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by randalls
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:36 pm
Forum: Microlite20 for 4e/5e
Topic: Microlite20 Fifth: Adamantine Edition
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Re: Microlite20 Fifth: Adamantine Edition

Babilfrenzo wrote:
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:35 pm

I've released a Creative Commons version of M20 Fifth: Adamantine Edition, which can be found here.

I will try to get this into the library soon.

by randalls
Wed Apr 10, 2024 1:30 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Scrubbing M20 Fifth of OGL-derived content
Replies: 6
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Re: Scrubbing M20 Fifth of OGL-derived content

I think it might be nice to come up with an extremely stripped down version and then publishing under the Creative Commons. What makes using the D&D wording so compelling is that EVERYONE knows what it is and what it means. Given that WOTC released the SRD 5.1 in two versions last year -- an ol...
by randalls
Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Rules Lite RPGs
Topic: Referencing rules at the table
Replies: 2
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Re: Referencing rules at the table

Given the concise nature of e.g. m20 Purest Essence as well as some of the more expanded rulesets, how does everyone typically look up rules at the table? I try to avoid looking up rules during play. if I can't remember the specifics of a rule, I generally just make ruling that seems fair. Keeping ...
by randalls
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Rules Lite RPGs
Topic: A Modern Bard (without magic)
Replies: 5
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Re: A Modern Bard (without magic)

I am trying to create an interesting version of bard for modern settings without magic. I must admit I am a bit stumped as to what 'powers' to give such a character. Any ideas or suggestions? By "without magic" do you mean "without any abilities that have magical effects" or jus...
by randalls
Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Rules Lite RPGs
Topic: Should monsters also use hit points to cast spells?
Replies: 4
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Re: Should monsters also use hit points to cast spells?

Players use hit points to cast spells, should the same be true for monsters or would that make encounters perhaps too easy? What is balance-wise the best approach? In all the years Microlite20 (and variants) have been around, I don't believe I've seen this question asked. :shock: As I'm an old scho...
by randalls
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Rules Lite RPGs
Topic: How to use Feeblemind on monsters with only hit dice?
Replies: 4
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Re: How to use Feeblemind on monsters with only hit dice?

wsc981 wrote:
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:04 pm

I was kinda thinking what happened in Baldur's Gate with Feeblemind and from what I read it would change the sight of the player, pretty much only able to see anything directly besides him. And at that point pretty much ignore anything else happening around him.

Sounds good to me.

by randalls
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Rules Lite RPGs
Topic: How to use Feeblemind on monsters with only hit dice?
Replies: 4
Views: 12386
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Re: How to use Feeblemind on monsters with only hit dice?

Many monsters in Purest Essence don't have a MIND score. How to use Feeblemind in such cases? Any recommendations? Is the monster of animal intelligence or less (in your opinion as GM)? Then the spell really doesn't do much too it. If the monster is more intelligent (again in your opinion as GM), t...
by randalls
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Site and Community
Topic: Rules Light RPGs Discord?
Replies: 4
Views: 12535
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Re: Rules Light RPGs Discord?

Possibly moderating... What would that commitment require? I typically overcommit myself, but if I can make the time to further rules-light and m20 I would like to try. I'm so NOT a chat person, so I'm not much help here. Basically, moderating a chat isn't much different than moderating a forum (en...
by randalls
Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Any experience with a unified XP/CR/EL system
Replies: 2
Views: 34767
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Re: Any experience with a unified XP/CR/EL system

The existing rule counts up all the EL for each successful challenge/encounter, and each PC receives that amount. Maybe it's just an artifact of my time playing D&D, but why would this be the case, rather than dividing the EL amongst the party members? Maybe the math justifies it, but looking a...
by randalls
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Design and Development
Topic: Flexible magic/spell systems (for m20 variant)
Replies: 17
Views: 23119
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Re: Flexible magic/spell systems (for m20 variant)

In this world all magical items are created by embedding an enslaved demon into it in a particularly cruel and horrible manner. I have thought often about how to create such a magical system, and make it interesting to play. This is somewhat similar to the magic system in Chaosium's first Elric gam...