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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 34 - Illusionists

* Don’t forget the Kickstarter for Empty Thrones!

* Disregard what Josh said — Uhl *will* be on the poster.

* Illusionists!

* Magician Discipline, masters of illusion, deception, and mental magic.

* Common perception as pranksters or practical jokers.

* Illusion mechanics can be difficult to wrap your head around.

* Josh’s Blog post about illusions:

* Important Attributes: Charisma, Perception, Willpower

* Karma Ritual leans into the “stage magician”

* Brief aside about real-world stage magicians.

* Artisan skills.

* Knotted handkerchiefs as Illusionist grimoire.

* Half-Magic

* Durability 3

* Novice Tier Talents

* An example of Sensing Difficulty and use of False Sight.

* Illusionists have more of a Social direction or sub-theme than other magicians.

* Some overlap with Thief and Troubadour.

* Options can be chosen to potentially “present” as another magician Discipline.

* Illusionist can fill the role of a “face man” with their social capability.

* A brief word about the Illusionist artwork.

* Journeyman Tier Talents.

* Glamour Discipline ability.

* Power Mask discussion.

* Best Multi-Discipline options.

* Illusionists suited to more creative, clever, thinking-outside-the-box play.

* Good investigators, contrast to Archers.

* Illusionist and Archer “buddy cop” concept.

* Potential group roles for the Illusionist

* Storytime: Rensil and the illusory breakfast.


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