Category Archives: What Do I Know About Houserules?

What Do I Know About Houserules? The Hit Point Slider (D&D 5e)

This topic has come up a lot, and it’s not new to D&D 5e. Adjusting the number of hit points that an opponent has is one of the “difficulty sliders” that can be utilized in D&D, but the “permission” to do that has shifted a bit over time. For example, earlier editions of D&D strongly implied (if not directly stating)

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What Do I Know About Houserules? Alternate Gritty Rules (D&D 5e)

Alternate Gritty Rules After running several sessions using the slow natural healing rules and the gritty realism rules for D&D 5e, as expressed in the optional rules in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, those are punishing. Careful resource management is a key to making a game feel more or less super heroic, but shifting rests to 8 hours and 7 days

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What Do I Know About House Rules? Psionic Talent Dice and Random Numbers In My Brain

I can’t stop thinking about the ways you can play with Psionic Talent die that was introduced in the most recent Unearthed Arcana for psionic characters. I really like the concept, but my brain is bouncing around thinking about what it should represent and what could be done with it. Unearthed Arcana Psionic Options 2020 For some reason, increasing the

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What Do I Know About Houserules? Alignment (Cortex)

There was an interesting post a while back that I have just recently been contemplating, about hacking Marvel Heroic Roleplaying to emulate a 4th edition style game.  While reading through it, I noticed that the author mentioned not being entirely sure that the affiliation dice worked for a D&D style game but left them in. http://critical-hits.com/2012/03/26/fantasy-heroic-roleplaying-a-dd-4e-hack-for-marvel-heroic-roleplaying/ One of the strengths

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What Do I Know About Houserules? Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

I really do love the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game, so when I do something like this, it’s much more of a “let take things out to their logical conclusion/play off of some of the designer commentary” sort of thing. So I want to make sure this doesn’t come across as a “the game plays fine as long as you throw

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What Do I Know About Datafiles? Chuck’s Big Brother (AKA Juggernaut)

This is the Juggernaut datafile that I threw together the other afternoon on the Margaret Weis Production forums.  I polished it up a bit, and I figured I’d throw this up on the old blog just for the heck of it. Juggernaut  (Cain Marko) Affiliations Solo d10 Buddy d8 Team d6 Distinctions Nothing Can Stop The Juggernaut! Everybody Loves Charles.

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