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by Tokage
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Cantrip as wizard equivalent to Divine Aid
Replies: 2
Views: 6027

Re: Cantrip as wizard equivalent to Divine Aid

GnomeBoy wrote:Sure. Why not try it...?
As soon as I get around to play as a wizard in a game, or have someone else roll up one in a game I'm running.

In the meantime I told you guys.
by Tokage
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:33 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Cantrip as wizard equivalent to Divine Aid
Replies: 2
Views: 6027

Cantrip as wizard equivalent to Divine Aid

It seems more like something all wizards did once to practice their craft - and subsequently should still be able to do - rather than a unique and powerful spell that they've spent years researching. So harmless that it doesn't even have corruption! Why not ditch it from the spell list and make it p...
by Tokage
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: NPC Classes
Replies: 0
Views: 6789

NPC Classes

The beginning of DCC character creation states that "You're not a hero", but even that does not apply this time. You don't even have the potential for heroics. You're just a guy, doing your job, living your daily life, possibly getting harrassed by those heroes - or rescued by them, if you're lucky....
by Tokage
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Unarmed damage and deed dice
Replies: 3
Views: 3546

Unarmed damage and deed dice

A simple question. The core book states unarmed combat deals 1d3+strength in subdual damage. Does the warrior gain his deed die's damage for this as well?
by Tokage
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Christmas Cheer - a worldwide festive magical field
Replies: 2
Views: 5760

Christmas Cheer - a worldwide festive magical field

The core rules bring up that casting spells in certain places, like leylines or elemental planes, can have strange results, from bonuses or penalties to spell checks to other side effects (Magic here and magic there). Why not extend these to be based not just on place, but on time? With Christmas (o...
by Tokage
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Attempting to cast spells untrained is an automatic failure
Replies: 7
Views: 13314

Attempting to cast spells untrained is an automatic failure

According to core book, warriors and such can try to cast spells from scrolls untrained - by rolling a d10 and not adding any bonuses by ability score or caster level . But here's the thing - even the first level spells require at least a roll of 12 to succeed. This means that a fighter attempting t...
by Tokage
Tue May 10, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mighty Deeds of Arms: Outnumbered, Riposte
Replies: 1
Views: 3284

Mighty Deeds of Arms: Outnumbered, Riposte

Finding that the list of mighty deeds in the book is lacking, and taking advantage of the encouragement to make up some of our own, I thought I'd adapt two warrior maneuvers that I rather like into this system. Being Outnumbered As seen many times in heroic epics and even real-world history, no true...
by Tokage
Mon May 09, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D source
Replies: 64
Views: 70125

Re: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D sour

I always thought locks and traps were what dwarves were good at. You could give those to them instead, seeing how dwarves too have a bit of trouble getting on the level of warriors.
by Tokage
Sat May 07, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Why would you want to play a kobold? Have a class anyway.
Replies: 4
Views: 5624

Why would you want to play a kobold? Have a class anyway.

No one likes kobolds. But maybe that precisely would be a reason for someone to play one, I dunno, so here's my take on them. It's not playtested because no one in my group would want to try one out, let alone manage to play them for all the ten levels. They probably don't much follow anyone else's ...
by Tokage
Fri May 06, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: A question on 20-point spellburn and its effects
Replies: 3
Views: 3830

A question on 20-point spellburn and its effects

If my wizard sacrifices 20 full points to spellburn in order to get a natural 20 on the spellcasting roll, does he also get to add those 20 points on top of that? Because that'd basically guarantee the maximum result on the roll, so it sounds pretty powerful. On the other hand, if he doesn't get tha...
by Tokage
Thu May 05, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Experience points and luck
Replies: 5
Views: 4668

Experience points and luck

DCC system for experience and advancement seems to focus a lot on expenditure, cost, effort, and loss - how much damage was taken, how many spells faded away, how many single-use items spent, how many characters dead. This is fine and all, a simple and functional system that makes sense and that I r...
by Tokage
Thu May 05, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Elves, Armor & Weapons.
Replies: 21
Views: 40305

Re: Elves, Armor & Weapons.

Wooden swords.

What? Anyone here played Nethack? All elven weapons were wood, and they were still awesome!
by Tokage
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Where are the Magic Wand & Rod spells?
Replies: 2
Views: 3275

Re: Where are the Magic Wand & Rod spells?

The book specifically states they're not there and any Judge should make them up. Creating wands and rods is really rare and weird.
by Tokage
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Blasphemy! Separating Race and Class
Replies: 8
Views: 7152

Re: Blasphemy! Separating Race and Class

Mostly just fluff, in my case. Elves and dwarves get to see in the dark and live for a really long time and such, halflings get to be small and lucky, humans get the bonus of being bloody everywhere and not subject to racism or wonder or stereotyping or anything else like that. Peasants can be so pr...
by Tokage
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Warriors and dwarves, and alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: Warriors and dwarves, and alignment

Blood Axe wrote:If having a Patron or worshiping a God is all benefit and no drawbacks, then you aren't doing it right.
I don't think anyone ever implied such.
by Tokage
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Warriors and dwarves, and alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: Warriors and dwarves, and alignment

That does sound pretty much like what I had in mind, when I think about it: paladins add a bit of cleric to their warrior abilities, barbarians take in some thief, now just give chaos champions some arcane magic and you're set.
by Tokage
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Warriors and dwarves, and alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Warriors and dwarves, and alignment

All other classes gain some interesting stuff out of their cosmic allegiances: clerics, wizards, elves... even thieves vary their skills and job descriptions depending on their alignment. Halflings are kind of an exception in that they seem to not care for alignment much in the first place, so eh (h...
by Tokage
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D source
Replies: 64
Views: 70125

Re: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D sour

No I don't agree; I find all of the other classes engaging but not the Halfling which is my point. I enjoy all of the other characters and can make a unique character out of all of them except the Halfling. This is only your subjective opinion now. The rest of us may well heartily disagree - I for ...
by Tokage
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D source
Replies: 64
Views: 70125

Re: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D sour

The class is weak but that's not the biggest issue. The biggest issue is that there is little variety; all Halflings are essentially the same and the class forces them to be played essentially the same. Same is true with elves and with dwarves as well. It's a part of the old-school attitude DCC see...
by Tokage
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Kid Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 5271

Re: Kid Heroes

This may be trying to read too much into a limited set of stats. Maybe, but it kind of goes both ways: you can have the kid have lower intelligence, due to a technically undeveloped mind, but still behave in a precocious and pretty clever manner. But you may be right that I'm reading too much into ...
by Tokage
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Kid Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 5271

Re: Kid Heroes

Wise beyond their years, able to see obvious things adults miss because they're too caught up in being adults, often even more emotionally mature than adults. They certainly don't act like annoying adolescents. The only real difference is that they're never taken seriously. So, no need to reduce in...
by Tokage
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D source
Replies: 64
Views: 70125

Re: DCC Halfling only class that's worse than Basic D&D sour

Halflings, and thieves to a lesser extent, share the same problem: their true power lies in clever plans, double-crossing, subterfuge, and other sort of roleplaying - all things that are very difficult, if not outright impossible, to build any mechanics for. If you recall, Bilbo was essentially usel...
by Tokage
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Kid Heroes
Replies: 7
Views: 5271

Kid Heroes

There is a relatively common fantasy trope, one I am especially fond of, yet one that to my knowledge is oft entirely ignored in D&D, retroclones, and (unless some module I've missed discusses the matter) even DCC. For adventuring does not ask an age of consent, and anyone, even the young, are often...

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