Results for tag: 5e
Posted by: Goblin_Flectomancer on Mar 1, 2012 at 08:26:31 AM
What started as some house rules for pathfinder inspired by the things I like about 4e and some of the concepts that have been teased about 5e has led to the following thoughts and rules rumbling about in my head.
So, ability scores are now DC's... If you need to overcome the giant's strength you roll a strength check against the giant's strength score of 24. This is kind of neat. However, this breaks down at a 31 stat. At that point, if we use the 3e/4e modifier progression a character with a 31 stat cannot hit DC 31 with the +10 modifier.
Solution: Make ability score modifiers = to score - 10. This is easier to eyeball too - a character with an 18 strength has a +8 modifier. But no matter the ability score, the odds of overcoming equal score is...
Posted by: Goblin_Flectomancer on Feb 6, 2012 at 06:29:12 AM
Like many I've been reading the posts on fifth edition, or D&D next, or whatever, and becoming cautiously optimistic. But one thing I haven't seen spoken of is how computers should be used with the game.
With the advent of tablets in the last few years the ability to have computers be intregral to the D&D experience has been ramped up considerably. Desktops are constraining, laptops tend to get in the way but tables and phones are more managable. The idea of computer tools is hardly new and stretches back to 2nd edition. But then, and even now its a bit of a tack on. 3e tools where hard to manage at best and never really materialized. 4e's DDI is something I've never tried because of my grave dislike of that system. The only thing I can say about it is...