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by Sundweller
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: 20 point spell burn
Replies: 17
Views: 9844

Re: 20 point spell burn

The rule appears to me to be very simple: for 20 points of spell burn you get to assume your Spell check roll is a natural 20 and therefore a critical success. This means you cannot fumble since it is established that you scored a critical success and as you scored a critical success you get to add...
by Sundweller
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Dragon Hit Points
Replies: 22
Views: 23850

Re: Dragon Hit Points

Listen, I just gotta tell ya -- don't get between a baby dragon and it's momma. Seriously. This reminds me of how one group of players learned the lesson "The smaller the dragon, the harder the kill." Dragons, at least in my world, are solitary creatures that are fiercely independent... e...
by Sundweller
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Dragon Hit Points
Replies: 22
Views: 23850

Re: Dragon Hit Points

Consider maybe that dragons grow very, very slowly. So maybe a 1-5 year old dragon is very much like a kitten. Also consider a 6hp cat is stronger than 90% of all 0 levels. :-) Yeah, I did consider that, and in fact I do like that concept :) . And if you take that column literally, they do grow in ...
by Sundweller
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Dragon Hit Points
Replies: 22
Views: 23850

Re: Dragon Hit Points

maxinstuff wrote:Yeah I read it as:

HD = number of hit dice to roll
HP per HD = additional HP per hit die

EDIT:
So in your example -
6 HD
1 HP per HD

Means you roll 6d12+6 for the dragon's HP.
I was thinking of maybe looking at it as a bonus as well...
by Sundweller
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Dragon Hit Points
Replies: 22
Views: 23850

Dragon Hit Points

I was messing around making a Dragon, and I am a little confused about one column on one of the tables, specifically the "HP per HD" column on Table II. So on Table I you determine a dragon's Size. Let's say we roll a 4, that would give us a small dragon (size range from horse to elephant)...
by Sundweller
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Mercurial Magic - Who uses it?
Replies: 58
Views: 44917

Re: Mercurial Magic - Who uses it?

I found that Mercurial Magic has really spurred my imagination regarding spells as a DM. For example one of our Wizards rolled that an ingredient was required for the Spider Climb Spell. So I determined that he carried around a bag of dead dried spiders, and he must EAT one each time he wishes to ca...
by Sundweller
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Detect Magic Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 11204

Re: Detect Magic Failure

I ruled that wizards lose the spell on a 1-11. Me too. In the hands of the wizard it's a wizard spell and works like every other spell. He's still not going to cast it as a cleric. I think I am going to go that route as well. It just makes sense and flows better with all of the other wizards spellc...
by Sundweller
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Detect Magic Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 11204

Re: Detect Magic Failure

Raven_Crowking wrote:Up to the judge, I guess. As I run the game, the penalty applies.
Yeah, thinking I will do the same. Thanks for the input!
by Sundweller
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Detect Magic Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 11204

Re: Detect Magic Failure

* As per cleric spell of same name. Because the wizard version of the spell is a different spell level, the wizard receives a -2 penalty to spell checks when casting it. For example, binding is a level 2 cleric spell but a level 3 wizard spell; therefore, when rolling on the spell table, the wizard...
by Sundweller
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Detect Magic Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 11204

Re: Detect Magic Failure

Seems a little too easy to me. That may be the point; if you're a spellcaster, you can figure out the nature of magical things -- given time. It's what your class is about, yeah? If a Wizard has an afternoon to figure out what something is, just go with their highest possible roll. If they are doin...
by Sundweller
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Detect Magic Failure
Replies: 10
Views: 11204

Detect Magic Failure

We had a question come up in our last session. The Detect Magic Spell has no "Lost, corruption, etc." results on it's casting table. 1-11 is simply a failure. So my question is: Unless the caster really wants to try to get a better result using spell burn, what is the point of rolling for ...
by Sundweller
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 8251

Re: Swimming

Rick wrote:FWIW, there's rules for swimming & drowning in DCC #75 The Sea Queen Escapes! (pages 6-7).
Oh nice! I was wondering if any of the modules might have rules for it. I haven't picked that one up yet. That's good to know.
by Sundweller
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 8251

Re: Swimming

I just found this, there is a link to a video in the first post, very interesting...

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=20316
by Sundweller
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Swimming
Replies: 11
Views: 8251

Swimming

In keeping with the "simplistic" style of DCC gaming, how have many of you handled rules for swimming, drowning, etc.? Has anybody come up with any decent guidlines of who can swim? Do you base it off of profession? And what about the effects of heavy armor? Most rpg's seem to neglect the ...
by Sundweller
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Zero Lvl PC's Burning Luck
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Re: Zero Lvl PC's Burning Luck

I was thinking that it should stay as it is after the funnel as well. Was just curious how other GM's were handling it. I think that's the route I will go with my group as well. Just makes sense.
by Sundweller
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Zero Lvl PC's Burning Luck
Replies: 3
Views: 4134

Zero Lvl PC's Burning Luck

It is my assumption that zero level characters can burn luck during the funnel. This is correct right? If that is the case, and a Human character has burned luck during the funnel, survives, then chooses the Thief class, does that character get his burned luck back? Or does it remain where it was af...
by Sundweller
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Re: Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die

I have begun to think that this particular bit of text says "deed die" but actually is meant to say "action die." That small change makes the text perfectly clear, as the accompanying table shows the differences in action die - and it also prevents the text from disagreeing with...
by Sundweller
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!
Replies: 512
Views: 668955

Re: Introductions Thread - Join the Band!

Hi all! Name's Matt. Pretty much play (mostly GM) everything. Got my start with the D&D Red Box when I was 10 (still have my original d20, looks more like a small blue ball than a die now, heheh). After playing warhammer for years, I started looking for that old school "d&d feel again&q...
by Sundweller
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Re: Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die

dark cauliflower wrote:you have to take ambidexterity into account. Some people are good with both hands, equally.

Well, I understand that, but that doesn't really answer my question :)

So are you saying as the Judge that it's pretty much up to me to decide then?
by Sundweller
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die
Replies: 4
Views: 4114

Two Weapon Fighting and Deed Die

On page 95 in the combat section, under Two Weapon fighting it says: Two-weapon attacks are less likely to hit, but the character may make two attack rolls where he would normally make one. Because a character’s off hand is usually not as strong or coordinated as his primary hand, his secondary atta...
by Sundweller
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Cleric Spells and Gods
Replies: 2
Views: 4920

Re: Cleric Spells and Gods

I figured it was pretty much a judgment call, just wanted ot make sure I wasn't missing something, thanks!!
by Sundweller
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Cleric Spells and Gods
Replies: 2
Views: 4920

Cleric Spells and Gods

Maybe I am missing something, but under the Cleric description in the rulebook, it says that a Cleric must choose a god, and that this choice will determine which spells the Cleric can cast. Nowhere can I find where it tells which spells belong to which gods. Any thoughts? On another note, can't wai...

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