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Combat Options

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:42 pm
by SkinnyOrc
The ideas behind this one have been brewing for a good long time, starting years back with Stuart's "When do heroes become too powerful?" thread. Short version is that while the AFF2 combat system works great in itself, Player Character progression doesn't seem to be tuned for the monsters in the Pit books. There's of course any number of ways you can make that adjustment. This one is based on keeping it as simple and as true to the original rules as possible.

On top of that I've done a critical hit table, completely separate to the PC/creature balance fix but they go nicely together. There have been some great critical hit tables done before so this is nothing new. What I've tried to do is balance it so overall the crit results aren't more dangerous than in the rulebook while still giving an interesting range of results.

AFF2 Combat download link

[Edit: Link updated]

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:07 am
by Nuvole!
Thank you!

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:19 pm
by Ruffnut
Already Using The New Sheet And Rules!!

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 pm
by SkinnyOrc
Oh that reminds me. The new sheet was mainly to let you have the AS bonus and crit range handy for each weapon but I also made a few more changes like adding a slot for a 4th weapon type. The main one was swapping the big Cantrips box for more spell slots. With cantrips all having the same cost you can always write them in to the spell slots more than one to a box. Let me know what else you'd like changed to make your ideal character sheet.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:39 am
by Slloyd14
Many thanks! This is an awesome collection of helpful rules to make combat even more interesting!

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am
by HedgeWizard
Good God this is a thing of beauty, thank you for putting it together. You managed to address one of the few issues with AFF, the deterministic nature of combat between opponents with more than a moderate skill difference, in a simple and elegant way.

I will be using this!

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 12:24 pm
by Robb 1
excelent work as ever :D

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:59 pm
by SkinnyOrc
Thanks everyone. I've updated the link to v1.1, I'd missed fitting Potions of Skill into the crit system and tweaked the crit effects a bit.

I was really happy with the way the AFF Rulebook look worked out and I'm thinking of redoing my other stuff the same way. Except the cover the pics are all by Wendelin Boeheim and from Wikimedia Commons. I just did a bit of weapon rearranging and clean up on them.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:41 pm
by HedgeWizard
I'm having issues accessing the link, does anyone else have the same problem?

Wanted to download the latest version.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:27 pm
by Robb 1
yes same problem here too

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:37 pm
by SkinnyOrc
Yep my entire website is down, I'll let you know when it's back. It's free with my net connection so I don't expect too much of it.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
by LazyQuester
I really like these and will most definitely use them. Thank you!

The way I made the game more challenging was to allow the character to make a number of “contested rolls” (standard rules) equal to their number of attacks while any other incoming attacks needed to beat a target number of 15 plus modifiers. The player of course got to decide which one of the incoming attacks they wished to contest.

So if they were attacked by a bunch of whatever’s who had SKILL of 8, 7, and 6: the player (1 Attack) would contest against the 8, usually, while the 7 and 6 would need to meet or beat a 15 to hit. Don’t forget the outnumbering modifier.

I also don’t allow food to “heal” but still require it to not starve.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:50 pm
by SkinnyOrc
And it's back. Only took 3 days...

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:24 am
by SkinnyOrc
It looks like something weird was going on with the download for this and I'm not sure anyone who tried to get v1.1 actually got it. It wasn't much different but did fix that I'd forgotten Potions of Skill for the crit system and tweaked the crit effects a bit. Here's a new link. The file you get should be AFF2Combat_1.3.pdf.

Re: Combat Options

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 pm
by Dawndeath
Nice. 8) Thanks for your continued hard work, SkinnyOrc.