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by Mataxes
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Haven Map in Boxed sets
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Haven Map in Boxed sets

The large map included in the Parlainth boxed set was a replica of the "Map Wall" in Haven. Very mood-setting, but worthless as an actual map. The map images linked in this thread are included in the PDF, though not as separate images from the PDF itself. The old books are just scans of the original...
by Mataxes
Sat May 22, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: For Players
Topic: Training Pledge/Ghost Master in 4th ed
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: Training Pledge/Ghost Master in 4th ed

As mentioned, Training Pledges and Ghost Masters work basically the same way in ED4. The write-ups are in the Companion, since they tend to be associated more closely with higher-Circle play.
by Mataxes
Sun May 02, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: How much did losing the Shadowrun connection affect the meta of the game ?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: How much did losing the Shadowrun connection affect the meta of the game ?

Your summary of ED4 "canonicity" is a little simplistic, but that's to be expected for a tangled and complex topic. It's fairer to say that unless something comes out in 4th that directly contradicts something from a previous edition, the previous material is in a Schrodinger's Cat state of "might o...
by Mataxes
Sat May 01, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: How much did losing the Shadowrun connection affect the meta of the game ?
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: How much did losing the Shadowrun connection affect the meta of the game ?

Welcome to the forum! The "deep lore" is certainly something that sucks players in, and I am a big fan of it. The Horrors are still there. They're a notable feature of the "Legends of Barsaive" adventure series. Thera is still a presence, they've just been militarily pushed out of Barsaive (for the ...
by Mataxes
Sat May 01, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grin Intel Pentium silver impressions/Altium
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: Grin Intel Pentium silver impressions/Altium

I have a question.

Are you an actual person, or an exceptionally clever bot?

Because the post is pretty close to legit... but the link in your signature is sketchy.
by Mataxes
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Windling and Earth Staff
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Windling and Earth Staff

Belenus is correct.

I favor a descriptive approach rather than a prescriptive one, especially when it comes to fluff or flavor text. Feel free to adjust/adapt/reskin to suit your needs.
by Mataxes
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs
Replies: 186
Views: 200197

Re: Fourth Edition Errata, Clarifications, and FAQs

Generally speaking, you can't stack the effects of the same talent or spell from different people. So you can't have one character use Taunt and then another character also use Taunt on the same target to increase the effect -- only the most potent effect matters. You *could* use Anticipate Blow and...
by Mataxes
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: For Game Masters
Topic: Thread Items - how many is too many?
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: Thread Items - how many is too many?

A trick I've used in the past is to link significant thread items to each other so that the Key Knowledge for multiple items can be learned from a single adventure. For example, a magician-themed staff and a thread sword could have belonged to adepts who adventured together and their legends are int...
by Mataxes
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Product Discussion
Topic: Cathay and Other places
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: Cathay and Other places

There isn't currently much interest in the team for revisiting or revising Cathay. There's other stuff we would rather work on right now. We do have products in various stages of development that cover areas outside Barsaive. * Arancia * Vasgothia * Creana Elven Nations covers Shosara and the Wester...
by Mataxes
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Renegade Legion Lost?
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

Re: Renegade Legion Lost?

That lines up with what we expected.