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by Banesfinger
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Darkness spell and Infravision
Replies: 3
Views: 3715

Darkness spell and Infravision

Does the cleric spell "Darkness" blind a person with Infravision (e.g. a dwarf)?
The description just says "...extinguishes the light of the sun..."
by Banesfinger
Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Advantage/Disadvantage dice?
Replies: 20
Views: 8736

Re: Advantage/Disadvantage dice?

To add more context to the opening post; here are just a few more examples of 5e's advantage/disadvantage system: Race Dwarves get 'advantage' when making saves vs. poison. Monsters Drow's magic resistance gives them 'advantage' on saves vs. spells. Curses A curse of 'uglyness' may give you 'disadva...
by Banesfinger
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Advantage/Disadvantage dice?
Replies: 20
Views: 8736

Re: Advantage/Disadvantage dice?

I don't understand. Is it purely where there's a situational bonus? It seems needlessly complex... In play, it is suppose to replace the endless minutia of situational bonuses/penalties. (E.g.: your mounted against a fallen opponent and the enemy has the sun in his eyes. Instead of +1, +1, +1, etc....
by Banesfinger
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Advantage/Disadvantage dice?
Replies: 20
Views: 8736

Advantage/Disadvantage dice?

For anyone keeping track of the new D&D 'next' (5e) playtest, it is easy to see they are using lots of game concepts that DCC already uses (e.g. the fighter's 'deed' dice, etc. One idea that is new with 5e, is the concept of advantage/disadvantage dice. Generally, it is used any time the situation w...
by Banesfinger
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: People of the Pit
Replies: 21
Views: 9393

Re: People of the Pit

I'm mid-way through GMing this adventure. I had been DMing Pathfinder for about 5 years (and that *other* game for years before that). This is only the second time I have GM'ed Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (DCC), and let me tell you, I'm have a BLAST. I haven't had this much fun GMing since the blue (...
by Banesfinger
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: *Spoilers* People of the Pit - Area 1-19 The Looping Maze
Replies: 15
Views: 5752

Re: *Spoilers* People of the Pit - Area 1-19 The Looping Maz

I'm guessing this is how the area is to be played out by players (not characters): GM describes area. GM hands each Player the handout. Each player has 1 minute ( ? ) to draw his solution to the maze (with pen). At the end of the time, GM collects all papers. Each player is marked as follows: - Each...
by Banesfinger
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: The People of the Pit party size question
Replies: 12
Views: 4537

Re: The People of the Pit party size question

Question: will People of the Pit work with a 'funnel' of 0-level characters? (i.e. 4 for each player, so about 32-40 PCs). Or does this adventure specifically need the abilities of 1st-level PCs (e.g. healing, thief skills, magic, etc)?
by Banesfinger
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 6/21
Replies: 118
Views: 317453

Re: Links to DCC RPG Resources, updated 6/21

I think these are basically good to go if you are interested in adding them to the list: DCC RPG 0-level Character Creation Cheatsheet 2-sided sheet containing just about everything a player would need to create new 0-level characters. Only thing missing in the Occupation table. DCC RPG What to Rol...
by Banesfinger
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC
Replies: 55
Views: 15915

Re: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC

There's also the other issue: how do you track hit points lost from spellburn and hit points lost from damage? Does it reduce your maximum? The average Wizard is going to have something in the realm of 5 HP. That's not a whole lot of wiggle room either way and it will either lead to Wizards who woe...
by Banesfinger
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC
Replies: 55
Views: 15915

Re: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC

Using Hit Points makes it too easy for them to recover. Burn a few HP, Cleric heals, spells goes wild, burn a few points, Cleric heals, spell goes wild etc. Yes, but as the opening post notes: "...rule that only natural healing can bring those lost points back..." And also, as stated in the 'Healin...
by Banesfinger
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC
Replies: 55
Views: 15915

Re: Three Things I Don't Love About DCC

7. Spell burning - I don't like the book-keeping that the current system creates. Hit points already abstractly measure a "weakening" character and should have been used here, along with a table for side effects to make it more interesting (and a rule that only natural healing can bring those lost ...
by Banesfinger
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ
Replies: 183
Views: 295157

Re: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ

Reprint from the "Character Sheets" thread: Thanks for these class-specific sheets, but I've found a few things which I can't find in the rules (I assume it was playtest stuff): Next to Agility, there is a box for "Missile Damage". I can't find a reference to this in the rules. Cleric sheet: under t...
by Banesfinger
Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Character Sheets
Replies: 33
Views: 27171

Re: Character Sheets

Thanks for these class-specific sheets, but I've found a few things which I can't find in the rules (I assume it was playtest stuff): Next to Agility, there is a box for "Missile Damage". I can't find a reference to this in the rules. Cleric sheet: under the lay-on-hands chart; it has reference to "...
by Banesfinger
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Wicked Fantasy Factory
Topic: WFF #2
Replies: 13
Views: 28680

Re: WFF #2

Session #2: they made it up to the Giant's hips, down the other leg, and back up to the 'belly'. Everyone is having a blast (especially with the vertical combats in the levitation tubes). As a DM, this adventure seems like a perfect mix of puzzles, traps, and combat. While it is lite on roleplaying,...
by Banesfinger
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Wicked Fantasy Factory
Topic: WFF #2
Replies: 13
Views: 28680

Re: WFF #2

Well, this is a late post, but... My group is currently going through WWF#2 and having a blast. While they have barely gotten up to the Giant's torso (so far), some of the players have said its the funnest adventure they have EVER been in (and they've played D&D for 10+ years)! I'll keep posting as ...
by Banesfinger
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC #28 on PDF?
Replies: 6
Views: 6015

Re: DCC #28 on PDF?

GnomeBoy wrote:If it is not available now,I'm guessing it will be before too long, given that GG can now start putting the 3.5 releases out as .pdfs again....
Why? Did WotC change their policy?
by Banesfinger
Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: DCC Modules - 3E
Topic: DCC #28 on PDF?
Replies: 6
Views: 6015

DCC #28 on PDF?

Does anyone know if DCC #28: Into the Wild, is availible in PDF (electronic) format?
by Banesfinger
Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: how many rounds before it get's dull?
Replies: 22
Views: 15142

Re: how many rounds before it get's dull?

Here is a quote from another game that uses exploding dice: Q : Because of exploding dice, it looks like it’s better to have a d6 than a d8. So why would I want to increase my skills? A : Higher dice are better. Consider the standard Target Number of 4. A d6 has a 50% chance of success. A d8 has a 6...
by Banesfinger
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: how many rounds before it get's dull?
Replies: 22
Views: 15142

Re: how many rounds before it get's dull?

which ability names did you change? These changes were mostly due to terminology familiarity with other rpgs, but some were just our own play-style. We don't think ( ? ) they have changed the spirit of the game any... Mastery changes have been left out of this discussion for space considerations. A...
by Banesfinger
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: how many rounds before it get's dull?
Replies: 22
Views: 15142

Re: how many rounds before it get's dull?

dancross wrote:Have you continued to use opposed rolls in combat or did you go back to the active dedense pools?
We are using Core rules (with a few of the ability names changed). We had trouble balancing the opposed rolls (attempts were either too deadly, or too evenly matched).
by Banesfinger
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: how many rounds before it get's dull?
Replies: 22
Views: 15142

Re: how many rounds before it get's dull?

How about rolling the max result on the basic tier of an ADC allows the PC to roll another die of the same type? So one with D4 +D6+D6 (ranged > bows > short bow), who rolls 4 , 6, and 3 gets to roll the D4 again---rolls another 4---and the result is 17. Maybe keep that rule open-ended, so somebody...
by Banesfinger
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: how many rounds before it get's dull?
Replies: 22
Views: 15142

Re: how many rounds before it get's dull?

I wonder if there is a "sweet spot" for the average length of a combat before things start to feel like "hit/miss, ho/hum". Or does it depend 100% on the group, the context, and all else? Our group splits play between ERP and D&D 4e. I've heard this comment several time: In D&D you can spend endles...
by Banesfinger
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Powergaming: Basic ability vs Specialization
Replies: 10
Views: 6725

Re: Powergaming: Basic ability vs Specialization

You can specialize in more than just what you're climbing, you can specialize in how you climb (such as climbing quickly or climbing one-handed or climbing stealthily). You can specialize in climbing surfaces in a particular state (such as climbing slick surfaces or climbing vertical surfaces). How...
by Banesfinger
Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Powergaming: Basic ability vs Specialization
Replies: 10
Views: 6725

Re: Powergaming: Basic ability vs Specialization

Even 2d6 (6 CP) is better than 1d12 (8 CP). Yes, from a CP to CP point-of-view, more dice is always better. E.g.: d6 (2 CP) vs 2d4 (2 CP) But you also have to look at the specialties: how many, how often, etc. The rule's guideline is "Specialization should be useful in about 10-20% of the uses of t...
by Banesfinger
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Eldritch Role-Playing System
Topic: Magic Resistance
Replies: 14
Views: 9238

Magic Resistance

We were wondering about the following overlap(?) in ability chains: Resistance > Magic Resistance > Specific source Willpower > Resist Magic > By type Willpower > Resist Control > Mind, body The Resilience PDP uses all three, so we know they are all a defense against magic, but what are the specific...

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