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by thogard
Sat Oct 07, 2023 5:13 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Designing Old-School
Replies: 1
Views: 19398

Re: Designing Old-School

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by thogard
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: summon / conjure elemental
Replies: 7
Views: 11167

Re: summon / conjure elemental

There's no such core spell. I'd think the spellcheck results for Demon Summoning could be adapted pretty easily. There are also Raise Elemental and Command Elemental spells in the Empire of the East setting book, though the flavor's a bit different.
by thogard
Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: spell check fumble
Replies: 2
Views: 5186

Re: spell check fumble

Pg. 116 of the core rulebook, under Corruption: "Luck to avoid corruption: A wizard that suffers corruption may burn a point of Luck to avoid the corruption. The Luck can be burned after the player rolls to determine the specific corruption result. Note that Luck cannot be burned to avoid a spe...
by thogard
Sat May 28, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Let's Talk About Spellburn
Replies: 44
Views: 96632

Re: Let's Talk About Spellburn

Here's a workaround that I think will be good for everyone. CapnZapp, take a Sharpie and cross out all the lines in the rulebook you don't like. Everyone else, play the game as you prefer to play it. Winning.
by thogard
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Firing into Melee
Replies: 28
Views: 76109

Re: Firing into Melee

In my experience, the rules as written do not discourage players from firing into melee.
by thogard
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: DCC campaigns without Clerics?
Replies: 13
Views: 18687

Re: DCC campaigns without Clerics?

Transylvanian Adventures (a setting without magical healing) has some added rules for hit point recovery: A character recovers 1d4-1 hp immediately after an encounter. A character can take Stamina damage to recover 1d6+level hp. After a good night's rest the character recovers their level in hp, mod...
by thogard
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: Hubris: Pus Diviner?
Replies: 1
Views: 6507

Re: Hubris: Pus Diviner?

No additional setting lore, just the usual meaning of pus diviner. Apply the old-school paradigm: take the random thing you've been given and run with it.
by thogard
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: DCC RPG Third Party Publishers
Topic: New Dungeon Crawl Companion Series
Replies: 4
Views: 10548

Re: New Dungeon Crawl Companion Series

Sounds cool!

Could you post a link to the zine? Any other online presence for the project?
by thogard
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Original Adventures Reincarnated
Topic: OAR2 Isle of Dread revised
Replies: 10
Views: 17675

Re: OAR2 Isle of Dread revised

The line is intended to present the original content, with a faithful conversion to 5e rules. I only skimmed the latter (I don't play 5e), but I agree with points raised in that review. From what I've heard from folks lately, efforts are underway to pivot towards sensitivity in future products. Thes...
by thogard
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Giants in combat
Replies: 5
Views: 14493

Re: Giants in combat

Giants are are scary! A warrior shouldn't want to get up close with one (unless enlarged ?). Ranged attacks, magic, mighty deeds, good tactics. Smart players might try effects that hamper the giant's attack. The one time I threw a giant at a 4th level party, she fumbled her first attack and was quic...
by thogard
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Default DCC setting?
Replies: 13
Views: 44265

Re: Default DCC setting?

So, which books for DCC (so, not from the pre-DCC series) can I find some setting info about Aereth in? DCC #35 https://goodman-games.com/store/product/dungeon-crawl-classics-35-gazetteer-of-the-known-realms/ would be the single biggest resource (pre-DCCRPG, adventures therein are 3.5 rules). Many ...
by thogard
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: How does a garrote work in consecutive rounds?
Replies: 2
Views: 9424

Re: How does a garrote work in consecutive rounds?

I wouldn't allow further backstabs -- the opponent is most definitely aware of the Thief's attack. Starting the next round under grapple rules sounds reasonable. Hmmm, there's the ensnaring (low-damage) garrote in place, but the target's hands are free. So maybe the opponent could either 1) opposed ...
by thogard
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Default DCC setting?
Replies: 13
Views: 44265

Re: Default DCC setting?

ScoobyThulu wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:49 am Dude, how about if I feel patronized and talked down to then I feel that way.
Of course you're free to go out of your way to take offense at a straightforward response to your query. Seems constructive.
by thogard
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Saving Throws - Goodman Games response?
Replies: 10
Views: 27908

Re: Saving Throws - Goodman Games response?

I might give a situational bonus for a nat 20 save, depending on what's going on. Maybe a Wizard's Will save for an enemy's spell allows them to channel that energy into a spell check bonus. Maybe a Thief's 20 Ref save gives them an insight into the trap and can disarm it with a die bump. Maybe the ...
by thogard
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Enlarge is OP, tell me why not!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 67294

Re: Enlarge is OP, tell me why not!!!

Every die has a 1 on it. Don't want them using Enlarge all the time? There are lots of places getting big would be a bad idea: rope bridge, narrow ledge on a cliff face, airship, treehouse, regular house, rookery, canoe ... not to mention the low ceilings and narrow passages they might find on a dun...
by thogard
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: Patron Bond
Replies: 7
Views: 16102

Re: Patron Bond

I would add (in my interpretation) that a Bond isn't something to be undertaken lightly. It's a considerable investment of resources, and forges a near-permanent link with a much more powerful entity. Trying to update the Bond with a better spell check may be a valid strategy, but should be rarely a...
by thogard
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: DCC Lankhmar
Topic: Ghouls easier to hit?
Replies: 3
Views: 16935

Re: Ghouls easier to hit?

The -2 at range makes sense, but yeah, the +2 melee is odd. Effectively it's AC 14 ranged or AC 10 melee.

I think it would be more DCC to apply -1d to ranged attacks.
by thogard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Rules discussion
Topic: find and remove traps
Replies: 8
Views: 17424

Re: find and remove traps

I'd allow up to a d14 if the player can convince me the character has relevant knowledge/experience.
by thogard
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Google Docs character sheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 22747

Re: Google Docs character sheet?

There you go, my friend! It is my own Google Doc character sheet for DCC. A free printable version is available on DrivethruRPG, if the need ever rises. I hope you find it useful. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yDb35e4U-XgNfEGyyS_xV5T1TKNM1SseBWOLMId_-bc/edit?usp=sharing This is just what I ne...
by thogard
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: mighty deed disadvantage
Replies: 14
Views: 49883

Re: mighty deed disadvantage

1) There are a great many threats that are not enemies swinging a weapon. 2) You could rule that the Disarm attacks the weapon and does not damage the wielder. 3) Why is this a problem? Maybe the repetition is boring for you, but that's what the player likes, and it shouldn't always be the optimal c...
by thogard
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Judges' Forum
Topic: Google Docs character sheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 22747

Google Docs character sheet?

Does anyone have a generic DCC character sheet in Google Docs? Or MS Word that I could convert?
by thogard
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Magic and Spells
Topic: Patronized Patronees?
Replies: 4
Views: 18063

Re: Patronized Patronees?

Client.
by thogard
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: DCC RPG General
Topic: DCC as a Skirmish Wargame?
Replies: 2
Views: 13318

Re: DCC as a Skirmish Wargame?

Warlords of the Purple Planet. Rules are floating about, but I haven't seen anything about an official release.
by thogard
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: DCC RPG Adventure Modules
Topic: INFO ABOUT THE BAND!
Replies: 3
Views: 14062

Re: INFO ABOUT THE BAND!

There's some early info here http://www.goodmangames.com/forums/view ... hp?t=46463 and there http://dougkovacs.com/dkblog/?p=1125

I think there was more stuff on G+ over the years; I don't know if it exists anywhere now.
by thogard
Mon May 04, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: DCC College - New Judges Start Here
Topic: Why are warriors so overpowered?
Replies: 13
Views: 47071

Re: Why are warriors so overpowered?

There are, perhaps, things the party could do other than run up to foes and attack them. Is melee combat the only option in your game? Do they even out more with ranged attacks? A "walking tank" may not be the best at running over rooftops or wading through sewers, either (esp. if they're ...

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