Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New D&D House Rule, effective immediately

Inspired by a thread on the EN World forums, I have decided to get some use out of my beloved d30.

Once per session each person at the table (DM included) may roll a d30 instead of whatever die or dice the situation normally warrants. The decision to use the d30 must be made before the roll. If used for an attack roll, the threat range is extended from the normal range through to 30.

Why do we need this rule? We don't. I'm simply a mad-with-power house-rulin' fool!

14 comments:

  1. Oh, come one, Stuart. Don't be a buzzkill! Surely you want to leap into the air, yell out an inexplicable battlecry as speed lines whizz by, and totally smash some foe!

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  2. So a threat range of 20 goes to 30
    or to 20-30?

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  3. Threat range 20 becomes 20-30. The other option is way too reasonable.

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  4. 1. Does the DM use it once per session or once per NPC?

    2. Is it cheesy to carry a pick to use once a session?

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  5. 1. Once per session like everybody else.

    2. Yes.

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  6. I'm not complaining, mind you... simply expressing astonishment.

    Actually, in a game that used Action Points, this would totally be an awesome use for them.

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  7. "Actually, in a game that used Action Points, this would totally be an awesome use for them."

    That would be a good idea. You could use an action point to roll the d30 instead of the normal use of using an action point to add x amount of d6 to any 1 roll

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  8. Does the critical confirm roll also switch to D30?



    This sounds fuckin' awesome, but I I know I'd just end up rolling a 5. :P

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  9. I'm pretty sure we do keep the d30 for the confirm roll.

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  10. Anonymous3:39 PM

    I've never even seen a d30, but this is still a great rule "especially the one with action points"

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  11. Anonymous12:41 PM

    1 ) Since I "joined" the order, I really ought to at least post a pick of my own thirty. Old transparent amber with some bubbles in it.

    2 ) I've thought about a magic sword with no bonuses or special abilities, just d30 instead of d20. With crits as you describe. Glee. Maybe triple damage instead of double on a natural 30.

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  12. Can I do this while rolling hit points?

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  13. Rob: When this rule was written we were using fixed hit points (max per level as I recall). I don't allow the d30 rule during chargen or leveling up.

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