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by Snarkythekobold
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: Newbie questions

When players do something like using a rope and a grappling hook, do the players have to roll for any special ability? In our last game, one player was trying to throw a rope and grappling hook up a 20 ft. tower in order to provide a rope for another player who on top (the tower was on fire and a bu...
by Snarkythekobold
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battle mats
Replies: 16
Views: 1991

Battle mats

What are you all's thoughts on the Chessex battle map? I bought one that was basically just laminated paper with squares and it's . . . O.K. Does the Chessex lay flat pretty well? Is it easy to roll up, store, and lay back flat? I am a little hesitant to get a wet erase map because of all of the mes...
by Snarkythekobold
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: Newbie questions

Thanks for the answers. The quick rule of thumb is very helpful. Another question: do monsters ever get bonuses on initiative. Also, can monsters set off traps? For example, my youngest son (who likes to just charge in and has already croaked once) just blindly opened the door into a room full of mo...
by Snarkythekobold
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: Newbie questions

Instead of posting a new thread, I thought I would ask another question that I have here.

Do monsters get attack bonuses? And, if so, how do you determine it? (also, where is this info located in the 3rd ed. book?)

Thanks
by Snarkythekobold
Tue May 29, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Re: Newbie questions

Thanks Hywaywolf, I didn't think of secret doors that way. My thing was that I would hate to have a dungeon crawl with success depending on whether or not the players searched every wall or not. I think I just need to read/play some different modules to see how that they are best utilized. The sight...
by Snarkythekobold
Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie questions
Replies: 21
Views: 2361

Newbie questions

As a young dude, I only played D&D and that session was on a phone (with a long twirly cord that could stretch outside) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I also played the HeroQuest and DragonStrike board games growing up and really enjoyed those. Recently, my oldest son became interested in D&D and want...