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by Jim Skach
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Going to give DCC a try soon
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: Going to give DCC a try soon

So....start saving your money and squirreling away all you can. Because once #100 hits, the logjam will be diminished and all hell will break loose.
by Jim Skach
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 13
Views: 6961

Re: Thief backstab

"If his deed die comes up as a 3 or better..." To me, this is a specific reference to the result on the die. This, to me, translates to an unmodified result. So in order for a deed to succeed, the unmodified roll must be a 3 or higher. The Warrior's Deed Die is a component of the Warrior's...
by Jim Skach
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Saving Throws - Goodman Games response?
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Re: Saving Throws - Goodman Games response?

GnomeBoy wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:58 am "Official answers" are officially heresy at this point[/i]
QFMFT
by Jim Skach
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Indentifying Magic Items
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Indentifying Magic Items

WhiteLily wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:21 am I can't find where the rules explain how found magic items are identified.
The best place to look is page 260, the Detect Magic spell.

If not that, it's Quest For It - find that one sage that can identify objects from the lost Rennick Empire...
by Jim Skach
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Enlarge is OP, tell me why not!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 25356

Re: Enlarge is OP, tell me why not!!!

I’ve been running the same DCC campaign for a year straight and while I love spirit of the rules and a lot of the innovation I have to agree with the original post. The rules lack balance and a few things like enlarge really throw things out of whack. At 3rd and 4th level. It’s not uncommon for the...
by Jim Skach
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Spellcasting services
Replies: 2
Views: 1948

Re: Spellcasting services

For me, magic is not something that's traded on the Dow Jones. It's spooky and deadly and most people are afraid of it.... So IF the party is going to seek out a caster for some kind of aid, something that's beyond their own resources, that's a sub-plot or almost a side-campaign in itself to even f...
by Jim Skach
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: In the case of a God being also a Patron...
Replies: 1
Views: 1980

Re: In the case of a God being also a Patron...

I would allow it - with modifications applied as appropriate for the specific situation (just making a rough estimate of power and such). But then, I made custom spells for the two Clerics in our group. They had access to certain ones from the book (that made sense), and then added ones that were mo...
by Jim Skach
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Number of Turn Unholy Attempts in a Combat
Replies: 3
Views: 2796

Re: Number of Turn Unholy Attempts in a Combat

I would personally count a failure towards disapproval, as the cleric is making a spell check, but otherwise I would agree. It is actually RAW! From Page 30 (7th Printing) of the Core Rule book: Turn unholy: A cleric wields his holy symbol to turn away abominations. At any time, a cleric may utiliz...
by Jim Skach
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Restoring STA Points -- Potions? Spells?
Replies: 10
Views: 17337

Re: Restoring STA Points -- Potions? Spells?

An NPC caster (or monster) has the ability to do this, but wants something from you first. Eating the liver of a particular monster can restore 1d3 points of lost Stamina. Bonding yourself (via patron bond) to a particular being restores your health, it is said. A servant of that patron dwells in a...
by Jim Skach
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 11464

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

BanjoJohn wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:39 am Give them a surprise, "Evil Dead" style. When the ghouls get knocked unconcious by the spell, they fall to the ground and splinter into many smaller ghouls that are awake. Now there's double the targets.
That's just....fantastic.
by Jim Skach
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 11464

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

Thought I would chime in on this one & throw in my 2 coppers. From the DCCRPG core book under ghouls: “Ghouls do not make any noise whatsoever. They are un- dead, and thus can be turned by clerics. They do not eat, drink, or breathe, and are immune to critical hits, disease, and poison. As un-d...
by Jim Skach
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Divine Magic used by Wizards
Replies: 4
Views: 5143

Re: Divine Magic used by Wizards

Jeff goad doesn't understand why not...
by Jim Skach
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 4232

Re: DCC Horror

Well...I mean...there Transylvanian Adventures....

Just sayin'...
by Jim Skach
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 13
Views: 6961

Re: Thief backstab

In the RttSS tournament at Bride, the only one I know of that was denied was attempting to change the Deed die to be a success when it was a failure.

Other than that...Luck was flying fast and furious...
by Jim Skach
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: DCC tournament luck in players pack
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Re: DCC tournament luck in players pack

Hey all, In the players pack PDF for return to starless it says "A character who has an ability score reduced to 0, by whatever cause, is considered slain and irrecoverable. This includes players who voluntarily expend ability points through spellburn or by burning Luck . In those cases, the c...
by Jim Skach
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: DCC RPG Tome of Adventure Vol. 1
Replies: 5
Views: 10083

Re: DCC RPG Tome of Adventure Vol. 1

the Pandemic?
by Jim Skach
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Convention Games
Replies: 4
Views: 4129

Re: Convention Games

Pre-gens. For the love of all that is holy, pre-gens.
by Jim Skach
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 11464

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

As a 3rd level wizard with an intelligence of 13, he only needs to roll an 8 to blind the target if it fails a save, and a 14 to knock it unconscious if it fails 2 saves. Since the target has to make a save with a DC equal to the spell roll, the blinding save is at least a 20, which is tough to mak...
by Jim Skach
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers
Replies: 9
Views: 8508

Re: Very basic question about Luck and modifiers

So if you have to recalculate the Luck modifier at every loss of Luck points, how does this square up with the rules that states that you cannot regain luck points easily ? If you are at -3 luck modifier, you could be there for a very long time Yes...yes you could. But there are tons of opportuniti...
by Jim Skach
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Luck rules et all
Replies: 11
Views: 9841

Re: Luck rules et all

Using Table 7-9 ... I consider all awards from the first entry to be "restorative", i.e. they can only bring you back up to your "normal" Luck score. No permanent increase is allowed, so 18 is the maximum and any awards that would push you over that number are ignored. I conside...
by Jim Skach
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: mighty deed disadvantage
Replies: 14
Views: 17497

Re: mighty deed disadvantage

One of the genius moves of deed die is that it doubles as the BAB from the old d20 system AND the determination threshold of the mighty deed.

Pure. Genius.
by Jim Skach
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: What am I missing about Find Familiar?
Replies: 8
Views: 9395

Re: What am I missing about Find Familiar?

There might be some confusion here. The higher result is more powerful refers to the spell check - not any of the table used to generate a familiar. A wizard can summon a familiar with the spell find familiar. The resulting familiar is determined by his spell check and alignment. The higher the spel...
by Jim Skach
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:10 am
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: 11249

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

serendipitous wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:11 pmI wish that all the images of females in the DCC books were images of females that men would be willing to role-play around their daughters.
I am the worst father ever.
by Jim Skach
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Mighty Deeds for Monster
Replies: 7
Views: 7665

Re: Mighty Deeds for Monster

What characters can do is different than what monsters can do. It's one of the main shifts away from the d20 standard approach of the early 2000's that DCC embraces (and I personally love). Having said that, take a look at examples in modules and in the monsters and how they handle any special attac...
by Jim Skach
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Defective rulebook
Replies: 3
Views: 4693

Re: Defective rulebook

I'll give you $50 for it...

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