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by shadewest
Fri May 11, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: First session funnel
Replies: 9
Views: 5604

Re: First session funnel

One of my players has a warrior with only a modest strength. He has good luck, though, so that contributes with his chosen weapon. He's clever with the deeds so he does just fine..
by shadewest
Fri May 11, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Turn Unholy, Lay on Hands and Disapproval table query. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 3029

Re: Turn Unholy, Lay on Hands and Disapproval table query. .

Yes, spells, turn unholy, and lay on hands all contribute to the disapproval range on a failure. All three actions also trigger disapproval any time a spell check falls within the disapproval range. Any failure on a spell check adds to the disapproval range, but only a natural roll on the die within...
by shadewest
Thu May 10, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Is DCC RPG OSRIC?
Replies: 10
Views: 3977

Re: Is DCC RPG OSRIC?

It's retro, but not a clone.
by shadewest
Wed May 02, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Modern Heroes
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Re: Modern Heroes

smathis wrote: The 0-Level Occupations in Transylvanian Adventures could be repurposed to do an H.G. Wells sort of Lost World campaign. The character classes too, if you wanted.
Now you have my attention.
by shadewest
Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Deed Dice Bonus - does d10+2 always succeed?
Replies: 5
Views: 7374

Re: Deed Dice Bonus - does d10+2 always succeed?

I'd rule it differently. It'd say that you get the static bonus to hit and damage, but the deed still goes off only on a "natural" 3+. It seems to me that the intent of the static bonus is to prevent high level warriors from getting potentially Worse attack rolls than oth classes of similar level, b...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95
Replies: 34
Views: 14289

Re: Question about "Withdrawl," page 95

There was more to attacks of opportunity than hitting a guy dancing in combat. Besides, that's the way I will run it, not the way it may or may not have been written in the rules. If there is something about 3E or 4E I like, I don't think Mr. Goodman is gonna visit my gaming table and point his fin...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: DCC on Google+
Replies: 20
Views: 10023

Re: DCC on Google+

It was a lot of fun once we worked out all the technical issues. The first death was mine, by friendly fire, no less. No more bows into Melee! That's ironic, my halfling killed two of his comrades too using his sling :mrgreen: That's exactly what happened in my very first playtest. The halfling sli...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The Next Point of Business
Replies: 90
Views: 20801

Re: The Next Point of Business

C'mon Joseph. I told you about the iPad months ago... At least I rolled real dice in my Google+ game yesterday.
In all seriousness, this would be handy.
by shadewest
Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: DCC on Google+
Replies: 20
Views: 10023

Re: DCC on Google+

It was a lot of fun once we worked out all the technical issues. The first death was mine, by friendly fire, no less. No more bows into Melee!
by shadewest
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: The Golden Lion Rule
Replies: 7
Views: 5723

Re: The Golden Lion Rule

I'd make sure the companion has at least one less hit die than the "master" PC. Other than that, I like it. The elf in my group tamed a wolf last night, so I'll be putting it to use.
by shadewest
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: Our Session
Replies: 9
Views: 5369

Re: Our Session

It was so refreshing to go back to old school combat again. There was a scene in the corridor, when one of my characters attacked the goblin leader. Without once looking at my sheet for skills/feats, I narrated how my farmer (corn that is), leaped over one of his falling comrades, and clutching his...
by shadewest
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The Next Point of Business
Replies: 90
Views: 20801

Re: The Next Point of Business

Ipad app. I love rolling dice. I love flavor text and variability. I can't stand page flipping. I use my ipad for tracking initiative anyway. So I'm writing an app that wrangles the tables a little. I'm writing this app for my own game but maybe Mr. Goodman would be interested in licensing a DCC Ju...
by shadewest
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Weapons of Quality, Talismans and Charms
Replies: 10
Views: 5292

Re: Weapons of Quality, Talismans and Charms

Although I don't hand out magic items like candy, I consider magic weapons of +1 or +2 not to be magical but made keener (is that even a word?) by magical means. Take the scene in the movie Dragonslayer for example, when he takes a really good spear made by a blacksmith and makes it better by using...
by shadewest
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ
Replies: 186
Views: 336386

Re: Stomp the typo!

Page 36 Read languages : Interpreting simple meaning requires a DC 15 check . Interpreting anything more detailed is DC 20. Is it really DC 15, or should it be DC 5? Bump. You're trying to glean meaning from a language you don't actually know. DC 15 is appropriate. For instance, I speak French. I c...
by shadewest
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The pre-order shipments have left the printer!
Replies: 310
Views: 101100

Re: I think the printer should be done with the books soon.

JediOre wrote:
goodmangames wrote:The printer is in the midwest...
Joseph, bless you for keeping the work in the States!
+1d30
by shadewest
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: How about some alternate classes
Replies: 40
Views: 28331

Re: How about some alternate classes

On the one hand, gnomes and bards are fan favorites. On the other, they are the most hated classic race and class respectively. I'm in the pro camp for both, myself. Usually, I can find a way for one of the DCC core classes to do what you want. I've got a home brewed gnome class, but it's a little o...
by shadewest
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Firing into Melee
Replies: 19
Views: 13025

Re: Firing into Melee

goodmangames wrote: DCC RPG seems to invite friendly fire at low levels for some reason.
Not all halflings are good with slings. The horror!
by shadewest
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Judge's Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 20551

Re: Judge's Screen

It's even better than Joseph's!
by shadewest
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Thief Action Dice Question
Replies: 1
Views: 3593

Re: Thief Action Dice Question

Yes. Along as each only takes an action, he can use both action dice for thief skills. All three of your examples are completely valid. Warriors can attack twice, wizards can cast twice, thieves can do sneaky stuff twice. I see no problem with that. Remember that a DCC character level is about equiv...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Community
Topic: DCC on Google+
Replies: 20
Views: 10023

Re: DCC on Google+

I'll give it a try. I know DCC RPG pretty well, but not so much Google+. Some guidance on that count would be appreciated.
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Initiative
Replies: 7
Views: 3784

Re: Initiative

First, the example is Awesome . Not bad, but a lot of people don't like games with a separate declaration phase. I like the idea of being able to interrupt an action, though. We could roll initiative as normal, but interrupt by making a roll as galadrin suggests. The action die is reduced by one ste...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Gary Gygax wrote my gaming manifesto back in 1975.
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Gary Gygax wrote my gaming manifesto back in 1975.

It no longer becomes a battle against the unknown, but a challenge to defeat the known So true. Back when I was running 3.5 players complained that I used a lot of monsters from MMII, and considered it cheating when I came up with an original creature. DCC RPG embraces the home brew philosophy, and...
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 84
Views: 19136

Re: A few questions

The spell volume bothered me at first, too. The beta didn't have elves getting a fourth spell until third level, and going up for there. That might work for you if the power advantage is your concern.
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: "A cleric has access to the spells of his god"
Replies: 18
Views: 14657

Re: "A cleric has access to the spells of his god"

Karaptis wrote:I may be breaking from the deities and going with the Standard Law vs chaos theme.
This works well, too.
by shadewest
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: DC 15 Checks
Replies: 6
Views: 5615

Re: DC 15 Checks

Yup, your average healthy adult can jump, throw and grab, so d20 it is.

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