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For questions about d20 Modern, a modern fantasy RPG designed by Bill Slavicsek, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, and Charles Ryan. It was published by Wizards of the Coast in 2002. d20 Modern presents a version of the d20 rules for action/adventure roleplaying in modern fantasy or sci-fi settings.

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Is the effect of how speed affects damage addressed in the rules anywhere?

Increases in weight affect damage, as per the improvised weapon rules on heavy items. Is the effect of how speed affects damage addressed in the rules anywhere? Any official sources from the listed ...
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Is a 5 foot square on a battle map 5 sq. ft.?

I am making a map for a modern day game my DM is running, and I have an architectural image of a floor plan with listed square footage. For a D20 Modern's 5ft grid, how would I figure out how many ...
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How to make bullets in D20 Modern (Apocalypse)

For some context, I'm planning on running a D20 Modern game, using the D20 Apocalypse supplement. One of my players wants to play a bullet merchant, so they'd be crafting and selling bullets. I've ...
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How do I include grenades and other throwables for a modern D&D campaign? [closed]

I am currently making a zombie apocalypse/dystopia campaign. I have made all of the armor, weapons, creatures and rules, but I don't have enough grenades. How do I fit grenades into my D&D ...
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Is there an easy way to use d20 Modern's combat system in Cyberpunk 2020?

I really want to run a Cyberpunk 2020 game, but I hate cyberpunk's combat system. Is there an easy way to implement D20 modern style combat into Cyberpunk 2020? I really hate the damage soak stuff, ...
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Is there an official streamlined/simplified version of the D20 system? [closed]

I'm considering building my own RPG, the setting is already underway I just need a system. For sake of expediency, recognizability and legality I'd like to use an existing system as the base. The ...
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Can a Smart Hero (try to) use Exploit Weakness more than once?

It reads as following: Exploit Weakness: After 1 round of combat, the Smart hero can designate one opponent and try to find ways to gain an advantage by using brains over brawn. The Smart hero uses ...
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How do I make my Dolphin Moreau more Dolphin-y?

I'm trying to make my character for a d20 modern/future/apocalypse game. It's d20 future, but the DM is allowing for stuff from d20 modern/apocalypse. I am trying to make an Overt Dolphin Moreau ...
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Can the Wealth system from d20 Modern be adapted to 5e?

D20 Modern had a system where instead of tracking your money directly, it would track a "wealth" attribute. Transactions have a DC instead of price, and a Wealth check is made to determine if a ...
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Pulp Scientist Body slots

I'm building a Pulp Scientist in d20 Past, but having some trouble understanding the rules for Inventions (see my other d20-past questions). According to the Scientist Advanced Class (d20 Past, p84): ...
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Pulp Scientist Invention Feats

I'm building a Pulp Scientist in d20 Past, but having some trouble understanding the rules for Inventions (see my other d20-past questions). According to the Improvised Invention Feat (d20 Past, p85):...
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Pulp Scientist Miniaturised Inventions

I'm building a Pulp Scientist in d20 Past, but having some trouble understanding the rules for Inventions (see my other d20-past questions). According to the Scientist Advanced Class (d20 Past, p84): ...
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How much does a 0-level invention weigh?

I'm building a Pulp Scientist in d20 Past, but having some trouble understanding the rules for Inventions (see my other d20-past questions). The Scientist advanced class says, "Inventions tend to be ...
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How to solve a player feeling like their socially-focused PC isn't useful?

I have a player (I'll call him Jeff) whose PC is a peaceful diplomat. He invested most of his points in Charisma and charisma-based skills. He also has minor telepathy (able to read and influence ...
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Player Turned Sensitive About Failure, PC Injury

While I have been DM/GM'ing for a long time I have had a player suddenly change their attitude towards the game. They are not an experienced player, but they are not new to the entire role-play ...
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Class skills from Starting Occupations and Class skills from Character Classes

I don't quite get the interaction between the class skills one can get from the starting occupation and the ones one can get from the class. Example: I start with a Transporter Occupation (d20 Future)...
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What does "possession" mean in the context of Swift Ready?

I'm running a D20 Modern game in which my players have access to D&D spells. This situation though could easily come up in a standard D&D game. One of my players is playing a Duskblade and ...
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Are there predefined Military awards in d20?

I would like to run a military campaign starting in medieval times (D&D). The only military award or decoration that I know of in the d20 system (off the top of my head) is the Medal of Steadfast ...
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What is the Modern System Reference Document

Simply put: what is the Modern System Reference Document? I tried looking at the site, but it never provided the books for what the items were from at the links i explored. ex: http://www.wizards.com/...
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Is there a set of mechanics for Craft (Mechanic) in d20 Modern beyond those in the core books?

I've been having a hard time judging what to make the proper DC for Craft (Mechanic) checks in d20 Modern. The core books provide a few examples of things that are Simple all the way up to Advanced, ...
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Does the rider need to expend an action to ride a horse?

During the last session of my d20 Modern game, I had a player and NPC on horseback, and I realized that the rules aren't clear on the Action breakdown between horse and rider. Ride Animal doesn't ...
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Is a Archaic Weapon Specialist as melee viable in a D20 modern campaign?

So I'm joining a two man party of two gestalt characters with one of my own. The basic idea was a woman of noble descent, fencing since she was 8 and is now looking for the culprit that burned down ...
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Sources for Incantations outside of UA?

Are there any sources for Incantations or rituals outside of Unearthed Arcana or Urban Arcana? I find the system fascinating, but there are relatively few to choose from.
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What is Sasuke's base class?

I'm trying out the Naruto d20 rpg right now and I intend to have my players interact with Team 7 in a sort of training scuffle. It wouldn't really be a fight, as they would be chunnin while Team 7 ...
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Does the Brawl feat chain stack with the Combat Martial Arts feat chain?

I've come across this situation a few times: do the Brawl and Combat Martial Arts feat chains stack? I've always ruled that no they do not stack with each other, but there always seems to be one ...
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Where can I find a lot of d20 Modern mods?

There's a huge number of games that use the d20 System, including d20 Modern. I've been looking for mods that adapt d20 Modern, or just the d20 System in general. I feel there must be a list somewhere ...
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What resources should I use to create a mod for d20 Modern? [closed]

This is a tangent off of my question about Looking for a Space marine RPG similar to Starship Troopers (the Novel) where there were some good suggestions about systems to use or modify to meet my ...
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Drawing a gun and shooting before combat in D20 Modern

I'm new and I just had a quick question. I'm going to be DMing a d20 modern on shot adventure for the first time. I am very new to DMing so many questions arise when making/creating the adventure. ...
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How does a player character gain or lose Reputation?

In D20 Modern, how is a player character's starting Reputation decided? What rules govern its increase or decrease thereafter?
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Where can I find a copy of Thrilling Tales *First* Edition?

If I understand correctly, Gareth Skarka (who I tried to contact via Google+, but haven't heard from it yet) worked on a Pulp game called Thrilling Tales. The first edition was based on a ...
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What differences are there between Prime Directive d20 and Prime Directive d20 Modern?

There are 2 versions of Prime Directive d20, one based on the D&D 3.5 PHB and the other based on D20 Modern. Are there any noteworthy differences between the two versions, or did they just make a ...
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Converting D&D 3.5 characters to D20 Modern characters

I'm considering running a campaign in the Urban Arcana D20 Modern setting. Instead of taking the usual approach by creating new characters for the D20 Modern system, I want to make the "modern" part a ...
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Are there any established rules for flying in combat for D&D 3.x or d20 Modern?

My game is d20 Modern, but the two systems are very similar, so either is fine just to give me some templates to work from. I'm basically looking for anything that isn't me pulling stuff out of thin ...
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Does Challenge Rating scale linearly?

In other words, given a CR of x the official definition of CR is that four adventurers of level x will on average use up a quarter of their resources to defeat the challenge. For parties with less ...
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How can I convert monsters from D&D 3.5 to d20 Modern?

What sort of issues would I run into if I wanted to co-opt some D&D 3.5 creatures into a D20 Modern setting? I'm looking mostly at devils, demons and some of the astral creatures. Will such ...
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How does d20 Modern handle having someone at gunpoint?

How does d20 Modern handle the common situation of having someone at gunpoint, or entering a room with your firearm in hand, cocked and ready to fire? I'm asking because I notice that to draw a ...
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Can a vehicle make a reflex save to avoid damage from Autofire?

In d20 Modern, if a character is in a square hit by autofire, he can make a DC 15 Reflex save to avoid taking damage. I can't see anything in the SRD about what happens to a vehicle hit by autofire. ...
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Effectiveness of thermite grenades in d20 Modern?

In d20 Modern there is a rule that says typed damage (except acid) does half damage to objects. I was browsing through the explosives section and found thermite grenades which do simply 6d6 fire ...
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How to include equipment level in planning D20 Modern encounters?

Obviously equipment matters a lot in modern combat. A tank crew in a modern tank can almost always defeat men armed with only small arms. The d20 modern system does not take this into account when ...
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How wealthy can a d20 Modern character be?

What's the maximum possible wealth bonus that a d20modern character can achieve by 10th level, excluding DM intervention? What is the max at 20th level? How rich would such a character be in real ...
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Can I double tap with a .44 magnum in d20 Modern?

Can I double tap (as per the feat) with a .44 magnum in d20 Modern?
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