May 14, 2018

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Episode 68: Burning Down the House(Rules)!

We love DCC RPG, but you know what makes it even better?  Putting your own customized home table stamp right on the game you play.   We asked the Spellburnt legions to send us some houserules and you did! We’ll review the lot, yak about the pros and cons and I’m going to try my damndest to make each one of us adopt one of these houserules tonight for our next session!   All this and more on the next episode of the Kids-tested, Hobbs-approved Spellburn!

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
Free RPG day handout 2017 (Incl. Gnole House)
(Upcoming from Stephen Newton/Thick Skull Adventures) The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner

Links mentioned in this episode:
Chris Hooker’s Alternate Spellburn Table
Crawl! No. 2 (Broken Shields rules)
Hubris (setting for DCC RPG!)
Marc Elsenheimer’s Disapproval Rules!
Updated blog post for Marc Elsenheimer’s House Rules!

Julio Manganaro Silva’s Advancement Chart!

PC Level Number of games to next level Total number of games survived so far
0 1 1
1 2 3
2 3 6
3 4 10
4 5 15
5 6 21
6 7 28
7 8 36
8 9 45
9 10 55


“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”


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  1. Great episode, Spellburners! I wanted to let you know there’s an easy way to flip around rolling under an attribute to make high rolls good. Roll the d20 and add the attribute instead. If you get a 21 or more, you succeed! The math does change though once you change the die type.

    • Julian Bernick says:

      Intriguing.. it’s not worse than trying to hit the 12/18 target #s in C&C.

  2. Hey guys, thanks for the shout out on the show. Just a clarification, the Western DCC adventure in the link (The Last Will and Testament of Obediah Felkner) is separate from the DCC Halloween adventure for Goodman Games. Happy dice rolling!

  3. Julian Bernick says:

    Doh! Sorry Stephen, but looking forward to both!