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by Thorfinn
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?
Replies: 44
Views: 10316

Re: Are Magic-Users Too Weak?

Letting the players roll dice to see if their mage is smart enough to have come up with your solution to the problem seems really close to just having an NPC in the party for whom you don't have to roll dice. Yeah, he doesn't HAVE to act on the suggested action, but if he doesn't have a better idea,...
by Thorfinn
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition
Replies: 871
Views: 195642

Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Since this came up on the other board, on page 15: "If a spellcaster is attacked on the Initiative number on which he or she is casting a spell, the spell is spoiled and lost." Might want to rephrase that as "successfully attacked" or something similar, unless you mean that the spell is spoiled even...
by Thorfinn
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cool, a W. What's that supposed to stand for? Witch's brew?
Replies: 48
Views: 11296

Re: Cool, a W. What's that supposed to stand for? Witch's brew?

When I think of the scene at the beginning of Macbeth, I see the witches standing around a cauldron surrounded by a thick, cloaking mist. Like Obscuring Mist. Maybe you get that effect just for using the cauldron. The witch's brew would add effects to the mist -- sleep, poison, acid, forgetfulness, ...
by Thorfinn
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition
Replies: 871
Views: 195642

Re: Basic Fantasy RPG Core Rules 3rd Edition

Great work! My players decided to shelve their longstanding AD&D campaign for a while anyway and start a Basic Fantasy campaign next week. So I'm doing a lot of cramming. Couple things I saw. 1. There are 2 page 54s 2. The chariot goes 120', the warhorse pulling it goes 60'. I know some of that is s...
by Thorfinn
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)
Replies: 15
Views: 3601

Re: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)

One thing not addressed though is the additional requirements that must be met in order to become any particular quasi-class. That is a balancing point too. I don't believe that's true. Putting a 1 in a million chance of getting a vorpal weapon on the first level of the dungeon does not make it bal...
by Thorfinn
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)
Replies: 15
Views: 3601

Re: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)

I'll draw one parallel, then shut up about it. ;) Your Bard standalone class looks well balanced vis a vis base classes. Might be a bit tough, as in a party without NPCs, at first level, he can "cast" Bless all day long until his fingers get tired, something the Cleric can't do until, um, 4th level,...
by Thorfinn
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)
Replies: 15
Views: 3601

Re: Reworking Ranger as a Quasi-Class (the Guardian)

If I understood Hywaywolf , he was asking why someone would not add some quasi to any class, rather than just playing the base class. It appears the major disadvantage to the class is the 10% XP penalty. Through the first 10 levels or so, a 50% XP penalty would mean he's only one level lower. The Gu...
by Thorfinn
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to forums, some questions&request on character sheets...
Replies: 17
Views: 3738

Re: New to forums, some questions&request on character sheets...

Thanks. Sorry about the "segment" thing. I tried a version without the word "segment", but it droned on for several sentences trying to get the idea across, and figured the shortcut was better than that. Too bad I hadn't thought of the word "moment". All I was trying to understand was the spell inte...
by Thorfinn
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to forums, some questions&request on character sheets...
Replies: 17
Views: 3738

Re: New to forums, some questions&request on character sheets...

Couple more questions, if I may? (If not, let me know and I'll start a new thread.) 1. Unlike some other systems, this uses one attack per round (with the exception of the xbows), right? 1a. What's the point in using a crossbow? 2. The advantage to being a fighter over a cleric is ability to use poi...