Monday, August 19, 2013

Random Wizard's Questions for Doublecrossroads


(1). Race (Elf, Dwarf, Halfling) as a class? Yes or no? Everybody is human, except the Aurum who are human-plus and the Machines which are unliving. Those, yes, are race-as-class.

(2). Do demi-humans have souls? Agarthaurum have weaponized souls, for the guard Hell. Machines do not.

(3). Ascending or descending armor class? Ascending, though if you've statted up for Descending no biggie I've got the conversion chart right here.

(4). Demi-human level limits? Every class has a level limit. Soldiers may advance to 20. Others usually cap out at lower levels.

(5). Should thief be a class?
I have no problem with it per se in most RPGs or when I run B/X. However, in XXR everyone's a bit of a fighter, everyone's a bit of a thief, everybody's scrambling to survive. My closest 'thief' is based more off the LOTFP Specialist.

(6). Do characters get non-weapon skills? Yes, usually associated with their Career or Classification. Very few of these can advance those Skills normally, otherwise they must luck out rolling on the Level Up chart.

(7). Are magic-users more powerful than fighters (and, if yes, what level do they take the lead)? Ughhhhhhhhh this question is so boring. If anybody ever suggests that they're having less fun because someone else is awesome, my suggestion would be to be more awesome. If you want more toys we'll talk after the game but enjoy something that isn't all about you and your Drow.

(8). Do you use alignment languages?To the extent that everyone speaks Lawful. Otherwise I don't really use alignment.

(9). XP for gold, or XP for objectives (thieves disarming traps, etc...)?
Both. XP for more than that. XP for everything. Though I'm on a silver standard, and I'm not handing out piles of the stuff: I'll spread a little coin around and give you the XP as if you found the whole lode, but you're back to working your shit job for your daily wage come Monday.

(10). Which is the best edition; ODD, Holmes, Moldvay, Mentzer, Rules Cyclopedia, 1E ADD, 2E ADD, 3E DD, 4E DD, Next ?
I'm using stuff stolen from or inspired by.....what six of those?

Bonus Question: Unified XP level tables or individual XP level tables for each class?