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by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: New Convert
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: New Convert

Happy to hear that the temptation proved too strong to resist, even if it took years! :twisted:

If you have any questions at all, the forum is a good place to ask them...
by GnomeBoy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Backerkit question
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Backerkit question

So the Lankhmar boxed set KS was well before my time, I am the guy that's punching the buttons on BackerKit currently... BackerKit has many points where the project manager can click a box that says "I'm done with this step" -- which is completely independent from whether you've done it or not. It m...
by GnomeBoy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Switching my group to DCC
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Switching my group to DCC

That's an amazing story. Welcome to the community!

Where're you going after Doom?
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Tips for thieves
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Tips for thieves

First thing I always ask when I hear that the Thief in the party is not measuring up -- how easy do you make it to get into position for a Backstab? I try to be as generous as possible when allowing a sneak silent check or other events going on in the melee to allow the thief a Backstab attempt. Som...
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Throwing a ball of force (Force Manipulation spell)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Throwing a ball of force (Force Manipulation spell)

I still think I might skip the extra roll if it's a one shot with new players just to encourage creativity. I know... I'm too nice. :lol: Oh, a one-shot is muchly a different animal... I once had someone in a one-shot spout off a rule about lost spells so convincingly I just went with it, even thou...
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Google sheets or Google doc funnel sheet?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Google sheets or Google doc funnel sheet?

Is a "funnel sheet" that same thing as a 0-level character sheet?
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: find and remove traps
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: find and remove traps

Again, there's no flat rule I employ -- depends on the nature of the 'secretness' of the door. Is it just hidden behind a curtain? Is it magically camouflaged? Is it a bookcase that spins? These are all different effects that different people might have different aptitudes for detecting...
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Throwing a ball of force (Force Manipulation spell)
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Throwing a ball of force (Force Manipulation spell)

I actually rule it the other way, that you have to throw it with an attack roll. Because you can hurl it, but you don't have to hurl it, you could do something else with it (like, use it to stop a door from completely closing or something). If you could somehow "telekinetically" make it fly unerring...
by GnomeBoy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Need help with my campaign!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Need help with my campaign!

I guess the other option is to re-skin the flying chaos monkeys into being trained ravens or or the like. But if you haven't already, I'd suggest you look at Moon Slaves of the Cannibal Kingdom, which sketches out ties to 10 or 12 other adventures, perhaps existing within that sought-after area betw...
by GnomeBoy
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Need help with my campaign!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: Need help with my campaign!

Maybe some of the Fifth Edition Fantasy adventures? Less over the top, maybe...

I can't think of any non-over the top DCC adventures, since that's kind of the signature style. Might need to look at adventures for OSR games to convert.
by GnomeBoy
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 3203

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

~searches in vain for the thumbs up forum emoticon~
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Divine Magic used by Wizards
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Divine Magic used by Wizards

I don't necessarily follow strict boundaries between "divine" magic and "arcane" magic, myself.

Nor do I in play.
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Meaning of the 1 result on mutations
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Meaning of the 1 result on mutations

Life in Terra A.D. is harsh.

Radburn can remove a mutation (including defects) on a 1, and give you a new mutation on a 20. The "economy" of the game is change...
by GnomeBoy
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles
Replies: 21
Views: 3203

Re: Color Spray spell keeps winning battles

I had a question earlier in the thread about the "reset" time... Like, does spellburn reset between adventures? If so, that makes spellburn MUCH more potent and has less of a limiting factor than intended.

Are there dependable gaps of time between adventures in which to recover from spellburn?
by GnomeBoy
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Topic: Meaning of the 1 result on mutations
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Meaning of the 1 result on mutations

It's talking about a natural 1 on the die, a.k.a. a fumble.
by GnomeBoy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Tales from the Magician's Skull
Topic: Issue #2 out of print :-(
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Issue #2 out of print :-(

The word is that each print run is a one-time thing, just like old-timey pulp mags originally.

Get 'em while you can, or forever haunt the aftermarket...
by GnomeBoy
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ye Broken Cask Tavern
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Ye Broken Cask Tavern

All good ideas, however: There is a "Welcome/Get To Know People" topic, here: http://www.goodman-games.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=40073&hilit=welcome The DCC RPG Community section is for talk about finding players and Judges, and events in general: http://www.goodman-games.com/forums/viewforum....
by GnomeBoy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Ghouls easier to hit?
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Ghouls easier to hit?

It's deeper in the stat block. They're harder to hit at range, but easier to hit in melee. I'm not sure why appearing as a skeleton, but not being a skeleton would make you easier to hit -- unless the concept is "you're aiming for the skeleton, and you might miss the skeleton -- but then hit the inv...
by GnomeBoy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Horror
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: DCC Horror

You mean the Horror line?

Same rules. So, homerule horror all you want... ; )
by GnomeBoy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: find and remove traps
Replies: 8
Views: 840

Re: find and remove traps

'Obbits don't even have any particular ability with Finding or Removing Traps...

And the d14 and d16 are viable alternatives for skill checks, too, if the circumstances seem right.
by GnomeBoy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: PCs alignement & Patrons
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: PCs alignement & Patrons

Patrons aren't listed with an alignment, so I'd think it shouldn't be a conflict... They are generally presented as placing their achievements and goals above all else, so if you are willing to help them, why would they turn you away?
by GnomeBoy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Thief backstab

Well, that's the split, isn't it -- are you adding Luck to the *die* or are you adding Luck to the *roll*...
by GnomeBoy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Thief backstab

Jim Skach wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:46 pm
...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.
Rightly so, IMO.
by GnomeBoy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Thief backstab

It's a prime ability of the Thief (and the Halfling) do that sort of thing. I just played a Thief in a game at Bride of Cyclops and I was pretty sure the damage dealt with a hit was *close* to taking down my target, so I burnt 1 Luck to push it up -- totally did the trick! Making Crits worse is fair...
by GnomeBoy
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: When are we getting more Lankhmar adventures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: When are we getting more Lankhmar adventures?

Well, yeah, crickets... We don't know when there will be more Lankhmar stuff until it's announced.

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