I enjoy the RP aspect of D&D and although I play a fighter, I like to resolve situations and solve issues without using combat every single time. Fortunately, sometimes issues can't be fixed with words.
Combat starts out exciting enough. Eventually though it turns into us (the players) just vaguely describing what we do in the fight, because in the end our descriptions don't really matter...the dice roll matters. We use all our special abilities / spells up and then focus all our attention on dice rolls. Combat deteriorates to repetitive dice rolling, hack & slash, hoping we get the combat over with before it eats up our entire gaming session.
I know I'll have to get the DM in on this, but do you all have any suggestions on how to involve more RP during combat? But specifically RP that actually adds +/- modifiers to combat/damage rolls? RP that results in something substantial in combat other than taunting the orcs (for no real effect) or yelling for help from a fellow PC.
I want to be able to RP during combat and have that RP add/subtract effect on the PCs or mobs dice rolls to hit, damage, or figuring initiative. Does anyone have play tested homebrew rules for this or something similar?