Do you find the mechanic believable enough to keep?

I find the mechanic believable, so keep it.
15 (68.2%)
I don't find the mechanic believable, so scrap it/change it.
2 (9.1%)
I don't care either way.
3 (13.6%)
I don't think it's believable, but it's a nice option, so keep it.
1 (4.5%)
I think it's believable, but I don't like the mechanic, so scrap it/change it.
1 (4.5%)

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Author Topic: 5ed "Damage on a miss" ability  (Read 3595 times)

Offline awaken_D_M_golem

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Re: 5ed "Damage on a miss" ability
« Reply #20: December 03, 2013, 05:48:38 PM »
'nother real life example:

Hollywood movie fight scenes always have a
trope-y "it's just a scratch" line by the main character.

But that's a little dangerous in d&d, letting everyone know where you are.
Miss:  Target near yells "It's Just A Scratch !!"
          giving an auto-passive-listen check success to enemies.
          Zombies and Skeletons stop what they were doing to charge the dude.
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Re: 5ed "Damage on a miss" ability
« Reply #21: December 03, 2013, 06:08:34 PM »
This option is available to 3 martial classes, IIRC. Fighter and Ranger, and some third (maybe Barbarian).

Re: Applying poison - well, that's a problem with the player narrating only misses. You need to have some amount of diversity in your descriptions. Also, completely missing and missing, but doing a small scratch aren't that different from each other, so the player that insists on narrating only misses an have what he ants and still use poisons.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 06:15:59 PM by ImperatorK »
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