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Feb
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comment In early D&D, why would chainmail ever be preferred over plate armor?
Also if you're playing a town / village / wilderness scenario are you really going to lump around in full plate armour? Way to look inconspicuous.
Feb
7
comment Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
@SevenSidedDie - I swear somewhere I saw that thieves could wear Elfin chain though (in the three core books).
Feb
7
comment Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
@RS Conley - Elfin Chain in AD&D isn't magic (and indeed there is no magic Elfin chain - see DMG p. 28), it's just finer and stronger chainmail. But it's not just noise surely for something like disarming traps or climbing walls, it's bulk and padded is bulkier than leather (fairly vs. non) and slows you down more (both DMG p. 27).
Feb
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accepted House Rules for AD&D Character Generation (1e+)
Feb
7
revised Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
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Feb
7
comment Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
But they can also wear padded armour which doesn't fit that description. And Elfin chain (listed in the DMG as acceptable I believe).
Feb
7
revised Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
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Feb
7
comment Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
Unearthed Arcana introduces penalties too though limits it to Padded, Studded and Elfin Chain.
Feb
7
asked Can AD&D Thieves Wear Studded Leather Armour?
Feb
4
comment House Rules for AD&D Character Generation (1e+)
@MadHatter - Look at it another way. Piling into dungeons full of monsters is meant to be tough. Should it really be something that someone outside the top 10% can manage?
Feb
2
comment House Rules for AD&D Character Generation (1e+)
I see what you're saying but having a 16+ in certain attributes (DEX, CON and STR in particular) offers significant benefits which players aspire to. I guess part of the issue is that there is no mechanism for advancing attributes over time (other than Wish which is mentioned but way beyond most characters for some time).
Feb
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Jan
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accepted Recommended Blogs / Sites for AD&D
Jan
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accepted Rules on Treasure Carrying
Jan
28
comment What non-RPG hobbies are complementary to the RPG addiction?
In a lot of ways video game playing is the anti-thesis of RPGs. There's a strong correlation between enjoyment of the two (I certainly enjoy both) but few video games tap into the same themes of imagination in the same way as the other activities you mention, even if they utilise similar settings and themes. I think the similarities are very superficial.
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