The following article comes from Flagg and is part of my open call for Guest Bloggers
I think we can all agree that Earthdawn is a great game!
Unfortunately it doesn't have a big online presence. Fifteen years ago, when I first started playing Earthdawn and the internet was a much more desolate and primitive place, there were several flourishing sites, and dozens of fan-made Disciplines to be found. Today, a Google search for 3rd Edition resources will yield this site, the official RedBrick site, and a few that haven't been updated since the early 2000s. Custom Disciplines, Talents, Spells, etc. are almost nowhere to be found. Perhaps part of the problem is that there isn't an active site where people can easily promote their stuff. If such a place existed, perhaps it would motivate people to share what they have?
Enter the Earthdawn Compendium. A few weeks ago I set about the task of custom-building a submissions database from the ground up. After a lot of hard work, it's now at the point where I feel ready to release it to the public. The site allows users to browse an easy-to-navigate database of Disciplines, Talents, Knacks, Spells, Thread Items, and Creature/Dragon/Horror/Spirit Powers, submit their own, rate what other people have posted, and discuss it all on the forums.
As the site is brand new, there isn't a lot of content yet, but that's where you come in! So stop by, check things out, create and account, and start participating! I love feedback on the site, so please tell me what you think.