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Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guidelines

Post by herecomethejudge » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:06 am

I was wondering if we could start a thread here that compiles all the tips, guidelines, scales, etc. people have used to successfully convert from 3E and 4E to DCC RPG. My general conversion method is more to just totally strip out all stats and "stat from scratch" as it were, basing off of comparable monster types in the DCC RPG core rules and official DCC RPG modules, but maybe there are some things that are not so obvious.

Here's one I just picked up in these forums that would not have occurred to me:

2 D&D experience levels = 1 DCC experience level

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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:09 pm

You could take a module like Tower of the Black Pearl or Well of the Worm which were created for the 3e era and converted to DCC RPG as a jumping off point for how things are done.

I'm pretty sure they were both in DCC 29 The Adventure Begins.
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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by Raven_Crowking » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:25 pm

Curse of the Kingspire and Dragora's Dungeon were both originally written for 4e.
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Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:41 am

Raven_Crowking wrote:Curse of the Kingspire and Dragora's Dungeon were both originally written for 4e.
Sorry, I should have mentioned those! I keep forgetting they were 4e modules...
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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by Raven_Crowking » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:28 am

GnomeBoy wrote:
Raven_Crowking wrote:Curse of the Kingspire and Dragora's Dungeon were both originally written for 4e.
Sorry, I should have mentioned those! I keep forgetting they were 4e modules...
I find that 3e is easier to convert than 4e, but the Harley Stroh adventures for 4e are well worth the effort.
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by herecomethejudge » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:23 am

I find that 3e is easier to convert than 4e, but the Harley Stroh adventures for 4e are well worth the effort.
Thanks. I just bought all of the 3e DCC modules during the DTRPG sale (at $1 each, how could I not). Any tips on converting to DCC RPG?
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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by Raven_Crowking » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 am

herecomethejudge wrote:
Raven_Crowking wrote:I find that 3e is easier to convert than 4e, but the Harley Stroh adventures for 4e are well worth the effort.
Thanks. I just bought all of the 3e DCC modules during the DTRPG sale (at $1 each, how could I not). Any tips on converting to DCC RPG?
https://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/2013 ... o-dcc.html

The above link was expanded upon in DAMN #1.

Some specific examples from Into the Wilds here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/dccrpg/comment ... wking_ama/
SoBH pbp:

Cathbad the Meek (herbalist Wizard 1): AC 9; 4 hp; S 7, A 7, St 10, P 17, I 13, L 8; Neutral; Club, herbs, 50' rope, 50 cp; -1 to melee attack rolls. Hideous scar.

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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by tovokas » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:10 am

herecomethejudge wrote: Thanks. I just bought all of the 3e DCC modules during the DTRPG sale (at $1 each, how could I not).
Yep, did the same thing: that $50 vanished pretty quickly. :)

And Raven-Crowking’s advice is excellent. (As always).
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Re: Converting 3E/4E DCC Modules to DCC RPG Rules: Guideline

Post by herecomethejudge » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:00 am

Thanks! I'll check those out.

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