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by Finieous
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple opinion questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Couple opinion questions

1. Yes, I use it. 2. I'll use a restocking table, and depending on what I roll, that would determine whether an obvious or concealed treasure has been looted. The table will usually look like this one that made the rounds on the OSR blogs: Roll 1d6 1 Monster 2 Monster and Treasure 3-6 Empty (1 in 6 ...
by Finieous
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

For most players, I presume some overlap would be fine. Watchman + Fighter seems an obvious combination, and by choosing it, the player would be telling me he wants his fighter to have some skill in investigation, interrogation, streetwise, practical knowledge of the town and its major players, etc....
by Finieous
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

Again, not sure I'm following. As I said, I'd just want to be clear on what the player wants to be good at, and then we'd do that. Perhaps I'm making it sound more complicated than it is.
by Finieous
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

Ah, I see. Thank you. Yeah, I'd be okay with most backgrounds the players come up with -- I just want to know what they want to be good at. But I wouldn't allow a background that just overlaps a class. In the unlikely event a player suggested something like that, I'd talk to them about it, drill dow...
by Finieous
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

One thing that intrigues me is how do yo deal wit the overlapping that a background could cause over a class assumed knowledge. Not sure I follow. Do you mean, what do I do if two characters have the "thief" background? Or one is a thief and one is a scout, so their "niches" partly overlap? If so, ...
by Finieous
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

I like the option of a bonus as well. A mid to high level character with an expertise in riding shouldn't fail a roll to ride a horse to chase an enemy, unless the roll is absolutely terrible (like a 1). With two rolls, there's always the chance that both will be poor. With a bonus, that lower end ...
by Finieous
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

Why the removal of the Thieves? Do you feel they'll lose their niche if other characters can use thieving skills? Thieves aren't removed, they're just treated as a background. I'm one of those who think the thief was a mistake in Supplement 1, and that the design is a poor fit for the D&D class-bas...
by Finieous
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

Using two dice you have better chance of higher results but are limited to the 1-20 scale and won't surpass the top 20 result. With a bonus you get higher lesser and higher values. Yeah, but I'm never going to apply more than a +/-4 on a roll. Anything more doesn't need to be rolled. So only the mo...
by Finieous
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

I prefer a bonus rather than a secondary roll as it allows for better results and the possibility of overcoming greater obstacles. I wish I preferred a bonus, because I think it feels less slick and modern. However, I really like the curve produced by the second die. The proficient character not on...
by Finieous
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: House Rule: Task Resolution
Replies: 23
Views: 5648

Re: House Rule: Task Resolution

:D My view simply leans towards the idea that unless you have some training by way of background, race or class, it would be based more on natural ability. That's based on stats alone and does not improve, hence the static target number. I see where you're coming from, but what sorts of things can ...