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I'm the author of BRP Classic Fantasy and I am in the middle of running Against the Giants converted to BRP. In an effort test the system to the fullest, I'm not changing the module at all. My players just did the battle with the 22 hill giants, 3 stone giants, 1 cloud giant, 8 ogres, and a cave bear and they only came close to losing a single character. ...


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The systems have very little to do with one another. They are both trad games (as opposed to indie) and are both printed on paper. That's it. You won't be porting anything crunch-based from one game to the other (you can crib plots and characters, just not the stats). Combat Pathfinder has a complex D&D/d20-derived combat system with hit-avoiding ...


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You will go to Hell for all eternity unless you bring beer and cake to the next game. If you do this, all sins will be forgiven for that one dice roll alone. Seriously, ask the rest of the players and say just what you said here. Maybe they care, maybe not. It's up to them and you to decide what matters. Personally, I run systemless games so dice roll ...


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I run into this issue all the time with GURPS. The basic assumptions of GURPS/BRP rules are different than that of the AD&D rules. Unless you are allowing the equivalent of superpowers there is no time that a GURPS/BRP is worth four "normal" characters like a 4th level D&D fighter. So are two routes you can take. First you can have BRP (or GURPS) ...


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Honestly in this particular case I'd say you did the absolute best thing. Its a moment and you've already re-rolled twice, the lie lets everyone enjoy it and moves the game on. Each additional re-roll would just dilute the good fun of that moment. If your GM was a stickler for the rules, he wouldn't have asked you to re-roll it twice before. Some GM's ...


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I'm not really sure if this is a question that falls under the topic here, but you do ask a rather general thing regarding joining an existing game. I will at least try to answer you based on my own RP experiences. It's difficult to make an answer to this that is solely based on fact because it deals with individual human experiences, ethics, and ...


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The BRP gold book is a good general start, and will provide the core of what you need, I personally find the percentile approach nice and easy to change to what I need across the various games. Personally I'm not a fan of Strike Force 7 and it's overt caricature, but from my little experience of the supplement it provides plenty of content if that's what ...


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I just ran two players through the beginning of B10 with 4 PCs total. They had no problem taking out goblins with a 30-35% chance to hit, and hobgoblins with a 50% chance to hit. They could romp on groups of four to seven opponents of lesser weapon skills. We will see how they perform against werewolves and dire wolves, but a quick, accurate arrow brought ...


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I suspect that your gm realized what you did and that you choose an acceptable, if not his preferred, response. We(GM's) do things like that where we prefer you to think that you got one over on us rather than letting you think we would let you get by every time. Otherwise next time when I want to use the result despite the negative effect, you think I ...


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Yeah, you'll need to make pretty sweeping changes to the number of giants - or change things to be a more "sneak" kind of mission. I remember that hall with like 20 giants in it... Not going to happen in BRP. Of course if you go with the BRP 'realism' vibe, far fewer giants can survive per square mile, so a really small clan of them is about it. But in ...



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