Questions tagged [shadow-of-the-demon-lord]

Shadow of the Demon Lord is a fantasy RPG created by Robert J. Schwalb and published in 2015.

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Do rogues get extra damage from Trickery if the boon is canceled out?

In Shadow of the Demon Lord, the rogue's Trickery feature reads: Once per round, you can make an attack roll or challenge roll with 1 boon. If you attack with 1 boon from this talent, your attack ...
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Are most characters illiterate in SotDL?

Im making a character for the first time, and with the exception of dwarves, the ancestries don't specify that you know how to read and write any of your languages. The professions state that you can ...
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Do Talents stack together, multiplying bonuses?

Do talents stack together to multiply boons and extra damage? For example: A rogue attacking with Trickery/Backstab/Dirty tricks (1 boon, +3d6 dam). A rogue using Trickery and Subterfuge at rank 2? (...
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Do talents ever supersede their weaker versions?

Specifically, I'm looking at the sorcerer exper path. At the third level, they get the Sorcery talent, which lets them gain strain (a path-specific resource) in order to buff their spell. At level 6 ...
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Do Magicians learn to read all languages they learn to speak, or just those they speak at level 1?

The Languages and Professions line for Level 1 Magician says: You read all the languages you know how to speak. Does this mean that the character learns how to read all languages they speak when ...
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What balance considerations should I make if I remove the Corruption and/or Insanity mechanics in Shadow of the Demon Lord?

In Shadow of the Demon Lord, there are mechanics that help portray its dark fantasy world. "Insanity" arises from undergoing stressful situations, whereas "Corruption" accumulates as the the character ...
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Trickery, is it really that awesome?

In Shadow of the Demon Lord, a level 1 Rogue gains the talent "trickery": Trickery Once per round, you can make an attack roll or challenge roll with 1 boon. If you attack with 1 boon from this ...