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I am an avid RP and tabletop gamer, currently designing a tabletop skirmish game of my own. It is a hobby of mine to sit down with a core book for a game and decipher its system.


Jan
29
answered Can a Barbarian/Rogue Sneak Attack during a Rage?
Jan
28
answered How do I explain stress to a d20 crowd?
Jan
27
answered How can I add story to every encounter so that they don't seem like I'm just piling monsters on the characters for xp?
Jan
26
answered Does the Poisoned aspect stack?
Jan
26
comment Dresden RPG - How easy is it to avoid First Law violations?
Conversely, any enemy could kill them with magic by their choice.
Jan
25
answered Dresden RPG - How easy is it to avoid First Law violations?
Jan
24
comment How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
My question relates to establishing the "truth" system.
Jan
23
comment How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
The problem is, that a truly great investigator will always assume someone is lying then. Let's say we take a rank 1 Kitsuki Investigator fresh out of the box. Without spending points he has a 4k3+FR and emphasis on Interrogation. Your average bushi might have 3k2 for their Sincerity check, so when they try to tell the truth are they almost always lying? Certainly if they try to lie they will do a poor job and the world is right.
Jan
23
comment How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
Currently teetering on a method that's based on the character's Honor, adding mods for how bad the situation "looks"
Jan
22
comment How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
I still have to say that KRyan's first comment is the core of my question. I understand fully that the tenets of bushido involving "honesty" and "face" are vital, but how to mechnically convince someone you are being honest where both a pass and a fail aren't the same result. As for the "Sense Motive" it's Investigation/Awareness to roll against Sincerity of any variety in RAW.
Jan
22
comment How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
But that sort of invalidates there being a use of the skill towards honesty. I agree that it should be included to the game, but how to quantify it and not just "leave out" something that points get put into.
Jan
22
answered How can you handle L5R Campaigns where PCs are from different Clans?
Jan
22
asked How to Determine *Honest* Sincerity
Jan
22
comment How does Armor of Earth work?
And with that edit, my +1, Zuno.
Jan
22
comment How does Armor of Earth work?
You mean the 1 & 2 couldn't be kept, which doesn't really change the example result? (Side note: The Defense skill works similarly with the To Hit roll)
Jan
19
answered Can I use Run in an area where there is no straight path available?
Jan
18
answered Calculating wounds & TN
Jan
18
comment Which way is North in the L5R 2nd edition map?
Although if you take a man-sized section of fourth wall out of the game, you could say that the Mantis are North, putting the Gaijin to the West.
Jan
18
comment What Resources Are Available For Poison?
+1 for Custom link
Jan
17
comment Weapon skills with unspecified traits in L5R, 2e?
Put the core answer in bold. Thank you for pointing out something I overlooked.