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by Dimirag
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining Monster Threat
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Determining Monster Threat

To me, balancing encounters in OSR games is more an art than a mathematical thing.
You should know your players and their characters, and they should know that encounters won't always be balanced, avoiding the encounter, running or talking are valid options.
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DM decision help
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: DM decision help

-Oh no, Dranick The Darksmile has perished!!
-Quickly! To the Adventurers Guild!!
-Wait, where did he put his Adventurers Guild's Health Insurance Card??
(Never leave town without your AGHIC)
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DM decision help
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: DM decision help

I said I would not charge anything below that cost, nor that the cost is fixed...
I did not say they should not or could not charge more, that's up to the church or priest, maybe profit from someone's death and use of holly magic is a sin...
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DM decision help
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: DM decision help

Oh how much does it typically cost to raise a character? There is nothing "typical" in it, unless your setting is one where people come back to life easily... If we use the scroll creation cost as a base: it would cost 3000gp I wouldn't charge anything bellow that. You pay for saving your friend an...
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help finishing up an adventure
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Help finishing up an adventure

Although possession is more common among demons, ghost and spirits, it can be anything you think will be good for the game, from dragons to magicians or mystical creatures. The ways of ending the possession can be very different and depend on the situation, if the idea is to end it right there, mayb...
by Dimirag
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When a character dies
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: When a character dies

For Kids I might use a KO/no death rule as to make the game a little lighter for them. For other... if they have henchmen they can choose one to step up as a full pc, if not... things will depend on what situation they are, maybe some adventures entered after them and a few of them reached the party...
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DM decision help
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: DM decision help

If the situation does not feel out of place go with it, or with a second group of adventurers (with no stats), and give the chance to the F/M layer to grab one of this new individuals as his character and use the rest as henchmen or supporting npc's...
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DM decision help
Replies: 21
Views: 250

Re: DM decision help

Look like a TPK hard to avoid situation If the big bad is still standing... The character could leave his teammates... but they'll run the corresponding risks... You could save the pc's with some army arriving at the last minute, but I'm not fond of the "mommy hen" gming style. You could let things ...
by Dimirag
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Roll over, roll under & roll and add
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: Roll over, roll under & roll and add

Originally no, the idea is to keep the rolls as per the standard rules, but a GM wanting to incorporate the impact of an Ability's Modifier can do so on any of the three ways: Roll Over: Add to the d20 Roll Under: Add to the Skill Score Roll and Add: Add to the d20 If you are doing this, I recommend...
by Dimirag
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 questions...
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: 2 questions...

1. Human experience bonus. Is the 10% bonus simply awarded on top of the total xp given at the end of the adventure? Or is it given with ANY xp earned during the adventure? The bonus applies to any and all XP earn, its up to the GM if that XP is earned at the end of the adventure, as the adventure ...