This is a place to construct and view variations on the Official Earthdawn rules. Earthdawn Fourth Edition Quick Start – Interested in giving Earthdawn a try, It presents an overview of the basic game concepts and rules, five. These house rules are in effect for my campaign unless otherwise noted. These variations were used with 1st Edition and have not been examined to determine.

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The attack and damage tests are treated as normal, but the damage is non-lethal. Very much a love it or hate it. For every 3 yards you give up, your physical defense goes up by 1. Click Here to see a side-by-side comparison of the two dice charts.

As the character learns more about the item and its history, he can unlock more and more power within the item. The number presented should be accurate, though it is from memory.

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If you do have one, I will lower it to 15 hours over one week. It cost 1 point of strain. There are some times where I’ll give you the difficulty number, but for the most part they’ll be hidden from you unless your character has specific knowledge about what he faces. At low levels in earthdawb discipline, the best you could possibly manage would be a bonus to your spellcasting talent.

House Rules

For First Circle characters, per Award and total is suggested. The basic mechanics for gathering True elements: When used, one rolls their Toughness Step minus current Wounds and deducts that much damage. Note Versatility and any talents learned from it will not count! Normally you have to train 40 hours under one of a higher Circle over 3 weeks, but I am going to make that as if you had no trainer. Advancement isn’t based on a static chart of experience.


September 07, In fact, instead of knowing something, the requirement may instead be to perform a deed The Minimum Number of Talents tells you how many talents you’ll need to have mastered at the Minimum Rank.

As long as it is there, one can cast from the Matrix as often as one likes. Anticipate Blow – You must get a higher initiative than your opponent as you anticipate his attack. Of course humans with Versatility might know either talent. When healing stun damage, add your willpower step to your first recovery test. If the damage taken after subtracting the armor rating equals or exceeds your wound threshold, you’ve suffered a wound. Some talents require at least one point of Karma to be spent.

Damage to a Limb see pg. For example, majority of Rank 1 requires one to learn the name of the weapon. In short, Earthdawn put most emphasis on setting, then magic, roleplaying, and finally much further down combat.

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Basic Earthdawn Rules

For a wound eartheawn heal, one must first have 0 damage and spend a Recovery Test upon waking up. This value is then translated to a dice roll. As a thief, Ogden may choose not to spend that karma when making the test. Buying expendable karma 2. One of the most innovative ideas in Earthdawn is how magical items work. To form stepsadd 1d Now here is the kicker.

In Barsaive, magic, like many things in nature, goes through cycles. A talent example is Battle Shout.

There are several characteristics eartjdawn damage: Consider using Versatility instead. For example, two six-sided dice will on average yield a result of 7, [5] thus the step number 8 means that 2d6 will be rolled.

There are times when an average success isn’t good enough to get the job done.

Most of the pages are devoted to character creation and talents Discipines use. Using Weapon History, the adepts finds this requirement out. It takes 8 hours per rank in training, plus one week per rank in practice.