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by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Sigmar’s Tavern
Topic: Cathay sourcebook?
Replies: 29
Views: 15017

Re: Cathay sourcebook?

Nothing wrong with being "woke" and wanting your modern RPG product to fit modern sensibilities (especially if they are your own sensibilities). I don't want to speak for Fox, but I don't think he's saying the developer of any new Asian-inspired fantasy RPG has to be Asian, just that that's what he...
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Character Creation Weapon Skills
Replies: 16
Views: 6970

Re: Character Creation Weapon Skills

What is "optimal for the role" about a halfling having experience using a sling? If you play a halfling servant why should they know how to fight? From a metagame standpoint the servant is just tough and nimble, not a trained warrior. So why would optimizing them involve slings? It's more that in t...
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Houseruling the heck out of 4E
Replies: 3
Views: 2537

Re: Houseruling the heck out of 4E

Fair enough. I'm not really a fan of big pools and table metacurrencies, as they feel too abstract, but I get that's very personal and many tables love them. 2d20 never did it for me as a system, but I like traditional games rather than newer ones, on the whole. As a GM it can admittedly be hard to ...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Houseruling the heck out of 4E
Replies: 3
Views: 2537

Re: Houseruling the heck out of 4E

Some thoughts: Assisting - this is more complicated than before. I'd prefer a straight +10% modifier or a free reverse. Opposed rolls - how do you manage SLs for damage? Or is it all-or-nothing? Scaling combat skills works, even if it's inelegant. Have you considered the Brigandyne method instead? O...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Character Creation Weapon Skills
Replies: 16
Views: 6970

Re: Character Creation Weapon Skills

Yes, the rule is you can transfer to any first tier career in any class, subject to "GM may require in-game justification" (see p49). It just costs more to switch to a career in a different class. Note that Sali skips a bunch of levels in her transfer!... [and] ...The first adventure in the Starter...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Character Creation Weapon Skills
Replies: 16
Views: 6970

Re: Character Creation Weapon Skills

The way I see it, every species ought to be able to start with a combat skill. As such, I'd let the halfling swap one of their starting skills for Ranged. There may, however, be precedent to suggest that halflings are supposed to have Ranged (Sling) and there was a mistake in the core book. In the c...
by adambeyoncelowe
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Halfling Size
Replies: 13
Views: 6744

Re: Halfling Size

before my group decided the best way to play was to use a different system, i was going to try not losing advantage against opponents smaller than you. a case of not sweating the small stuff, if you feel what i mean. Thanks. It seems surprising that they just didn't increase larger creatures' WS, B...
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Halfling Size
Replies: 13
Views: 6744

Re: Halfling Size

Is there another hack that would work? E.g., no advantage versus creatures 2 or more steps larger? Or removing halfling bonuses altogether to just be done with it? Or both?
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: WFRP 4 analysis
Replies: 119
Views: 60939

Re: WFRP 4 analysis

I've recently been reading Brigandyne as a 'rules-lite' version or WFRP 2e. It's in French and my Language (Bretonnian) (AKA GCSE French) is rusty, but hopefully I've used Google Translate correctly and grokked this. I think it provides a nice alternative for those who dislike the 'unknown modifier'...
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Simplified Lores and Languages
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

Re: Simplified Lores and Languages

i always leave lores as an abstract. each field of knowledge is applicable to a lot of things If you know how to apply it and i'm happy to give bonuses to people that have an interesting argument to justify their idea and make the roll. at the same time they're a great tool for the GM to drag playe...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Simplified Lores and Languages
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

Simplified Lores and Languages

Lores and Languages strike me as Skills that are either ignored (advance 1% and leave it) or are an XP tax for completing a Career. Instead, it struck me that you could handle these as broader Skills instead. Option 1: Profession and Native Skills Everyone receives the Skills Profession (Career) and...
by adambeyoncelowe
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Front-loading modifiers
Replies: 0
Views: 3512

Front-loading modifiers

There are a lot of mods in this game, and that's the main thing we're concerned about right now. We've managed Advantage, so the next thing is size modifiers. Is there an easy way to front-load the work? E.g., give orcs a flat mod to opposed rolls, or increase their damage, or increase their Wounds,...
by adambeyoncelowe
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Simplified resolution system
Replies: 6
Views: 3693

Re: Simplified resolution system

4th edition switches to opposed rolls. That alone fixes a lot of whiff. It does also introduce the potential problem of lopsided contests. Any character pouring experience into Fellowship, for instance, will quickly realize a score of maybe 75% Fel yields almost supernatural dominance of his haples...
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Changing weapons in combat
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Re: Changing weapons in combat

Here's how I do it. To draw a new weapon *and drop your previous weapon on the ground* is a free action. But, QED, that means your previous weapon is... ...on the ground. To pick up and ready a weapon from the ground is a regular action. To sheathe/stow your old weapon before drawing the new one is...
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Changing weapons in combat
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Changing weapons in combat

Is this a fast action? Drawing a weapon is, but I can't seem to find this in the book.
by adambeyoncelowe
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Errata Update
Replies: 38
Views: 17143

Re: Errata Update

If you use fast SLs, you'll usually be limited to +9 damage from the hit roll (some Talents give more), so that's one way to course correct. Also, elephants have huge numbers of Wounds, so it will probably be fine.

We just use the 10%, though, even when ranged.

ETA: Didn't see page 2. D'oh!
by adambeyoncelowe
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Fan-made Material
Topic: Andy Law's house rules
Replies: 0
Views: 3562

Andy Law's house rules

Andy Law's various house rules have been published on his Lawhammer Blog. He's revised the Characteristics (down to 8, the number of Chaos), to Skills (there's a new type, Learned Skills), to Careers (which looks way too fiddly for me). Characteristics: https://lawhammer.blogspot.com/2019/12/happy-b...
by adambeyoncelowe
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Removing advantage from the game?
Replies: 19
Views: 8487

Re: Removing advantage from the game?

I've just read this Word of God post (indirectly from Andy Law): https://www.reddit.com/r/warhammerfantasyrpg/comments/eqifud/comment/feuple5 Basically, if you want advantage to work, it's supposed to be used with fast SLs. That way, advantage doesn't increase damage, only chance of hitting, and you...
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Simplified resolution system
Replies: 6
Views: 3693

Re: Simplified resolution system

I am in the situation of playing with D&D 5e rules. I have put a few thoughts into how to play in the old world with D&D rules. Also I thought of converting WFRP stats to D&D. What you describe is very familiar, except for using a d10 instead of a d20. Yes, I think there are clear similarities. I d...
by adambeyoncelowe
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: 4th Edition
Topic: Simplified resolution system
Replies: 6
Views: 3693

Re: Simplified resolution system

I originally wrote 10 for the TN but since WFRP4e gives +20% on average rolls, I figured reducing the basic TN to 8 would be simpler. I'm trying to reduce the need for too many mods. A Bonus of 2 means you'd have to roll 6+ to succeed (50%), whereas a 3 means you'd have to roll 5+ (60%) and a 4 mean...