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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Well that's a given, all those variables you mention would assume to be relatively even or consistent. And obviously most trials are done in any experiment using in the hundreds or sometimes thousands because probability does seem to "pool" in certain threshholds, and smaller trials (of say 300...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    Wow, some people take things way too seriously. I could never torture my dice like that, imagine how poorly they'd roll afterwards?
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 09:46 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the twenty-ninth main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, September 30th. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, October 2nd. Pradize walks past Derim to face the wall, takes off her gloves, and then removes a slender key from her...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 09:45 PM
    This post complements the twenty-ninth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, September 30th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, October 2nd. Healing Check DC 16 You would not expect the sudden, simultaneous emergence of acute...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 10:56 AM
    Trash it with supplemental material? How can you not like supplemental material?
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 10:50 AM
    This makes me want to roll every dice I have with an excel spreadsheet ready to record and find their averages. Which, I guess, means "yes" we believe in diminishing probability? If you have a record of the last 50 rolls of a dice, and are familiar with the results before rolling, and you feel...
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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 04:19 AM
    I am also not a math whiz and never had a physics or probability or any classes that would be helpful in this example, but I think comparing a coin flip to a die roll is perhaps a flawed analogy because one is binomial and the other has a larger set of results. As you provided, probability is...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 06:25 PM
    Does that actually exist? Well... apparently so. Interesting way to adjust the probability of a roll. But after a few bored moments of staring at d20's I think they're built against that type of thing. The 2 and 8 sides are next to the 20. It might be possible to use Dice Control on a...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 01:10 PM
    Some people have that special dice that most recently rolled a NAT 1, meaning its less likely to roll a 1 again in the future because the odds that it rolls 1 twice are 1/400 right? How true is that, or is it just superstition? This is basically the same as the old "flip a coin three times"...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-26-2014, 11:59 PM
    Simpler. Basically "an armor by any other name would still add +X Defense, so why do we have a bunch of tables listing various armor names and the one point of difference between them when not naming them would work just as well, save page space in print, and be easier to record on a character...
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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    09-26-2014, 12:59 PM
    For simplicity, I feel you can't beat a small handful of differences, like Light (leather), Medium (mail or scale), Heavy (plate and mail) and maybe Full (plated armor), with only significant differences of multiple armor ratings in difference (2, 5, 7 and 9 for example). I do agree there are...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-26-2014, 08:53 AM
    This is the plan. I'd rather not have three separate boxes on a character sheet for Slashing, Bashing, and Piercing defense. I'd rather give armor a Damage Reduction to the one(s) its resistant to and keep it simple. (Same for damage types like Fire / Arcane / Acid etc.)
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 11:23 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the twenty-eighth main post for Knowledge's Cauldron. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, September 27th. The next main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, September 29th. "He heard me, I expect," says Pradize easily, "Interested? My name is Pradize and it's been...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 11:22 PM
    This post complements the twenty-eighth Worm Delve main post. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Saturday, September 27th. The next OOC main post will appear by 11 am, Monday, September 29th. Thank you for the detailed first look at your PC, Zus. Within the narrative or outside...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 09:38 PM
    Like I mentioned in the second post, incorporating specific protections against damage types isn't hard with the proposed rules-lite version, and was of course going to be included either way. Realism is a good place to start, but when it gets in the way of function it can be sacrificed without...
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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 04:24 PM
    Hi there Cassie, and welcome to Pen and Paper Games! That was a great intro thread and you sound like someone that's easygoing person that also has a very clear idea of what you want in gaming, and who has a good number of different games under your belt, which is terrific! Good work on the post! ...
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  • jpatterson's Avatar
    09-24-2014, 11:59 PM
    I wish I had that problem, where I accidentally made rules lite games. All my stuff keeps getting away from me with scope-creep and self-bloating. What I want to see or not see if a bit vague. That's like asking "What is your favorite solid object?" with no other criteria. In context of what?...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-24-2014, 08:36 PM
    Well that (the specific damage type protection) is still applicable. Generic armor that provides only a +# AR would be the standard, but also available would be armors that provide damage redcution from certain types of attacks. Bashing, Slashing, Fire, Acid, and so on. So you're not missing out on...
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-24-2014, 05:05 PM
    So in D&D and however many other RPGs there are a plethora of armors, not really much different from one another. Scale Mail. Breastplate, and Banded Mail all have their "how they were made and what of" text blocks, but statistically the armor rating difference is usually by one point. So why even...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-23-2014, 07:25 PM
    All of those suggestions are allowable.
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    09-22-2014, 08:34 PM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    "The treasure here was looted long ago," Pradize murmurs, "probably by the servants of the one whose lair I'm taking you to. His dwelling is connected to this fortress by an underground tunnel. The surface structure is no more, but the underground chambers seem to be intact to a certain extent. ...
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-22-2014, 08:21 PM
    Zus has handed Pradize back to me, and he will be getting his character ready.
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-22-2014, 08:16 AM
    There's PLENTY of good material in there. SCP-093 and the various "color" tests made with it could probably last long enough to play a handful of sessions at least, or even be a full campaign on its own.
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  • Soft Serve's Avatar
    09-22-2014, 08:11 AM
    Soft Serve replied to a thread Chat is Broken For Me in Feedback
    Sucks, but I'm glad it's not an issue on my end. Unless this is all some elaborate ruse put on by you, the most cowardly of rogues. Or the most roguish of cowards... I can't tell sometimes.
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  • Umiushi's Avatar
    09-22-2014, 01:08 AM
    Umiushi replied to a thread Worm Delve in The Unquiet Lands
    This is the twenty-seventh main post for Worm Delve. Players' posts in either thread are due by 11 pm, Tuesday, September 23rd. The next main post will appear by 11 pm, Thursday, September 25th. Leaving Yrisz to safeguard the larger raft, the others haul up the smaller one and carry it a few...
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I'm a late-40's Canuck with probably waaay too much time on his hands :). In year 2 of the re-union tour via after a 25 year hiatus from RL RPGing (due to a really crappy locale for gamer density/resources). I'm not mobile outside of walking distance so I'm limited to online play at this time. I've got Mirc, Skype, Maptool, OpenRPG and am willing to DL other software as needed. There are a bunch of us who play in various groups. Always looking for more. If you want references try looking the following folks up on PnPG games: Chrine, Apostate 2012, Layne, trialbyfireent, Gunhaven. All of these folks have sat at the same table as me for quite a length of time and know me best. Feel free to talk to any of them.

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