I really like this.Solomoriah wrote: ↑Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:46 amOne-die ability checks aren't written out in detail in the game, but I use them a lot.
Roll a 1 on 1dX to succeed; add your ability bonus to the range, so +2 = 1-3.
Die size of d6 is standard, but harder rolls are available by just requiring d8, d10, d12; I do "bend bars/lift gates" with a d20.
This works best for activities where the ability score is (a) the only relevant factor, and (b) very important, such that even a little bonus gives a large advantage. It's thus the opposite of the ability roll rule in the Core Rules, in that level is more important there than ability score.
If a character has a -1 or -2 to an Ability Score, do you still give them a 1 in 6 chance, or are the just out of luck?