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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 17: Apologia, Emails, Patterns, and Threads

* An apology and some useful context.

* Email from Matthew: Pronunciation of Floranuus

* What’s up with the dwarfs of Scytha?

* Anything from LRG’s Barsaive in Chaos that was left?

* Discussion of Vivane’s fate in Second versus Fourth Edition

* News about the Iopos book?

* Email from Arran: Why the change to multi-Discipline cost from first edition?

* Josh goes on quite a bit about that one.

* Magic Theory: Threads and patterns.

* Thread as “basic unit” of energy that can be used to add magical power to something.

* Patterns made up of threads and reflect the astral or magical nature of things.

* Unique people, places, and things have a True Pattern.

* With appropriate knowledge, you can tap into the power of a True Pattern.

* Group True Patterns.

* Other pattern magic and pattern items.

* Pattern items as story maguffin rather than a long-term source of power.

* You cannot weave threads to your own pattern items for power.

* There is room for weirdness with patterns and threads.

* If you have questions, please send questions!


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