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comment Systems with a dice mechanic that handles very easy and very difficult tasks
+1 for doing most things well. The only downside is that botch rates don't depend on skill level, no matter how easy the task (unless you decree that it doesn't happen). So although it meets 1, 3, and 4 well, and has a decent attempt at 2, it does fall a little short. Still, overall it's a great mechanic.
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comment Systems with a dice mechanic that handles very easy and very difficult tasks
+1 for meeting many of the criteria. Bonuses/penalties don't work well at the extremes, however. If you need +10, you have a 1.7e-5 chance; if you need +9, you have a 1.7e-4 chance (10x more); if you need +8, you have a 7.6e-4 chance (4.5x more again). Nonetheless, it covers points 1, 2, and 4 admirably.
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comment What are some quality low-magic d20 (3.5e/PF) systems?
Book of the Nine Swords stuff is so high energy it's almost indistinguishable from magic, but it has a very martial feel to it. Good suggestion--might be overkill, but definitely has a lot of combat flavor (at a power level that doesn't require much else to be adjusted).
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