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by Clovenhoof
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Grapple and Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Ah, "rolling in mud and glass shards". Here is what WotC writes on the matter: Throw Your Foe to the Ground: This works just like a trip attack except that you don't make an initial touch attack (because you're grasping your foe already) and you and your foe make opposed grapple checks to resolve th...
by Clovenhoof
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: What about the Conan license?
Replies: 4
Views: 1733

From what I gathered, Mongoose has already decided not to even try renewing the license. MGP Conan is being phased out. Hence the 50% off hardcopy books sale in the webshop; they want to get rid of their stocks as long as they are still allowed to sell them.(*) As I take it, the 'goose is giving up ...
by Clovenhoof
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

Yes, but he is only right for skills where everyone can take 10, like Craft. Any skill that must be rolled works almost exactly unlike real life, because of the huge distribution of the d20 vs the differences in skill levels. Exactly. That's what I meant above: this Justin guy knows the system, but...
by Clovenhoof
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

If you don't accept the article, then there's no point debating it here. I can't put it any better than Justin did. What, we can only discuss things we all agree with now? Then let's talk about hot brownies with ice cream, I think everybody loves these. Again, its in the article. Yeah, what's in th...
by Clovenhoof
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

I read an article to the same effect about 8 years ago, and I more or less scanned this one. Didn't convince me then, doesn't convince me now, won't convince me in the next eight years either. What can a level 9 character do that is so "superhuman"? Sticking to Jump as an example for skills: Jump 12...
by Clovenhoof
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

So, you're saying, that if you're playing the game about a group of 8-10th level characters, that you're OK with the notion that each of them are superheroes like Superman when compared to real people as long as the story is good. Except that they aren't. Go look at a dedicated superhero game and c...
by Clovenhoof
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Why I keep it low...
Replies: 42
Views: 7355

:roll: Another option to keep things more believable would be to cap the hit points at some level so a high level character can't ignore a fall off the cliffs. ...but wait, Conan D20 does that! And you could come up with a rule that keeps combat dangerous and maintains the risk of being dropped with...
by Clovenhoof
Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Always Multi-Class?
Replies: 31
Views: 4912

Actually I think I once had a character sheet, possibly for D&D though, that had three columns of class skill check boxes.
by Clovenhoof
Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Always Multi-Class?
Replies: 31
Views: 4912

Your first two assumptions are correct, but you are mistaken on the third one: For example, I now have Survival as a class skill no matter if I just levelved as a Thief or a Barbarian. Right? - you can purchase only the skills on the currently advanced class' skill list. In your example, if you have...
by Clovenhoof
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Always Multi-Class?
Replies: 31
Views: 4912

Yes. Though he could also add a third class if he wanted to. Not that this would be terribly clever.

The player just decides what class to advance at the point of levelup. Very simple.
by Clovenhoof
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Above average people of the Hyborian Age
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Well, for example, with 30 point buy you could make a Cimmerian Barbarian with scores like (racial mod included): Str 17, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 12, Wis 12, Cha 10. I think those were pretty much the stats I started my last character with. And allowing 32 point buy you could for instance bump Con up to...
by Clovenhoof
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Above average people of the Hyborian Age
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

reason why I hate it is because the put others in the group at risk, the othe Player are relying on their support and they take it away from them! Actually that's precisely the reason why I hate having weak characters in the group, no matter if I would have to play one, or a fellow player had one, ...
by Clovenhoof
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: General Question about Leveling
Replies: 17
Views: 2682

As long as you don't make a player run a 3rd level PC along with a 16th level party, I guess that's just another Escort quest.
by Clovenhoof
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Above average people of the Hyborian Age
Replies: 12
Views: 2289

Whoa S4, your Caelis player can really bite his own arse that he didn't roll his Int or Cha one single point lower... because then his total Modifier sum would come out at 0 and he'd be entitled to a re-roll. Actually, this is a prime example why random character generation is so crappy. Just two PC...
by Clovenhoof
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Cimmerians and Bows
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

I also think a Cimmerian would use a bow in battle if it proves necessary. Maybe they just don't like it normally because they can only procuce flimsy hunting bows with piddly damage. On the contrary, they will like the added bang of an Exotic bow. And absolutely no problems with javelins or other t...
by Clovenhoof
Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: d20 Conan for other S&S milieux
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: d20 Conan for other S&S milieux

Did anyone use d20 Conan for other S&S campaigns? If so, did you apply some modifications? Yes. I ran a couple of S&S games set in our world with more or less ice-age geography. The setting idea was: if Conan is set in our world 20.000 B.C.E., my game is set 20.000 CE, long after our modern civiliz...
by Clovenhoof
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Always Multi-Class?
Replies: 31
Views: 4912

That's some interesting observations there, treeplanter, especially about the "gap" at levels 12-14.
As for FM, by "Barbarian races" I meant races with Barb as Favoured Class.
by Clovenhoof
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Favored Weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Yes, I read your post, including your conclusion. Was just affirming. =)
by Clovenhoof
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Game Breakers
Replies: 37
Views: 6524

Diehard has Endurance as prerequiste, but I agree that Endurance should have a prereq of Con 13+. (Maybe it does in 2E?) But I think I've read before that Tough As Nails is broken. Then again, so are most feats published in supplements: either lousy benefit, way too expensive, or uber-powerful. Even...
by Clovenhoof
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Favored Weapons
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

I also think the D20 concept of Weapon Proficiency by groups is just fine. Conan botches it a bit by making the Crossbow a Martial weapon. As Spectator just explained, it was so popular because it is bloody simple to use effectively. Step 1, point, Step 2, pull trigger. It's not rocket science. If y...