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by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Spells and Magic
Topic: Corruption and Spell Fumble
Replies: 32
Views: 43915

Re: Corruption and Spell Fumble

jmucchiello wrote:Rumor has it that each spell will now have their own failure result but we don't know how that coincides with the old corruption rules, yet.
this sounds interesting
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun May 01, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Kill the Cleric?
Replies: 73
Views: 30881

Re: Kill the Cleric?

indeed the "cleric" should feel a little different than a monotheistic magician in armor.... I like the idea of having the various gods bestow gifts to cultist and favored ones... in particular a Wizard could be bestowed a spell a Warrior a special attack and a Thief a special ability... or whatever...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Clerics and the DCC
Replies: 26
Views: 14003

Re: Clerics and the DCC

Some possible solution to the problems above 1) infinite healing then person healed must save with no effect on a failure (unless some sort of sacrifice to the god is done?) and if a 1 is rolled the god is offended and put a geas/quest on the character If one want to get really obsessive on this the...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 26341

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

I think the solution to making 1st level characters more survivable is to give them more hit points out of the gate, not a one-time bonus that increases their hit points across the board. Something along the lines of characters starting out with Stamina and then just getting a flat bonus each level...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 26341

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

I see that you changed the massive wound (I was going to point out the problem of low level characters :)), back to it, the big problem of wound/vitality is that it changes the game the point is: if I give stamina points to characters how should (if I should) treat monsters? should I give them a boo...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death & Dying in DCC RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 26341

Re: Death & Dying in DCC RPG

I still think that it would be simpler to use stamina as life points when you get to 0 hit points, thus hit points would be more of defense points and stamina long lasting damage

to keep things as usual when you get to 0hp you roll a save vs death to see if you get unconscious or not
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer's Blog #3: What Do You Mean, "Vancian"?
Replies: 102
Views: 99003

Re: Designer's Blog #3: What Do You Mean, "Vancian"?

GREAT STUFF 8)

ps: I would not use Harold Shea as an example, his problems come from trying to use decimal numbers instead of "sets" he was trying to think the number 1 instead of the set of 1, when he get this trick down he have no more problems :)
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

on healing and spellsinging one way could be the following: healing spell are dangerous for the receiver e.g.: each healing you get in a day raise the possibility of chaos infection or demonic possession or BAD THINGS to the healed "my arm seem to have a will of its own since Brother Rodrick called ...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Handling skill check
Replies: 26
Views: 15182

Re: Handling skill check

thanks all for the feedback, to clarify I dream of a skill system similar to the old Saving Throw table (that kept bonus crawl in check well enough, event my 15th level mage/fighter kept fearing ST with all the bonus he could muster) I subscribe to all of you that say that the number must be kept in...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

Fabio, these are great ideas and along the same ideas as what I've been playing with. snip Where I'm going with the action die right now is exactly that: it's a second action, as dictated by class, that starts at a lower die (with the same bonus) and progressively goes higher with levels. So a wiza...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Handling skill check
Replies: 26
Views: 15182

Re: Handling skill check

on skills one thing I have in mind since the old days is if my combat skill is tied to my level/class combination why not skills? obviously there should be 3-5 very broad skills (say Forester, Knowledge, Social) that are differently tied to the level/class of characters to put it into 3e terms Range...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

A few more though on the matter 1) Spellsinging failure consequences: Forgetting the spell OR lowering the die for that spell ? reading of the spellburn mechanic I get that in fact you never really forget a spell (since you can use spellburn to try spellslinging it), so why don't take a different ro...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Designer's Blog #2: Pre-D&D Swords & Sorcery
Replies: 36
Views: 76383

Re: Designer's Blog #2: Pre-D&D Swords & Sorcery

this is good, the DCC rpg will have great freedom

can't wait for the playtest :)
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ability Scores
Replies: 32
Views: 17515

Re: Ability Scores

geordie racer wrote:an even simpler approach: - when you reach zero LP or less, roll on a Critical Injury table, maybe even with a dice type skewed to the more lethal outcomes.
this is another option :)
still I like the idea of a reservoir of life points that are really heavy currency
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ability Scores
Replies: 32
Views: 17515

Re: Ability Scores

On life/hit points a simpler approach could be humanoid get 20 life points (monster get more based on size/level/whatever) hit points are normal (and are more adrenaline/fatigue/training) when you get to 0 hp you start losing life points (you can also lose 1+bp when you are hit by a critical) bp 16-...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Ability Scores
Replies: 32
Views: 17515

Re: Ability Scores

if stat don't go up (and don't need to go up) we can live also with 3e progression

items: absolutely fixed bonus (Girdle of Fire Giant Strenght!)

races: get some special ability and bonus but not stat increase (it's much more interesting)
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

JRR wrote:Yes, but that's a passive mechanic. There should be an option to actively interrupt the spell.
like "if you hit the mage he is going to use a lesser die for the spellcasting"?
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Challenging the stereotype
Replies: 19
Views: 12084

Re: Challenging the stereotype

Just a guess but maybe this differentiation is acheived through allocating different dice to different classes/levels for STs ? could be, but still... since there are some overlapping areas in the 5 ST you can make more differentiations e.g. PPD vs PP, RSW vs Spell or vs BW? probably you are going ...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Challenging the stereotype
Replies: 19
Views: 12084

Re: Challenging the stereotype

When I first saw the 3E 3-save system I hated it becasue it wasn't like the one I had been using, but as time has passed I like it more and more. Now I use it in my OD&D games. 1. Instead of giving specific categories, the 3-save system is more general and this seems more useful. Sometimes I'd look...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: what game is most like the DCC RPG?
Replies: 62
Views: 25914

Re: what game is most like the DCC RPG?

mshensley wrote:
And that article lead me to this book-

Archers, alchemists, and 98 other medieval jobs you might have loved or loathed
I just ordered it on amazon.co.uk :)
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Challenging the stereotype
Replies: 19
Views: 12084

Re: Challenging the stereotype

I believe that they've already confirmed that iterative attacks and the 3 saving throws will be in the game. I remembered 3 ST and was not sure on iterative attacks (I read on the mule abides of the use d20/d16 to use iterative attacks instead fo different rolls), but it seemed a good place to put ...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Challenging the stereotype
Replies: 19
Views: 12084

Re: Challenging the stereotype

maybe it would be clearer to say that it's based on d20 btw there are indeed a few things of 3ed that should be kept out of the DCC 1) iterative attacks 2) dual*multi-classing like there is no tomorrow 3) only 3 saving throws (this sound deeply wrong on so many levels....) 4) feats 5) skill points 6...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Reading Appendix N
Replies: 79
Views: 34110

Re: Reading Appendix N

Has anyone else made a concerted effort to read the entirety of Appendix N? no... but I have read all the "most immediate influences" (in the word of Gary) except merrit :( read: Anderson, Burroughs, Carter, De Camp/Sprague, De Camp/Pratt, Dunsanny, Farmer, Howard, Moorcock, Tolkien, Vance, Zelazny...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

I think causing problems for everyone I talked to or looked at would be going to far. Wizards and anyone who looked like a wizard would be burned at the stake. With no questions asked just in case talking might trigger some bad effect. unless wizard also are the only source of magic (healing too), ...
by Fabio.MilitoPagliara
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging
Replies: 84
Views: 51175

Re: The DCC RPG and Spellslinging

My favorite conception of a fantasy game world is exactly this. If a wizard were to walk into town -- and people discovered he was a wizard -- he might be run out of town (or worse) by afeared and angry villagers, or they might all keep their eyes on him, suspicious, wary, afraid they might do the ...

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