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Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:31 am
by Vanguard
For my next campaign, I'm thinking of modifying how Mighty Deeds work when using them defensively. The idea would be that the Warrior declares they are taking a Defensive stance during their turn and then, when an enemy takes their action, they can declare their deed. Additionally, they can intervene in a similar way out of initiative order to take make a Defensive Deed (similar to spell duels).

Rather than rolling against AC, the Warrior rolls against their opponents attack roll. Examples below:

Parry: can only be used when they are the primary target. The warrior blocks incoming attacks

Protect: used to shield other characters from harm. Margin of success determines how much is absorbed.

Thoughts?

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 am
by GnomeBoy
I go simpler than that even and don't use the "proscribed" Deeds from the book.

Want to better defend yourself? Your Deed adds to you AC for a round (I've done this as the total of the Deed Die, i.e. 3+).

Want to defend an ally? Your Deed adds it's number (as above) to someone else's AC, and you can subtract from your own AC to add more if you want to... If more than one ally is being defended, the Warrior can divide their "AC bonus" between those allies.

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:58 pm
by Raven_Crowking
Defending yourself always works; Deed Die adds to AC until your next turn, but doesn't modify attacks or damage.

Deed to defend another results in Deed Die -2 to AC, but Deed Die adds to attack rolls and damage as normal.

Deed to allow another to disengage without suffering a free attack is a normal Deed. For a tough opponent, or one with reach, lower successes might modify the die used for the attack.

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:07 pm
by Marzio Muscedere
You can find the Defensive Fighting Deed in Steel & Fury https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/14 ... d-Fury-DCC

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 pm
by GnomeBoy
Raven_Crowking wrote:Deed to allow another to disengage without suffering a free attack is a normal Deed. For a tough opponent, or one with reach, lower successes might modify the die used for the attack.
Excellent variant. Haven't had a player try that one yet, but I'll try to remember to throw it out there...

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:33 am
by Raven_Crowking
GnomeBoy wrote:
Raven_Crowking wrote:Deed to allow another to disengage without suffering a free attack is a normal Deed. For a tough opponent, or one with reach, lower successes might modify the die used for the attack.
Excellent variant. Haven't had a player try that one yet, but I'll try to remember to throw it out there...
It came up when I ran Death Frost Doom the first time.

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:01 am
by herecomethejudge
Marzio Muscedere wrote:You can find the Defensive Fighting Deed in Steel & Fury https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/14 ... d-Fury-DCC
I highly recommend Steel and Fury. We use it 99% of the time, just as a standard part of play.

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:15 pm
by Marzio Muscedere
herecomethejudge wrote:
Marzio Muscedere wrote:You can find the Defensive Fighting Deed in Steel & Fury https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/14 ... d-Fury-DCC
I highly recommend Steel and Fury. We use it 99% of the time, just as a standard part of play.
Thanks! I am glad your group enjoys the book...

Re: Mighty Deeds: Defensive Maneuvers Hack

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:15 am
by herecomethejudge
Marzio Muscedere wrote:
herecomethejudge wrote:
Marzio Muscedere wrote:You can find the Defensive Fighting Deed in Steel & Fury https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/14 ... d-Fury-DCC
I highly recommend Steel and Fury. We use it 99% of the time, just as a standard part of play.
Thanks! I am glad your group enjoys the book...
Definitely. If I could glue it into Chapter 4 of the Core Rules, just like the spell tables in Chapter 5, I would.