Archive for November, 2009

28
Nov

Mauril’s Journal, Part 4

   Posted by: Mauril    in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

As I sit in the grey dungeon that has become my home over the past several weeks, I have come to two conclusions.  The first is that this power that I have fated upon is dark and treacherous and it has no business being in the hands of any mortal.  This is the very power of the gods, unrestrained.  I have stared into the face of the divine and walked away with its glow and its stench.  I am unfit to know such things, to be who I am.

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10
Nov

Aid Another in Pathfinder

   Posted by: Wolfgod    in Advice & Tools, Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

We run into the occasional problem with one character being utterly hopeless in a group skill everyone else can do.  Say for example the party needs to sneak somewhere, but the Cleric has no stealth at all.  We can’t very well leave him …

We’ve tried several mechanisms to work around this issue - mass Aid Another works, but it feels cheesy - six people are crowded around one guy, helping him be quiet?  It feels wrong even if it’s legal.  Having only one character Aid Another feels more reasonable, but it’s also kind of weak sauce at high levels … oh, boy, a +2.  The guy listening for us has a +18 Perception …

After some discussion, we came up with a possible House Rule - Aid Another on Skill Checks might confer a scaled bonus based on the margin of success.  For example, a Rogue Aids the Cleric on his Stealth check.  Normally this would be a DC 10 for a +2.  Perhaps for every 5 ranks of success, we get another +1?  So the low-level Rogue rolls a 21, and grants a +4 Stealth.  If the same Cleric was being aided by a 19th level Ranger with some Skill Focus, he could reasonably roll say a 38, which would confer a +7 … after all, he knows a lot more about sneaking than the low level Rogue.

It’s a thought at least, and something that might make Aid Another seem like a good investment of an action even at high levels.

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10
Nov

Mounts in Pathfinder

   Posted by: Wolfgod    in Advice & Tools, Fantasy, Pathfinder, RPG

Lately we’ve been looking into using a lot of different mounts in Pathfinder, and run into some interesting questions.

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10
Nov

Rath’s Letters, Part II.

   Posted by: Wolfgod    in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, Movies, RPG, Video Games

More of Rath’s letters from the Grand Campaign.

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4
Nov

Mauril’s Journal, Entry 3

   Posted by: Mauril    in Campaign Logs, Fantasy, RPG

Again, it seems that too much time has passed since I have found the opportunity to again set upon my journal.  It has been weeks since I have had a place of refuge.  I have taken up temporary residence in Newholm with two of those whom I had gone adventuring.  Before I tell you of my time here, I should tell of the events that transpired to bring me from Queen’s Landing to here.

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