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Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Blacky the Blackball » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:15 am

As you may know, I'm currently in the process of writing a rules supplement for 5e. At the moment it's just a Word document with minimal formatting, but obviously once I've finished it I'll be laying it out properly as a book.

Here is what I have so far.

Basically, I've done the following:

1) Converted 4e's "Residuum" rules to 5e.
2) Converted the Companion Set's dominion management rules to 5e.
3) Converted the Companion Set's war machine rules to 5e.
4) Converted the Immortals Set's cosmology to 5e.
5) Converted the Immortals Set's rules for immortals to 5e.

I plan to also convert the Master Set's rules for artefacts to 5e, but I've not had chance to do that yet.

What do you think of the conversions so far? Any suggestions for improvements? Anything you think won't work? (I've heavily playtested the dominion and war rules, so I'm confident that they're sensible, but the other conversions haven't been tested yet.)
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Re: Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Morfie » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:12 am

Events
I would reverse the d20 roll results, ie: 1 becomes a Disaster, 20 is a Major Positive.

Public Works
For Bonus points, you could convert the Roads bit from a 90's spreadsheet that Bruce Heard made. While not strictly BECMI/RC Conversion something about creating roads would be awesome. :D

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Re: Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Blacky the Blackball » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:10 am

Reversing the d20 roll for events is a sensible move - most rolls have 20 as good and 1 as bad.

Do you have a link to this article on roads that you mention? I'm not familiar with it.
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Re: Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Big Mac » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:08 pm

Morfie wrote:Public Works
For Bonus points, you could convert the Roads bit from a 90's spreadsheet that Bruce Heard made. While not strictly BECMI/RC Conversion something about creating roads would be awesome. :D
I couldn't find this. (I found someone asking where it was on Dragonsfoot, but I couldnt' find the spreadsheet itself.)

Perhaps you could ask Bruce. He is pretty helpful.
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Re: Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Havard » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:41 pm

You can find the spreadsheet here (top link) :
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=16123

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Re: Critique my D&D 5e rules conversions!

Post by Hugin » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:20 am

Havard to the rescue!

Again. :mrgreen:

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