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by smathis
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ability Scores
Replies: 32
Views: 15786

Re: Ability Scores

JediOre wrote:I am in complete agreement with you here. Same with bracers of AC X, as opposed to bracers of armor +X
Seconded!
by smathis
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ability Scores
Replies: 32
Views: 15786

Re: Ability Scores

Opinions? yes, no... I am crazy? I agree as well (in general regarding 3e) but am reserving judgement until I get a chance to play/run DCC. From the this thread , it sounds like the removal of feats and skill synergies -- as well as the randomization of 3d6 for stat -- mitigates this issue somewhat...
by smathis
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

You hit the nail on the head smathis! I could never figure out what that was all about. The continual ramping-up of character attributes just never made sense to me. Ever. Yeah. It marked a shift in focus, in my opinion, from what a character did to what kind of bonuses a character had. I think thi...
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Atribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

Its crazy & completely sane at the same time, right? BTW, I don't mean to sound like an infomercial. Our playtest just left me wanting MORE. Completely. And I didn't mean to imply that you sounded like an infomercial. I meant that since I stumbled across DCC my whole LIFE has been an infomercial. E...
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Beyond Appendix N
Replies: 12
Views: 8074

Re: Beyond Appendix N

The first dungeon adventure I ever created was essentially Theseus and the Minotaur.

I don't know if those myths were a direct influence on Gygax and Arneson or not. But they were for me.
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Atribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

Here's another experience I'd like share: DCC RPG, completely felt like playing a Sword & Sorcery story. I thought once Mongoose fixed their Conan game to the Atlantean Edition, they did a pretty good job of using D20 to emulate the genre. But DCC RPG cuts even closer. I'm truly looking forward to ...
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Atribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

geordie racer wrote:
smathis wrote:Sorry to go so stream-of-consciousness here.
Don't be, I found it interesting ! :)
Thanks, geordie!
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't
Replies: 110
Views: 96326

Re: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't

Agility...

Strength...

Endurance...

Luck...

Intelligence...

Personality....

:?

Add a Fighting stat and change Luck to something that starts with an "R" and I think we'll have something here! (F..A..S..E..R..I..P!)

:D
by smathis
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Atribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

Great post. Thanks, Joseph. And it makes total sense. I hadn't thought about the side effects of randomization (3d6 in order) or the removal of feats and the skills system. I think it's probably less of a concern if the bonuses from things like skill synergy and the extra +4s and such that come from...
by smathis
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Re: Question about Atribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

With very rare exceptions, I prefer monsters to have armor classes that are no better than the armor class of a man with plate mail and shield. What sort of critter has a tougher hide than plates of steel? I tend to agree here. Which is one of the reasons I wanted to raise the topic. In 3rd edition...
by smathis
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points
Replies: 18
Views: 14515

Question about Attribute bonuses, AC and Hit Points

Does DCC inflate AC and Hit Points in the same way that 3e and 4e do? The reason I ask is because this is one of the things that annoys me about 3e and later. Consider that you have a monster of significant level or hit dice that it has a 33 AC. The regular schmoe has to roll a 20 just to hit it. An...
by smathis
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 47019

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

Reducing the die used for a spellcheck when a spell is interrupted is a good idea. And would integrate all those weird dice into one more aspect of the game. Not that I'm a fan of the weird dice. But if we're gonna use 'em. They may as well see more use than the typical d12 in D&D. I've read this th...
by smathis
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Actual Play Reports
Topic: Upcoming playtests of DCC RPG
Replies: 200
Views: 275642

Re: Upcoming playtests of DCC RPG

Thanks for the offer, smathis! Eventually, sometime around mid-2011, everyone will get a chance to playtest the game. At the moment, enough mechanics are being tweaked (and in some cases, outright changed) that only a few people have access to the rules set. The core mechanics have to completely st...
by smathis
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Actual Play Reports
Topic: Upcoming playtests of DCC RPG
Replies: 200
Views: 275642

Re: Upcoming playtests of DCC RPG

I'm in Austin, Texas. I'd be willing to do a playtest or run DCC promotionally here at Dragon's Lair or one of the other two stores in the area. Or I can help get a playtest organized or something. I've DM'd tournaments before, so I know how to keep things on schedule and keep myself together for ma...
by smathis
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't
Replies: 110
Views: 96326

Re: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't

I've bought products from companies, only to have the stuff never get completed and often see the company vanish without a trace. Sometimes I get angry about it, but more often I just get sad that they tried and couldn't deliver. With all of their publishing credits I don't believe that Goodman Gam...
by smathis
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't
Replies: 110
Views: 96326

Re: Designer's Blog #1: What It Is, And What It Isn't

My wife just placed a pre-order for me as an early, early birthday present. Man, I'm a lucky guy! I'm really looking forward to DCC. What I've heard of it, it sounds like the games I *try* to run with D&D. I think it will be nice to have a game built from the ground up to support this kind of play. ...

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