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Old 07-01-2017, 04:06 PM
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I got so many 1s in a row that Destil implemented fumble rules for the scene once.

I think fumbles can be delightful.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:26 PM
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Fumbles can be great, and there are lots of good systems for implementing them. But the typical 'five percent of the time you do anything you eat complete shit' is bad.

And it's even worse with D&D, since Wizards don't typically don't roll to cast a spell, but the Fighter has a 1-in-20 chance of dropping his sword every time he swings it.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:52 PM
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My group plays with fumbles (and the critical hit/fumble decks from Paizo), but we use the same confirmation rule for fumbles and crits. So it's 5% times whatever odds you have of actually missing, and honestly at higher levels that tends to come out to a pretty agreeable 0.25%.
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, that's an issue with d20 being a linear scale of odds rather than a bell curve.

Also does the bias of quadratic wizards know no bounds?!
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:43 PM
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I got so many 1s in a row that Destil implemented fumble rules for the scene once.
Same, I once got a permanent ability that some small fortune occurs whenever I fuck up whatever it was I was trying to do.

"1 always fails" is fine, but critical failures are garbage.
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:56 PM
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CRITICAL👏FAILURES👏ARE👏THE👏WORST👏HOUSERULE👏
I think it depends on what you do with them. Back when I played and DM'ed D&D (A2E) our general "houserule" for critical misses was that your weapon got stuck in a tree.

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Old 07-01-2017, 07:06 PM
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My players demanded that we have fumbles and I eventually downloaded a d100 table for what happens. It's mostly dropping weapons or falling over, but 98-100 are actually completely nuts. if you have a magic weapon you can tear a hole between planes and a demon jumps out and fights everyone present. It hasn't happened yet, but it's just a matter of time.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:26 AM
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Once, in a game of Call of Cthulhu, my character had to pull out a shovel from a burning car. Since it was a somewhat dangerous action, I rolled for it... and got a critical success. The GM was understandably somewhat unsure how he should describe a critically sucessful version of "pulling a shovel out of a burning car".
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:39 AM
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"The shovel glows with a golden light, and a voice comes from the heavens: 'You have been chosen. Now rise, King of the Britons.'"
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:48 AM
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"The shovel glows with a golden light, and a voice comes from the heavens: 'You have been chosen. Now rise, King of the Britons.'"


Sorry I read that last part in that Monty Python voice and I couldn't resist
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:55 AM
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You deffo shouldn't listen to disembodied voices in Call of Cthulhu. Or touch glowing things for that matter.

But you could just do it in an especially competent way, like wrapping your coat over your arm, punching out the window, and grabbing the shovel without burning the fuck out of your hand. Investigators don't get to be badasses that often.
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:33 PM
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Locke gets a lot of deserved hype for the jacket and bandana, but Sabin has that tank top and jeans combo that never feels underdressed. You can't help but respect manual labor when you lay eyes on Sabin.

Sabin is a strong, independent man who don't need no woman. Can't say the same for Locke.

However, you know Sabin's the obnoxious sort of artsy-fartsy given that his brother is painfully knowledge of Sabin's tea, flowers, and plates. Sabin loses some extra man points for having a favorite set of plates in the first place.

Locke uses knives and boomerangs and whatever a Hawk Eye is. Sabin uses claws from dragons and hybrid skeletons. Sabin wins. I hear they were going to give Locke another ranged option in the Wrist Rocket.

Sabin's scenario is a kickass road trip starring three and a half men, involving a Ninja Samaritan, Damned Imperialists, a whole lot of Kool-Aid drinking, and Suplexing Soul Trains. Locke...has trouble fleeing a port town with an unguarded wall, gets as jumpy as a Tarantino character over his job title, and subconsciously recruits a second option for New Girlfriend. Sabin is where the action's at.

Sabin walked away from being a crown prince of a land of tanned babes to jump around and wrestle with a bunch of JoJo characters. Johnny Bravo wept.

Locke drops ALL of the spaghetti in the IMRF.

Ultimately, they have a fair split of it pros and cons, so it probably comes down to multi-target utility versus single-target utility.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:27 PM
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What the hell is the IMRF?

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Do I even want to know?
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:29 PM
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god even I know it's the Imperial Magitek Research Facility
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:56 PM
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I'm not sure what spaghetti has to do with that.
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:02 PM
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And this is the "Hawkeye".

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Old 07-03-2017, 07:31 PM
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I'm not sure what spaghetti has to do with that.
Dropping spaghetti out of your pockets is an old meme that, in its simplest reading, conveys a sense of utterly hopeless social awkwardness. You'll be telling a relatively normal story but then it will end with the narrator dropping spaghetti out of their pockets and suddenly the situation has turned into a Morrissey album.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:20 PM
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:48 PM
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[Scene: a nervous-looking older man meets with a millennial in a darkened alley.]
Millennial: what's the target?
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:52 AM
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I got so many 1s in a row that Destil implemented fumble rules for the scene once.

I think fumbles can be delightful.
See, the thing is as the DM I can break your sword seccure on the knowledge that the next dungeon has a shiny magical one to replace it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:27 PM
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Fair enough, but your exasperated sigh was a delight.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:53 AM
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Until an entire island populated with non-mutants are incinerated or ordinary people are put in concentration camps mutants are more at risk than any other Marvel character.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:48 PM
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:57 PM
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i keep seeing that one post about ‘wanting a sword but not being sure What to do with it practically’

when i was like 15 my brother asked me what i wanted for christmas and i jokingly said i want a sword like a knight sword he bought me one from some historical replica place and i just hung it on my wall

and for YEARS what i always did

was whenever i was going out somewhere fancy and i was in my dress and my heels and my hair all nicely done i would take the sword around and just walk around the tile part of my house with it kind of loosely gripped in my hand, just all slow and casual, hear my heels click, carrying it bc you would be amazed what looking rly hot AND carrying a sword will do for your confidence l i ke. i’d feel ready for anything

and my mom would always come out because she’d be expecting it and just watch me with some mixture of amusement and bewilderment but she never actually asked

five years later i still do this in college… before job interviews… formal affairs… dates…. just get ready and then carry the sword around for a while you’ll feel so good i promis
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:14 PM
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.... well, now I want a sword.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:17 PM
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There's also the Charlize Theron "think murder" method
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:20 AM
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There's also the Charlize Theron "think murder" method
She can be kind of crazy and out there at times.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:37 AM
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Can confirm this works
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:58 AM
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Oh wait, I couldn't remember if I'd posted that in here before and I totally have. Whatever.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:24 AM
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it's no less 'best' now than it was last time, so it's fine
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