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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 75 - Dragons

* Dragons!

* Dan brings up an old review of Earthdawn that says the game “does dragons right.”

* In Earthdawn, dragons are characters. They have goals and motivations, sometimes in line with the PCs, sometimes not.

* Dragons are not, generally, “nice.” They tend to take the long view and may have an alien mindset of a kind.

* Dragons might be fond of individual Namegivers but might not necessarily “care” about them as we might think of that.

* Summary of native dragon abilities.

* Very formal society; rituals and ceremonies of all kinds that allow them to exist as a society and minimize direct violent conflict.

* An overview of draconic life cycle. Eggs are held by Great Dragons, hatchlings educated by their guardian.

* Adolescence (and resemblance to wyverns).

* Josh spins some theories and potential hooks related to the similarity.

* Final form relates to guardian dragon type (and a basic overview of the four types).

* Adulthood.

* Sidebar about 90s movie Rising Sun and formalized hierarchies and rituals.

* Dragon death rituals.

* Dragonspeech and memory crystals.

* Questions!

* Updated Dragons sourcebook?

* Sidebar about development goals and how we choose what to develop.

* Supplement about dragons using low Circle adepts as agents?

* Introducing new (great) dragons to Barsaive?

* Do the dragons care about affairs in Iopos?

* More legends involving dragons?

* Adolescent forms of other dragon varieties?

* Dragon type association with elemental wood?

* Which dragons survive the Fourth World?

* Dragonkin other than the Denairastas or Immortal elves?

* Book on Araucania and Feathered Serpents?

* Rather work for a dragon or Theran noble?

* How should adepts interact with a dragon?

* House Henghyoke’s connection with dragons?

* Is Cara Fahd the most dragon-influenced nation?

* How many immortal dragon kin in Barsaive?

* Dragon appearance changing (scale color, etc)?

* Armor or weapons made of dragon parts?

* Is dragonfire magic or biology?

* Other known Great Dragons descended from All Wings?

* Barsaive’s significance in relation to the Age of Dragons?

* Was All Wings a previous Lorekeeper?

* Remains of All Wings and their significance or role in the Fourth World?

* Death of All Wings connected to the Passions?

* Dragonkin and their role in ancient Earthdawn history and why can they exist when there aren’t other “half-races”?

* Dragonkin displaying draconic traits?

* Reasons behind dragon ritual cremation on death?

* Returning to wyverns.

* Favorite movie with dragons in it?


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