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Dungeon Master
 GM, 113 posts
Sun 2 Oct 2016
at 19:26
Dice Rolls
Hi Everyone

I will be adding a thread tomorrow - excellent idea from another DM here on RPOL. It will be dice rolls in advance. You will throw 20 die rolls in advance so that will help me in advance and have quick rolls. It will have saving throws, initiative, combat, etc. Don't roll anything yet will set that up later and send out a message for details.
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 36 posts
 5 & 6
Mon 3 Oct 2016
at 00:39
Dice Rolls
Personally I'm not keen on that idea, not when Rpol already has the ability for GMs to roll on behalf of players if needed.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 76 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Mon 3 Oct 2016
at 08:22
Dice Rolls
I have no problem with that.  Just roll 20d20 and check 'Record Each Die' box.  Which will give a list of rolls that each can put at the top of the PC's Character Sheet.  An the DM can put a color coding for how a dice roll was used.  Combat, Initative and  Saving Throw.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 114 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 18:53
Dice Rolls
In reply to Thorvald Firebeard (msg # 247):

Yes it will save tons of time and lots of work for me as a dm. Here is an example - the DM told me to roll 20 inititive rolls.



Refresh the dice log



14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 14 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 19 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 2 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 19 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 20 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 21 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 2 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 2 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 8 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 20 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 9 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 14 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 7 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 20 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 18 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 2 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 7 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 16 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:49, Today: Brion Jade rolled 6 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.
14:48, Today: Brion Jade rolled 18 using 1d20+1.  Inititive.

Easy Peasy
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 77 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:11
Dice Rolls
No I was saying a player would roll 20d20.  Getting a line of roll results like this.
11,16,9,12,17,2,18,17,7,3,17,19,18,16,4,4,15,11,13,12.  Say if there is a combat.  The DM would use the first roll result for Initiative, which this time is a 11, checking the PC's character sheet for any bonus.
That same PC wanted to make a range attack that first round, with a roll result of 16.  The DM again checking that PC's character sheet that PC's Missle Attack for any bonus.  And so on.
11,16,9,12,17,2,18,17,7,3,17,19,18,16,4,4,15,11,13,12
Lyklos Starweaver
 player, 33 posts
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 20:18
Dice Rolls
 I am not a fan of that idea.
Milo
 player, 60 posts
 HP 8/ 8, AC: 5/ 4 w/ sh
Tue 4 Oct 2016
at 22:13
Dice Rolls
Where I would have a problem, is the rolls are known. The not knowing is half the fun. I hope I would not let the preordain rolls effect my behavior but knowing that my next dex check is a 1 I would not likely volunteer to cross the rickety old bridge. And so on. These are the major pitfalls of such a system. I will of course abide by what everyone decides. Cheers
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 37 posts
 5 & 6
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 03:14
Dice Rolls
In reply to Milo (msg # 251):

Exactly right. The GM already has the ability to roll whatever dice are needed, as they're needed and nobody knows the result in advance and is able to "game" the system.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 78 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 10:12
Dice Rolls
Whatever get's the game a going is fine with me!
Dungeon Master
 GM, 115 posts
Wed 5 Oct 2016
at 18:38
Dice Rolls
In reply to Thorvald Firebeard (msg # 253):

Ok so no worries... no advance rolls. Will update the game tonight
Dungeon Master
 GM, 116 posts
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 17:03
Dice Rolls
Sorry catching up now... had family members impacted by the hurricane and had limited access
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 79 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 17:20
Dice Rolls
Sorry to hear that.  Take all the time you need.
Milo
 player, 61 posts
 HP 8/ 8, AC: 5/ 4 w/ sh
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 19:25
Dice Rolls
In reply to Dungeon Master (msg # 255):

Absolutely! Take all the time you need. Sending you and your family good thoughts and prayers.
Gardner Vryce
 player, 44 posts
 Human Paladin, L1
 HP: 11/11, AC: 3
Tue 11 Oct 2016
at 20:16
Dice Rolls
Sorry to hear that.
Take care of your family first, we can wait.
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 38 posts
 5 & 6
Wed 12 Oct 2016
at 02:53
Dice Rolls
Life. It happens.
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 39 posts
 5 & 6
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 07:15
Dice Rolls
How about everyone make sure their character description is up to date while we wait?
Rather hard to interact IC with somebody when you have no idea what they look like.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 80 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 08:36
Dice Rolls
My PC look's exactly like his portrait.
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 40 posts
 5 & 6
Sat 15 Oct 2016
at 09:53
Dice Rolls
So, seriously ugly then?

;)
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 81 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 16:27
Dice Rolls
Ok, so what's going on with this game???
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 41 posts
 5 & 6
Wed 19 Oct 2016
at 23:43
Dice Rolls
See message #255 from just a week ago.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 82 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 07:25
Re: Dice Rolls
Dungeon Master:
Sorry catching up now had family members impacted by the hurricane and had limited access


Yes, that was 8 days ago.  See the key red highlighted words.  That prompted me to ask the question I asked over a week after they were stated.
Mockin Roundvision
 player, 42 posts
 5 & 6
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 07:55
Re: Dice Rolls
Clean up and recovery from a storm of that sort of magnitude doesn't happen overnight.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 83 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 08:07
Re: Dice Rolls
He said, 'catching up now'.  Not, 'I'll be caught up in a while.'  Again, thus my inquiry.  I don't think it is to much to be kept in the loop about the status of the game.  It took me less then two minutes to type up and send this post.  So I don't think it is asking to much for the DM to do the same.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:59, Thu 20 Oct 2016.

Mockin Roundvision
 player, 43 posts
 5 & 6
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 11:04
Re: Dice Rolls
Patience is a virtue.
Thorvald Firebeard
 player, 84 posts
 Dwarf Fighter/Blacksmith
 MHP:10 CHP 10 AC:4/5
Thu 20 Oct 2016
at 12:02
Re: Dice Rolls
I'll refer you to this:
link to a message in another game