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by Raven_Crowking
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers
Replies: 9
Views: 5617

Re: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers

IMHO, yes.

The purpose of calling out when modifiers do not change is, I believe, the assumption that they otherwise do.
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two weapon fighting backstab
Replies: 6
Views: 5110

Re: Two weapon fighting backstab

Now that I think about it, this situation has come up and the way I ran it is that you can only roll 1 crit die, even if both attacks hit. The weapon damage bonus if using an appropriate weapon still applies, but that felt like a good middle ground. If the Thief was higher level and had 2 action di...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: What am I missing about Find Familiar?
Replies: 8
Views: 6989

Re: What am I missing about Find Familiar?

I see. The 4th printing spell description reads: This lengthy ritual prepares the caster to bond with a familiar. The familiar makes itself known during the ceremony 50% of the time; otherwise, the caster makes its acquaintance sometime in the weeks following the ritual. The spell check is made upon...
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two weapon fighting backstab
Replies: 6
Views: 5110

Re: Two weapon fighting backstab

I would run it that you can Backstab with two weapons. Rolling a d16 as an attack puts you at a pretty big disadvantage as the average roll is 9, which is under most ACs. It can obviously be juiced up with Luck easily enough but that's a lot of resources going into a single attack: a round to get i...
by Raven_Crowking
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: What am I missing about Find Familiar?
Replies: 8
Views: 6989

Re: What am I missing about Find Familiar?

As a general rule, the higher you roll, the more powerful the familiar.

However, alignment has an effect on what you get.....or, rather, what gets you.
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Mighty Deeds for Monster
Replies: 7
Views: 5037

Re: Mighty Deeds for Monster

Do whatever best makes the monster work for you. That can be an emulation of a PC ability, such as a Mighty Deed, or something completely our of your head. At the end of the day, what works for you is the only thing that is important. In terms of making DCC monsters, this may help: https://ravencrow...
by Raven_Crowking
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patronized Patronees?
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

Re: Patronized Patronees?

In relation to the Man in the Green Velvet Coat, since he's immortal and is fond of humanoids but doesn't see them as intelligent, they are 'pets' in the same way as some folks consider their dogs and cats. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/151691/Patrons-Extraordinary-The-Unpretty-Preview-DCC-R...
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 8027

Re: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?

Find art you prefer. Print it on fairly thick paper or tab stock, at a size that matches the images you find offensive. Then, image by image, replace the art. Well, that's clever and kind. Plus much, much better than post-its. Thank you for the actionable, effective idea. You are very welcome!
by Raven_Crowking
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 8027

Re: core book (images of women) really bad for me. Don't want players to lose their characters. Ideas?

Find art you prefer. Print it on fairly thick paper or tab stock, at a size that matches the images you find offensive. Then, image by image, replace the art.
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: guide to making DCC gods/patrons?
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

Re: guide to making DCC gods/patrons?

My pleasure!
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: building largish NPC groups: how to do this efficiently?
Replies: 6
Views: 4422

Re: building largish NPC groups: how to do this efficiently?

brief update: first session, with lots of yeti, went well! This was my "session 0" + intro to adventure. I clearly have a lot to learn, so that's humbling! and the players had a good time with the yeti + went gloriously off-script. I had to call a bio-break and brainstorm with mu husband,...
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Rounds vs turns and timekeeping
Replies: 10
Views: 10371

Re: Rounds vs turns and timekeeping

serendipitous wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:34 pm Also super helpful! and appreciated here.
My pleasure!
by Raven_Crowking
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: On shamans...
Replies: 6
Views: 5728

Re: On shamans...

Manakin wrote: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:03 pmCore?
The core rulebook itself.
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: On shamans...
Replies: 6
Views: 5728

Re: On shamans...

hey that looks great...but still dont answer my burning question...how does one compute the roll need on the patron id bond? i looked into dcc's clerics and it shows a d20+level+personality(i think that was it) is that done the same way here? By the core, I don't think there are mods. But you may w...
by Raven_Crowking
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: On shamans...
Replies: 6
Views: 5728

Re: On shamans...

Ok ive read the thread *are shamans even playable* im totally confused by this. I know they are spose to get artifacts to balance it out...but um, why play one if you can't shaman. If you follow me here, the whole point of playing one is to be a spell casting shaman and yet..you can almost do squat...
by Raven_Crowking
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: INFO ABOUT THE BAND!
Replies: 3
Views: 2823

Re: INFO ABOUT THE BAND!

by Raven_Crowking
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Monster conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: Monster conversions

Reflex save.

Otherwise :D
by Raven_Crowking
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges
Replies: 14
Views: 8028

Re: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges

serendipitous wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:46 pm @RavenCrowking, no I hadn't really thought to do that. Thanks for the link (and for your work on this) -- will head over & take a peek!

ps -- and: thanks so, so much for the encouraging words
You are very welcome!
by Raven_Crowking
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges
Replies: 14
Views: 8028

Re: The Least You Need to Know? or: quick-start for judges

Have you considered just converting 5e modules to DCC then? It is pretty easy to do.

https://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/2013 ... o-dcc.html

I've written longer pieces on things like NPCs, monsters, and save DCs. If you want to write your own material, I encourage you to do so!
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: What are your top 10 DCC third-party products?
Replies: 14
Views: 29845

Re: What are your top 10 DCC third-party products?

James Mishler wrote: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:42 pm Can we get some updates? It's been several years since the majority of the lists were made, and I know a bunch of stuff has come out since then.

I'll have to give this some thought.
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Running DCC with One player and One GM
Replies: 9
Views: 5619

Re: Running DCC with One player and One GM

Arcanuum wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:31 am Awesome. Thank you Raven.
You're welcome!
by Raven_Crowking
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Running DCC with One player and One GM
Replies: 9
Views: 5619

Re: Running DCC with One player and One GM

Arcanuum wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:40 pm Is it possible? How do you go about it? Have any of you done so? If so how did it go?
Here is a blog post on just that topic: http://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/2020/ ... eroes.html
by Raven_Crowking
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: keeping character generation session fun on Zoom
Replies: 7
Views: 5765

Re: keeping character generation session fun on Zoom

The answer to all of your questions, in my experience, is found in the funnel. That is the Session 0, with the goal of establishing who the PCs will be. What the world is? They know only their village and the menace they just faced. The funnel is a zippy and engaging form of generating the final par...

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