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[THE FORGE PODCAST]: EPISODE 18 - Talents Also Grow on Trees

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EPISODE 18 - Talents Also Grow on Trees

This episode we welcome back special guest, lead developer on the Genesys Expanded Players Guide, Sam Gregor-Stewart, as we ready the potting mix to help nurture and grow a discussion on the creation of Specialization Trees including how you can introduce them into your Genesys games.

In Die Casting we make good on a listener request to explore Heroic Abilities from Realms of Terrinoth, while in Breaking the Mould we speak with Caleb Smith about his offering on the Foundry, The Survivalist's Guide to Survival. Plus, we answer your games and rules questions in Under the Hammer.

So, don your garden clothes, grab your shovel, and get the wheelbarrow from the shed, as GM Chris and GM Hooly show you how to tend to your garden of Specialization Trees on The Forge Podcast!



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  • 00:00:17 - INTRODUCTION
  • 00:04:51 - STOKING THE FIRE
  • 00:05:03 - PODCAST OF THE WEEK - Don't Despair
  • 00:06:29 - STOKING THE FIRE - News & Announcements
  • 00:16:22 - DIE CASTING - Heroic Abilities
  • 00:59:38 - THE FURNACE - Specialization Trees
  • 01:03:23 - Why Use Specializations?
  • 01:12:35 - Career Specs VS Role Specs
  • 01:19:45 - How Many Specs Do You Need?
  • 01:22:31 - Trees Within Trees
  • 01:25:18 - How to Create a Spec Tree
  • 01:49:24 - Creating Pathways
  • 02:01:58 - Making an Example Tree - The Druid
  • 02:35:02 - BREAKING THE MOULD - Survivalists Guide to Survival (Caleb Smith)
  • 02:57:45 - UNDER THE HAMMER
  • 02:58:13 - Errata: Vehicle Weapon Qualities
  • 03:03:04 - Q1. The Act of Driving Dangerously
  • 03:11:20 - Q2. Language Barriers
  • 03:20:10 - Q3. Can I Use All the Magics?
  • 03:28:08 - WRAP UP

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Was there a plan to put up the Druid specialization tree the group created during the show somewhere? Or am I just blind and unable to find it on the forgegenesys site? 😣

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Thanks, sir! I just kept rewinding and relistening to the episode until I finished making my own and I think it's right. I still look forward to the real deal though. 


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Specialization Tree - Druid

Eager to look at the Druid Specialization that GM Chris, GM Hooly, and Special Guest, Sam Gregor-Stewart, created live on Episode 18 of the Podcast entitled, "Talents Do Grow on Trees"? Then look no further that the link below.

And remember the challenge Sam set for our listeners: Create Specialization Roles for a Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard.

We'll highlight our favourites on a future episode of the podcast.


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