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Earthdawn Survival Guide

172 EpisodesProduced by Josh H & Dan BWebsite

A semi-official podcast dedicated to the Earthdawn role-playing game, hosted by Dan Boice and Earthdawn developer Josh Harrison.Whether it's rules basics, setting lore, or behind-the-scenes insights, this is the place to start building your legend.


EDSG Episode 79 - Email, a soapbox moment, and more Dragons

* 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:


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Josh on Twitter: @LoreMerchant

Dan on Twitter: @boice_voice

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