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Earthdawn Survival Guide

112 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 28 - Blood Magic and Creatures

* A few words on recent national events.

* Intro

* Josh walks back his suggestion about Swordmaster Discipline talents.

* Email from Kosmit: Will we talk about Kratas?

* Email from Brain: Elves and single child families.

* Blood Magic

* A source of magical power available to everybody.

* Possible alternate method of powering kaer defenses.

* Why is blood magic not more common?

* Bonuses from talent pushing not worth the cost?

* Blood magic often an indication that somebody is a “bad guy”.

* Blood charms, living armors, group oaths.

* Discussion of some specific blood charms.

* Blood oaths.

* Depatterning (Josh is not a fan)

* Creatures

* Original location of the encounter balance guidelines

* The complexity of managing player characters versus creatures and GM characters.

* Special maneuvers and powers.

* Tactical complexity without a battle map.

* Balancing encounters and opposition that is stronger or weaker than the group.

* Boss fights and the drawbacks of the action economy.


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