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Forum: GM Workshop Jan 19 '16, 7:09am
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By impfireball
So was the plan to basically talk to villagers,...

So was the plan to basically talk to villagers, and they'd give the party stuff to do? I guess that's concievably open ended and could work for a mundane plot of getting a village in working order. ...
Forum: GM Workshop Jan 18 '16, 9:07pm
Replies: 25
Views: 626
Posted By impfireball
Just have them die hilarious and agonizing deaths.

Just have them die hilarious and agonizing deaths.
Forum: GM Workshop Jan 18 '16, 9:00pm
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By impfireball
I said without sailing ships, as ships are...

I said without sailing ships, as ships are reasonably expected to dock in such games, and where else would they dock but in the ports of cities?

Go ahead and talk about the post-apocalyptic one....
Forum: GM Workshop Jan 18 '16, 7:57am
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By impfireball
Questions about Irregular D&D settings

How many of you have set games in periods outside of the typical late medieval D&D world?

Have you tried to run a D&D game set in the bronze age, or in a world without big cities and sailing...
Forum: GM Workshop Jan 18 '16, 7:43am
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By impfireball
We get it, you're new. But some forewarning...

We get it, you're new. But some forewarning should be deeply noted here... it's hard to convey emotion over text, as is sarcasm, so the way we tend to write things can't necessarily be interpreted...
Forum: Announcements Dec 24 '15, 10:35pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By impfireball
Is it possible to download/re-upload sheets, or...

Is it possible to download/re-upload sheets, or would that mess with storage?
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 24 '15, 2:03am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Okay lololol. ------- I did the math and...

Okay lololol.
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I did the math and came up with about 64 varieties of chainmail.

The included properties are butted, punched (never fully punched), riveted, steel, wrought iron, mostly...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 21 '15, 4:37pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Yeah, but armor isn't made of rubber.

Yeah, but armor isn't made of rubber.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 21 '15, 4:19pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Ok, so we'd have to call it armor bonus and then...

Ok, so we'd have to call it armor bonus and then explain that it created from attacks bouncing off armor.



Ok... let me see if I can do this right.


Armor Bonus; Armor bonus is now...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 19 '15, 8:42pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Heh, yeah, I wouldn't go that far. However,...

Heh, yeah, I wouldn't go that far.

However, 'deflection bonus' is a separate thing in D&D, so that might take a bit of differentiation with the terminology.

Strength bonus to attack makes...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 19 '15, 8:08pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
No, 1 DR is effectively 2 DR against Slashing. I...

No, 1 DR is effectively 2 DR against Slashing. I guess I'll have to review the wording again...



Weapons that chop can still try to sunder armor. If they couldn't already, then I'd update...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 19 '15, 1:36am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Ok, going with TheFred's idea here, but I'm also...

Ok, going with TheFred's idea here, but I'm also including my own idea of armor bonus to AC acting as body coverage.
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Armor Damage Reduction (ADR); Piercing and Bludgeoning attacks deal...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 18 '15, 9:21pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Did it burst the links? No, the claymore...

Did it burst the links? No, the claymore bludgeoned that poor dummy to death.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 18 '15, 5:49am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Yeah I don't plan on my idea effectively forcing...

Yeah I don't plan on my idea effectively forcing GMs to consult tables. :l



It's not 'expertise' so much as riveting is tiring. It involves banging both sides with a hammer. Pinching the...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 17 '15, 8:25pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
I've never heard anyone talk about it before, so...

I've never heard anyone talk about it before, so it must have not been used often.

Anyway, armour should be damage reduction, and hitting and dodging should rely on weapon skill.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 17 '15, 5:04pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Must have been an unpopular rule, since I don't...

Must have been an unpopular rule, since I don't remember seeing that in my 80s red book.
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A few. Butted/buttressed chainmail wasn't used, except in india. Read the OP spoiler (less...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 17 '15, 2:28am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
An interesting (off topic) thing to note is that...

An interesting (off topic) thing to note is that a spear actually works pretty well at close range, you just can't move it the same as you can an axe or a sword - so you don't need the 'short haft'...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 16 '15, 10:38pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
My issue is that plate armor protects against all...

My issue is that plate armor protects against all types to some degree, just like other armor.

No armor protects against the elements unless it's a fire blanket.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 16 '15, 5:54pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
That's what happens during riot confrontations...

That's what happens during riot confrontations with police, during streetfights, bar fights, etc. This excludes 'sneak attacks' where people madly ambush one another from behind (I wasn't including...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 15 '15, 4:16am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Blows can still be absorbed - they're just...

Blows can still be absorbed - they're just absorbed by the armor. Some armor is so good that even straight blows don't penetrate. The key thing I was thinking of was that weapons would still...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 15 '15, 2:10am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Right. My idea was essentially that armor gives...

Right. My idea was essentially that armor gives degrees of coverage, but some attacks will hit where there's no armor at all. This could be reflected by attacks that beat its AC.

Armor also...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 14 '15, 12:25pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
O snap. --------- Actually, I think...

O snap.
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Actually, I think that full plate was actually faster to make than chainmail. Once you had a blast furnace, you could cast out the ingots, heat them up and get an assistant...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 14 '15, 11:22am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
Could be man, could be.

Could be man, could be.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 14 '15, 10:41am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
So no, stone armor didn't actually exist, and...

So no, stone armor didn't actually exist, and (imo) probably wouldn't hold together (even with the bronze wire). Would be cool though.

Lamellar is theoretically, a perfect fit for plenty of...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 14 '15, 9:54am
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By impfireball
I did have my own idea for an armor system, but...

I did have my own idea for an armor system, but it's still in the works, and isn't really the topic of the OP.



I think it could be more of a matter of coverage and damage reduction. Keep in...
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