What is a death ray?

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Re: What is a death ray?

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:30 am

Continual Light/Light: Make a Death Ray ST or goes blind.
Telekinesis: Death Ray ST to cancel spell
Web: Save vs Death Ray or gets entangled
Save vs Death Ray to avoid Becoming Lost

I can understand the "if you fall on the pit you die, so save vs Death" thing, but none of the above cases deals with immediately death...
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Re: What is a death ray?

Post Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:34 pm

Well, as I've said, Death Ray is a sort of a catch-all. The name is just traditional.
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Re: What is a death ray?

Post Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:06 pm

Solomoriah wrote:Well, as I've said, Death Ray is a sort of a catch-all. The name is just traditional.
The name may be traditional but I'm not sure it is all that well known.

Might I suggest creating a dictionary with all the BFRPG terms. The index does a good job at this but it may be helpful to put all the terminology in one place.

It seems that this thread has turned into a discussion about saving throws. Maybe I should open a new thread named "What should be a saving throw?" or something like that.

I think people need to be aware that certain terminology can mean different things to different people. A lot of this just has to do with the different styles of D&D like games that different people have played. ;)
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