Elidis, who already created some beautiful stuff for the German fan community published recently his Player support sheets for the German Earthdawn 4th Edition. When I asked him if he could provide his sheets in English too, he was so kind to translate the sheets. And how it goes, I am now able to present you his cheat sheets for Earthdawn 4th Edition: ‘Character Creation and Development’ and for Players the ‘Players guide light’ PDFs.

ED4-Character Creation and Development PDF

  • Character creation step tables
  • Racial modifiers and racial abilities
  • Talent increasing costs
  • Skill increasing costs
  • Spell learning
  • Everything for circle advancement

Character Creation


ED4-PG light PDF

  • Situation modifiers
  • Combat options
  • Mounted attacks summary
  • Rules summary

Players guide light


Hinweis für deutsche Earthdawn fans:

Die deutschen Fan Downloads ‘ED4-Charaktererschaffung’ und ‘Spielerhilfe’ von findet ihr bei Ulisses Spiele hier (unter ‘Als PDF bestellen’-Button – Downloads) oder hier (im Suchfilter einfach auf ‘Earthdawn’ (ganz unten) filtern). Habe gerade feststellen müssen, dass die Fan-Downloads von Elidis bei Ulisses Spiele gut versteckt sind. A propos Ulisses Spiele: einen Blick auf die deutschen Bücher (inklusive limited ESPAGRA Version!!) könnt ihr hier werfen.

The recently released official Earthdawn character sheet was not very well received by many fans. Well, experience shows that many fans prefer to design their own character sheets , as these then most likely meet their requirements. Be it optical or simply useful criteria. A criteria for me is for example to have editable PDF’s, to capture Attributes, Talents, Skills or Spells. Others prefer sheets where you can capture everything up to high circle characters and so on, but what about stylish or well designed sheets?

One fanmade Earthdawn 4th Edition character sheet was already introduced on the blog, even before the official release was made. But it’s design is rather minimalistic and focused on printability.

Do you remember the editable scroll-design-sheet that was released on the Earthdawn blog on 2013? Yes, again it is Patryk aka UglyGoblin that contacted me with another approach to publish an editable stylish Earthdawn 4th edition character sheet.

I am very proud to present you the creation by Patryk. Have a look:


Good news for our polish readers! Patryk has already created a Polish version of his sheet in addition to the English version. A German translation is in the making.


The recently announced German Earthdawn fanwork PDF by the german RPG page "Die DORP" (Dimension of roleplaying) was released yesterday:

The German info reads:
Die Schätze der Himmelsstürmer sammelt auf 16 Seiten die magischen Schätze unserer letzten Kampagne, mit Beschreibungen versehen und an die brandneuen Regeln der vierten Edition des Rollenspiels Earthdawn angeglichen.
English Google translation:
The Himmelsstürmer - a group of young adepts who was distinguished by all the virtues that you can think of: courage, kindness, curiosity and adventurousness.
Your treasures? A mirror which - a wild collection of useful, magical items, for fighter craft and sorcerers alike.

The treasures of Himmelsstürmer collects on 16 pages the magical treasures of our last campaign, provided with descriptions and aligned with the brand new rules of the fourth edition of the role-playing game Earthdawn.

While we're still waiting for the Earthdawn 4th Edition Gamemaster's Guide, one part of it fans were really asking about was shared by FASA Games. The part explaining the events leading to the current Earthdawn 4th Edition timeline.

Yes, that's right. If you missed the latest FASA Games update on their blog here is the link to the Chapter 2 ("What Has Come Before") from the coming Gamemaster's Guide, in which you will find the revised history chapter, covering the events of the war and how the current political situation in Barsaive came to be.

Gamemaster's Guide has 9 of 13 chapters done, currently going through editorial and pre-layout to get a sense of page count, and art is being commissioned. The chapters remaining are:
  • Chapter 3: The Land and its People
  • Chapter 11: Spirits 
  • Chapter 12: Dragons
  • Chapter 13: Horrors

If you have backed the Earthdawn 4th Edition project on Kickstarter, check you Kickstarter messages to download addtionaly chapters 8 and 10!

Looking at the cover of the new Earthdawn Fourth Edition Player's Guide and still wondering what are the changes?

Wandering through the G+ astral space (those Nethermancers, wandering in netherworlds all the time...) Mordom found a link to an interesting summary of all general changes between 3rd and 4th editions so far. The author mentions the changes and gives his opinion about them. It's short, and definitely worth reading.

Take a look!

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