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Matt Maranda
Gamer (RPGs and PC games), Programmer, Mini-Painter, and home repaierer
Gamer (RPGs and PC games), Programmer, Mini-Painter, and home repaierer
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Anyone playing 5E #dnd look at alternative skill systems?

I kind of want something closer to AD&D's non-weapon proficiencies where the goal is to roll under a PCs stat. The roll under your stat almost works except it removes the leveling proficiency bonus and PC stats can get to 20 fairly easily.

I've been thinking about something like roll 3d6 for a task, 4d6 for a hard task, 5d6 for an epic task, and 6d6 for an impossible task. However, I haven't paid much attention to what it does for bell curves of success for PCs with an 18 or 20 stat. I also haven't figured out how to incorporate proficiency bonus increasing as PCs level.

The multiple d6 is one of the take-aways I had from another (Khortalis Publishing) "The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence".

Once again if anyone has thoughts, opinions, or articles I'd be happy to hear them.

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I collaborated on the monsters in this concept work as well. Take a look at it and feel free to leave a review or direct feedback to me.
Hey, everyone! This new pay-what-you-want PDF on DriveThru has a pretty cool concept: a themed group of monsters. (Full disclosure: I helped write it.) Anyway, it includes a swamp witch who has enthralled a group of lizardfolk, and the lizardfolk tribe that wants revenge. The 9-page book  includes 4 creatures statted out for D&D 5E, 2 variants, 4 adventure hooks, and 4 adventure scenarios. Oh, and the download includes Kindle, Nook, and iPad formats, too.

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ia... ia.... My google earth day spirit animal the giant squid.

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Giant Robot blood is being spilled.
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The battle ifs getting real.
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The start of my super awesome Battletech game.
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With the news of 5E releasing web-content for the Eberron Campaign. I started thinking What if warforged was something one chose to become. To give up one's humanity for ageless service? Almost re-envisioning them as the Fighter's alternative to becoming a lich. Ageless life with no weakening of the body or will/resolve. Of course many would almost certainly go mad since they would loose the release of drink and other carnal activities. Others knowing that they could likely be repaired would loose the drive that carried them to be the great warriors they had been before electing this path.

Mechanically it might be something as simple as providing options that override the class/path options an provide news ones. Mayb even retroactively replacing previous abilities.

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