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HYPERBOREA 3E » What makes it a Third Edition? » 5/04/2021 7:55 pm

drablak
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Ghul wrote:

It's a decent suggestion. I'll talk about it with my editor and small team of advisors. 

Great! Thanks for taking it into consideration.

HYPERBOREA 3E » What makes it a Third Edition? » 5/04/2021 10:11 am

drablak
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Blackadder23 wrote:

In a sense, this already exists in the game. You have spells like spawn shadow monsters that create quasi-real monsters that don't disappear when touched, but must instead be destroyed through normal combat (albeit they have reduced AC and hit points). There are also the shadow sorcery spells, which create a damaging spell effect where belief is irrelevant.
 

That's true but those are 4th level and 5th level spells. Even Advanced Spectral Phantasm, a 5th level spell, dispels if touched. I like playing illusionists but I think the illusionist in AS&SH is less attractive as it is than other sub-classes. It doesn't really have many exclusive spells, it doesn't get any additional weapons (not that it's a big thing in itself, but all the other subclasses do), and its spell list is much reduced and doesn't include heavy offensive spells (it's not the focus of this subclass but I'm pointing out what it gives up versus the magician), and of course no familiar. So it's giving up a lot, for the same experience progression, without gaining anything substantial (pun intended) IMO. For those reasons I agree with Doctor_Rob that illusions, at least those casted by the illusionist subclass, should not be dispelled just by touch. At the very least they should remain but the individual touching the illusion sees it for what it is (or better yet, gets a save).

General Discussion » AS&SH Errata » 5/02/2021 12:13 pm

drablak
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I'm not sure if this has been reported before (I searched but couldn't find it): in the Cryomancer Spell list p.144, in the second level spells, Cool Metal should come after Continuous Light.

HYPERBOREA 3E » What makes it a Third Edition? » 4/29/2021 2:36 pm

drablak
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Thanks for the details! Interesting, quite interesting! 👍

HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBOREA 3E has been announced. » 4/29/2021 12:24 pm

drablak
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BlackKnight wrote:

OH > PS < How soon on the Kickstarter. I'll start letting my groups know that 3rd ed is coming.
 

He said he was hoping, if all goes well, for perhaps early June.

HYPERBOREA 3E » HYPERBOREA 3E has been announced. » 4/29/2021 11:39 am

drablak
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He replied in chat that a slipcase was under consideration, he was waiting for quotes/estimates. He also said that "Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea" will remain part of the game (perhaps as a subtitle?) because that's what it's about! And he confirmed there would be an index. I think splitting it in two volumes makes it easier to add an index.

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