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Re: Earthdawn Blog and Previews

Post by Mataxes » Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Elidis wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 1:27 pm
By the way,is it possible to get some kind of "talent crisis" ?

If the character ignores the wish of his passion permanently.
(getting no devotion points is a disadvantage but no real harm to a character)

Or how can a character get rid of his passion?
The book goes into this a little bit more, but...

Unlike an adept (where the magic comes from their own internal mystic viewpoint), a questor's power is ultimately external, granted by their Passion. Falling out of favor (and losing access to Devotion Points) is typically the first step. If they continue to misbehave? That which was given by the Passion can be taken away, up to and including the central Questor devotion itself.

One big aspect of the questor's path is their relationship with the Passion--which honestly is best handled through role-play. If a questor decides they no longer wish to be a questor? They can forsake the path. The difficulty in doing that largely depends on their previous relationship with the Passion, and how much story the GM wants to create out of it. A character who was questing for Vestrial (for example) and no longer wants to? There's loads of story potential there.

If a character is set on no longer questing for a Passion, they can stop. It might not be easy -- for many questors, their identity is often wrapped up in their quest. You might think of it like leaving a faith or converting from one religion to another. Or... a divorce after an intense (and possibly long) marriage feels like another good analogy. There's another person involved (as much as a Passion can be considered a "person), which brings along a new set of challenges to face.

Mechanically, it involves losing access to powers because the Passion takes them away.
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Re: Earthdawn Blog and Previews

Post by Elidis » Fri May 11, 2018 11:01 pm

Many thanks for your kind and detailed answer

I totally agree, especially " --which honestly is best handled through role-play." This is always the best solution. :D

And do you recommend to play a questor from the start with a circle 1 character?
I guess not, this is what should developed slowly during many role playing sessions,
until the GM have a good reason to offer the player to become a questor....

cu

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Re: Earthdawn Blog and Previews

Post by Mataxes » Sat May 12, 2018 1:00 am

Elidis wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 11:01 pm
And do you recommend to play a questor from the start with a circle 1 character?
I guess not, this is what should developed slowly during many role playing sessions,
until the GM have a good reason to offer the player to become a questor....

cu
Generally not. The base Questor devotion is raised as a Journeyman talent, so from a standpoint of Legend Point efficiency a character that starts doing that as a Novice is going to lag behind his comrades (at least for a little bit). I mean, it's possible, but I wouldn't recommend it unless the player was familiar with the system and knew what they were getting into.

It's kind of like pursuing a second Discipline -- you get a little broader at the expense of some height.
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Re: Earthdawn Blog and Previews

Post by Marzhin » Tue May 22, 2018 4:38 pm

Jeff Laubenstein shared some art from the Companion on social networks, including some new creatures and old mugs :)
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