18 thoughts on “Do you guys ever reach the point were you start hoping that not all rolls are misses?”

  1. When they start seeing fronts resolve in ways that make the world terribly worse, and start losing things they care about, that’s when they start hoping for success. Failure makes things more interesting, but interesting sure ain’t better. Not when your moves are HARD.

  2. Besides; It took them some time to get out of the cave in, so there been some off screen events that are demanded by my prep.

    Besides, the fighter thinks he is invisible at the moment, and the druid can’t tell him he’s not because he’s currently a bat and can’t actually see it.

  3. One thing I’ve learned though; elemental mastery is fun 😉

    Druid made some part of a stone wall erupt into an explosion of lava. He only got a partial success, so he decided to get “the intended outcome”, killing a cultist. Nature took it’s price, spraying him for d8 damage, and he lost control, so the lava ran down the stairs towards the fighter who was currently stuck under a cultist.

    Second use; tried to impale an owlbear by creating stalagmites. Miss: I just decided it was like “choose 0 from the list below” and we had a cave in. Owlbear died though. Harvested some magical feathers so the Fighter could cast some “invisibility” on himself…

  4. When they keep rolling failures, it’s good sometimes to cut away for hours, days, months, or years and then pick the action back up. In AW, this move is called “Six months later, in the slave pits…” (Not really, but a GM made that move in an early play session, to great effect).

  5. Kasper Brohus, we’re not using roll20 yet but were planning to very soon so Brennan OBrien piqued my interest. I did quick googling through their forum and many discussions about it. But evidently the dev team has been very interested in this and their testing and research has shown it to be sound. It appears they changed their random number seeding method a few months ago as well.

    I didn’t find the specific discussion Brennan mentioned though so he likely knows more than what I could find. I’m very interested to learn more about it before we decide to use roll20.

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