Earthdawn


This is the suggested initial reading primer for anyone wanting to know more about Earthdawn:


Below is an index of all Earthdawn posts:

Earthdawn 4th Edition


13 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it. If there is ever any topic you would like to see covered, or in more detail, let me know and I will see what I can do.

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  2. Hey there! Just wanted to say this is a great little guide so far. Im new to roleplaying - my boyfriend and his usual group of rping pals (theyve been doing it for years together) invited me to take part in their new low circle ED game. We meet fortnightly and play for four or so hours. I decided to play a t'skrang swordmaster - she's kind-hearted, exceptionally proud of her race and discipline, and loves mischief (shes childhood buddies with the GMs party npc, a human thief). I also play her as a bit stupid & ignoranr at times, since shes only 17. Really, really enjoying it so far, and this guide has really helped me get to grips with the setting (the scourge, the kaers, the lore etc). Thanks! :)

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  3. I'm really happy to hear that this is helpful to you. Hopefully the forthcoming content will remain relevant as you are exposed to more of the system and the setting. In the next week or so I should be doing an "Anatomy of the Swordmaster" piece that discusses aspects of the Discipline to consider, and how they tend to function within a group. If you have any questions or requests, please let me know.

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    1. Aw wow that sounds brilliant! Alot of the group were surprised when I said I wanted to play a T'skrang swordmaster as my first ever character, but a few months in & they've all (very nicely) said how well I'm rping her. I've found they're a very one-on-one discipline when it comes to combat, but eventually I'm hoping to dual-discipline her with taildancer. :) I actually work as an artist and have done dozens of OC character commissions before rping myself. If you ever want a gander at our characters (aswell as others I've done) they're here: (it's still under construction a bit tho...) http://bexloweillustration.wix.com/bex-lowe-illustration :D

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    2. I don't think that I have ever run an Earthdawn game without a t'skrang, and with good reason - they are all kinds of awesome, though they do tend to be on the higher end of mechanical complexity with tail combat. You have the right of it with Swordmasters - they are all about one-on-one combat, though two of the specialists mitigate that somewhat. Taildancer is a powerful (and thematic) option for them. Overall, Swordmasters and Taildancers are both complicated Disciplines, but can be extremely rewarding with dedication to learning their ins and outs.

      It should be going up tonight, probably close to midnight (-8:00 GMT). Hopefully you will find some useful things in there. Your art, by the way, is quite excellent. I particularly enjoy the reaper's teenage daughter. Though I couldn't find any of your group. If you have any Earthdawn art and would like, I can feature it in various articles and link back to your site.

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  4. I've been reading your blog for a while now and just wanted to drop a quick note to express my compliments. I'm particularly enjoying the discipline breakdowns. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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    1. Thank you very much, and I'm happy to hear that it has been something of interest for you. If there is any particular topic that you would like to see addressed, including a Discipline you are curious about, let me know and I will see what I can do.

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  5. Enjoying this a great deal. It reminds me fondly of the days when I was running games for the Heroes of the Great Tree and reading the journals of the Company of Storm Wolves. If I could make a request, I would love to see an article on how the Passions and their Questors were unique from the standard fantasy RPG gods.

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    1. I touch on Passions a little in one of the Adventure Logs (each of the starts with some relevant setting information) here:

      http://pandagaminggrove.blogspot.com/2012/11/earthdawn-adventure-log-07-mystery-of.html

      The subsequent log (08) has Raggok/Roshamon in it and 10 has Jaspree. There is nothing extensive at this time, however.

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    2. The Passions remain one of my favorite things about the setting. Also, Parlainth. The boxed set, with the fold out replica of the map wall, remains one of the best gaming tools ever.

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  6. Hey Morgan,

    We just started to play Earthdawn. Doing some research as the GM I found your blog and I love it! Especially your adventure logs and the anatomies. Keep up the good work!

    Chris from Vienna

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    1. That's great news! I hope that you enjoy Earthdawn, it's obviously one of my favorites. It's great that you're finding it useful - let me know if there is anything in particular you are interested in seeing. The ongoing series (Anatomy of a Discipline, Adventure Logs and the associated Anatomy of a Thread Item) are continuing and I am likely going to be adding some of the encounters that I have created, but if there is any other topic that seems to be missing - please let me know.

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