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by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Just reading through the rules and I am loving the DCC RPG
Replies: 34
Views: 7224

Re: Just reading through the rules and I am loving the DCC R

Would there be in that section info on dwarven clerics, thieves and wizards (etc)?? Not in the base book. I believe they're leaving them out for 3PP or the players to houserule for their own game. So, the "racial classes" are a houserule waiting to happen. The key is, you'd want to make a Dwarven W...
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Monster exp done yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 6609

Re: Monster exp done yet?

jmucchiello wrote:Yes I have.
When?
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Monster exp done yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 6609

Re: Monster exp done yet?

jmucchiello wrote:"I've told you once."
No you haven't.
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: BETA: What has been learned?
Replies: 73
Views: 42520

Re: BETA: What has been learned?

I agree that DC's shouldn't creep up just because the party's level does, but as the adventurers get better at what they do, they tackle riskier 'jobs' - it's human (and demihuman) nature! Part of it is narration--at level 1 the players climb the ruined moathouse or scale up the hill. At level 10, ...
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good DCC
Replies: 21
Views: 5863

Re: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good

GnomeBoy wrote:Why am I picturing his fist pounding wet sand when I read this? And what's that big statue in the background?
It was more of a "fall onto the ground on my knees, while screaming to the heavens" type thing--but punching wet sand works too.
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Halflings & 2 weapons
Replies: 21
Views: 7176

Re: Halflings & 2 weapons

What would you do to make Halflings interesting instead? Is there a need for Halflings in DCC? I know they made their way into D&D because of the players love of Tolkien, but that seems a poor reason to include them in the base game. If they're going to be there, they should at least reflect the li...
by talmor
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Monster exp done yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 6609

Re: Monster exp done yet?

jmucchiello wrote:This is the Internet. Wild speculation is SOP.
NO IT ISN'T!

Sorry, I don't think we've had a good flame war around here yet.
by talmor
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good DCC
Replies: 21
Views: 5863

Re: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good

I also have my still-pristine copy of Night Below complete in it's box. It may be old, but I still have every map and even the box itself is still in great shape! Damn you Ogrepuppy. Damn you to hell. Gah, I hate you and everything you stand for. Why didn't I think of that?!?!?! Now I need to go di...
by talmor
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Beta Testing Questions from my group.
Replies: 11
Views: 3752

Re: Beta Testing Questions from my group.

I'm going to try a houserule of "+2 bonus for ever 1 point of luck burned" if spent before the roll, "1 for 1 if you spend afterward." This might be a tad unbalancing, but I want to encourage spending before hand.

Haven't had a chance to test it out in game yet.
by talmor
Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day
Replies: 78
Views: 15316

Re: Free RPG Day

I wish there was a Gaming Store "industry magazine" or something similar, so their could be a source of hard numbers that show what happens when a store does things like Free RPG day and events. My local gaming store (which I probably will go to a lot less now) has lots of room for games, but has a ...
by talmor
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Free RPG Day
Replies: 78
Views: 15316

Re: Free RPG Day

Well, I just got back from the game store--picked up the DCC RPG module. Initially they were out, so I was about to head over to a different store, but one of the regulars gave me his copy. He had picked it up "just because" (I think they grabbed one of everything). I told him thanks, then proceeded...
by talmor
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Other
Topic: Luck to survive?
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Re: Luck to survive?

I love the idea of rewarding players for creative ideas, good RPing, etc. Whether it's bennies in Savage Worlds or Fortune in WFRP, my group has always responded well to this sort of mechanic and I'm really tempted to reward them with Luck when we start our DCC campaign. What do you guys think? I'm...
by talmor
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good DCC
Replies: 21
Views: 5863

Re: Suggested Published Adventures That Would Make for Good

B2 or T1 (Keep on the Borderlands and Village of Hommlet) spring to mind as good basic modules. 'Course, they're fun in OD&D, AD&D, and in GURPS, so they're just fun in general. Against the Giants could work, but would take quite a bit of effort. It's designed for 9th level characters I believe, so ...
by talmor
Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Get rid of infravision!
Replies: 24
Views: 7849

Re: Get rid of infravision!

The problem with infravision is that it tends to make the human thief obsolete. I've actaually seen it make HUMANS as a whole obsolete. It's just one of those nice bonuses that makes non-humans "better" than humans. Why being a human mage when you can be an elven mage? Why be a human fighter when y...
by talmor
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Get rid of infravision!
Replies: 24
Views: 7849

Re: Get rid of infravision!

One way of being able to explain how Dwarves and the like can handle being underground constantly might be via echolocation. That might verge on silly/cause problems in play. I vote to dump infravision, as well. Give dwarves "underground sight" and elves "star sight." Dwarves can see further underg...
by talmor
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Luck
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Re: Luck

I've seen other games with similar stats (not exactly, but comparable) and one of the ways I liked handling it was to give the players a boost for burning in advance. So, for example, if you burn Luck prior to rolling, each point equals a +2. If you burn AFTER, each point equals a +1. I don't know, ...
by talmor
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Percentage Thief Skills
Replies: 150
Views: 60185

Re: Percentage Thief Skills

For a D3, that's +1 to +3 to the roll. 3.x "class skills" are only, what, +4 (at level 1), versus cross class at 2? Given that DCC RPG targets are a LOT lower than in 3rd, it's totally fitting for a class. I mean, MDoA's aside, that big boost a warrior gets is that additional +1 to +3 in to hit or d...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Elf, action dice pg 44
Replies: 12
Views: 3718

Re: Elf, action dice pg 44

Your sense of "fairness" is showing. Huh? Fairness--and I have no idea why you put that word in quotes, so I'm just gonna ignore that for now--is NOT what I was going for, so much as clarity. If you have Mercurial Magic, and as a result you roll a D16 instead of a D20 for a specific spell. You cast...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Other
Topic: Luck to survive?
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Re: Luck to survive?

True, but also reduces the need for the cleric to be a "heal bot."

Hrm...when I first play test it, I'll go with RAW, but I might try one or two sessions with this and see how it shakes out...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Characters
Topic: Warrior titles.
Replies: 49
Views: 11217

Re: Warrior titles.

Personally, it seems like Titles for all the character classes come from 0ed - 1st Ed D&D, and are themselves holdovers from Chainmail. They seem to have little if any connection to fantasy literature (Aragorn only went from "Ranger" to "King" after all, and I don't recall Grey Mouser ever getting d...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Playtest Feedback: Other
Topic: Luck to survive?
Replies: 8
Views: 6248

Luck to survive?

Characters can burn off Luck to survive life-or-death situations. Any character can permanently burn Luck to give a one-time bonus to a roll. For example, you could burn 6 points to get a +6 modifier on a roll, but your Luck score is now 6 points lower. I don't know if this is an issue or not, but ...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Actual Play Reports
Topic: 2 x 0 Lvl Sessions. Comments.
Replies: 20
Views: 6730

Re: 2 x 0 Lvl Sessions. Comments.

We used Index cards for each character which was fast and easy, as we kind of used them to represent the battlefield too. ... Again, if you have any specifics, just ask. Was the index card used as a character sheet, or did you have a "cheat sheet" of rules? How familair were the players with DCC be...
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Actual Play Reports
Topic: 2 x 0 Lvl Sessions. Comments.
Replies: 20
Views: 6730

Re: 2 x 0 Lvl Sessions. Comments.

YAY to actual play test reports!

Can you tell us a little bit more about the adventure/session?
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Dice...
Replies: 100
Views: 23183

Re: Dice...

Also, they're very pretty...and neat!

And LOOK--they roll funny!
by talmor
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: GM Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: GM Screen

Harley Stroh wrote:I don't think we'll need 32 pages, but a judge's screen is definitely in the works.
Well, you may not need 32 pages...

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