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by Jim Skach
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Thief backstab
Replies: 9
Views: 170

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: 326

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 charac...
by Jim Skach
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: DCC RPG Tome of Adventure Vol. 1
Replies: 4
Views: 4154

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: 703

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: 9
Views: 1324

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: 3421

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: 4522

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 consider all awards/penalti...
by Jim Skach
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: mighty deed disadvantage
Replies: 14
Views: 10589

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: 4931

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: 4163

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 pm
I 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: 3140

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: 1980

Re: Defective rulebook

I'll give you $50 for it...
by Jim Skach
Thu May 28, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Rolling > 30 on Table 1-2: Luck Score
Replies: 2
Views: 2058

Re: Rolling > 30 on Table 1-2: Luck Score

Since you add your Luck score modifier to your d30 die roll on Table 1-2, what happens if your total is > 30? Which Birth Augur and Lucky Roll apply then? I believe the premise of your query is incorrect. One does not add the Luck modifier to the 1d30 roll on table 1-2. The sentence that begins Thi...
by Jim Skach
Tue May 26, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Luck rules et all
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Re: Luck rules et all

...if they are granted a bonus at the end of an adventure and it takes them over their permanent Luck score, I might provide any overage as Fleeting Luck (see Lankhmar) to be provided at the beginning of the next session. This keeps them from adjusting their Luck score but gives them a little Luck ...
by Jim Skach
Fri May 22, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: hello! and, I really do have to ask: couldn't the rulebook be gender-inclusive??? please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: hello! and, I really do have to ask: couldn't the rulebook be gender-inclusive??? please?

Ironic given that many of the most well-known names in our little community are females...
by Jim Skach
Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Luck rules et all
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Re: Luck rules et all

I'm not sure I understand the question. The way I read the 7-9 table in the judges section does not apply to permanent Luck scores, but to current Luck scores. Yes, this means that for Halflings and Thieves, the reward at the end of the adventure may not seem as great - because they can achieve the ...
by Jim Skach
Fri May 15, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC Book of the New Sun
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: DCC Book of the New Sun

It's an interesting subject. I've been a fan of these since they were first published. But I'm not sure I've seen a system or approach that would handle it well. I'd be really interested to see how DCC would work...
by Jim Skach
Wed May 13, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: New here, some questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2948

Re: New here, some questions

1) See Gnome Boy's Answer 2) See Gnome Boy's Answer 3) Clarification to Gnome Boy's answer: By the Book, Agility modifier does NOT apply to damage, and only applies to ranged weapon attacks. 4) Don't build encounters. Don't think about balance. Characters will have to learn to run away, on occasion....
by Jim Skach
Wed May 13, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Best starter/beginning 0-level funnel module
Replies: 9
Views: 9363

Re: Best starter/beginning 0-level funnel module

I've always been a huge fan of Portal as a way to start. Short and sweet and to the point. It also is good at getting players out of the combat-is-everything mode. Ironically, in our home campaign, we did Sailors first, then Portal (we had two waves of people join the game). In 2018 I ran four funne...
by Jim Skach
Wed May 13, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12
Replies: 9
Views: 3946

Re: Minor Birth Augurs for Luck 8-12

I've told this story several times, the point of which is to remove the stigma associated with Birth Augur....the stigma that says it must be of some mechanical benefit. One of the surviving characters in our years long campaign had a birth Augur of Raised by Wolves. Stormpunter was one of two origi...
by Jim Skach
Wed May 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Why are warriors so overpowered?
Replies: 13
Views: 8260

Re: Why are warriors so overpowered?

GnomeBoy wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:31 am
For perspective, the game's been out for about 8 years now... Those of us that have been playing it for that long haven't found Warriors overpowered... :wink:
Some even longer :wink: :lol:
by Jim Skach
Wed May 06, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: City Maps & Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 12221

Re: City Maps & Settings

If you can track it down, Yiggsburg by Troll Lord Games is probably the most detailed city book I've ever seen. It was also Gary Gygax's last project so it's a pretty cool piece of history. Unfortunately, after Gary passed away the licence for it went into limbo, and it only ever saw a single print...
by Jim Skach
Wed May 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: More guidance for prices?
Replies: 11
Views: 7889

Re: More guidance for prices?

I'll come up with some better ways to part the players from their loot! They've left most of it with a fence/money-lender anyway, perhaps he could suddenly go out of business... :) While our currently on-hiatus campaign is not Lankhmar (it was in progress long before), this is what happened to my g...
by Jim Skach
Mon May 04, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: More guidance for prices?
Replies: 11
Views: 7889

Re: More guidance for prices?

UniversalHead wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 1:32 pm
I must admit the one problem with DCC is this very 'you're the GM, you sort it out' attitude while seems to be used to cover up just a leeeetle bit of laziness...
Fourth wave, man...Fourth. Wave.
by Jim Skach
Fri May 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Do you add luck to spellcasting?
Replies: 11
Views: 5944

Re: Do you add luck to spellcasting?

@Nate Finch, as @Jim Skach says, there’s a bit of a history to that contradiction being put in. It originated from confusion in earlier editions over whether clerics added their Luck modifier only to their turn unholy checks, which are also called spell checks. Here is a response I made about it so...

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