July 28th, 2010
Published on July 28th, 2010 @ 09:22:02 am , using 18 words, 384 views
I really like this one. I think this guy really got it.
July 23rd, 2010
Published on July 23rd, 2010 @ 12:50:46 am , using 95 words, 203 views
In order help ease people into the new Amethyst errata, Conan and I sat down with the document along with the FAQ an explained it all in a helpful PODCAST. We are as civilized as always. Along with answering questions, we also supply a few extra rules not offered in the errata that go into our personal game. It runs about 65 minutes after I cut about 45 minutes of Conan’s bodily functions.
Heed warning, I do believe certain vulgarities slipped through. With us, putting a microphone on us is like throwing gasoline on a flame.
July 14th, 2010
Published on July 14th, 2010 @ 09:29:47 pm , using 93 words, 240 views
Goodman Games and Dias Ex Machina are now presenting the Amethyst Errata. Although many of its points are from concerns we had late in the game’s development, the vast majority came as a result from buyer feedback. It may not be the last but we feel comfortable this covers the vast majority of issues. The errata contains corrections, modifications, and additional rules to improve game balance.
In addition, we will soon be posting a podcast to detail these changes, answer questions, and offer a few homebrew rules not included in the errata.
July 9th, 2010
Published on July 9th, 2010 @ 01:06:10 pm , using 312 words, 215 views
Today marks an important day. July 9th happens to be my birthday. Also it marks the announcement of an Amethyst errata. Yes…believe or not, we have an errata. I am sure we may expand it later, but for now it is 3 pages. It includes obvious errors and modifications but it also includes additional rules to enhance game balance and to more properly define the roles of the techan classes. In addition, we’ll be doing a podcast to detail these changes, answer questions, and offer a few homebrew rules we are not including in the errata. I’ll keep you updated on that as well. For now, here are a few noteworthy amendments being added into the errata:
PAGE 61: Replace the text for the Brotherhood class feature with the following text.
If an ally is hit by any marked target (in which you are the source of the mark), you may initiate a basic attack against the marked target as an immediate interrupt.
PAGE 62: For the Double Tap at-will power, add the following Special entry.
Special: You cannot select this at-will as your basic attack.
PAGE 72: Add the following Marshal class feature.
At 11th level, when you grant yourself or an ally a basic attack (via power, feature, or feat), gain a +1[W] bonus to the hit. This can only apply to hits that inflict at least 1[W] damage.
PAGE 95: In the Combat Theatrics at-will power, add the following Special entry.
Special: You cannot score a critical hit with this power. You still automatically hit with a natural 20.
Expect the errata in the following week but those that pre-ordered, worry not. Those that pre-ordered Amethyst Foundations will have the errata mailed directly to you (well, the download link at least). Not only that, those that pre-ordered will get it sooner (within 24 hours of the posting of this message).
July 6th, 2010
Published on July 6th, 2010 @ 02:56:13 am , using 141 words, 386 views
We have two big announcements...coming. One will be the release of the next Amethyst book. The second will be the release of the Amethyst errata. I can't go into any details at the moment on either, other than the fact they are coming.
I will say the errata will include clarifications and minor changes to existing presented rules. We are also working on an "Expanded Rules" section which will expand the playability of the classes, races, monsters, and lifepaths presented. Both these will obviously be free (though they will be included in our next book for both of our fans that don't own computers.
Yes, we are working on a new book. The problem is…I'm not sure what to call it...
Check out the link and cast your vote...