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by orobouros
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone help out a newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Anyone help out a newbie?

I'm having trouble with my abilities, attack bonus, and saving throws. I'd hazard a guess at the last two just being die rolls, but what should I put down for abilities? The short answers: Abilities are for clerics and thieves. Each has a table detailing them. You don't have to copy them over, but ...
by orobouros
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underlying logic and design principles of different dice...
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Underlying logic and design principles of different dice...

It's all about the statistics. Tabletop RPGs were born from tactical board games from before computers were around, so you needed some way of generating random numbers. Historically, the "low" dice were associated with specific weapons: 1d4 for daggers, 1d6 for a short sword, 1d8 for a long sword, e...
by orobouros
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the deal with the newest DnD????
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: What is the deal with the newest DnD????

I bought extra copies of the core rules so players could have their own copy, while my spiral bound copy is chock full of stickies for reference. I think that between ALL the print books, a mat, markers, DIY game tokens, and a bag full of dice (enough for 10 players and then some), I spent around $1...
by orobouros
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Murder in Brebury
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Murder in Brebury

You have another game scheduled? I'll try to find your game on Roll20 and at least come watch (if that's okay).
by orobouros
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Print and Fold Tiles and Terrain
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Print and Fold Tiles and Terrain

Love it! Simple enough for even me, the artistically challenged, to do. Recommendations on paper type?
by orobouros
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bfrpg compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: bfrpg compatibility

The only thing that ever trips me up regarding AC conversion is that different rulesets have different attack bonuses at level 1. Though I generally prefer ascending AC, I understand how the ThAC0 system just had that "baked into" the tables.
by orobouros
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a free Egyptian pyramid adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Recommend me a free Egyptian pyramid adventure

Please forgive the self-plug. https://www.basicfantasy.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2524&start=10 I started off this dungeon as an explicit pyramid, though by the time I got it all pruned down only two levels remained. It's a one-shot and meant to be played through relatively quickly. You could, ...
by orobouros
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Debate grammar in this thread
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Debate grammar in this thread

Even in the digital age, I stick with the "two-spaces" rule for a simple reason. The symbol for "that was an abbreviation" and "the sentence has ended" ought to be different. Dot-space means the preceding symbols were an abbreviation of some sort; dot-space-space means the preceding was a grammatica...
by orobouros
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solitaire BFRPG
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Solitaire BFRPG

The Basic Set I got in the early 90s contained a solo-play adventure. The rules are a bit dumbed down to fit into the go-by-numbers choose-your-own-adventure, but you could always use the full BFRPG rules. It wasn't a very big dungeon, meant to just give you a taste, but it's an option. It's copyrig...
by orobouros
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you level multi-class characters?
Replies: 16
Views: 1896

Re: How do you level multi-class characters?

The last one makes me suspect I missed something. The elf F/MU is going to fall behind the other PCs in HP fast and far if I have the rules correct. Is this right? Yes and no. At, say, 100,000 XP, your fighter would be at level 7, your magic user at 7, and your F/MU at level 6. Not a huge differenc...