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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: 467

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: 12772

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: 5758

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: 5758

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: 2925

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: 2012

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: 9
Views: 2967

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: 1510

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: 4
Views: 5591

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: 2097

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: 5758

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: 5585

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: 6709

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: 13391

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: 6983

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: 8015

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: 5006

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: 3089

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: 3053

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: 6709

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: 3618

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: 6709

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: 3249

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: 4327

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: 11400

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...

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