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by Raven_Crowking
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: New Convert
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: New Convert

Welcome to our family!
by Raven_Crowking
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Tips for thieves
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Tips for thieves

My players are at level 4, and the wizard and warrior are both getting nicely into their classes and holding their own. However my thief player is getting a litte frustrated at being weak in combat and not really getting a chance to show off his uniqueness beyond checking for and removing traps and...
by Raven_Crowking
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

Lankhmar ghouls are not un-dead.
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Thief backstab

In my games, yes to both questions.
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Road Crew Reports
Topic: My 2nd road crew game (Tower of the Black Pearl session 1)
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: My 2nd road crew game (Tower of the Black Pearl session 1)

Meadhelm wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:16 am
Thanks for reading! I plan to run Doom of the Savage Kings next, actually!
An awesome adventure!
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Convention Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1281

Re: Convention Games

I tend to use pregens, but I have no problem with a player bringing a character to the table. Magic items may, or may not, work the way that player anticipates.
by Raven_Crowking
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

As a 3rd level wizard with an intelligence of 13, he only needs to roll an 8 to blind the target if it fails a save, and a 14 to knock it unconscious if it fails 2 saves. Since the target has to make a save with a DC equal to the spell roll, the blinding save is at least a 20, which is tough to mak...
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 3026

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

I seem to be in this situation where one of my players keeps using Color Spray to devastating effect. Everytime there's a Big Bad, he casts the spell, gets them unconscious, and bang, that's it, end of what would have been big interesting battle. Anyone else come across this problem? I know DCC is ...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Adjusting dice chain
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Adjusting dice chain

I was not intending on adjusting the NPC/Monster's action die, only PCs. But after reading responses, I don't think it is practical. Right now there is DCC Lankhmar and DCC Empire of the East is very close to being available. DCC Dying Earth is within sight. If you wanted to do a DCC Cthulhu Mythos...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Adjusting dice chain
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Adjusting dice chain

Have you tried a funnel with 0-level characters? It's a really interesting experiment especially players who are used to D&D. It has so many advantages but the main ones are: - Breaking the mold of previous RPGs (D&D). - It's easy to learn the game since you aren't using all the character abilities...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Adjusting dice chain
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Adjusting dice chain

I would personally avoid doing something like that. While DCC doesn't follow the same kind of math as Pathfinder of WotC-era D&D, you would still be making those higher-HD monsters a lot tougher. The PCs hit less often, and need to do more damage. Combat would become a sort of slog. Remember that HD...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Restoring STA Points -- Potions? Spells?
Replies: 6
Views: 10107

Re: Restoring STA Points -- Potions? Spells?

An NPC caster (or monster) has the ability to do this, but wants something from you first. Eating the liver of a particular monster can restore 1d3 points of lost Stamina. Bonding yourself (via patron bond) to a particular being restores your health, it is said. A servant of that patron dwells in a ...
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: On Shamans and How They Can be Played
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: On Shamans and How They Can be Played

Enchiridion of the Computarchs is a great resource for Shamans. You can read about the preview following the link below, and the full version is now available.

https://dcctreasures.blogspot.com/2020/ ... eview.html
by Raven_Crowking
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Spell power progression scale
Replies: 24
Views: 13786

Re: Spell power progression scale

1 (missfire) 2-11 (fail) 12-13 (+2 values above the fail threshold) 14-17 (+4 values) 18-19 (+2) 20-23 (+4) 24-27 (+4) 28-29 (+2) 30-31 (+2) 32+ ... At a guess, it is assumed that a character with an average attribute at 1st level has a 50% chance of success (+1 for level, succeeds on roll of 11+)....
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about recovering missile weapon ammunition
Replies: 5
Views: 5190

Re: Question about recovering missile weapon ammunition

jblittlefield wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:05 am
I just let them spend the time to recover 50% (round odd numbers in PCs favor) of the misses. No die roll required.
Same.
by Raven_Crowking
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: mighty deed disadvantage
Replies: 14
Views: 11617

Re: mighty deed disadvantage

Tabulazero II wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:05 am
Actually, when you call for a Mighty Deed and roll your Mighty Dice... do you get to add the result to you attack score to hit ?
Yes. And damage, both whether or not the Deed succeeds.
by Raven_Crowking
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: quick question
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Re: quick question

When I work on a 3pp project, I know that Goodman Games has to approve it. That makes the question moot.
by Raven_Crowking
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers
Replies: 9
Views: 4247

Re: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers

IMHO, yes.

The purpose of calling out when modifiers do not change is, I believe, the assumption that they otherwise do.
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two weapon fighting backstab
Replies: 6
Views: 4028

Re: Two weapon fighting backstab

Now that I think about it, this situation has come up and the way I ran it is that you can only roll 1 crit die, even if both attacks hit. The weapon damage bonus if using an appropriate weapon still applies, but that felt like a good middle ground. If the Thief was higher level and had 2 action di...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: What am I missing about Find Familiar?
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: What am I missing about Find Familiar?

I see. The 4th printing spell description reads: This lengthy ritual prepares the caster to bond with a familiar. The familiar makes itself known during the ceremony 50% of the time; otherwise, the caster makes its acquaintance sometime in the weeks following the ritual. The spell check is made upon...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two weapon fighting backstab
Replies: 6
Views: 4028

Re: Two weapon fighting backstab

I would run it that you can Backstab with two weapons. Rolling a d16 as an attack puts you at a pretty big disadvantage as the average roll is 9, which is under most ACs. It can obviously be juiced up with Luck easily enough but that's a lot of resources going into a single attack: a round to get i...
by Raven_Crowking
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: What am I missing about Find Familiar?
Replies: 8
Views: 5739

Re: What am I missing about Find Familiar?

As a general rule, the higher you roll, the more powerful the familiar.

However, alignment has an effect on what you get.....or, rather, what gets you.
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Mighty Deeds for Monster
Replies: 7
Views: 3775

Re: Mighty Deeds for Monster

Do whatever best makes the monster work for you. That can be an emulation of a PC ability, such as a Mighty Deed, or something completely our of your head. At the end of the day, what works for you is the only thing that is important. In terms of making DCC monsters, this may help: https://ravencrow...
by Raven_Crowking
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patronized Patronees?
Replies: 4
Views: 2371

Re: Patronized Patronees?

In relation to the Man in the Green Velvet Coat, since he's immortal and is fond of humanoids but doesn't see them as intelligent, they are 'pets' in the same way as some folks consider their dogs and cats. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151691/Patrons-Extraordinary-The-Unpretty-Preview-DCC-R...
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 5692

Re: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?

Find art you prefer. Print it on fairly thick paper or tab stock, at a size that matches the images you find offensive. Then, image by image, replace the art. Well, that's clever and kind. Plus much, much better than post-its. Thank you for the actionable, effective idea. You are very welcome!

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