* New short series Earthdawn actual play from the Thornvale podcast, run by Rob from the Namegivers podcast!
* Email from Tom: Episode on adventure and campaign design?
* Josh provides some thoughts, including a campaign idea called “Scavenger Hunt”.
* Foundry VTT and the new Earthdawn Player’s Guide Compendium in the FASA Games shop!
* Josh gets on a soapbox about advice, complex mechanics, the reflection of setting in the system, and narrative permissions.
* Josh’s rant wanders into reskinning, verisimilitude, and the purpose mechanics serve in the game.
* We talk about dragons some more, this time focusing on dragon powers!
* Armored scales, including a review of changes to armor defeating hits over the editions.
* Dispel Magic: Works like the talent, but also covers creature powers, Horror abilities, and the like.
* Disrupt Fate: The dragon can spend a Karma point to force a target to reroll a test.
* Dominate Beast: Like the talent but allows the dragon to control multiple creatures.
* Dragon Breath: Area effect damage and item destruction.
* Dragon Sight: Astral Sight on steroids.
* Dragon Speech: Communication and spirit interaction ability.
* Fear: Similar to Frighten, penalizes action steps by target.
* Karma Cancel: Dragon can spend their karma points to cancel use of karma by the target.
* Karma Points: Errata on Karma Step and available points.
* Lair Sense: Enhanced Awareness in the dragon’s lair.
* Poison: Some dragons have venomous bites or stings.
* Regeneration: Spend a Recovery test in combat to heal damage or wounds.
* Talents and Skills
* Spellcasting: Requirement for weaving threads and raw magic.
* Suppress Magic: Reduces Steps from magic on the target.
* Wingbeat: Knockdown and knockback effect.
* With their power suite, dragons are significant opponents and taking one out requires lots of planning and luck.
* Link to the Thornvale Podcast: https://www.thornvalepodcast.com/
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