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  • in reply to: Human Age Questions #9182

    Enno
    Henchman

    Since the passing of time in Hellfrost is not set in direct relation to Earth anywhere, these considerations are irrelevant.

    According to the game rules, age only plays a role with Elderly and Young.

    Elderly is only used for character creation, the exact age doesn’t really matter. It only specifies that a character is “old and fragile”. If the character is 70 years old, fit and healthy, he doesn’t necessarily have to take this Hindrance.
    In most of my games, 50 years is considered the beginning for Elderly. This is usually the age when adults in Hellfrost are finally grandparents and have gained some rank and status in their community.

    The Young hindrance ends with reaching adulthood. In Hellfrost one is regarded as an adult at 14-16 years of age, depending on the culture.

    Most humans live for 70 years, though elders in their 90s are not unheard-of.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Antihistamine Description #9181

    Enno
    Henchman

    Read more carefully, mate. Although Solomon Kane is another fine setting by Wiggy, you could have saved the download time.
    The complete description of the allergy hindrance can already be found in my posting:
    “Allergy (Minor/Major) gives -2 or -4 to Trait rolls when exposed to allergen”.

    😛

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Sidekicks in Hellfrost questions #9178

    Enno
    Henchman

    See response #2 in the previous posting.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Resource Management 2 Qs #9177

    Enno
    Henchman

    The text implies that defense upgrades should be more expensive than fortification upgrades.

    It’s simply a statement that erecting defenses is more expensive than other improvements, not of fortifications in particular.

    Ressources occupy a relatively large area from the very beginning. This area does not change significantly as the resource grows, only the build-up is now denser.
    At the beginning, for example, there are spacious pastures and farmland within the palisades, which are then simply developed later on.

    Defense + Fortification combo:

    They stack.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Antihistamine Description #9172

    Enno
    Henchman

    A virtual Bennie for each of you. 😀

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Atlas Map Sheets question #9168

    Enno
    Henchman

    As with previous kickstarters, the backers come first, then the pre-orders. It all comes down to where you live and how quickly the international mail is processed. As a result, everyone should have received the GM Screen within a few weeks of each other.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Atlas Map Sheets question #9166

    Enno
    Henchman

    The map sheets were compiled without layers. Only because of the later added side arrows this one level came in. Just ignore it.
    In retrospect, some features would have been very helpful or interesting. But in order to integrate them, the map would have had to be created differently from the beginning.

    Information about the kickstarters can best be found on the project page itself, even if you have not participated.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588759266/hellfrost-gm-screen/posts/2091806
    And subscribe for the regular newsletter, mate. 😉

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Height Question #9164

    Enno
    Henchman

    Since a characters height doesn’t really have any mechanical consequences in the game, you might define it or not any way you want. As long as the differences are not in SIZ categories, Hellfrost doesn’t gender and treats all sexes equally.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Sidekicks in Hellfrost questions #9161

    Enno
    Henchman

    1. When an allied extra commits herself to a hero in a long campaign, the hero takes the Sidekick edge. The extra becomes a wild card, but is still considered an NPC.
    Like any wild card NPC she gets 2 Bennies, though being another wild card on the side of the players, the GM gets a GM Bennie too.

    Optionally, the Sidekick might not get the extra Bennies, but then the GM doesn’t get one either.

    2. “All characters have a Glory rating, which reflects a hero’s reputation due to heroic actions.” — HF PHB p.8

    Only PCs are defined as heroes in Hellfrost. Sidekicks per definition support heroes. They are NPCs. As NPCs Sidekicks don’t get any glory themselves and therefore no benefits. He is standing in the shadow of a hero and that is rewarding enough. He is that chap that fought alongside a legend, and gets a free beer if he tells his tale.
    As NPCs they do not usually attract their own Followers or Sidekicks, neither by Glory benefits (because don’t get any) nor as Legendary edges.

    As long as the sidekick is not taken over by another player, I wouldn’t even allow optional glory, followers, and sidekicks for him. But it’s your game.

    3. NPCs are never created, but are build. They get all the traits, edges, hindrances, and powers the story demands. The might even get the Glory benefits without even getting Glory themselves.
    So, they might even have edges like Noble and (Filthy) Rich! They might even be used with the Ressource Management rules. All the traits their role demands, remember?! Sometimes PCs don’t like to take those edges, whatever the reasons. So one of the allied NPCs has to fill the gap. They are not limited to be castellans or seneschals. They might even be the ruler themselves.
    As an allied character the players decide about a Sidekicks actions. However, because they’re technically NPCs the GM has the final saying. As long as the players play a Sidekick in character as far as his wealth is concerned, they can play him just fine.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

    in reply to: Deflection + Obscure #9159

    Enno
    Henchman

    You’re welcome.

    High Priest of Hoenir & Champion of Qedeshet

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