October 6th, 2007

Macbeth the Usurper

Cracking the Rules

The I have the mathematical basis for D&D 3.x getting very clear now. I've got working spreadsheets for attack values and AC's for both creatures and PC's.

At this point, I am wrestling with saving throws. As best as I can tell, there are two types of saving throws: those intended as general threats, and those intended to put the fear of God into the party's tank. In other words, is the save intended to challenge all characters on only those character likely to interact with the effect?

Using those two concepts, I built "Character Save + 14" equations in order to generate DCs for those two scenarios, and I am getting very close to reproducing Monster Manual I numbers. That pleases me. There's more refinement to do, but I believe that I now have the correct logic behind the numbers.
Macbeth the Usurper


We traveled up to Pine Grove Furnace State Park in the Catoctin mountains of Pennsylvania. It was a very nice drive. We thought that we were almost there, but then we got off the highway, and there was just road upon road of rural roads to go down. Eventually, we did get there.

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