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by Shinxirus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: Recent History
Replies: 8
Views: 4678

Re: Recent History

The Ogre Wall, also known as Troll Gate, is a wall, about four miles long. It is assumed that it was built during the Second Dragon War between Pyrdacor and Famerlor. During the Third Demon Battle, the Borbaradians occupied it, and it became known as the Wall of Death. The reason it doesn't show up ...
by Shinxirus
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: So how exactly does a Living History work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: So how exactly does a Living History work?

Apart from the ongoing metaplot, there are two ways for players to influence the living history: First, via events and games on conventions, which may or may not influence the ongoing history. Second, Ulisses Spiele sometimes uses polls where players can indicate how certain events went in their hom...
by Shinxirus
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Rules Questions (TDE)
Topic: Understanding Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 7941

Re: Understanding Applications

Hullo, Shinxirus, Okay. That gives me a basic idea of what the Applications of Skills are all about. This applies equally well to the Combat SAs and the Magic SAs, I assume? Okay, that raises another question? What is a Skill application versus a Skill specialisation? And please give me some exampl...
by Shinxirus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Advice for a New (TDE) GM
Replies: 24
Views: 8913

Re: Advice for a New (TDE) GM

HEX got it right. Specifically, make sure the players understand that in TDE, they aren't just some dudes out on adventure. Oh I'd say they ARE just some dudes out on adventure. They're not some mystical uber-human beings (although, as PCs they might have some higher stats, but not much), they're j...
by Shinxirus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Advice for a New (TDE) GM
Replies: 24
Views: 8913

Re: Advice for a New (TDE) GM

HEX got it right. Specifically, make sure the players understand that in TDE, they aren't just some dudes out on adventure. Based on their professions, they each have a certain position within their respective society, with all rights and obligations that entails. Nobility grants privileges, like be...
by Shinxirus
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TDE)
Topic: Understanding Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 7941

Re: Understanding Applications

Applications are - like the rest of the skill system - something that looks very complicated, but actually isn't. In order to understand this, we must look at three rules elements: Skills, applications, and trade secrets. First, skills. Those are pretty straightforward, they define the capabilities ...
by Shinxirus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Setting Discussion (TDE)
Topic: Aventuria or Arkania (and Astral Energy vs Arcane Energy)
Replies: 3
Views: 2533

Re: Aventuria or Arkania (and Astral Energy vs Arcane Energy)

Aventuria has pretty much always been known as such, at least in german. The name Arkania was originaly adapted for english translations, like the PC games - perhaps because it would be received better by an international audience. Ingame, the continent is named after Aves, half god of travel and ex...
by Shinxirus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Advice for a New (TDE) GM
Replies: 24
Views: 8913

Re: Advice for a New (TDE) GM

Hullo, Shinxirus, I'm glad to hear this. :) It an be daunting to come into a game, whether it's new or not, and have to deal with the living campaign elements such as The Dark Eye has. One of the things that it would be interesting to see, if it exists, is a timeline or some such for the world of A...
by Shinxirus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Rules Questions (TDE)
Topic: Character Creation Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12055

Re: Character Creation Questions

Ah, the beautiful world of TDE character creation :lol: Don't worry, after the first few chars you get a handle on the system. First: Elves do indeed cost 18 AP. Second: All new characters begin with social status free by default, unless their profession mandates something else, like knights having ...
by Shinxirus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Tangents and Miscellany (TDE)
Topic: Advice for a New (TDE) GM
Replies: 24
Views: 8913

Re: Advice for a New (TDE) GM

Yeesh! That's a lot of stuff for a GM new to the game to deal with. Not sure how I feel about all of this "non-static"y world stuff. Well, the lore of TDE has never been for the faint of heart :D But don't worry, nobody expects you to have a thorough knowledge of everything that's going o...

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