FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS GREY CONFIRMED!!!!

Who will be the first person you tell your score?

Parents
28
29%
Spouse
21
22%
Sibling/kids/Other family member
4
4%
Friends
14
15%
This Thread
9
9%
No one loves me
10
11%
What score?
9
9%
 
Total votes: 95

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby TheProdigal » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:44 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:
storpappa wrote:Starting my 0L studies today - I want to be ready for those late nights as a 1L with my study group


Pop-quiz: You level 7 fighter with a THAC0 of 13 comes up against a troll with an AC of 3. You swing your +2 flaming sword at him and roll your D20. What do you need to roll in order to cut into his tough, leathery hide?

And this is the part of the thread where I reveal I'm a huge nerd. :wink:


Damn, its been a while (12+ years). Unless the rules have changed drastically, 14. Does the flaming sword matter on attack against trolls, or just for damage?

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:47 pm

TheProdigal wrote:
CambrianExplosives wrote:
storpappa wrote:Starting my 0L studies today - I want to be ready for those late nights as a 1L with my study group


Pop-quiz: You level 7 fighter with a THAC0 of 13 comes up against a troll with an AC of 3. You swing your +2 flaming sword at him and roll your D20. What do you need to roll in order to cut into his tough, leathery hide?

And this is the part of the thread where I reveal I'm a huge nerd. :wink:


Damn, its been a while (12+ years). Unless the rules have changed drastically, 14. Does the flaming sword matter on attack against trolls, or just for damage?


14 is correct. The rules have changed since then, but that's because THAC0 was discarded entirely. It proved to be too complex and was scrapped in 3rd edition.

Flaming wouldn't affect the attack roll, but it would negate the troll's regeneration. Mostly though it was there for superfluous background information.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:48 pm

Ooh look, a poll.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby storpappa » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:50 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:
storpappa wrote:Starting my 0L studies today - I want to be ready for those late nights as a 1L with my study group


Pop-quiz: You level 7 fighter with a THAC0 of 13 comes up against a troll with an AC of 3. You swing your +2 flaming sword at him and roll your D20. What do you need to roll in order to cut into his tough, leathery hide?

And this is the part of the thread where I reveal I'm a huge nerd. :wink:

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:50 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:Ooh look, a poll.

it was tough to make i changed the names multiple times trying to remember who exactly has PWed lol

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:51 pm

Can you guys just pick me because my self esteem is down from being ignored so much ITT :cry:

Plus everyone likes an underdog to take down the roman empire that is Zac
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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:51 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Can you guys just pick me because my self esteem is down from being ignored so much ITT :cry:


Awe. might pick you just cause seguin jersey

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:57 pm

I've only seen three of these choices so I'm not sure how I'm going to vote on this. I'll have to mull this over.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby TheProdigal » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:57 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:14 is correct. The rules have changed since then, but that's because THAC0 was discarded entirely. It proved to be too complex and was scrapped in 3rd edition.


Basic arithmetic was too complex? Kids these days...

RaiderRed wrote:
CambrianExplosives wrote:Ooh look, a poll.

it was tough to make i changed the names multiple times trying to remember who exactly has PWed lol


I should get around to that at some point.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:59 pm

storpappa wrote:
CambrianExplosives wrote:
storpappa wrote:Starting my 0L studies today - I want to be ready for those late nights as a 1L with my study group


Pop-quiz: You level 7 fighter with a THAC0 of 13 comes up against a troll with an AC of 3. You swing your +2 flaming sword at him and roll your D20. What do you need to roll in order to cut into his tough, leathery hide?

And this is the part of the thread where I reveal I'm a huge nerd. :wink:

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(THAC0+weapon modifier)-AC. You must roll at or above this number to hit.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby Dr. Nefario » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:59 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:I've only seen three of these choices so I'm not sure how I'm going to vote on this. I'll have to mull this over.

Sounds like an excuse for everyone to PW. #hiddenagenda

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:01 pm

bjsesq wrote:
(THAC0+weapon modifier)-AC. You must roll at or above this number to hit.


Got it backwards. (THAC0+AC)-Weapon Mod is what you need to roll. Otherwise a higher weapon mod would make it harder to hit.

Edit: no that's wrong
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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:02 pm

CambrianExplosives wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
(THAC0+weapon modifier)-AC. You must roll at or above this number to hit.


Got it backwards. (THAC0+AC)-Weapon Mod is what you need to roll. Otherwise a higher weapon mod would make it harder to hit.

Fuck. Yeah, you're right. Sorry, it's been a while.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby ilikebaseball » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:02 pm

screw the other option I can't beat him :|

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby IsThisForReal » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:03 pm

RaiderRed wrote:
CambrianExplosives wrote:I've only seen three of these choices so I'm not sure how I'm going to vote on this. I'll have to mull this over.

Sounds like an excuse for everyone to PW. #hiddenagenda

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:04 pm

Wait, no, I was right, wasn't I. Because you want your THAC0 as low as possible.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby Smallville » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:04 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:screw the other option I can't beat him :|

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby storpappa » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:05 pm

bjsesq wrote:
CambrianExplosives wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
(THAC0+weapon modifier)-AC. You must roll at or above this number to hit.


Got it backwards. (THAC0+AC)-Weapon Mod is what you need to roll. Otherwise a higher weapon mod would make it harder to hit.

Fuck. Yeah, you're right. Sorry, it's been a while.



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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby bjsesq » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:06 pm

The difference being that you should subtract weapon mod from THAC0, not add.

So:

THAC0-weapon mod-ac=or <roll

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:06 pm

bjsesq wrote:Wait, no, I was right, wasn't I. Because you want your THAC0 as low as possible.


We were both wrong. THAC0-AC-Weapon Mod.

That's why lower AC is better. So in this case THAC0 of 13 means if they have an AC of 0 then you need a 13 to hit. However, they have 3 which means you only need a 10 (higher AC is worse in 2nd and below). So the +2 sword makes it 8.

And this is why they changed the damn rules.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:08 pm

schmelling wrote:Pretty upset I'm not in the poll

Well you could be the "Other" everyone's been voting for. That guy's on a roll.

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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby IsThisForReal » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:09 pm

schmelling wrote:Pretty upset I'm not in the poll

Maybe you're "other"

ETA: scooped

Although if "other" meant Wolf, the poll going that direction would make a lot of sense.
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Re: FEBRUARY 2015 WAITERS' CIRCUS

Postby CambrianExplosives » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:10 pm

bjsesq wrote:The difference being that you should subtract weapon mod from THAC0, not add.

So:

THAC0-weapon mod-ac=or <roll


Yeah, I knew we'd arrive at the correct answer eventually. Now if you'll all excuse me I'm going back to Shadowrun.




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