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comment Should I scale the difficulty after the party recruits a boss?
Or, the heroes are just capable of handling more powerful foes, so they are free to consider challenges that previously they would have ignored as out of their league.
Mar
18
comment Strategic play elements for Microscope
That’s the impression I got from the rulebook and the play reports I’ve seen. It may just be that this is not a game for my one friend, especially because the “no kibitzing” rule is also problematic for him. But maybe somebody has some good experience or advice here.
Mar
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asked Strategic play elements for Microscope
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comment Am I hurting my party by being a Bard?
If he’s the only spellcaster, I doubt they have all roles covered.
Mar
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comment How do I go about running a Microscope game with a large group of beginners?
This is very similar to the game-running advice for Fiasco! Not surprising, since the two games seem to have a lot in common in flow of play.
Mar
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comment Does shillelagh require actual wooden weapons?
Heat metal mentions metal in the name of the spell. Shillelagh mentions a wooden club in the name of the spell.
Feb
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comment Does an unarmed strike get double damage on a critical hit?
I couldn’t find it in the basic rules. I’ll try to remember to check my DMG when I’m home.
Feb
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comment Does an unarmed strike get double damage on a critical hit?
For what it’s worth, when I roll a critical hit, I use the listed (average) damage plus an actual die roll for the critical portion. I think I’ve even seen instructions to do it that way in one of the rulebooks or supplementary bits.
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comment Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
@HeyICanChan Thanks for the recommendation! I linked to the current version, which is called Hero System Skills for 6th edition, but has the same format and pagination.
Dec
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revised Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
Added Hero System Skills as recommended
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comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
I would personally recommend talking to the DM about the wyvern being tame, rather than trying to solve this with spells, as I have a much easier time believing you can milk a tame creature, than believing that a creature would remain tame after regularly being rendered unconscious via spell attacks.
Dec
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comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
The rule you’re citing looks like it’s intended for hostile (or at least unwilling) creatures, so it’s not clear to me that it’s actually binding here. Is there a particular reason you need to follow the rule? (To avoid asking the DM to make a judgment call, perhaps?) Please be more explicit about why you want to follow the rule even though you’re talking about a relatively tame animal.
Dec
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revised Game that Teaches RPGs effectively “by itself”
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answered Maximum bookkeeping fantasy game with magic
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comment Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Edited the answer for style and to add a little evidence to back it up, but it could still use more support and solid guidance on application of the rules.
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revised Harmlessly Harvesting Poison from a Monster Companion
Cleaned up style and spelling problems and added a piece of evidence backing up the answer