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by James Harrison
Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Play experiences of wizards...
Replies: 5
Views: 6512

Re: Play experiences of wizards...

Good points :). I think I would like to see a way to experience more of the 2nd+ level spells that have been written... possibly just introduce them as scrolls, or allow them as one of ritual effects or the like. Yeah, I like that - spells you come across on adventures, but do not learn, could be ca...
by James Harrison
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Play experiences of wizards...
Replies: 5
Views: 6512

Play experiences of wizards...

I'm wondering how wizards get on with the limited spell acquisition - and how Judges handle it; not in a given wizard, but acorss multiple. I don't think it's bad at all, but a 5th level wizard would likely know 6 1st level spells, 2 2nd level spell and 1 3rd level spell Plenty of variety in and off...
by James Harrison
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ
Replies: 186
Views: 379369

Re: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ

Page 206; Deamon summoning. Results 18-21 with patron, 22-23 without a patron and 36+ with a patron or True-name summons a demon for Turns all other results summons a deamon for Rounds . Given that the spell takes 10 minutes to cast (1 turn) having 20 out of 24 successful castings having the deamon ...
by James Harrison
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Magic missile...
Replies: 14
Views: 12848

Re: Magic missile...

While I've loved DK's "when wizards coming to realise that 2 necessaraly isn't bigger than 1" from a rolplaying perspective, from a game perspective the game states "Higher-level spells are more powerful but harder to cast - and there are more concequences for failure" (Wizard, p48). Lightning bolt ...
by James Harrison
Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Magic missile...
Replies: 14
Views: 12848

Re: Magic missile...

Thanks for the thing to mull over guys. :) I think cjoepar makes some good points; Fireball clearly seems the better spell against multiple targets. And that's good. I still struggle with magic missile outshining lightning bolt. Our 5th level caster is doing between 18 and 66 damage to one target (a...
by James Harrison
Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Magic missile...
Replies: 14
Views: 12848

Re: Magic missile...

Hum, I'm not sure about the hirearchy; clearly there is a heirarchy in spells - a level three spell should, do more than a level one spell.... the only 'issue' arrises with multiplication and single targets; (1d4+2)*(1d4+CL) can swiftly be a lot... The notion of balance simply comes that later delay...
by James Harrison
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ
Replies: 186
Views: 379369

Re: Stomp the typo / Errata & FAQ

Hi,

Fireball's range is given as 100' or more, yet one of the options has it's base range as 50'... it's a minor issue, but one of those numbers should be changed to match up with the other :)
by James Harrison
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Magic missile...
Replies: 14
Views: 12848

Magic missile...

Hi, briefly looking over the spell section (but just briefly), but I've noticed Magic missile seems aoften a better damage dealer than Burning Hands, lightning bolt (which is often single target... and even when not is not great damage, pluss involves a save) and often Fireball (although multiple ta...
by James Harrison
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Death of Ratface and an abbreviated history of "the Band"
Replies: 16
Views: 9715

Re: Death of Ratface and an abbreviated history of "the Band

Some questions on the band, because I'm quite a newby: 1) Are they simply pictoral creations, or are som/all of them characters from your games & playtests? 2) If they are real characters were there deaths representitive of actual deaths in playtesting etc. Because the Ratface-slipshot character she...
by James Harrison
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Characters
Topic: Some Wizard ideas; Variance.
Replies: 2
Views: 4518

Re: Some Wizard ideas; Variance.

I was using the forums as a thinking board really. I've been away from gamers for 6 months, so needed some external input to mould thoughts... but they are just thoughts, and I've had more since then - but I'm not looking at it as something that needs to be fixed... just something i'm enjoying tinke...
by James Harrison
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Questions about Recovering the body and spell check penalty
Replies: 5
Views: 4141

Re: Questions about Recovering the body and spell check pena

Throwing a question into the mix:

Do elves have the same spell check penalty as wizards? (with regards to armour)... I've heard conflicting reports.
by James Harrison
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of B3
Replies: 13
Views: 9173

Re: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of

Lol, well the rest of the adventure sounds like fun, even if it is horriffic. :) Pitty it ends with "and everyone dies" :)
by James Harrison
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of B3
Replies: 13
Views: 9173

Re: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of

I sort of envisioned some of DCC being quite like that.... I do get the impression it is not so deadly at higher levels, but I really don't know. Just out of interest how deadly is that last room? Maybe I will run it one day (even covert it to DCC) as a clear and unequivocal challenge, where people ...
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of B3
Replies: 13
Views: 9173

Re: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of

Hehe, that made me smile... sadly I am to young to have actually played Tomb of Horrors ( a mere 31...) but I get the impression it's almost as dangerous as a DCC funnel :P
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: DCC Says Stop Doing The Same Old Fantasy...?
Replies: 2
Views: 4029

Re: DCC Says Stop Doing The Same Old Fantasy...?

Hehe,

I particularly like the name "batmeme"

:D

God Bless,
james
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 7909

Re: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign

Probably, it's just got more likely they will start exploring more of the world soon. But I would expect west of the Misty Mountains before south of the Brownlands. :)
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 7909

Re: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign

I think I may be incorrect on one point. The release pace is slow, but Cubicle 7 is one release away from haveing released all they have so far anounced for the game. That is they announced a product line when the game first surfaced, and that line is one product (Rivendell) away from completion. I...
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of B3
Replies: 13
Views: 9173

Re: I just told my little girl a bed time story based off of

Well in a later adventure the thief acrobat actually settles down and has kids!

so maybe not to bad a story!

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx ... ombHorrors
by James Harrison
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 7909

Re: Good rule system for a Hobbit/LotR Campaign

I also heartily endorce the one ring game - it is simply excellent. It's biggest downsides are the lack of a good index (rectified if you want to download an very excellent full index), slow rate of supplements (due to working with Tolkien estates, but what other books exist are very high quality; t...
by James Harrison
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Spellburn baby, Yeah!
Replies: 4
Views: 6459

Re: Spellburn baby, Yeah!

Good point. I do see my "campaign" to be quite Lankmar esk. with not necessarily explaining the passages of time from one adventure to the next... basically I would like to play DCC to simulate those bits of appendix N, and the non-connectedness would be a thing. However the entire idea is to remove...
by James Harrison
Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Characters
Topic: Some Wizard ideas; Variance.
Replies: 2
Views: 4518

Some Wizard ideas; Variance.

Too long don't read version: 3 experiments on how to change the wizards caster level bonus from a fixed number to a random variable Hi again, Since having my thoughts on spellburn, (which I have posted in the Magic & Spells section), I have had some further thoughts on wizards and randomness. I wil...
by James Harrison
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Spellburn baby, Yeah!
Replies: 4
Views: 6459

Spellburn baby, Yeah!

To long, don't read version: Changing spellburn from from a fixed bonus into a variable bonus keeps magic unpredictable, is mechanically suitable for DCC and is in the spirit of appendix N. Further limiting spellburn to 12 points (+1d24) still allows going nova, but requires luck and flair! Hi, Jam...

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