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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thief Class WILL be in Swords & Wizardry: Light - Skill Preview Follows

So, the feedback was overwhelming that a Thief class is needed for the initial 4 pages of Swords & Wizardry: Light. Of course, part of the issue is simplification and part of it is space concerns. That damn skill chart takes up some major page space.

With the input of some of the regulars during last night's Tavern Chat, I think we have a playable and elegant solution.

Climb Walls will convert to a 5 in 6 chance. All other skills will roll into on singular "Thieve's Skills Package". Chance of success is 1 in 6 at 1st level, 2 in 6 at 3rd level, 3 in 6 at 5th level, 4 in 6 at 7th level at 5 in 6 at 9th level. At 12th level, the chance for all thief abilities would be 6 in 6 - if you roll a 6, roll again and if another 6 comes up, you failed.

You could house rule the following:

All thieve's skills take 1 minute to perform. If you devote 10 minutes to the activity, you increase your chance of success by 1 in 6. If you rush and devote only 10 seconds to the task, your chance of success is lowered by 1 in 6.

3 comments:

  1. Good stuff, Erik. Thanks, too, for the words of encouragement. It will take longer for me to name my blog than it will to write any article. #LOLcry

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  2. So what is the mechanic for non thieves to try the same skills? I would think everybody gets some chance on a d6 roll, only thieves get a better chance and also improve over time. All characters should use the same mechanic for skill checks. I'm not a big fan of the thief class. To me, being a thief is just a choice. Wear black, have a crowbar, use some rope and take what isn't yours.

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  3. So what is the mechanic for non thieves to try the same skills? I would think everybody gets some chance on a d6 roll, only thieves get a better chance and also improve over time. All characters should use the same mechanic for skill checks. I'm not a big fan of the thief class. To me, being a thief is just a choice. Wear black, have a crowbar, use some rope and take what isn't yours.

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