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Intiative will be affected, but AC will not. Initiative is DEX + d20. If your DEX is -1 then it's going to be d20-1. AC in your case ignores DEX because you're wearing heavy armor. You would take a penalty in either light or medium armor. Reading the sections on both of these, they do not mention exceptions for negative DEX.
It's an interesting bit of flavor. I like the weapon cord idea, though I'd add one small detail as a balance factor: dropping the weapon doesn't prevent you from being counter-tripped on a failed trip attempt (because it's still wrapped around your neck). I'd have no problem allowing this, with that compromise.
Certainly, there’s no reason why you couldn’t describe a spiked chain this way. Disarming is a kind of niche tactic; it might simply never come up, at which point there’s no real need to mechanically “back up” the description. But ultimately disarming could happen and as a DM, I’d rather not feel like I “shouldn’t” disarm you even though mechanically you ...
The Mistborn Adventure Game has an excellent character-creation survey. In ten questions you figure out the basics of the character's backstory, a couple of notable quirks, their relationship to and role in the group (which is not the same as a class: you're not allowed to name game mechanics when answering the survey), basic philosophical outlook, and a ...
The Legend of the Five Rings RPG has a set of twenty character background questions. What these questions intend to establish is the character background and motivation. You could just ask your players to consider who their characters are, and what motivates them to do what they do. Asking your players to set short term, medium term and long term goals ...
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