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Earthdawn Survival Guide

172 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 59 - Passions and Questors: Astendar and Jaspree

* Part one of our series on Passions and Questors

* Reminder: FreedoniaCon February 19-21

* The Passions

* Earthdawn’s version of deities.

* Questors can work together, but no large-scale formal religious organization.

* Passions represent ideals of Namegiver society.

* True nature is unclear.

* Astendar: Passion of love, art, music, creative arts and inspiration.

* Vaguely analogous to Aphrodite, Cupid, Apollo, the Muses.

* Strongly associated with Troubadours, Swordmasters.

* Devotees can be seen as frivolous, flighty, overly romantic.

* Astendar can entrance with music, inspire love, restore youth.

* Sidetrack general discussion of questors.

* Population of questors and adept questors.

* The role of questors in society; connection between the mundane and spiritual.

* Introducing or using Astendar in adventures or plot arcs.

* Best suited to social/political scenarios and obstacles.

* More than love stories—artistic and creative challenges.

* Passions don’t necessarily play favorites; Followers and questors of the same Passion can come into conflict.

* Questors of Astendar in depth

* Brief overview of questor powers and progression.

* Devotion Points and acts of devotion to replenish them.

* Overview of devotions available to Questors of Astendar.

* Brief discussion of non-adept Questor player characters

* Jaspree: Passion of growth, care of the land, and love of the wilderness.

* Analogous to Gaea, Demeter, Pan, harvest deities.

* Not just “nature” but proper stewardship of the land.

* Strong association with Beastmaster, Shaman, and Cavalryman Disciplines.

* Gardener, famer, herdsman.

* Jaspree in adventures and story arcs.

* Followers of a “positive” or not-Mad Passion as antagonists.

* Overview of devotions available to Questors of Jaspree.

* Final thoughts on using Passions in your game.


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