Earthdawn Survival Guide

Earthdawn Survival Guide

By Josh H & Dan B
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.
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EDSG Episode 9: Air Sailor
* Air Sailors! * Earthdawn development context * Elevator pitch: What is the Air Sailor’s theme? * Inspiration: Age of Sail * Air Sailor vs Sky Raider * Specialists, not primary combatants * Karma Rituals * Half Magic * Design Insight: Free Talents * Talent Discussion: Novice Tier * Throwing vs Missile Weapons * Talent Discussion: Journeyman Tier * Important Attributes * What to expect as an Air Sailor * Teamwork: Part of a crew * Second line fighters, face men, and leaders Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:09:00
January 22, 2020
EDSG Episode 8: E-mail and Timeline Part 3
* Email: Why don’t the spell lists in ED4 match the ones from earlier editions? * Email: Can magicians use grimoire casting to cast spells from other Disciplines? * Email: Thoughts on the effect of the mana cycle downturn on the setting? * More timeline discussion: After the Scourge * The Earthdawn * Throal opens its gates and offers land grants * Therans return to Barsaive * First Theran War * Discovery of Parlainth * Prince Neden and the Death Rebellion * Founding of Haven * Varulus III travels the Pilgrimage Route * The landing of the Triumph Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
57:17
January 15, 2020
EDSG Episode 7: Spellcasting 101
* Email: Throal sent out scouting parties before the elemental clocks stopped? * Email: Wizard spell Flame Flash is pretty powerful, damages target twice! * System Overview: Spellcasting * Matrix Casting - Earthdawn’s “Spell Slots” * Magicians have a lot of options * Grimoire Casting * Grimoire casting in various editions * Raw Magic * Threads in Spellcasting * Dan’s “Meat Grinder” analogy * Spellcasting target * Extra successes from Spellcasting tests * Why magicians are not heavy damage dealers * Versatility versus power * Earthdawn’s “utility infielder” * Patience is a virtue * Looking at shifting to weekly episodes in the new year * Interviews with guests possible Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:10:35
January 1, 2020
EDSG Episode 6: Timeline Part Two and Combat Overview
* Listener feedback: Matt asks about Barsaive's current political status quo, and why certain changes were made. * Timeline — The Scourge * The Book of Tomorrow * Council Compact and Slavery * Elemental Clocks * Long-lived Monarchs * Opening the Gates and the Earthdawn * Open mysteries and “Blank Spaces on the Map” * One Tragedy: Blood Wood * The Truth of the Ritual of Thorns * An iconic take on ‘dark’ elves * Another Tragedy: Parlainth * System Basics: Combat Overview * Initiative and Declarations * Actions * Damage: add up, not count down. * Additional and multiple attacks * Wounds and Wound Penalties * Josh can’t remember spell names! * Duration of effects * But Josh can remember armor values! * Default use of extra successes in combat * “Fast” combat * GM advice: Dangers of exploding dice in combat * How fatal is your game? Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:19:51
December 18, 2019
EDSG Episode 5: Success Levels, Karma, and Windlings
In this episode: * Follow-up on derived values from Attributes * Success Levels in Fourth Edition * Karma in Context - Historical and Design * Windlings: Not flying Kender * Windling mechanical upsides and downsides Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:17:19
December 4, 2019
EDSG Special: Earthdawn Elevator Pitch
As mentioned in a previous episode, here is a short "elevator pitch" that gives a brief setting overview you can use to pitch Earthdawn to potential players.
03:24
November 28, 2019
EDSG Episode 4: Mechanics behind a character
Let's talk making characters! * Point-buy vs Random Roll. * Decide what you want Discipline and/or race to play before you start. * Mechanics of Attributes and derived characteristics. * Roleplaying is collaborative -- work with the other players! * GM Advice and mechanical guidance for new Earthdawn players. Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:08:26
November 20, 2019
FASA Games Earthdawn Panel - GenCon 2019
This is a recording of the Earthdawn panel presented by FASA Games at GenCon 2019. Panelists: Kyle Pritchard, Michael Allegro, Tiffany Ragland, Morgan Weeks, Josh Harrison, Russell Zimmerman, and Andi Watson. Audio cleaned up as best as possible. Enjoy!
55:18
November 13, 2019
EDSG Episode 3: History, Geography, and Linguistics
A little longer, and a little rougher. It's a learning process! In this episode: * Josh as a Horror! * Listener E-mails * History Lesson: Founding of Thera to the Scourge * A broad geographic survey of Barsaive. * Pronunciation Guide: How do you say some of these words? * Legends: Lyllaria's Mirror Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
1:26:54
November 7, 2019
EDSG Episode 2: Game Basics
In this episode: * The Elevator Pitch * What is Earthdawn? * Broad setting conceit: What do you do? * Underlying theme of stories and legends. * Magic items with histories that grow along with your character. * All player characters use magic, not just spell casters. * Disciplines: More than just a "class". * Broad mechanical overview; Steps and exploding dice. * Josh's article about the math behind the step system: Step by Step Find and follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes Get product information, developer blogs, and more at www.fasagames.com Earthdawn Guild Facebook Group
55:57
October 23, 2019
EDSG Episode 1: Introductions
It's our premiere! Meet your hosts, Dan Boice and Josh Harrison. In this episode: Josh and Dan each tell the story of they came to discover Earthdawn. A broad history of the game's production history. Discuss Earthdawn's influence on RPG design. (The article Josh mentions can be found here.) Experience running Earthdawn. Talk about favorite characters. (Listen to the Legends of Earthdawn podcast.) Provide an overview of our goals for this podcast. Earthdawn Collections! How to find or follow: Email: edsgpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @EarthdawnG Josh on Twitter: @mataxes FASA Games Website FASA Games on Facebook The Earthdawn Guild on Facebook
58:35
October 9, 2019