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No, the cap is 7 edge held at once, not 7 edge earned in total over the course of an encounter. So long as you keep spending edge, you can keep earning back up to the hard cap.
I do want to houserule that if you go past 7 Edge, you must immediately spend it or it gets lost, rather than never getting past 7. That way there's some proper value to a 7-Edge stat compared to Edge 5.
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No, the cap is 7 edge held at once, not 7 edge earned in total over the course of an encounter. So long as you keep spending edge, you can keep earning back up to the hard cap.

Given the complaints about how "abusive" edge actions are, I'd have thought you'd have welcomed a ceiling on how much edge you're allowed to have at once. 7 edge is a perfect value to prevent healing 2 boxes of physical damage at once, for example.  Imagine what'd it'd be like dropping 16-20 edge at once.

I said many of them are bad, and what I said is true.

I'll go over the list again for those new to the conversation.
  • 1 Edge to Re-roll one failure is a trap. 67% of the time that will be a wasted point. It's a bad option to give players.
  • 1 and 2 are glitch is also bad, that means the larger the pool the higher glitch chance. Glitching isn't heroic and winning by an enemy glitch isn't any better.
  • Spending 2 edge to make them expend an additional is also bad. This use will cause some players option paralysis. Meaning they will starting playing not to lose instead of playing to win. Sitting on edge rather then spending it. For those player will negate the usefulness of the System.
  • Next We know we have flaws that negate the edge system. There is no flaw in SR that has ever negated a primary stat. Sure things given big penalties, but to straight remove something so core to the system? It's just another example of the massive over reaction we see over and over in 6e.
  • Finally we are asked to assume that 6e works largely based upon the play test. We are expect to be ok with repeated over reactions, that even members of the demo team agree are bad. But we shouldn't worried based upon the play test. But then raw goes against the play test.

From the earliest announcements of 6e's it's been clear we haven't been dealing with an honest presentation of the edition.  We are told one thing and then it's another. The QSR aren't actually consistent with the core rules. We should believe the play testers but then the system they used isn't the one being shipped out.  There is no trust. We see mechanics that have been constant for every edition of the game just totally discarded as an over reactions to flaws from the previous edition.  When questioned about over reactions the devs come back and say, no it's not an over reaction or a mistake by us it's just mistaken view of small number of vocal fans. So without a factual basis how can we make a rational decision?

As to using 20 edge at once for it to have happened then a player would have had to generated 13 edge at minimum. That's 7 Rounds of edge generation. If you're in a combat that last that long and you have built up that much edge why wouldn't we want them to use that much edge? Does the spender completely healing themselves using edge or another options some how strike you as reality breaking? Welcome to the Valley.

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General Discussion / Re: SR6 Novels ... whatís up?
« Last post by FastJack on (23:37:35/07-15-19) »
Iím wondering when weíll see book 4: Frostburn in the catalyst games store ... since itís already available on Amazon for kindle?

Is this the normal delivery cycle? And if so when can I expect to be able to purchase it here?
Considering this is the first I've heard of it's release, I'm not sure. We're not an "official" pipeline for Catalyst, so I'd contact their customer care to see what they say. Although, if it just came up on Amazon, it may appear on Catalyst's site in a day or two.
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This is all listed in the QSR of the Beginner Box Set.
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General Discussion / Re: Complimentary PDF?
« Last post by FastJack on (23:27:18/07-15-19) »
CGL does not currently have a Print and digital option for any of their product. If you want the digital version you will need to purchase it. I use drivethrurpg.com myself
Actually, the edition on the Catalyst Game Store is exactly that: Beginner Box & PDF - $24.99
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It is available now from Catalyst themselves or from DriveThruRPG.  It is also included as part of the printed Beginner's Box.

I bought the SR 6e Beginner Box and a whole lot of other stuff from Catalyst at the Origins Game Fair and am wondering now that the PDF for this product is up for sale on DrivethruRPG, is there a way people that bought the physical product like me can get a complimentary PDF?
Contact Customer Care. I think I saw Jason talking about the possibility, but I haven't seen anything truly official.
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General Discussion / SR6 Novels ... whatís up?
« Last post by Dunedon on (23:23:44/07-15-19) »
Iím wondering when weíll see book 4: Frostburn in the catalyst games store ... since itís already available on Amazon for kindle?

Is this the normal delivery cycle? And if so when can I expect to be able to purchase it here?
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There's the hard cap of 7, yes. If your EDG stat is less than 7 You can still go up to 7. If your EDG is 7 then you can't go over your EDG stat.

As for why TPTB made edge gains capped at 2/round instead of 2/action... I have no knowledge.  I assume it was perceived to be necessary to slow down edge replenishment.

So no kidding if your combat runs 4 turns you will no longer generate edge? Are you serious? They are betting this whole edition on a system that stops working in turn 4? Further the 2/action to 2/round is actually intended? Even knowing that is not what was play testers wanted or said worked?

Man every time I think 6e isn't that bad something new is released, and we reach new depths.

No, the cap is 7 edge held at once, not 7 edge earned in total over the course of an encounter. So long as you keep spending edge, you can keep earning back up to the hard cap.

Given the complaints about how "abusive" edge actions are, I'd have thought you'd have welcomed a ceiling on how much edge you're allowed to have at once. 7 edge is a perfect value to prevent healing 2 boxes of physical damage at once, for example.  Imagine what'd it'd be like dropping 16-20 edge at once.
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General Discussion / Re: SR6 and climate
« Last post by Marcus on (22:10:52/07-15-19) »
I mean, it did take a few hundred people sacrificing their lives to power the ritual that had dozens of shamans directing the flow of the much mana, so maybe there's just not been an organization with that many disposable people and that many magically active to guide it all since then. It's possibly others have tried and failed to pull it off. Even the second Ghost Dance and the spike blood ritual that guy down in Aztlan was doing in the 50s didn't hit that high of mana.
The Amazon war didn't heave enough magical talent to do this? I don't buy that for a second. Their numbers were large enough to hold of an army and they had bunch next level magic going on including special magic trees and even their own weird tradition.

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General Discussion / Re: Complimentary PDF?
« Last post by The Tekwych on (22:04:54/07-15-19) »
CGL does not currently have a Print and digital option for any of their product. If you want the digital version you will need to purchase it. I use drivethrurpg.com myself
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