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  • Wonders of Thedas Podcast Episode 76: Romance and Rivalry

    Welcome to the Wonders of Thedas, your one-stop-shop for all your Dragon Age roleplaying game needs!

    You can hear the episode above, or you can listen on iTunes, Google Play, and Soundcloud!

    It feels just right to be here with Jessica, our marriage now four years old, talking about using Relationships in your Dragon Age games! Our Bond is quite Intense! We discuss how Relationships work, and how they can influence your game should you use them! We also discuss some excellent listener questions about mass combat, how many combats is too many,and Jessica returns, puns in hand...

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    Thanks for listening, Thedosians!
    If you enjoy the AGE system you might enjoy our podcast, The Adventure Game Engine Interest Series (The AGEIS)! Formerly known as the Wonders of Thedas, we talk about all iterations of the AGE system from Dragon Age to the Expanse! We do actual plays as well as discussion episodes where we take listener questions, feature fan creations, and share news about the AGE systems! Step through the portals to see the many worlds they hide!

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    It was very interesting to hear your thoughts on the new relationship rules contained within Faces of Thedas. I do like them myself, though am still pondering how the Intensity mechanics will work in practice. One aspect that I think is a little odd, is that the extra stunt points can, obviously, only ever be spent on a test that succeeds. What happens though when a PC wants to make sure they succeed on a critical test? Suppose the PC is facing a Blood Mage, who is attempting to force them to slit the throat of their Level 5 Intensity love interest? The way things stand, the mechanics give no benefit unless the PC has already triggered the I Swear to You stunt from a previously successful test. Free stunt points are in any case powerful things, and I note that other rules in the FA/DA worlds grant them.

    My questions for the next podcast therefore are: how would you house rule an effect whereby PCs can spend their intensity to succeed in critical tests? Also, are there any special ways you can think of to combine the Relationship Intensity rules with the optional Stunt Pool rules from the FA Companion? I like both concepts but am worried that too many free stunt points will unbalance the game.

    Anyway - keep up the good work!
    Last edited by Parsival; 05-14-2019, 04:54 AM.

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      Appreciate the response as always! We'll get your question on the next episode!
      If you enjoy the AGE system you might enjoy our podcast, The Adventure Game Engine Interest Series (The AGEIS)! Formerly known as the Wonders of Thedas, we talk about all iterations of the AGE system from Dragon Age to the Expanse! We do actual plays as well as discussion episodes where we take listener questions, feature fan creations, and share news about the AGE systems! Step through the portals to see the many worlds they hide!

      You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, and other places you get podcasts! You can contact us through our social media, Soundcloud, or by emailing us at ageipodcast@gmail.com !

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