Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sayeth Old Geezer:

"Back in Brown Box OD&D, you NEEDED henchmen.

Thus, Charisma was VITAL, not a dump stat.

This is a case of the game being played WAY differently from how it was conceived."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vecna = Vance

In games of Dying Earth, (player character)magicians must resist their Arrogance attribute in order to share spells with other magicians.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Without the DMG, you're also missing the incredibly important Treasure Parcel table. The game kinda breaks without it."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

"Well, not a Rolemaster level chart, but yes, a chart. Basically, you have the AC numbers running along the top and the various weapons running down as the column. When attacking, you find the row with the appropriate weapon, then run across to the AC number and that shows you what you need to roll to hit. Thus, swords work really well against unarmoured folks, but not well at all against plate mail. A mace, OTOH, is the reverse."

-- Armor Class in "Spellcraft & Swordplay"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Awesome Ideas

At least we also get encouraged for giving out exp for Learning Experiences aka Bad Things such as being cursed (250 exp) and tripping a trap (50 exp). Reminiscent of the system in Tunnels & Trolls where you get points for a missed Saving Roll. You also get XP for casting spells (100 for a spell useful to the party in general like "Create Food & Water")

(from Arduin)