks into it (benefit is determined by rank), plus eating a Talent Option, to receive that meager benefit. Introducing a kn...
by The Undying
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

We have plans for a "feather fall" knack for Wind Catcher It seems like a Featherfall-esque knack would mean that vanilla Wind Catcher is really geared towards "I'm about to consciously decide to jump into the air, so I will use Wind Catcher" versus "Oh no, I seem to be falling, so I will use Wind ...
by The Undying
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

Wind Catcher handles jumps of any length up to Long. There is no reason it can't be used for a 3 yard jump, and the example in the book is a 20 yard jump. And yes it can handle jumps/falls of several hundreds of yards. I don't see anything in the thread that claims Wind Catcher can't be used for sh...
by The Undying
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

Overlap is a good thing when done intentionally, not a bad thing. Wind Catcher handles LONG falls, Gliding Stride does not. Gliding Stride automatically kicks in when you start to fall, Wind Catcher does not. There is a basic overlap - just like Melee Weapon and Unarmed Combat both allow you to Atta...
by The Undying
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: For Players
Topic: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?
Replies: 41
Views: 13139

Re: Wind Catcher is a Standard Action?

Pretty much any of the things I enumerated would be useful for an adventuring group. Sometimes, getting there first or faster is important, even if you have to do it alone. Separation doesn't mean instant nor guaranteed death. A sneak attack is not code for attempting to take an army single handedly...