Questions tagged [hackmaster-5e]

For questions about Hackmaster 5th edition, a fantasy RPG published in "Basic" and "Advanced" versions by Kenzer and Company.

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Does a Tenacity check trigger on percentage of current or total hit point?

The various tenacity levels all include being damaged as a trigger event, from 50 to 25 per cent damage. (Or, in the case of cowardly, any damage; and in the case of brave, ‘suffer enough for ToP ...
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What function lies behind the logic of lifting capacity?

On p. 11 of the PHB the table for Strength is listed. At first glance, there seems to be a pattern, but on closer scrutiny, there clearly are discrepancies. For the following, I am particularly ...
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Reach in Hackmaster

The rules for Hackmaster state that reach is calculated as five feet plus reach (p. 223). I am assuming this should be considered four feet for shorter races (as per their lesser reach as listed in ...
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Simultaneous Action - Who Declares First?

I’m a brand new Hackmaster GM about to run his first adventure, who has never had the opportunity to even be given a demo of the game. I think I (mostly) have my head around the system, but one ...
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Is experience awarded fully to each PC or divided among the party members?

When awarding XP in Hackmaster 5th edition, is the experience earned by each character individually or is it earned by the entire party and then divided for each character? The reason I ask this is ...
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As a GM is it unfair to secretly protect one player's character to keep the peace?

I have recently started playing (as GM) tabletop RPGs after a several year hiatus because I was no longer finding it fun. My current game, which uses Hackmaster 5E, has been running for about 6 months ...
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How can I make sure I'm awarding the right amount of honor at the end of a session?

In the new version of Hackmaster, it suggests that you award -12 to +16 honor to each character over the course of a level. It suggests doing this by rating the character as per the 1-10 rating and ...