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Earthdawn Survival Guide

111 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 16: Weaponsmith

* Weaponsmiths!

* We will avoid the weeds of Forge Weapon

* Dan’s first character was a Weaponsmith.

* Fills the narrative niche of craftsman or smith, and makes it a playable role.

* Crafting systems can be a thing.

* Downtime and a brief aside on Josh’s campaign calendar.

* Karma Ritual

* Half-Magic Ability

* Free Talent: Craftsman

* Novice Tier Discipline Talents

* A historical retrospective on Weapon History

* Social character, community leader or respected individual.

* Novice Talent Options

* Support and defense are important concepts.

* Solid, dependable, resilient.

* Journeyman Abilities and Discipline Talents

* Forge Armor as a counter to Forge Weapon

* Spot Armor Flaw (and Josh gets it wrong at first)

* Journeyman Talent Options

* Continuing the themes of defense, support, and social ability.

* Weaponsmiths are likely to be one of the most common adepts normal folk will interact with.

* The way a Weaponsmith’s social ability manifests would be different from a Troubadour or other social character.

* Perception, Charisma and Willpower are important. Dexterity for more combat angled Weaponsmiths.

* Depending on group make-up, can be good front man or party face, or a second to the group leader.

* GMs, if there is a Weaponsmith player character, make sure you allow for downtime!

* Once again: Defense and support.

* Subtle and long-term power, not flashy.

* A sidebar about role overlap and how optional talents allow play areas to be covered.

* And we didn’t even get into enchanting!


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