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by Bilgewriggler
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Appendix N
Topic: Music to Appendix N by
Replies: 0
Views: 7472

Music to Appendix N by

This whole album is an Appendix N gem, but Miklagard Overture has to be one of the most Appendix N songs ever.

by Bilgewriggler
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Lay on Hands and Ability Score Damage
Replies: 5
Views: 7134

Re: Lay on Hands and Ability Score Damage

I guess I'd buck the trend and say it's do-able. I mean, the rules even say you can heal spellburn (but it's just a really, really bad idea to try). If you want to allow but discourage it, have each point require a result of 4 dice of healing, which makes it statistically likely to result in deity d...
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Non-Combat Spells & Creative Solutions
Replies: 3
Views: 6302

Re: Non-Combat Spells & Creative Solutions

Cantrip: Patch of darkness across the eyes to blind an opponent. Kinetic effect on an enemy archer's bowstring just as he fires to give a to-hit penalty. Fake dog bark to make adjacent enemies look behind them so you can disengage without them getting a free swing at you. Feather Fall: Ask judge to ...
by Bilgewriggler
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 Project
Topic: I'm IN.
Replies: 4
Views: 3843

Re: I'm IN.

Congratulations, Doctor Jones!
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Elves and Familiars
Replies: 5
Views: 7246

Re: Elves and Familiars

It does say under the general description of "Elf" that "Elves can cast spells as wizards do," which implies that all of the mechanics should be identical.
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Lucky roll without luck modifier
Replies: 8
Views: 7896

Re: Lucky roll without luck modifier

It's totally up to you as the judge. While it may seem pointless to have a character with no modifier roll on that table, remember that a big part of this game is characters questing to get stuff that they want. And another big part is making magic items unique. Let's say a player is dissatisfied at...
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Elves and Familiars
Replies: 5
Views: 7246

Re: Elves and Familiars

I think a certain amount of deliberate ambiguity is baked into the rules to reflect the foibles of old-school RPGs (and maybe even to force judges to make the game uniquely "theirs" through house rules). Unless I'm remembering wrong, you could also read the RAW such that only wizards, not elves, use...
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Phrasing Responses to "Second Sight" Level 1 Cleric Spell
Replies: 2
Views: 7065

Re: Phrasing Responses to "Second Sight" Level 1 Cleric Spel

Because the judge makes this roll, there’s never any way for the cleric to know that the response is accurate. So my advice is to just role-play the deity. I mean, roll the die and pretend to consult the book, but answer based on how you think the deity perceives the cleric’s current status, and wha...
by Bilgewriggler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"
Replies: 10
Views: 12422

Re: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"

Raven_Crowking wrote:Back in the day, I did track consumption of supplies but I never warned anyone about it.

Discovering you have no food or water deep underground is part of the spice of life. Why else would someone try barbecued giant spider?
:lol:
by Bilgewriggler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"
Replies: 10
Views: 12422

Re: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"

There’s a reason Bags of Holding are relatively cheap in D&D!
by Bilgewriggler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"
Replies: 10
Views: 12422

Re: Comments on "Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box"

- Created dehydration/starvation rules. This was probably where I spent the most energy. I created (and later posted online) how starvation and dehydration would affect players. By the time they get to the bottom of the stairs, they are starting to feel the dread of, "Holy crap... we didn't bring e...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

MCC page 140: Maximum Number and Level of Wetware Programs That Can Be Learned. The whole page is about wetware in various aspects of rules mechanics. Thanks. I still find that really ambiguous, though. Does it mean a shaman with a 15 intelligence just adds one to the number of "gift" wetware progr...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

MCC page 140: Maximum Number and Level of Wetware Programs That Can Be Learned. The whole page is about wetware in various aspects of rules mechanics. Thanks. I still find that really ambiguous, though. Does it mean a shaman with a 15 intelligence just adds one to the number of "gift" wetware progr...
by Bilgewriggler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

DavetheLost wrote:Somewhere in the book is a note that the Wetware programs from the Intelligence bonus are in addition to the ones granted by Patron Bond. I was just reading the book today and came across that.
Hmm. I guess I'll see if I can find that.
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

I have noted that shamans can learn up to 5th level wetware programs. I suspect that we will begin to see something along those lines in adventures. I would also recommend that the judge, if he feels (reasonably) that the shaman is underpowered, simply supply some device that includes wetware progr...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

Thanks for the links. Does the Data Orb supplement clarify anything like how shamans are supposed to "eventually learn" three programs from their Patrons? The Patron AIs are cool, and many of their spells are interesting ... it just seems like a disproportionate amount of the manual is devoted to th...
by Bilgewriggler
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Re: Is the Shaman even playable?

The shaman will end up with the most artifacts. Artifacts are part of class balance. I get that the shaman will figure out slightly more artifacts with the additional +1 to artifact rolls, but figuring out slightly more artifacts and actually keeping appreciably more artifacts are two different thi...
by Bilgewriggler
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Is the Shaman even playable?
Replies: 16
Views: 27873

Is the Shaman even playable?

I only got the book tonight, but I’m having trouble seeing how the Shaman is worth playing. Without multiple patrons, the rules seem to pretty clearly limit you to a maximum of four spells per day, and that’s assuming you glowburn enough to get the maximum Patron Bond effect. A DCC wizard or cleric ...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

I'm sorry, I'm undergoing some mental health problems. I expect the update to be done this weekend at the earliest. No worries! I’m sure everyone’s looking forward to getting back to the game, but your health comes first, and I’m equally sure we’d all prioritize you getting into the right mental st...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

Brandybland will attempt to assist Toby in his efforts to bring the ship down slowly. Nurzual will say, in Planetary Common basic, “Perhaps we should try, you know, talking to them first. Just being careful not to eat any seeds they might try to entice us to eat.” Then he says to the rousing Ytothia...
by Bilgewriggler
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

Do Brandybland and Toby have an ability to communicate or a sense of each other’s intentions?
by Bilgewriggler
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

If Brandybland has a sense of the intentions of her copilot, she will attempt to cooperate with his direction. Otherwise she’ll attempt to speak or otherwise communicate with him to figure out what they should do. Qort decided that perhaps the frozen aliens or the zombiemechs might have some blood h...
by Bilgewriggler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

Nurzual says, in Planetary Common, "What if we wait a dash longer before we kill more of the 'demons? '" Brandybland will step onto the pedestal. Qort tries to think what other liquid might be available to slake his deity's thirst. "Well ... there's pee, but that's a bit ick. Oh, blood! Only I'd rat...
by Bilgewriggler
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Crawl-By-Post
Topic: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign
Replies: 557
Views: 288863

Re: Purple Planet Funnel, Campaign

Elated by this clear deific response, Qort immediately attempts to cast Detect Magic again. His modified roll of 10 produces no results from the spell. Pensive and morose, he ponders the situation. Qort: "Maybe Besfrendedil wasn't accepting my offering. maybe he was just thirsty." Qort puzzles over ...

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