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 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:28PM #1 Drider90 Date Joined: Jun 18, 2007 Posts: 17 Plain and simple, I don't know how to roll for damage for things like:Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d2-1) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d2-1) and bite -1 melee (1d3-1) ??? Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:32PM #2 Shaggy_Shaggs Date Joined: Dec 22, 2005 Posts: 836 For a d2, flip a coin. For a d3, roll a d6 and if you get any result above 3, subtract 3 (so 4 is 1, 5 is 2, 6 is 3). For negative modifiers, subtract the result from whatever damage you rolled, and if the total is equal to or less than 0, the damage inflicted is 1 because that's the minimum damage an attack can do (though damage reduction can later reduce this to 0).For your specific example, if the monster only gets one attack (it's a surprise round, or it has moved and thus doesn't have the option to full attack), you roll d20+4 and compared it to the target's armor class to see if it hits, then check damage if it does hit (though since 1d2-1 can only ever do 1 damage, you might as well not bother rolling). If the creature does nothing but attack all round (exceptions: 5' step and free actions), you do that twice, and also roll d20-1 and check its bite damage (likely another 1 but not necessarily, so roll this one) if that connects. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:33PM #3 MCP_8000 Date Joined: Apr 1, 2008 Posts: 11 For d2 and d3 just roll the d4. For a d2, the 1 & 2 = 1, and 3 & 4 = 2.Same for d3, except 1 and 2 equal 1 nd 2 while 3 & 4 both equal 3.Hope that helps. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:35PM #4 Drider90 Date Joined: Jun 18, 2007 Posts: 17 So what does theMelee + 4 mean or do?Thnx for the help tho. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:36PM #5 Ecalsneerg Date Joined: May 23, 2007 Posts: 332 MCP_8000 wrote:Same for d3, except 1 and 2 equal 1 nd 2 while 3 & 4 both equal 3.No, you roll a d6. 1-2: 1, 3-4: 2, 5-6: 3Rolling using youtr method gives a skewed chance of rolling a 3. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:37PM #6 Shaggy_Shaggs Date Joined: Dec 22, 2005 Posts: 836 Drider90 wrote:So what does theMelee + 4 mean or do?Thnx for the help tho.It means the attack is a melee attack. It does not draw attacks of opportunity for being used in threatened space, and it cannot hit somebody on the other end of a football field. It also means that to determine whether it hits the target's armor class, when you roll the d20, you add 4 to the result before comparing it to the target's armor class. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:40PM #7 Drider90 Date Joined: Jun 18, 2007 Posts: 17 Oh okay.Thanks again! Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 12:52PM #8 Evil_DM_Mk3 Date Joined: Oct 16, 2005 Posts: 245 the above posts are right, but in future a title like d2? What is a d2? would be better than just ?? tells us nothing. It is just? Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 1:03PM #9 Senevri Date Joined: Nov 7, 2005 Posts: 1,725 also, there's the rules questions forum below this. Try there if you have further trouble. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply? 5 years ago  ::  Apr 12, 2008 - 2:52PM #10 High_Octane Date Joined: Apr 12, 2004 Posts: 689 Drider90 wrote:Plain and simple, I don't know how to roll for damage for things like:Attack: Claw +4 melee (1d2-1) Full Attack: 2 claws +4 melee (1d2-1) and bite -1 melee (1d3-1) ???1d2 - Even/odd works, or flip a coin, or 1-2 on a d4 is 1 and 3-4 on a d4 is 2.1d3 - use a d6, half the result (round up)IMPORTANT NOTE: You cannot do 0 damage with a hut of 1d2 - 1. 1 is the minimum damage of any hit. So the first attack described you dont even have to roll, cause it will be 1 damage.The 3 possible net damages of the other roll are: 1, 1, or 2. Quick Reply Cancel Quote message in reply?
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