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A fanatic games developer and a big fan of RPG games.


Jun
16
revised Materials for a post War of the Lance campaign
edited title
Jun
16
asked Materials for a post War of the Lance campaign
Jun
16
awarded  Teacher
Jun
16
answered Speed up campaign development
Jun
12
comment Is water/beverage included in Trail Rations?
Indeed. Open a bottle of water and put it on windowsill. Sooner or later it will become muddy.
May
10
accepted Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
May
9
comment Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
The problem with that quick choking (2-3 rounds) is that it takes away the "heroity" of DnD: "I CAN HAZ SURVIVE PLAINE CRASH" with 10 level warrior. The same problem appears with de-jointing the joints (I suck at puns), but this could be expanded into a very nice mechanics. Using grapple to do temporary damage which reduces some rolls (twisting wrist: -2 Att/Dmg rolls; angle: -1/2 movement speed; etc). I will surely expand at it if I can, unless someone already did it.
May
9
comment Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
@AceCalhoon indeed, but this one situation was that only a single warrior was doing a grapple, and I am looking for solutions for such situations. Nevertheless I think the strangle idea is the best so far, realistic yet keeps the gameplay heroic. I'd also love you to edit the strangling into the answer.
May
9
comment Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
yea, neck snapping without special ruling would be a suicide. It sounds like something which would fit Paranoia though :).
May
9
comment Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
Intersting point with rope. I realized that you can simply unarmed hit for non-lethal damage (Can't remember how it is called) but with non-monk character it would take dang long time. Strangling as per suffocation rules have also this proble that even weak mage (Con=8) will be able to survive for 16 rounds, which is more than using a rope and, most likely, more than Unarmed strike knocking-out would take. It's nice thing to know, though, if you are in a situation where you can take the time.
May
8
revised Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
expanded
May
8
comment Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
Yes, she was helpless but four guards were still fighting. Our warrior was grappling, my monk was taking arrows to his chest to save a little girl who almost died during a fireball, and the rogue/assasin had no firepower, so, more or less, we were pretty much helpless too. I am not looking for a magic power of necksnapping, but nevertheless I was wondering if there are some interesting ways to make non-unarmed combatants be able to quickly eliminate grappled opponents.
May
8
asked Is there a way to eliminate opponents through grappling?
Mar
26
answered Which D&D spells are most likely to encourage creative role-playing?
Mar
24
comment Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems
Unfortunately nope, only Polish and English (and back in the High School they were trying to teach me German, but I guess I managed to resist the system). I could probably going through some translation program, but I think it would be too much work to bother unfortunately.
Mar
24
comment Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems
@gomad I will look for it, thanks!
Mar
23
comment Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems
GURPS looks promising, though it seems to be tad too complex to easily get into it. Lite rules are not much more help, but I doubt there can be much done about it.
Mar
22
comment Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems
Turns out Shadowrun second edition was released for free in Polish, so that makes it good for me. But I am still interested in other systems too!
Mar
22
comment Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems
Looks really promising. I am fully capable of bending the system to suit my needs, so that wouldn't be a problem. I don't suppose there is anything like Open Game Content? Could you recommend which core book should I get my hands on to get as much info of the system I can?
Mar
22
awarded  Commentator