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    Quote Originally Posted by weckar View Post
    Those are awfully vague words coming from the system designer.
    That is intentional - it's up to the GM to make the ruling.
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    I suppose it's one of the things that'll tweak with campaign tone as well, low fantasy can still go from 'dark and gritty' to 'cinematic action'. It's like how HP in the system works, of I was running a grittier game I might stop the random part, if I'm running a very gritty game I might stop the static part (Barbarians with 1d6 hp per level, it would be a very different game to normal). So in a very cinematic game getting up might be a Tony amount of your movement, in a gritty game it'll cost half or more.

    If I get a copy and run LFG I'll likely go with something like a fixed 3m amount (about 9ft, round up to 10 for ease, but it's easier for me to think in SI). But it's certainly something that people would expect in the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weckar View Post
    Those are awfully vague words coming from the system designer.
    Have you read the system? It's clearly dependent on frequent GM rulings, with high system consistency across GMs pretty clearly not a design goal.

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    About the only thing that all of them agree on is that GURPS is heavy. Also - I'd say that Anima is nearly as heavy as GURPS.
    I'd put Anima down as heavier, though not as heavy as D&D 3.5.
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    One thing that I didn't like about the system was the armor classes. In LFG armor classes are even lower than in D&D 5e (AC 16 rather than 20 for plate+shield), and attack bonuses on monsters and martial character scale even faster. This means that by level 5 or so almost no-one is going to be missing their attacks, and the barbarian's defensive feature (half damage during rage) is waaaaaay better than the fighter's options for slightly better AC.

    How would you recommend fixing that? The system looks pretty OK apart from this one detail.
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    To be overly precise, you roll 1d20+0+2.
    I usually add +0+0+0 to account for wind speed, lunar precession and the feeble attempts of jungle cults to curse the party from the other side of the world.
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    Because stormin' through the forest, movin' rocks, bashin' doors and killin' monsters is true D&D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato_Priest View Post
    One thing that I didn't like about the system was the armor classes. In LFG armor classes are even lower than in D&D 5e (AC 16 rather than 20 for plate+shield), and attack bonuses on monsters and martial character scale even faster. This means that by level 5 or so almost no-one is going to be missing their attacks, and the barbarian's defensive feature (half damage during rage) is waaaaaay better than the fighter's options for slightly better AC.

    How would you recommend fixing that? The system looks pretty OK apart from this one detail.
    Personal House Rule:

    Everyone gets half their Attack Bonus as a bonus to Armor Class and +1 to AC can be chosen as an Unique Feature (up to four times).

    Maximum Armor Class: 10 +5 (heavy armor), +1 (shield) +3 (dexterity 18), +6 (AC bonus at level 12) +4 (four unique features) = 29.

    Maximum Attack Bonus: dragon or high level fighter with strength 18 = 1d20+15. Hits maximum Armor Class on a roll of 14 or higher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berenger View Post
    Personal House Rule:

    Everyone gets half their Attack Bonus as a bonus to Armor Class and +1 to AC can be chosen as an Unique Feature (up to four times).

    Maximum Armor Class: 10 +5 (heavy armor), +1 (shield) +3 (dexterity 18), +6 (AC bonus at level 12) +4 (four unique features) = 29.

    Maximum Attack Bonus: dragon or high level fighter with strength 18 = 1d20+15. Hits maximum Armor Class on a roll of 14 or higher.
    Hmm. That looks decent. It still doesn't fix my gripe about barbarians being just better than fighters, but it's something. I'd probably use this and ban the barbarian class when running the system. If a player wants to be a barbarian the fighter class works fine with minimal refluffing.

    Minor nitpick: Maximum AC would be 30 though, since there's a fighting style that makes the shield give +2.
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    To be overly precise, you roll 1d20+0+2.
    I usually add +0+0+0 to account for wind speed, lunar precession and the feeble attempts of jungle cults to curse the party from the other side of the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by mephnick View Post
    Because stormin' through the forest, movin' rocks, bashin' doors and killin' monsters is true D&D.

    Leave that social and political **** to Game of Thrones and the Five Rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potato_Priest View Post
    One thing that I didn't like about the system was the armor classes. In LFG armor classes are even lower than in D&D 5e (AC 16 rather than 20 for plate+shield), and attack bonuses on monsters and martial character scale even faster. This means that by level 5 or so almost no-one is going to be missing their attacks, and the barbarian's defensive feature (half damage during rage) is waaaaaay better than the fighter's options for slightly better AC.

    How would you recommend fixing that? The system looks pretty OK apart from this one detail.
    Don't forget fighters can take the protection style for an extra +1 AC, and there is no limit on Dex bonus to AC in LFG. Barb's tend to allocate their high stats to Str and Con, and Fighters Str and Dex. Also fighters get their parry ability at 5th.
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    Adventure Framework #33 is out: Folds Between Worlds

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    Mini adventure #34 is out: Carnifexum

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    Adventure Framework #35 is out: Hive of the Mudmen :D
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    Blackpowder Toolkit now available :) https://lowfantasygaming.com/2018/07...owder-toolkit/
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    Some Diseases & Parasites for your game ... https://lowfantasygaming.com/2018/10...ase-parasites/
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    Hi all, Steve G here the author of LFG. More than happy to answer any questions :)
    No questions but man I want to jump on the bandwagon and say how awesome this is. I've only scanned it (classes mostly) but I for one appreciate the amount of effort you put into it. In terms of feedback I love the 1e vibe of the artwork and I like the general approach to the concept. I don't have the bandwidth right now but if the opportunity comes up I'll grab some friends to run through it.

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    Huh. ...I should probably check this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBasken View Post
    No questions but man I want to jump on the bandwagon and say how awesome this is. I've only scanned it (classes mostly) but I for one appreciate the amount of effort you put into it. In terms of feedback I love the 1e vibe of the artwork and I like the general approach to the concept. I don't have the bandwidth right now but if the opportunity comes up I'll grab some friends to run through it.
    Hey thanks CB! Love to hear how it goes if you do get to run an adventure :D
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