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5/07/2019 6:48 am  #1


Imported skill system?

The only thing I find myself missing in the game is a skill system.  I really like having skills.  I think i could replace the D6 adjudication system with a good skill system.

Have any of you experimented with importing a good skill list/system and if so, what game did you pull it from and how did it work out for you?

 

5/07/2019 6:54 am  #2


Re: Imported skill system?

If I were to introduce a skill system, I would model it on EPT (see also Swords of Abandon or Humanspace Empires) with a 4-in-6 base chance of success (assuming a task would necessitate a roll, that is).

 

5/07/2019 6:56 am  #3


Re: Imported skill system?

Ynas Midgard wrote:

If I were to introduce a skill system, I would model it on EPT (see also Swords of Abandon or Humanspace Empires) with a 4-in-6 base chance of success (assuming a task would necessitate a roll, that is).

What is EPT? For some reason the acronym is not apparent to me.
 

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5/07/2019 11:43 am  #4


Re: Imported skill system?

Empire of the Petal Throne?

(I wish folks (everywhere, online and offline) would follow standard practice and define acronyms when they are first used.)

 

5/07/2019 7:49 pm  #5


Re: Imported skill system?

Spellbinder wrote:

Have any of you experimented with importing a good skill list/system and if so, what game did you pull it from and how did it work out for you?

I did, and quickly discarded the idea: I prefer the d6 non-standard task resolution for AS&SH (though I do also play/run skill-based systems like Classic Traveller and Basic Role Playing). I do occasionally look at the Proficiencies in the Adventurer Conqueror King System, but they're a mix of skills and talents. I think the non-standard task resolution is sufficiently flexible to handle the mix of race + background + class = some chance to do some mundane thing.


"My own concepts in this regard are easy and clear, and I am sure that the word 'simplistic' will be used by my critics. These folk are callow and turgid of intellect; I am reassured by their howls and yelps."
Jack Vance, The Face
 

5/08/2019 9:19 am  #6


Re: Imported skill system?

rhialto wrote:

Spellbinder wrote:

Have any of you experimented with importing a good skill list/system and if so, what game did you pull it from and how did it work out for you?

I did, and quickly discarded the idea: I prefer the d6 non-standard task resolution for AS&SH (though I do also play/run skill-based systems like Classic Traveller and Basic Role Playing). I do occasionally look at the Proficiencies in the Adventurer Conqueror King System, but they're a mix of skills and talents. I think the non-standard task resolution is sufficiently flexible to handle the mix of race + background + class = some chance to do some mundane thing.

I played Champions for 20+ years and was quite fond of using a skill system.  It was a paradigm shift to go to the d6 task resolution.  If it furthers the adventure they get the information or success.  If I need them not to get the information or success, to further the adventure then no roll.  If I want to be surprised then a d6.  This would include the area of skill rolls for thieves.  I only ask for a roll when it adds to the adventure.
 


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

5/09/2019 7:48 am  #7


Re: Imported skill system?

mabon5127 wrote:

I played Champions for 20+ years and was quite fond of using a skill system.  It was a paradigm shift to go to the d6 task resolution.  If it furthers the adventure they get the information or success.  If I need them not to get the information or success, to further the adventure then no roll.  If I want to be surprised then a d6.  This would include the area of skill rolls for thieves.  I only ask for a roll when it adds to the adventure.
 

Agree: the defining aspects of characters in AS&SH are not, e.g., "can I catch some fish off the pier?" (which is best handled with the d6 roll, IMO), but their heroic abilities, as determined by attributes and class. Other games have the skill-based RPing covered.


"My own concepts in this regard are easy and clear, and I am sure that the word 'simplistic' will be used by my critics. These folk are callow and turgid of intellect; I am reassured by their howls and yelps."
Jack Vance, The Face
 

5/13/2019 7:29 pm  #8


Re: Imported skill system?

No need for a skill system. I keep it simple. If I need something that calls for something outta the norm I just use a d20 or 3d6 under a related ability score. If I want to add difficulty I add d6s. 4d6, 5d6 etc.
If you added a skill system to this game it (for me) just would complicate the simplicity.
Why do I need a fire building skill when I can just say: roll 3d6 under your wisdom, dex or int? And if it is windy..... Hey do it in 4d6? 


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