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by SkinnyOrc
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook
Replies: 31
Views: 600

Re: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook

Firstly it means that you may well have to complete 2-3 adventures before you can buy an advance as SS's are generally the cheapest advance. This slows down the "feel" of progression a faiw amount. With 50 XP you could learn 2 new special skills (20 XP each), improve a special skill to 2 (40 XP), l...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook
Replies: 31
Views: 600

Re: Tweaks and clarifications to the new AFF rulebook

Looking at it again, limiting the special skill to half SKILL would be a lot better than not addressing it all. So I still think that, and I get that going further is too much change for a simple revision of the rulebook. What I want to suggest is there's another even simpler way to get a similar r...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

i now have to check skinnyorc's combat options document, it's a hard life :lol: Hopefully you didn't just before I changed it. :) i like the combat options. wouldn't use the extended critical hits table personally. I guess you mean the alternative critical hit effects table (option 4). Of all of it...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Combat Options
Replies: 17
Views: 4232

Re: Combat Options

This is updated to v1.4 . The maximum critical hit range is reduced from 9-12 to 10-12, and to make that work the -2 for using a weapon without the WSS is folded into it rather than being separate. A new option is added that makes a double six win the round but not automatically be a critical. Thank...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

It's definitely an issue that 1 attack in 36 is a crit regardless of how low the creature's AS is, and unlinking the always wins on a double six from getting a crit is the only answer I can see. Checking who won the round if a 12's rolled, to see if it's also a crit, is a small price to pay game spe...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

To me it makes sense that, if you can hit your opponent easily (i.e. by a wide margin) you should be able to deal more (critical) damage as well, while normally criticals are just a lucky factor accessible to everybody with the same frequency (roll 12). Okay I see what you're saying, you should be ...
by SkinnyOrc
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

I think there could be an optional rule to deal critical hits not only when you roll a double 6, but also when your attack roll is much higher than needed to hit I clicked that when I've looked at doing this before it was for other games, and with the way AFF2 works the calculation is really easy. ...
by SkinnyOrc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.

The Warlock is like a guy who owns a big old house and some friends came to stay and never left, then invited some of their friends. Then some other people turned up who'd heard about the place and just invited themselves in. The Warlock has no idea who half the people are living there but as long a...
by SkinnyOrc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: using priests for other things
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: using priests for other things

The way priests work in AFF2 probably hasn't been talked about as much as some other features of the game, but I agree it's another major plus point. There's not many RPGs that really do something different with priestly magic so they're not just a different type of spell caster. On top of that the ...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.

The book doesn't say anything about the food. I started them at Firetop mountain with 2 rations each. They did get food along the way but they had eaten both meals by the time they passed the first area, which was only an hour into the dungeon. Ah okay I misunderstood the previous thread as saying ...
by SkinnyOrc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: WOFTM session finaly. Further Analysis.

Were the players used to other games where healing was more plentiful? It sounds like if they'd been more wary of combat from the beginning things wouldn't have been so dire by the end. It's definitely something that takes getting used to. On the food situation, I can't check my copy of the adventur...
by SkinnyOrc
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

I'm curious, are people reluctant to give increased crit ranges instead of some AS bonuses for WSS? If you are is it because you don't like making WSS work differently to other skills, or you don't want to do anything that increases crits? In some games criticals are really dangerous, but in AFF2 th...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

currently in game the players TAKE more critical hits and are hindered more by them. their enemies tend to die so don't suffer the -1 Skill penalty for very long Ah right, you mean with the standard rules. Yeah that's been talked about here before but I'm not sure we ever came to a solid conclusion...
by SkinnyOrc
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

I think the way to use the extended critical hit range is to make it so that the Skill damage doesn't happen until after the fight. cover that with whatever story telling mechanic you want: adrenaline keeps you going, its only afterwards that you realise the damage you have incurred. that way the m...
by SkinnyOrc
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2
Topic: Any plan for à third édition ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2743

Re: Any plan for à third édition ?

I put this together to show how the AFF creatures are spread out by Attack Strength (SKILL). It includes OotP and BtP but not RttP (because I already had the numbers for those). The blue bars are the number of types of creatures with that AS. The lines are the total number of adventures the PCs need...