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 Post subject: Crits and Appendix N
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:25 am 
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They are fun to read, but holy crap you do not want to be on the other side of these. Especially for Dragons, Giants, and Demons. I will need a +6 luck bonus.

It seems like your characters aren't Appendix N Conans, but the sidekicks who get to die horribly. Am I wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: Crits and Appendix N
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:58 am 
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It depends on the levels of the characters and what monster they're fighting. 0-level characters are supposed to die in droves for the most part, but after a few levels, DCC characters become pretty bloody heroic to say the least. Remember, you have to factor in DCC characters being more competent than D&D counterparts (especially because you can't compare level to level), Warrior's making good use of Deeds, and Thieves auto-critting with backstabs, etc.

So, it's not that you're wrong (your statement would be correct for the whole "0-levels thing"), but that your blanket statement takes an extreme viewpoint with no middle ground.

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 Post subject: Re: Crits and Appendix N
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:48 am 
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Also, sometimes even Appendix N heroes need to cede the battle ... if only to return with a more cunning way of quickly defeating their foe.

And you're right, you do *not* want to be on the wrong end of a big crit. Slogging through a long battle with a big beast is a surefire way to increase the odds of the monster getting in that high roll.

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 Post subject: Re: Crits and Appendix N
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:11 pm 
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And don't forget that even Appendix N heroes are on the receiving end of crits. Conan gets knocked out or incapacitated by a solid blow in more than one REH story.

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