Saturday, October 23, 2010

1d6 only vs. variable weapon damage

We do 1d6 damage for all weapons, as per the LBBs, with a roll 2d6 drop the highest for really weak weapons, roll 2d6 drop the lowest for powerful 2 handed ones houserule. But the variable weapon damage option from later editions of D&D is always tempting. Here's an interesting article explaining the 1d6 only rationale regarding damage and hit points, well worth a read. Keep thinking, abstract combat, abstract combat, abstract combat... it's hard to keep that in mind, 'cause the way D&D actually models combat is so different from how we "play it out" at the table.