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  2. lordabdul

    Deadwood

    No so much wrong as quoting from and outdated source, i.e. the HW Dragon Pass Gazeteer (p20): This stretch of forest has been dead for 550 years. When Lord One Ex died and was refused burial, his dragon-self spoke, and the life essences of all the trees sacrificed themselves to allow his passage. His body, miles away, peeled away from the supernatural fires and he went on to transcendent successes. The woods have never re- covered from that mystical burn; this is a lifeless forest of molder- ing, blackened trees. We've had a few exchanges of ideas with Shannon over on Fac
  3. Was just looking through the interview with Agathe Pitié at Geek Art (Interview | Agathe Pitié, French Medieval Punk - Geek-Art.net (geek-art.net) This picture was there: Looks very like the Tower of the False Sun in Fay Jee. Lovely pic.
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  5. I am going to push back a bit on that... Since you only do one Chirurgery roll per week, the likelihood is that you don't start rolling until after the adventure is over. In other words, you basically return to it once you have done all the rest, rather than stop the adventure in the middle of the story. Furthermore, it is easy enough to roll 8d20 and see what happens in those two months of healing, if the PK will pull through or not. Assuming healing rate of 3 and a reasonable healer of 15+, if you survive the first couple of weeks, you will most likely heal up OK; it is those first couple of
  6. jajagappa

    Belintar

    Which is what I think it is (or perhaps originally a nickname).
  7. Eff

    Belintar

    Harshax could even be a title, for all we know. The references are too scattered to make it clear whether "the Harshax" means "the (current) Harshax" or "the (eternal, bodyhopping, swinging, coolest cat and tyrant in Fourth Age Tarsh, Mx.) Harshax".
  8. Kloster

    French RQG

    I've just found another difference: P82 (both version), on family heirloom, French release adds an optional rule that allows poor occupations (= not Assistant Shaman, Merchant, Noble, Priest and Warrior) can have a second roll on the Family heirloom table, the Roll twice result being ignored.
  9. Yes. You don't need a create matrix spell. Sorry for the confusing wording.
  10. Agreed, and even if I hadn't the same reading as you, I like your way. I take. This I like. I always played you can forget spells to be able to learn others.
  11. That's pretty much the same procedure for making a matrix though. The creator of a matrix needs to know the spell being enchanted and sacrifice POW equal to its cost. The primary difference between matrices and inscriptions is that the group of people who can use it is "everyone" instead of "caster", and that a separate spell isn't needed to make an inscription.
  12. You mean that is does not need a separate spell to be created. The enchanter, who must know the spell, must sacrifice 1 point of POW to create the inscription. This is exactly what stops it from being a matrix.
  13. The wording is, as usual ambiguous and does not include any "level" text. As I choose to have rune levels know all their cult spells, this is how I interpret it for my games. I only include allied spirits as they are sent specifically by the deity. I allow a rune level to forget a few spells their allied spirit knows. Bladesharp 1, Demoralize (2), Detect Enemies (1), Disruption (1), Fanaticism (1), Heal 1, Mobility (1), Protection 1, Strength (2) Comes to 11 CHA. I'd give them Heal 2 at a minimum as it stops bleeding, so 12 CHA. They could learn Bladesharp / Heal up to their CHA i
  14. Agreed, but I see this more a result of the Rune Points rule than a consequence of the shortening of Spirit spells. Probably becaue your players and GM don't have the habit of trying all kind of new tactics. The 1st time I GMed RQG, my players (all of them RQ3 grognards) instantly noticed that point and immediately looked for ways of having their spells before their opponents (for a quick finish) or to have their opponents spells finish before theirs (for prolonged fights). The retreat and come back 1 minute + casting time later was used in the 2nd combat.
  15. In fact, an inscription is a Sorcery spell matrix that is usable only by it's maker, but that don't need a spell to be created. If you want, you can (in addition or replacing the inscription) use RQ3's Spell Matrix creation spells.
  16. Odd. I am in a battle rich module, and have yet to have a combat last 2 minutes.
  17. Just to add a bit on the vulnerability and the difference between Pendragon and D&D. HP in D&D can only really be conceptualized as some sort of abstraction of your chance of dying or the extent of narrative protection, or whatever. HP in Pendragon are called the same thing, but they have a much closer resemblance to being a mechanical representation of how tough your body actually is. You are never not vulnerable, even in armour. In Pendragon, at least at the start when damage reduction is capped at 19, you pretty much always *can* be vulnerable if your opponent criticals. E
  18. Yes, Rune Magic is a lot more common. With combats being short, people go all out. Very much a YGWV thing. Most of the games I played in have PCs with at least 15 extraneous magic points, either from spirits of magic point matrices. Same for NPCs who are initiates or above.
  19. Yes, we are talking semantics here, the effect of a sorcery spell can be stored in potion. Agreed, but the difference, at least according to the current rules, is that an Inscription is only usable to the sorcerer who made it.
  20. Inscriptions are just like any other enchantment in that regard. They give a lot of long-term benefits, but they're expensive as all hell. You could maybe put the effect of a sorcery spell into a potion with another spell, like using a sorcery spell to brew a potion that taps the SIZ of whoever drinks it, but because of how intellectual sorcery is I don't believe that you can condense and bottle up the knowledge of a spell for anyone to use.
  21. The Inscriptions currently can be made into anything and are usable only by the sorcerer who made them. Having them be expanded into matrixes for additional POW is a bit lame. Sorcery is already very POW intensive. If the grimoires give knowledge of spells and possibly even a straight +% bonus that would be what is really needed (IMO). Spirits not holding spells is something I always felt was correct; at best it is incomplete knowledge. Perhaps one can learn a spell from a spirit, but that you would still rely on ones abilities to cast it. In regard to scroll, I would really lik
  22. Another month, another update: the Miskatonic Repository Catalogue now includes 418 titles.
  23. Jeff

    Deadwood

    Yes. And in the Elf Book Shannon is working on. But with the Wiki, caveat emptor!
  24. To date, we have seen only two mayors in print - Brygga Scissortongue of Pavis, and Garaystar Flatnose of Wilmskirk (described in Sartar High Council, in Wyrm*s Footnotes 7). Both under Lunar occupation, mostly limited to an administrative position inside the city, rather than as the marshal of the joint tribal militia for that city. It will be interesting to see how Joh Mith is tackling these rex duties in charge of the city militia.
  25. This appeared in the RQ3 AH official errata. Family heirloom RQG p82-83, roll 8-11 on D20. Same here. I'm wondering if going back to the old 5mn would restore the previous level of magic usage. Yes, true.
  26. Too fiddly for my liking and d4 and d8 are an anathema. 😛 The damage roll itself is already highly variable, 4d6 is 4-24, a span of 20 points. As Tizun Thane said, even if you have a chainmail hauberk (10) and a shield (6), you start getting really fearful about your life when faced with Saxons (5d6 damage), especially if they are using axes (shield protects only 1d6, although I prefer the older formulation of +1d6 dmg vs. shields to be consistent with maces and hammer and putting the onus on the wielder rather than the defender to remember the extra die). This is 6d6 damage, average
  27. kr0p0s

    Deadwood

    Is this something that will be clarified in the Sartar Book?
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