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by oncelor
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC protects against railroading … but can it do a sandbox?
Replies: 21
Views: 8965

Re: DCC protects against railroading … but can it do a sandb

We've been running a sandbox campaign for over a year now. Lots of fun. I've found that powerful spell results -- while fun when rare -- are not as fun when they happen every encounter. If I start a new DCC sandbox, I will introduce a couple house rules to limit powerful spell results and to make th...
by oncelor
Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: On line DCC
Replies: 8
Views: 3980

Re: On line DCC

We have been using Skype and MapTool to play RPG games online for almost four years, playing DCC for the last year or so. I've found it very stable and easy to use. I made a DCC campaign framework for it that I'd be happy to share with Mr Goodman's permission (it reproduces some of the tables in the...
by oncelor
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Ability Scores at 2, 1 and 0
Replies: 12
Views: 8787

Re: Ability Scores at 2, 1 and 0

The only rule for a score below 3 that I've had to come up with is for the cleric who has been wearing a ring of regeneration that causes an uncurable -1 PER after every 33 HP it heals (turns you purple and pustulent). His PER is now down to a 4 or 5. I've ruled that when it hits 2 he starts casting...
by oncelor
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con
Replies: 11
Views: 4956

Re: Dungeon Crawl Classics at Gen Con

I may be running DCC in the open gaming area in the Hyatt -- up the escalators on the second or third floor -- starting Thursday in the afternoon / early evening, if I can get a quorum. One or two of our players still haven't confirmed whether they can make it this year yet. If anybody is interested...
by oncelor
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Spellburn Too Tempting?
Replies: 1
Views: 2609

Re: Spellburn Too Tempting?

We'll test it!
by oncelor
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: Classic (A)D&D Modules Ideal for DCC
Replies: 26
Views: 46857

Re: Classic (A)D&D Modules Ideal for DCC

I've run X2, "Castle Amber;" B3, "Palace of the Silver Princes;" and G1, "Steading of the Hill Giant Chief" converting them almost totally on the fly, and they all worked very well with DCC. The only prep work I did was to replace the hill giant stats with the hill giant stats in the DCC monster cyc...
by oncelor
Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Spell Checks as Save DCs
Replies: 10
Views: 8129

Re: Spell Checks as Save DCs

I've increased monster saving throws by about 33% over the examples given in the monster cyclopedia.
by oncelor
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Detemining creature Hp
Replies: 11
Views: 8865

Re: Detemining creature Hp

We play most of our DCC on MapTool and I have a macro set up on that to roll monster HP's for every selected monster automatically, so I usually just use that. For special monsters sometimes I roll a couple times until I get something above average. When we play at the table, I roll monster hit poin...
by oncelor
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

General question to all, because I'm somewhat confused by the wording in the Wizard Staff spell. When charges are stored, are they a generic battery for any of the available spells; or, are the individual charges tagged to their specific spell? I've been going with the latter, but players have argu...
by oncelor
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

He's only run out of charges once because he only loses the spell 5% of the time and tends to use spellburn to cast it again before resorting to the staff. The spell was tough at 4th level when his bonus was +9, but he lost it 10% of the time and that seemed to be enough to slow him down. I have con...
by oncelor
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Corruption Alternative
Replies: 14
Views: 10481

Re: Corruption Alternative

Nice!
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Hey onceler, First off, thanks for responding, and thanks for not assuming that I am trying to say you are doing it wrong. Considering issues, and throwing out ideas/opinions is like throwing spaghetti at a wall. Throw enough, and something might stick/be useful! Thanks for the suggestions! There a...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

My only complaint is y'all keep saying "balance" as if it is some talisman against evil. Rock/paper/scissors is balanced. DCC isn't and wasn't even meant to be. Real life isn't balanced either. That's why I think for all its gonzoness, DCC has more realism than, say, a more methodically balanced ga...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

you aren't singling him out. He is making himself a target by wielding such powerful magics. There is a difference. If the creatures in my campaign world realize the threat he poses and do everything in their power to thwart him, that's a case of he making himself a target by wielding such powerful...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

The points of view that differ from mine are interesting in that they bring forth something I perhaps would deal with more off-handedly: the possibility of reacting to even those very (super)powerful items or powers. What I'm realizing is that I have an expectation, that I suspect is shared by the ...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

I see a lot of contrived ideas to deal with the color spraying wizard. But like the Onceler, Skyscraper (and maybe some others I'm missing) are saying, when you have to direct game design and game play time to specifically deal with just one character all the time, whether that's altering the savin...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

A couple of quick notes: As for the healing, I am assuming that the character's foes are also gaining the benefit aka "Breath of life. Casting this spell imbues the caster and those around him with beneficial energies. All within 15’ of the caster (both friend and foe) are healed 1d6 points of dama...
by oncelor
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

A couple of quick notes: First off, I can see how the Color Spray + Healing mercurial could get to be a problem, although I am not at all certain, if the caster is using two spells per round, one on 1d20 and one on 1d16, why corruption and/or misfire hasn't caught up with him yet. Does he never acc...
by oncelor
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Rest assured that in the fullness of time - the corruptive properties of magic catch up with you. Maybe not today or tomorrow - but eventually. He should be fearing for his soul. I agree with the sentiment, and he has racked-up half-a-dozen corruption results, but after about 250 hours of playing D...
by oncelor
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Like it or not, he IS the main character in the party, the main character of the story. So now you've got to figure out a way to deal with that in a way that's fun for both you and him. Thanks for the good suggestions! He does have a patron: Marcus Tertius, www.goodman-games.com/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by oncelor
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Hmm, if you've done this dozens of time and haven't killed the guy yet, maybe I'm just not understanding. Another thought is, a guy THAT powerful is a big juicy target. A couple Thieves from the shadows, backstabbing, should eliminate the problem. He's been killed in combat a couple times, but deat...
by oncelor
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Create an anti-mage that can lock down wizards abilities. Remember enemies don't have to follow the same rules as characters. As soon as he sets off colour spray - BOOM - counterspell with something that makes him lose the spell for the day (ALL his spells at the top end of effect), cutting him off...
by oncelor
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

Don't lose sight of the fact that there is another facet of balance that this color spraying wizard upsets as well. Most people like to contribute more or less equally to the success of the party, regardless of what character they are playing. Having a wizard that can pretty much always blast away ...
by oncelor
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

I thought the wizard staff only allows the casting of the spell a few times a day, not unlimited. He can store three "color sprays" in the staff, IIRC. After he rolls a '1' and loses the spell he uses these up and then casts a few more "color sprays" using spellburn, so the '1' does slow him down b...
by oncelor
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Four fixes for DCC
Replies: 96
Views: 56523

Re: Four fixes for DCC

I think you're exactly right about what those spells were intended for and exactly wrong that they need to be "(re)balanced"... the point of the game is gonzo, not balance. To a certain extent, that was the point of The Original Game magic-user, too. The "balance" comes in the form of challenging p...

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