Casting difficulty (house rule)

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Casting difficulty (house rule)

Post by Logon » Fri May 20, 2011 11:51 am

Note: i will use the alternative unopposed check option

Would it be unbalancing to set the casting difficulty to (11+spell rank) instead of a flat 15 ?

ex:
Cantrips : Diff 9
rank 1 : Diff 12
rank 2 : Diff 13
rank 3 : Diff 14
rank 4 : Diff 15
rank 5 : Diff 16
rank 6 : Diff 17
rank 7 : Diff 18
rank 8 : Diff 19

Do you see any balance trouble ?


PS: i really like this new edition of AFF :D

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Post by bottg » Fri May 20, 2011 8:36 pm

Sounds good to me! We didn't set alternative difficulty numbers for different rank spells, but the numbers you have suggested shouldn't break things.

They will make it easier to cast the lower rank spells, but harder to cast the higher rank spells.
Bear in mind that all of the spells in the book are rank 1,2,4,6 and 8.

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Post by aduial » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:57 pm

The suggested change makes it impossible to fail cantrips under normal circumstances. Remember that you get a flat +6 bonus when casting cantrips. As you will need at least one point in magic-minor to cast cantrips, and you are guaranteed to at least roll a 2, you will always beat the proposed difficulty of 9. (Okay, apart from any speical critical failure rules on a roll of 2 I suppose, but that's neither here nor there.)

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