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Where are the DCC acronyms (such as HD and CL) stated and explained?

I keep seeing "HD" and "CL" mentioned in the DCC Core Rule Book. Examples: Creatures of 1 HD or higher... 1d4+CL However, I cannot find these acronyms in the Contents, ...
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What is the average total ability score bonus for the best of 4 DCC Characters?

I need some math help to determine what an average character that survived a DCC funnel is like. When playing a funnel in Dungeon Crawl Classics, players get 4 characters each. Should they survive, ...
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Can you spellburn multiple ability scores in the same casting?

Let's say a wizard is casting a spell, and they spellburn 5 points of Strength, and 5 points of Stamina, for a total bonus of +10 to their spell check. Is this scenario possible given RAW? The ...
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Does the wildchild Wild Rumpus table totally supersede the Feral Child table or are parts merged?

In the Umerican Survival Guide, page 60, there's a table (C5) for the Feral Child as is common for all classes in Umerica and in standard DCC. Additionally on page 61, there's a table (C6) for the ...
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Are there rules for cost of robot armor?

In the Umerican Survival Guide, under "Robot Weapon Training" (p. 77), it says: Given a proper facility and materials, Robots can convert, construct, and repair proper robo-armor that does ...
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Is there a precedent for cost of non-firearm ammunition cost in the Umerica variant?

In Dungeon Crawl Classics, the core rules are clear that the cost of arrows is 5g for 20 and the cost for sling stones is 1g for 30 (p72). However, as far as I see the Umerica variant has no cost for ...
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Do you need free hands to cast a spell?

In Dungeon Crawl Classics do you need free hands to cast a spell? This came up in one of my most recent play sessions for both wizards and clerics. It seems a bit more important in this system as it ...
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How does "Sympathetic Magic" mecurial work with area of affect spells

I have a wizard who rolled 22 "Sympathetic Magic" on the Mecurial Magic table for an area of affect spell. Is there any ruling documented how that works? For those without the book: 22 ...
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What does the wizard's "Familiars" feature do?

DCC Core Rulebook pg. 49 Familiars: More than one wizard has found comfort in the company of a black cat, hissing snake, or clay homunculus. A wizard may utilize the spell find familiar to obtain ...
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Do +1 weapons add their bonus to attack, damage, or both?

Self-explanatory. I've combed through the DCC core rulebook but I couldn't find a clarification on what a magic weapon's bonus actually applies to.
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How does spellburn healing work with several ability scores

In DCC RPG, a Wizard may sacrifice some points of Strength, Agility or Stamina to give a one-time bonus on a spell check. These points of ability scores are not gone permanently, but can be healed. ...
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Is there no "exploration speed" in DCC RPG?

DCC RPG distinguishes between ten-second rounds for combat, and ten-minute turns for exploration (p. 76), and gives speeds for actions (p. 77) and for overland moment (p. 308), but appears to be ...
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Do you get stamina modifier to hp at level 1?

When I read the 4e book cover to cover, I got the impression that at level 0 you got d4 hp + stamina modifier and then at level 1 you got your class die of hp but no stamina modifier (at level 2 you'd ...
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How do clerics determine their own known spells?

In Dungeon Crawl Classics, the known spells for wizards and elves are for the most part randomly generated for each character. How do clerics determine their own known spells? An ideal answer would ...
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What is a "funnel"?

I often see the term "funnel" used in describing adventures or campaigns, but it's not clear to me what it actually means. An example of this kind of use is this blog post talking about ...
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What happens on a disapproval roll of 0 or less?

The Deity Disapproval table on page 122 lists the penalties for a Disapproval roll of 1 through 20+. However, it appears to me that a roll of 0 or less is not only possible, but highly likely. The ...
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Good source for a dark/weird dryad concept?

I'm working on an adventure that involves obtaining the wood from a dryad's tree, and would like to present the dryad as something other than the typical depiction. I have some ideas, but am curious ...
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