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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 31 - Thief

* The Thief Discipline

* Language lesson: Josh says “larcenical” is not a word.

* Two new Earthdawn actual play podcasts: Namegivers Podcast and Circle of Dawn.

* Legends of Earthdawn podcast is back to a more regular release schedule.

* Final PDF of Iopos Sourcebook is available, as are preorders for dead tree version.

* Origin of Thieves in fantasy gaming.

* Thief working with a group; anti-social identity of Garlthik and J’role from The Longing Ring.

* Self-reliance versus selfish.

* Iconic role of the Thief as trap handler in dungeon/kaer delving style of play.

* Important Attributes: Dexterity, Perception, Charisma.

* Sample Artisan skills.

* Half-magic abilities.

* Free Talent: Danger Sense.

* Novice Tier Discipline Talents.

* Iconic Thief abilities.

* Disarm Trap unlocks ability to notice traps with Awareness.

* Haggle as negotiation for fencing stolen goods.

* Novice Talent Options.

* Discussion of Climbing as an option.

* All attack talents are options.

* Different attack styles for the Thief.

* Journeyman Tier Abilities.

* Shadowcloak was originally Circle 10 and did basically the same thing.

* Journeyman Tier Discipline Talents.

* Minor theme of illusion magic enhancing Thief abilities.

* Journeyman Talent Options.

* The problem of Dead Fall.

* Thief concepts: Cat burglar, con artist, high damage striker.

* Comparison and coexistence with other Disciplines.

* Book recommendation: A Burglar’s Guide to the City

* Heist movies. Ocean’s Eleven and sequels.

* Leverage as heroic team of different Thief concepts.

* Indiana Jones as a kaer-delver Thief.

* Racial Thief variations.


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