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Earthdawn Survival Guide

110 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 40 - Email and Obsidimen

* Episode Forty!

* Any ideas on one-year anniversary special?

* Any ideas for spreading the word about Earthdawn?

* Email from Lee: Windling Archer and weapon selection?

* Link to Fang from the Developer’s Blog

* Email from Kogorsi: Swordmaster feedback and Josh gets called out.

* Email from Brandon: Magicians not killing?

* How soon to provide thread items?

* Western gunslingers as inspiration for Swordmasters?

* Dual wielding?

* Another Email from Lee: True Shot process?

* Stopping Aim preventing actions? Timing?

* Brief sidebar on Initiative.

* Group pattern threads?

* Email from Benito: Wood Skin providing Unarmed damage bonus?

* Most Earthdawn movie? Casting?

* Ghost Master Ritual?

* Are t’skrang related to dragons?

* Namegiver discussion: Obsidimen

* Dan has a lot of obsidiman characters.

* Asexual, not necessarily agender or aromantic.

* “To learn and appreciate all things.”

* Have biological need to eat, sleep, breathe, etc.

* Massive beings, half-ton. Like trolls world not often made for them.

* No infantile or child-size stage of life.

* Often contemplative, unassuming, deliberate, even-tempered.

* Nature and trees are often sacred to obsidiman.

* Liferocks and obsidiman birth and life.

* Ultimate role-playing challenge in Earthdawn.

* Discussion of obsidiman attributes.

* Dexterity penalty, very large Strength bonus, Toughness bonus.

* Slow movement, low Karma.

* Limited to living armors.

* Obsidimen stand out as one of the more unique aspects of Earthdawn.

* Great choice for seasoned players looking for a role-playing challenge.

* Champions’ Challenge Kickstarter.


Twitter: @EarthdawnG

Josh on Twitter: @mataxes

Dan on Twitter: @boice_voice

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FASA Games Discord Channel

Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group

Earthdawn West Marches

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