|Subject:||2nd ed and Horrors|
|Date:||Wed, 19 Oct 1994 00:38:28 -0400|
well as the Grimoire. (NOTE: If you already own 1rst ed SSC, you don't
really need the 2nd ed. The main changes were in the back of the 2nd ed
main book.) SSC is the only one I remember off-hand; there may have been
one or two others.
As to horrors:
That last post with the powers and such (sorry, whoever wrote it,
I forgot who it was) was pretty good. A few minor bits I'll add:
One power is Skin Shift. This is as bad as it sounds. Your skin decides
it feels like rotating 180 degrees or so around your body, tearing loose
from muscle and the like in the process. Does lots of damage.
Also, _ALL_ magic use in ShadowRun is equivalent to Raw Magic in EarthDawn.
Some minor effects this would have:
Once the Horrors started truly invading, and started corrupting the
Astral plane (as is their wont), then you'll be taking more, very likely
physical, damage as Drain.
Also, any Raw Magic use pretty much sends up a really, really big,
bright, noticeable beacon to Horrors and other astral nasties. It allows
any Horrors who notice to Horror Mark you right then. (Normally they have
to touch you to Mark you, I think. Don't have my book.)
Anyway, those are some of the reasons my runner would chew the barrel of
his assault rifle while pulling the trigger if the Horrors started
appearing. (He would have empathically picked up some of the fears of
his controller, me.) In ED, the people had many decades, if not centuries
to develop various defenses: spell matrixes to hide their spells and
filter astral energy; kaers and citadels to retreat into and seal when the
level of Horrors got too high to survive (and many kaers and citadels didn't
even survive then!)
(As a side note, and a tension-releaser: Not all Horrors are _this_ bad.
The lower power ones aren't as nasty, and some of them are even destroyable
by relatively low level ED characters. But of course, the big ones are
the ones you're afraid of... :) )
: Jon Sands ^ "You disobeyed my direct order. :
: sands@******.juniata.edu ^ You placed yourself in grave danger. :
: Snail: 1168 Juniata College ^ I am _not_ happy." :
: Huntingdon, PA 16652 ^ -Capt. Picard, "Interface" :
: **** "He hits and... I think I'm going to need more dice..." **** :