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awarded  Notable Question
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comment In 3.5 does movement speed add damage or attack power to weapons?
Regardless of PSI when that lance strikes the ultra-high carbon steel, that lance better be remarkably tough (significantly tougher than the material it's trying to penetrate) or it's just going to explode apart.
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment How reliable are dice rolling programs?
It just occured to me as I was reading all the answers that take care to explain that computer generated "random" numbers aren't really random...that dice rolling isn't random either. The physical shape of the die, combine with the surface it's rolled on and the way it is tossed will produce very predictable results, given enough information. Of course, like computers, we pretend it's random, and it might as well be, because we don't have trivial access to that precise information and model that would allow the prediction. Egad...I can't believe I typed this.
Mar
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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comment Inventiveness vs. breaking the game; How do I encourage one, without enabling the other?
I dunno. I think Maurycy has a great point. You can't get more covered in acid than being completely immersed. If the damage for that is determined to be 10d6 (presumably because that's how much surface area can maximally be exposed), then it makes perfect sense to say, okay, that's the maximum that one can possibly deal from acid damage from the swing. Great, logical solution.
Nov
20
comment Needing a Plan to Win
Bleh. This sounds horrible. On the other hand, it's a great illustration of what he can look forward to, good or bad. So +1 for you.
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Question
Mar
30
revised What to do when you end up duplicating another players character?
stat name correction
Mar
30
suggested suggested edit on What to do when you end up duplicating another players character?
Mar
29
accepted Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
Mar
29
comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
@Brian Okay, this catches the essence of what I was looking for...the mindset required to capture the feel of the original ToH. Now, I have something to look forward to...after I finish the conversion, there will be a brief moment in time in the future when people will be able to ask me, "What system did you use to convert it, and when?", and I will be able to respond "Forthcore, and seven years ago..."
Mar
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comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
Just scanned it; facinating!
Mar
27
revised Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
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Mar
27
comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
@Brian Not sure exactly what you mean (so, I guess, the answer is "no".) If you think it would be a good structure to base this type of conversion on, add it as an answer (along with any relevant details).
Mar
27
comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
Well, there would be a pretty big learning curve for the players (and for me...it's been a while.) Also, part of the point is to immerse them in a change that will shock and surprise them. If the entire game system changes, I think their expectations will be reset, and they won't be as shocked by the mise-en-scene differences.
Mar
27
comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
I agree with you about the "ground up" approach...it seems very likely that the sheer quantity of difficult encounters and ruthless (but possible) nature of the original adventure would require a lot of tinkering to get the right balance in 4e. Sadly, I wouldn't publish the final product, much as it would be neat, because I'd be afraid of lawsuits. However, it could be interesting to blog about the various learned lessons during the conversion.
Mar
27
comment Is there any system for translating AD&D type encounters to 4e?
I definitely agree with your sentiment that expectations about ToH (and AD&D in general) are very different than 4e. I would never dream of unleashing this monstrocity on player's normal characters. It would be too much of a shock, and would either be watered down, or have a huge uneven effect on the rest of the 4e campaign. This would have to be more of a one-off thing, I'm thinking...I was thinking of separate, pre-created characters as a good choice, but the avatar suggestion is very interesting...