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Re: (TFT) Polyhedral Weapon Heresy
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- Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:32:25 -0400
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Thats part of why I've always liked the "start" of TFT campaigns, or campaigns where gaining XP is relatively slow...
Also, I may be misremembering, but I thought Thrown Weapons also provided less DX modifiers per hex... I think it switches from -1 DX per hex away to -1 DX per megahex.
So though I agree that in general in TFT it blankets a few too many skills under "DX" its still possible to represent characters who are "great" at certain things but not others, by using talents.
On Aug 14, 2013, at 1:35 AM, PvK wrote:
> Hmm, it seems to me that:
> 1) In TFT, it is often useful to have AdjDX over 15, because of any circumstances that require something harder than 3/DX rolls with no modifiers. Like, getting to attack before someone with lower DX. Or, hitting them in the head or hand rather than the body. Or, fighting at night, or on bad ground, or while suffering spell effects, or whatever, or maybe you'd like to wear more armor, or maybe your opponent defends, or has a Blur spell on them, or maybe you want to throw that knife more than 1 hex away. Etc...
> 2) In reality, there are people who are really good at something, but not particularly good at everything else. If you don't care and don't want that level of detail, fine. But don't try to claim that it matches reality to have everyone who is great at a few things, be equally great at everything else. It's ok to play TFT and not care that DX is a blanket ability level. I did it for many years, and could do it again, but it's also ok to play games with more detail.
> But yes, TFT does have some scaling problems for high-point-total characters, unless you add house rules to mitigste that.
> --- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Well, not quite. AdjDX tops out at 15. So the only thing Thrown Weapons
> gets you (I'm at work here, so going by memory) is the ability to ready
> and throw in the same turn -- if you have the DX. The lack of a weapon
> talent is something like -4 IIRC. So if you have a 20 DX, it's not a
> problem at all.
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