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by Jim Skach
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: mighty deed disadvantage
Replies: 14
Views: 6807

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: 1037

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: 8
Views: 1450

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: 958

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: 926

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: 1121

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: 9
Views: 2325

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: 1250

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: 9
Views: 2325

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: 1218

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: 1734

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: 6692

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: 8
Views: 1962

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: 5107

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: 7
Views: 10091

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: 5534

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: 5534

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: 10
Views: 3755

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...
by Jim Skach
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad #4-6: Abandoned Kickstarter?
Replies: 17
Views: 5889

Re: Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad #4-6: Abandoned Kickstarter?

"Artists are flaky" is hella weak, not to mention insulting to artists. It's a compliment. I've backed quite a few KS projects and have never had one fall through like this before. Then you are lucky. As catseye points out - it's a risk, not a purchase. Once I came to that perspective, I changed th...
by Jim Skach
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad #4-6: Abandoned Kickstarter?
Replies: 17
Views: 5889

Re: Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad #4-6: Abandoned Kickstarter?

I have trust (ETA: Adam is good people). He will either do it or he won't. If he doesn't, I assume he has a good reason. If he does, it will be awesome - even it takes another three years. This is why I tend to limit my KS to people I know, or people trusted by people I know. That way I can look at ...
by Jim Skach
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Do you add luck to spellcasting?
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Re: Do you add luck to spellcasting?

This has been going around since someone found it in the 7th printing*. It does not exist in previous printings. It has been brought up so many times I actually wrote up a response and saved it... What it boils down to is that if you look at the Cleric and the Wizard you can see that this is a horri...
by Jim Skach
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Ruin and Fear
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Ruin and Fear

It's been almost ten years on and off.

The summation/effort is in a series of posts here
by Jim Skach
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Ruin and Fear
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Re: Ruin and Fear

Someday I'll finish the Grit Points house rule....

I always want to incorporate stuff from TA, but never seem to ind the time...
by Jim Skach
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Lack of a cleric spell
Replies: 18
Views: 17134

Re: Lack of a cleric spell

In the scheme of the world. Why would anyone worship a god? they get nothing out of it. Clerics get their class powers, duh. but spreading the faith... why would anyone worship. The same reason anyone worships - assurances of a better time in the afterlife; whether that be protection, ease, etc. Bl...
by Jim Skach
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Judge or something else
Replies: 15
Views: 5663

Re: Judge or something else

It totally depends on the conversation. But for DCC, I'm try really hard to use Judge.

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