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by hperantunes
Mon 09 Nov 2020, 02:11
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Scarne's story
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Scarne's story

If you are planning to (or have already) run the adventure site Stonegarden, you know that Scarne's fate as told by the legends is a lie. In your campaign, how did the Mother of Dragons end up imprisioned for 15 centuries deep below the northern mountains, and what was dwarf hero Oramund's motivatio...
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 21:58
Forum: GM Only
Topic: WP Farming
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: WP Farming

Indeed, I usually allow for rolls only when there's something at stake, otherwise the players just succeed whatever they are trying to do (or I let them know that what they're trying is impossible). But then there's the Journeys part of the game, that goes against the "don't roll too often" advice. ...
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 21:24
Forum: GM Only
Topic: WP Farming
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: WP Farming

Ah, I see. Do you let your players push failed skill rolls often?
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 20:41
Forum: GM Only
Topic: WP Farming
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: WP Farming

What's your criteria for allowing a push?
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 20:35
Forum: GM Only
Topic: WP Farming
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

WP Farming

Unnecessarily pushing rolls in less than threatening or cheap-to-recover-from situations, with the purpose of filling a character's Willpower Points meter.

Does that happen in your game? Is that a problem to you as a GM? How do you deal with that?
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 07:15
Forum: General
Topic: Pushing journey rolls?
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Pushing journey rolls?

@hperantunes: Doesn't the game lose part of its flavor this way? Why not just switch to: you reach your destination after X days if all rolls are considered successful (or just pepper the travel with some encounters)? I like to describe the setting and add little touches to each new hex the group v...
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 06:45
Forum: General
Topic: Pushing journey rolls?
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Pushing journey rolls?

I've always let the players roll and push (when pushable) their Journey activities, but as the group got more experienced and skilled these rolls have become almost a waste of session time. Also, since Journey rolls are a major source of WP farming in my game, I've decided to stop rolling these acti...
by hperantunes
Sun 12 Jul 2020, 05:29
Forum: General
Topic: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

I've got a total party kill after in the 10th session, and no deaths in the 27 sessions afterwards (so far).
by hperantunes
Sun 16 Feb 2020, 05:57
Forum: GM Only
Topic: Do you roll in the open?
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

Re: Do you roll in the open?

How do you accomplish that? Doesn't rolling in the open give the stats away, for NPCs at least?

Oh, for NPCs it's more in the sense of not letting the players know what are their stats before starting a combat with them, but for monsters I manage to be mostly opaque.
by hperantunes
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 21:21
Forum: GM Only
Topic: WP Max
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: WP Max

Since my players almost never spend their experience points on Skills (a problem discussed elsewhere), they fail these Journey rolls pretty often.

Also, recovering attribute damage is pretty cheap as in my campaign I don't throw threats at the party at every single moment.
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