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by Bercilak
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!
Replies: 508
Views: 551441

Re: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!

Howdy folks, I'm Rod (although I usually stick to Bercilak on the 'net). I live in Greensboro, NC where I teach writing. I started RPing when I was about 7 with an older kid who lived next door. We played some weird mash-up of games that included characters from Magic Realm and monsters from the 1e ...
by Bercilak
Sun May 20, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: My review of DCCRPG
Replies: 2
Views: 2624

My review of DCCRPG

Just posted my review of DCCRPG after two sessions.

http://onfirstblank.wordpress.com/2012/ ... ssics-rpg/

-Berc
by Bercilak
Thu May 17, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Missing section on Patron Bond
Replies: 3
Views: 4488

Re: Missing section on Patron Bond

Awesome! Thanks.
-Berc
by Bercilak
Tue May 15, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Halfling Lucky Charms
Replies: 30
Views: 20676

Halfling Lucky Charms

When halflings burn luck on behalf of an ally, does the ally get +2 per point spent, or +1?

-Berc
by Bercilak
Tue May 15, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Limits to Spell Burn?
Replies: 53
Views: 33972

Re: Limits to Spell Burn?

I agree with the folks that don't see this ideas as troubling. But, if it does bug you that wizards can supercharge spells during breaks int he campaign, you could always houserule that any spellburn over a certain amount automatically involves permanent score loss from the shock. Say 1 point for ev...
by Bercilak
Tue May 15, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Can Clerics only know 4 spells or can pick 4 every morning?
Replies: 21
Views: 14442

Re: Can Clerics only know 4 spells or can pick 4 every morni

I'm planning on being literal and saying that it's the number of spells they know. My reasoning: -The chart says "spells known" -Much of a cleric's power comes from the other ways they can manifest divine power, so they don't need as much versatility in spell selection -The rules talk about a time o...
by Bercilak
Tue May 15, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Missing section on Patron Bond
Replies: 3
Views: 4488

Missing section on Patron Bond

This was mentioned in the "stomp the typo" thread, but I thought I'd ask what anyone else is doing to fill in the gap on the Patron Bond spell, where the table skips over the 24-27 spell effects.

-Berc
by Bercilak
Tue May 15, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Known spells - a minimum or a maximum?
Replies: 11
Views: 11945

Re: Known spells - a minimum or a maximum?

My reading assumed that the spells known was a maximum. But, I don't have proof. Good question.
-Berc
by Bercilak
Fri May 11, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Appendix N suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 8758

Appendix N suggestions

Most of my fantasy reading came after Appendix N was codified. So, I read the things that were still popular in the 1980s--Amber, Fafhrd and Mouser, Moorcock, Lovecraft, but missed out on a lot of the earlier stuff. I'm currently (slowly) working my way through the works of the Appendix, but I'm not...
by Bercilak
Fri May 11, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: First session funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 5879

Re: First session funnel

In regards to the wizard pool, did any of the characters have an Int that would make for a "passable" wizard? I have tried to get my players out of the habit of assuming every character has to be optimized for the class. No one wants to play a totally gimpy wizard, but an "okay" wizard with Int 11,...
by Bercilak
Thu May 10, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: First session funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 5879

First session funnel

My group played our first game tonight. 10 of 18 characters survived the Portal funnel. I ran the game as everyone started in Saxon England as humans, and the portal moved while the party was inside. In the dungeon, the demi-humans started to have manifestations of their new forms, but it wasn't unt...
by Bercilak
Tue May 08, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Critical Successes and Fumbles
Replies: 19
Views: 17431

Re: Critical Successes and Fumbles

Not sure if this rule applies to all cases, but page 79 says that character may roll dice other than d20s to attack (multiple attacks or two-weapon fighting), but "A critical hit still requires a result of a natural 20 or the character's threat range . . . secondary dice results do not score critica...
by Bercilak
Tue May 08, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The pre-order shipments have left the printer!
Replies: 310
Views: 108008

Re: The pre-order shipments have left the printer!

Just got my standard edition copy in Greensboro, NC about 5 minutes ago. That's a brick of a book. I don't know what I thought 400+ pages would look like, but something that could replace a house cornerstone wasn't it! But it sure looks nice.

Berc
by Bercilak
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Question about 0-level weapon training
Replies: 9
Views: 6153

Question about 0-level weapon training

I'm a little confused about weapon training and zero-level characters. Here's what the rules say (page 24): "All 0-level characters are trained in the one weapon they possess from their former occupation. If a 0-level character handles multiple weapons over his career, he is considered trained in th...
by Bercilak
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Books that should be in Appendix N
Replies: 60
Views: 46373

Re: Books that should be in Appendix N

I'm not sure that I agree with Finarvyn about the Hall of Fame aspect of Appendix N. Many of the books on the list were also written in the early '70s and hardly represent books with staying power. (I'd hazard that a number of the books are only read because of Appendix N now.) I like to think of th...

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