The following article shows you what dice to use in Earthdawn: The Age of Legend, and gives an example on how to customize them. Karma is used quite a lot too, so having a bowl of Karma Tokens at your table is highly recommended.
Happy Easter wishes to everyone! The release of the book is looming on the horizon, so here is a PDF preview of the book's covers, credits, table of contents, and the Getting Started chapter. Enjoy!
One of the scenes that happened to our sample character Ilareon after he arrived in Spencer Hill after his falling-out with the Warrior Gwen was the one given in the Example of Play below. It will give you a good idea of how the game feels at the table.
Gamemaster: You suddenly wake up in the dead of the night. You're not sure what woke you, but you are unable to go back to sleep.
Ilareon: I'd definitely try. It has been a long day.
Gamemaster: You roll around for a bit, but to no avail. You are wide awake.
Ilareon: Okay, I get up. What are my companions doing? *looks around the game table, the other players shrug*
The following character was played in one of our playtesting sessions last year. As an elf haunted by his past, Ilareon is a new arrival in Spencer Hill, a remote mining town on the edge of the Caucavic Mountains. He hopes to find other adventurers aiding him in his quest.
We'll use this character for an upcoming example of play, which will also shed more light on some of the stats and abilities you'll find in here.