Just ran into a problem, and was wondering how other GMs handle this kind of thing.
The ‘say what you want to do and roll’ mechanic works beautifully most of the time. But this situation stumped me: a warrior in full plate mail wanted to try to climb a wall. I’d usually say roll+Dex or maybe Con due to the weight, but realistically there is no way you can climb a wall in plate mail. I’d prefer to just say “impossible! what do you do instead?” but I’m wondering if others have used a different strategy.
In other systems, say D20 or percentile systems, you’d just make the difficulty very very high. Meaning that the chance of success was vanishingly small, but hey, maybe. Which is kind of fun. In DW I’m not sure how to give my fighter his chance at his absurd request.