Interpreting die rolls, or do you use degrees of success with systems that don’t facilitate such a mechanic? Of course there are role-playing game systems like Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars RPG or Powered by the Apocalypse Dungeon World, and even Savage Worlds all have some type of heightened success or failure. But what about the popular d20-based systems where a confirmation of a critical hit is the extent of a degree of success, yet certain lacks any mention of ‘coming close’ or ‘just misses’ via a target number that is usually pretty cut and dry. You either made it or you didn’t.
We talk Savage Worlds RPG, and solicit some help from Kristian Serrano and Ron Blessing from the Savage Bloggers Network. Published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Savage Worlds’ motto is ‘Fast, Furious, and Fun’. We talk about what makes it fast, furious, and fun. Target number four, raises, wild die, bennies, wild cards and extras, and playing cards for initiatives are just some of the features of the popular rpg ruleset. There is even some interesting tidbits that many people may not know about the game or the publisher! Thanks Ron and Kristian!
Latency in rpg combat occurs from time to time. Sure there are roleplaying games that have higher rates, or delays, in how combat is resolved. What causes this ‘latency’ we speak of? It could be that many players simply don’t know all the rules. Maybe there are too many rules to remember. How does a more tactical game, that often includes miniatures, handle latency? There are ways to mitigate latency in combat, which is something we talk about. It is also a two-way street. The GM has to be on their game and so do the players. How do you handle this in your game?